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“good Irish pub atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ri Ra Sandwich Bar

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Ri Ra Sandwich Bar
Ranked #676 of 2,352 Restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: Bar, Irish
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Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: First Ward
North Carolina
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“good Irish pub atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

There are a number of Irish pub bars close by, and the well-known Town Tavern is next door, but this is worth visiting. During the weekdays it gets very crowded after 5 p.m. with bank employees, but most seem to enjoy themselves. Certainly the food is well above average for pub fare, and the fish and chips are top rate. They are not overly battered and cooked with too much oil, and they use haddock rather than some filler fish, so the taste is clearly present. Our servers were attentive but not intrusive and beer, wine and food service was prompt. The decor is unique and attractive. Good selection of Irish beers.

  • Visited March 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very rude staff”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2011

I was in town with friends for a wedding and we arrived fairly early in the night and got a table upstairs to have a few drinks, catch up with one another, and enjoy the music. A few hours later one of the employees came up and told us to move because they had to set up for a promotional event. Not in a nice way either. Our friends were on the dance floor so we had to gather all of our stuff and their stuff and shuffle through the crowded bar to find our friends. Obviously after that kind of treatment we left immediately and will never go back. The drinks were tasty though.

  • Visited June 2011
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A drink menu with no prices!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2010

They have a great selection of beers and a knowledgeable bar staff. However, the drink menu doesn't have prices listed, and when my clients unwittingly order $12 beers without knowing the cost, I was pretty aggravated when the bill arrived.

If you go, ask for the price of everything or you might be greeted with rude sticker shock.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great coffee - Jamaican...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2008

Great coffee - Jamaican Me Crazy!

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“The only true Irish place around. No "O'Danny Boy Nachos" here. Boxties and colcannon are my favorites...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2008

The only true Irish place around. No "O'Danny Boy Nachos" here. Boxties and colcannon are my favorites. It's like going back to Dublin.

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