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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
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've had a sandwich or 2 there, and a beer, friendly staff. They offer take out if. Open at lunch as well as late.

Thank Teresa M
Long Valley, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked in at 5:15 by myself for dinner. The restaurant was so focused on their happy hour business that the hostess seemed out of sorts to even provide me a table rather than a bar seat. She did, however, show me to a table where I sat, and I sat, and I sat, and I sat while staff walked... More 

Thank TexKeystone
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have come several times as i travel frequently for business. Good beer. Food servings generous. Taste is good but not great. Specials usually good. Short rib panini delish but small. Comfortable being alone.

Thank Tracy A
Branford, Connecticut, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and drinks were good. It was a blistering hot day, and a very short walk from the Park Plaza.

Thank Carol B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here our first day in town after a very long day of travel. In hindsight I wish we had ventured out a little more. Food was ok, service was lacking. It was convenient, but there are so many better Irish pubs around.

Thank Nichole C
Coral Gables, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly, the beer is cold and the appetizers were delicious! We make it a point to come here whenever we travel to Boston! Must try the fried pickles.

Thank _tammy_lynn24
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go to Boston for a week long conference every year. I always visit M. J's two or three times. Good Irish food, craft beer and good bartenders.

Thank Jim W
Melbourne, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is conveniently located near the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Lunches were characterized by generous portions. The service was efficient and friendly and the food was good.

Thank Janet R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had drinks only. Great bartenders, multiple days, felt like being in a real neighborhood bar ( originally from long island) after living 30 years in Texas. Even if I didn't stay at the nearby hotel, I might seek it out if ever back in Boston.

Thank Joann T
St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few hours here watching a game on tv and sampling the always wonderful Sam Adams Summer Ale... Great service and atmosphere! Saw a few ladies on a stagette as well, seems they were having a great time! Will sample the pub grub on the next visit!

Thank Susan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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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.