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“Excellent Pub Food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Byrnes Irish Pub II

Byrnes Irish Pub II
Ranked #46 of 106 Restaurants in Brunswick
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Second location of a favorite local watering hole with great beer and food!
Topsham, Maine
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191 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Excellent Pub Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

If you like hot, fresh pub food in a friendly atmosphere, this is the place! We enjoyed the very spicy Buffalo Steak Bomb and Karl's Pastrami Burger, both served piping hot with crisp kettle chips and a delightful pint of Smithwick's (which we learned is pronounced "Smittiks." Our server, Kayla, was very helpful and cheerful, and we really enjoyed our visit. With Bowdoin College a short walk away, we imagined that Bryne's is a lively spot in the evening!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Brunswick, Maine, United States
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Have been here several times trying different things i have had the onion soup, BLT, and a burger. The only thing i wish was different was having french fries or something other then chips to go with the sandwich.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Kathy M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bangers were the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Great beer selection, trivia and kareoke nights. Meatloaf was good but not great. Bangers and Mash were excellent. Towering plate of nachos.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BarbaraAB
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in NJ
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306 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Good pub grub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Were in the area looking for some place to chow down. We went over to the train station because they had 2 restaurants to choose from over there & others within walking distance. He picked the Irish pub. It was singalong night & it was packed when we arrived there. The sign said "seat yourself" but the only available table was dirty. The bartender quickly came over & cleaned it off. Very friendly & loved his accent. There were only 2 servers working the crowd so service was less than attentive, but they got the job done, made 1 mistake with my drink order but it was quickly corrected. He had the meatloaf & I had the Brian Boru, I requested it minus the sauerkraut & that was no problem. Liked the food he liked the beer, Fun crowd, nice atmosphere, loved the signs especially: you are in the home of a loyal Red Sox fan, cheer accordingly or keep it to yourself or maybe it said shut the hell up, who remembers?
I'd go again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kitsaattheshore
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Richmond, Maine
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Delicious food, fun atmosphere, karaoke, trivia, and more”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

I love Brunswick for many reasons - I grew up there (well, across the bridge in Topsham), and have recently moved back and was reminded about the great town that Brunswick is. There are great restaurants, theaters, and shops. And, one of the best restaurants is Byrnes. The food is delicious, reasonably priced, and get there on the 17th of any month and you can enjoy traditional Irish music. And most Friday nights, a high school friend is there singing and entertaining the patrons.

I recently went on a Wednesday night and had fun at trivia night. My team (The Brew Crew) did really well (thanks to my mother, who knows lots of stuff!). Don't come for trivia if you don't have a couple of hours to spend there. We had the time and we had a ball.

My favorites on the menu are the Emerald Isle salad and anything served on a pretzel roll!

Enjoy the fun signs on the walls, the friendly staff, the warm atmosphere, and the countdown to St. Patty's Day! When in Brunswick, you will not regret a stop at Byrnes!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bethinmaine
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