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Donnelly's Public House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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1 Water St, Fairport, NY 14450-1527
1 585-377-5450‎
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Rochester, New York
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Donnelly's offers guests a broad menu of good choices, including a great burger and several very good salads. The environment is rather dark, but hey have an extensive patio. Service was unusually friendly and attentive.

Thank Ray S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A place to meet up with friends 94 bring the family. Good American fare with so many choices. Beer options are extensive!

Thank Meghan M
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Crowded but well worth the wait! Start out at the bar or hi tops. Food is wonderful service is great! I

Thank Sonia L
Western NY
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Nice little restaurant with a pubby feel. Good food, good service and decent prices. You can eat indoors or out (outdoors is not recommended in Jan or Feb)

Thank merlin266
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173 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Today was our first visit to Donnelly's Public House and we were impressed - nice atmosphere, friendly servers, fantastic service and great food. The menu is extensive with something for everyone and everything coming out of the kitchen looked great. We enjoyed our food and the experience.

1 Thank Russ Y
Fairport, New York
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We live fairly close to Donnelly's so we eat there six or seven times a year. It is one of our favorite restaurants - the service is consistently good and the food is excellent and not pricey. They offer a nice variety of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees and I can honestly say that I have never had a bad meal... More 

Thank Shirley E
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Upon arriving this place gives off a great vibe. The parking area sort of sucks but that is where the bad comments stop for this place. The service was great. We sat on the outside patio and it was great. The service was great and the food was delicious! The burger tasted fresh as well as the toppings and everything... More 

Thank kzalar91
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

It's all good -- the daily specials, the beer selection, soups are great!! Try their seafood chowder or their jumbolia.

2 Thank James W G
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Food was really great with nice portions.Nice atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating.Very crowded with a good beer selection.

Thank William A
Fairport, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I had previously given a rave review about their Friday fish fry. We have been there several times since that and noticed the fish is much smaller. After eating there last Friday, I actually felt like I hadn't even eaten dinner:( My husband does love their burgers though!

Thank mathmom9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Water St, Fairport, NY 14450-1527
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Fairport
  • Phone Number: 1 585-377-5450‎

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