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M. J. O'Connor's Irish Pub

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27 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3907
+1 617-482-2255
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Boston, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is known as a tourist trap. Very basic food, incredibly over priced weak drinks and okay service. If I'm going to pay $15 for a Tropical punch I should sense or taste alcohol which I didn't. The convenient location to local hotels is why people end up there. So many other choices if you do your homework and ask... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a good place to have a meal with colleagues after a conference. The portion sizes were good and the prices were ok. I had the Buffalo mac and cheese. I probably would have rated it higher if I had known that one of the four cheeses was Bleu cheese. I don't like Bleu cheese. Other than that the... More 

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a beer and appetizer in between walking the Freedom Trail and dinner. The beer selection was great, and I especially enjoyed the good selection of local beers. The bartender was personable and friendly. Our calamari, however, was lukewarm. It tasted good, but not as good as it would have been if it had been hot. It... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is off the lobby of the Wyndham hotel, I don't know if there is a connection. First, they play the most annoying music too loudly for dinner conversation. I suspect the playlist is chosen by the employees not for the customers. Try getting a couple hours of the Chieftains, Wolftones, Planxty, something Irish. Next clue that Irish is... More 

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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at this pub is excellent. Every time I eat here u leave happy with the food. It definitely isn't somewhere to go if you want to have a quiet meal but if you are looking for a great, lively atmosphere then it won't bother you.

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Thank Charlie K
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waitress lacked common sense and refused to serve us a beer because she didn't accept our national Spanish ID cards (official document in Spain and EUROPE) nor drivers license (valid throughout EUROPE) as proof of our being over 18 or 21. We're actually 28 (I look older...), married and celebrating our honeymoon, but she was dumb enough to believe we... More 

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Morrison, Tennessee
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Checked out this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. Food was very good. The waitress was rather slow and it wasn't crowded. Would recommend this restaurant for a sit down meal.

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denver, co
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was staying at the Boston Park Plaza and went here out of convenience the first night. The drinks were odd the first night (the manhattan was essentially just 2.5 shots of bourbon - which I still drank...). Service was a bit slow - might have been too late in the night. As for food, had the nachos with chicken, bangers... More 

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The Villages, FL
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200 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town on the fourth checking out the Commons. Found this place on TA decided to give it a try. Waited on by Doris, she had good menu knowledge, but could have been just a little more attentive (it was not crowded). My bride chose the lobster roll. She was of the opinion the lobster roll was very good -... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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182 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice Irish pub around the corner from our hotel. We stopped in while waiting to check in to our hotel. Good service. Nice atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-482-2255

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.