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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
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank James W G
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Rochester, New York
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174 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bike ride from Pittsford along the canal on a very HOT day and this was the perfect place for lunch. Sat outside under the tent which provided nice views as people walked and biked by. Small mean special was plenty to eat and the wide selection of beer provided something for everyone. Our server Darlene was attentive but not intrusive.... More 

Thank Julie T
Rochester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always great food, daily specials are varied and the soups are amazing. Perfect spot in the Summer to eat out and take in Fairport. Probably one of the best Friday Fish & Chips in Rochester ! ... you have to try, but expect to wait unless you're there early. Enjoy :-)

Thank Jerry H
Fairport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a great lunch-excellent philly cheesesteak-price were reasonable-other two in my party enjoyed lunch too-waitress was very good

Thank Tom W
Rochester, New York
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Donnellys is one of our regular places to for a casual dinner with friends. We have been there too many times to count! The food is consistently delicious...especially the daily specials. Bar area is a nice place to wait for your table. In the summer the outdoor patio is a great addition. We always enjoy taking a walk on the... More 

Thank csbeachgirl
Fairport, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Good selection of beers, yummy food to nosh, right across from the canal in the village of Fairport - what's not to like? Great for a family dinner, drinks with friends or date night. Take advantage of outdoor seating if the weather cooperates.

1 Thank Lilyfire41
Rochester, New York
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Met several friends after work at the bar. Bartenders were attentive and friendly. We had no problem getting drinks and appetizers were delicious. They have a sauce and degree of hot to meet anyone's taste. Place got busy as the night went on but we continued to get great service.

Thank Joe E
Canton, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We were looking for a nice "neighborhood " comfortable place for our Friday night dinner. Nothing fancy just decent "bar" food-- sandwiches, appetizers, etc. We found it here at Donnelly's! Service was good, food was good, atmosphere was very comfortable.

Thank Karen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?