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Waxy O'Connors

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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401 Winchester St, Keene, NH 03431-3913
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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New Hampshire
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I live in Keene and rarely go here. Great bar, great beer selection but the food, once again is poor. We ordered the mushroom melt and veggie nachos. The mushrooms were ice cold. I suspect they were frozen and they through them on the grill but they did not heat them through. The nachos were the blandest I have ever... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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273 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

And I don't know if we had any consider a "House Specialty" so the food may be better. Now this isn't to say it was bad, heck should we be in the area, we would consider going back and trying something else (just for variety). I had Irish Chicken Wings and my wife had a a plate of Potati Puff.... More 

Thank slalemand
No. Caldwell
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went twice and no matter what we ordered it was sub par in flavor and over-priced. Most of it was way too bland. Service was slow both times.

Thank cga857
Woodstock, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a room at the Best Western in Keene NH for a college alumni get together in nearby Vermont. I was very pleased with the hotel. But I will not go in to that on this review. So I came to the hotel on a Friday and decided on Saturday night instead of being out with some of my... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because I stayed at the attached hotel, I decided this the most convenient way to eat after a long day. Although I had tried it a year or so prior, I thought I would give it a second chance. Not much improvement. I tried the green pea stuffed ravioli and had shrimp added for $5 extra. It was okay but... More 

Thank JaneK473
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48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

While the beer and service were great, the bangers in the Bangers and Mask were cut in half from end to end. This produced a dry and flavorless sausage. The whole point of sausages is that the casing keeps the juices in during cooking. I would like to see the kitchen go back to cooking the bangers whole and serving... More 

Thank Johnth99
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The food here is fine, but I like to come here for socializing. There is music on Fridays and Saturday nights. It is so nice to have a bite to eat and then have drinks to enjoy the music and get some dancing in.

Thank 08Trixie
Guilford, Vermont
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

I called my order in for buffalo wings they said it would be 15 minutes. I went inside and told the bartender I would be out on the patio waiting for the wings. 30 minutes had passed so I asked where they were. a gentleman immediately came out of the kitchen area with the wings. That shows me a lack... More 

Thank Peter R
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, very friendly bartenders, great selection of beers, nice mixed drinks, very accommodating. I wish I could rate them higher but the truth is, the food quality just wasn't there. It was average at best. There were things on the menu, including beers, that they didn't have or were out of. That's very frustrating when you look at a... More 

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Pontiac, NY
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Ate here while staying at the Best Western in Keene, NH. The best part of the meal was its convenience and proximity to our room. Imagine an Irish Restaurant with draft taps that don't work. You get the picture. The server was polite and apologetic for the difficulty the pub was having with its dispensers. Still, an Irish themed bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Winchester St, Keene, NH 03431-3913
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: 603-357-9299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?