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“Authentic feeling cozy pub from the Isles”

Daniel O'Connell's Irish Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #13 of 767 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: Union Street
Transit: O'Connell's closest metro is King street metro stop. You can jump on the Dash bus and it drops you at Fairfax and King, just two blocks from us ! Or try a water taxi from Dc into the port at the foot of King street.
Description: Sink into our comfortable surroundings in our truly unique atmosphere. View our mesmerizing array of Irish historical antiques and stroll through four ancient Irish bars with blazing fires. Enjoy the company of our warm Irish staff and meet the lovely people of Old Town. At Daniel O'Connell's, every balcony, nook and cranny has a story to tell and we invite you to learn about them while indulging in the bold and exciting culinary delights originally from modern Ireland.
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Dined here several times and always enjoy the experience. The pub is typically buzzing during the happy hour crowd. I've enjoyed my fish and chips though the portion felt a bit small, presentation was null, and they were a bit pricy ~$16. The corned beef spring rolls are amazing and creative, never had anything like it before. The place feels very authentic and not like a mini-mall Irish pub with a few Guinness banners. Monday nights they have live Celtic Music which packs the place. My suggestion arrive around 6 for dinner on Mondays and stay for a few pints once the music starts. Makes for a great evening.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Went there for drinks with a friend after dinner and they had live entertainment and the place was packed. Pretty decent size bar and they have an upper level which was pretty cool. Loved the atmosphere of the place. would go back!

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

For an 8 pm meal accompanied by Guinness and great selections of whiskeys, the bartender/waiter stayed on top of our service and rapid drink requests, despite the polite push at 10 pm to close the upstairs by stacking chairs around us. The Guinness Burger was nice, with a quality pre-punched burger on a mashed potatoe bed and topped with a rich Guinness brown onion gravy and a couple of onion rings. Good stuff, but a little shakey on the exit.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Went here as a party of three and grabbed bar seats. Bartender was attentive and helpful with beer and food selections. Beer was great and the food came out hot and fairly fast, for a busy night. The location in Old Town is perfect. I will be visiting again.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We ventured in here after eating at another Old Town restaurant. The band was nice but given the hour on a Friday night...it was full!!! The ventilation must not have been too good as it was very toasty. The upstairs bar was small, but nice. The variety of "nooks and crannies" to eat or drink is very nice. One table has a little fireplace. This is a place we all wanted to return and try more of!!!

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