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Annie Bailey's Irish Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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28 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602-2850
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place but gets a little crowded on the weekends. Their food is pretty good and the late night seen is always fun. Great for bar hoping with all the great bars right in the immediate area. Also a great place for authentic Irish food.

Long Island, New York
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to Annie's since it opened and changed owners. It continues to serve up a great selection of food and drinks on relaxed friendly environment with friendly and attentive staff. There is a nice outdoor seating area as well. I would definitely recommend it.

Thank StevenRB
Joshua F, Owner at Annie Bailey's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Steven, thanks so much for your review! Glad to hear you are a long-time patron and we appreciate the business! Can't wait to have you back the next time you visit! More 

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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While spending a few days in Lancaster, we ended up coming here 4 times due to the great staff, delicious food and selection of drinks. We happened to have come during their Oysterfest and therefore had live bands the entire weekend. Unlike so many of the "Irish" bars, this one had a real feel of the Emerald Isle. If we... More 

Thank tom_crab
Joshua F, Owner at Annie Bailey's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review! Oysterfest is one of the best days of the year here and people come from all around to help celebrate with us! So glad you enjoyed your experience and thank you for coming back so often! We can't wait to have you back again! I'm not sure if you tried them or not,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff especially the door man (Zane?) was exceeding rude, this place didn't have much going for it in the first place over the last nine years I've stopped in. But if I am also to be harassed by the staff as well as deal with mediocre everything, I much rather from now on go to one of the dozens of... More 

Thank Russell C
Joshua F, Owner at Annie Bailey's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Russell, gauging from your review, your barrage of reviews on other sites, and speaking to my staff, I have come to the conclusion that your distaste for our establishment stems from your own ability to act appropriately while intoxicated. By law, we are not able to serve visibly intoxicated persons. We take this responsibility seriously and either refuse entrance into... More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the Guinness, food was okay. We arrived at change of shift for the wait staff. This could explain why the Shepard pie was just barely warm.

Thank ugartequinn
Joshua F, Owner at Annie Bailey's Irish Pub, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't have a fantastic experience at Annie Bailey's. We are proud that we pour our Guinness properly as well as keep it at the recommended temperature, pressure, and nitrogen/oxygen mix. Please give us another chance and I'm sure you're experience will be much better - we strive to be, but not always 100% from the line! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and great patio. The interior is keeping with Irish theme. Very clean establishment. This place is great for drinks but the food is average. My friends risotto was over cooked and blackened sole was charred. My flatbread was not very tasty.

Thank Swanie3a
Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business lunch here. The staff was very friendly and prompt. I had the fish and chips and it was excellent !! The place itself looks like a great place to hang out. I would definitely go back after work when I can have a few beers and out the rest of the menu

1 Thank mnpnk
Joshua F, Owner at Annie Bailey's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! Our happy our is great! We also do live music every Friday from 5-7pm during Happy Hour. Check us out! More 

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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy coming to Annie Bailey's on a regular basis for lunch with colleagues. We are generally ordering salads, which are always very fresh, well-prepared and delightful. After work, this is a favorite spot for drinks and a snack. I love the Galway shrimp. Also, the five-onion soup is one of my favorite dishes, any time of day.

Thank Janice L
Joshua F, Owner at Annie Bailey's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Janice, thank you so much for your continued patronage to Annie Bailey's. The Galway shrimp and the five-onion bisque have been on the menu since we opened 10 years ago! Crowd favorites! Thank you again for taking the time to review us and we'll see you again soon! More 

Somerset, NJ
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shared lunch with 4 friends while in Lancaster for a convention. They have a varied menu and offer large portions. Wasn't able to try one of the brews, stuck with iced tea since needed to be awake and aware for class. Later.

1 Thank Backpackerwife
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phenomenal Irish Pub - only lacking a peat fire and trad Irish music. The food is exemplary and the selection of Whiskeys is off the charts! They even had Manger's Irish Cider on tap! Go there every time I'm in Lancaster - Love it!

1 Thank AndrewPenna

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $23
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602-2850
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 17173934000
Just a few steps from the newly built Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, you'll find Annie Bailey's Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant. It is Lancaster's only authentic irish pub and one of the favorite dining destinations in the county. Annie Bailey's is a pub for all ages and has become a staple in downtown Lancaster. We have created an atmosphere that you can meet here for Happy Hour with your co-workers and also bring your family in for dinner on a Saturday evening or Brunch on a Sunday afternoon. The menu offers the traditional Irish Fare as well some modern American cuisine. Our extensive beer selection has earned awards in the county and you'll find some great whiskeys on our shelves. The Pub is modeled in the Victorian Dublin style, which complements the Victorian-era building built in 1890 in which it is housed. This Lancaster landmark was previously occupied by the famous men's clothing store of Sayers, Scheid & Sweeton. The pub was constructed in Carrick on Suir, Co. Waterford and then shipped to Lancaster where it was assembled.

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