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“Great Irish food.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Finnigan's Wake Irish Pub

Finnigan's Wake Irish Pub
Ranked #38 of 656 Restaurants in Winston Salem
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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204 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Great Irish food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

My fiancé and I joined a group of friends here before a show at Ziggy’s. It was picked out by someone in our party who is a local and what a great choice.

Our group tried the Ruben sandwiches, Granny Smith Chicken Sandwich, Creamy Celtic tomato soup, the Herbed Marinated wild salmon, Bangers & Mash, and the fried cod sandwich. I go for the small portion of fish and chips while Nick gets the Blarney Burger. My fish and chips are fantastic. The fish is fresh tasting and light instead of greasy. Nick’s burger is thick and juicy and amazing. Every had nothing but great things to say about their food. The tomato soup looked incredible and nice and thick not runny. Their potato chips are hand made and I tried them and delish.

They have an extensive bar. When everyone was doing shots they brought out a whisky book! I didn’t know there were that many whiskies out there. The atmosphere here is warm and inviting. Our group was quickly seated. Our waitress was great and service never lacked. They do have vegetarian options. Parking is on the street. The restaurant is located in the downtown area and it is within walking distance of Ziggy’s.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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nc
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Fun place. Average food. Nice Pub.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

The decor and service is good and there is a lively crowd here. I have had good food and average food. I think for a pub, the food overall is good and the prices are fairly reasonable.

Visited February 2012
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Piedmont North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quirky and Delicious Irish Pub-Grub!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

We happened upon this restaurant one afternoon, had lunch there, and have been back many times. It's so authentic for Irish food and beers. Their waitstaff is great ... outgoing and knowledgeable. Finnigan's Wake is such a fun place to have lunch. I'm a vegetarian and can always find something yummy. If you're up for a fun Irish restaurant, Finnigan's will not disappoint. ENJOY!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Arso
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Downtown pub with neighborhood feel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Friendly staff, great knowledgible bartenders, and huge beer and wine selections. Upscale pub grub just like the best pubs on the old sod.

Visited September 2012
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Thank mbdlaw
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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199 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Okay Dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We recently ate at this restaurant. If you like ALL Irish Food you will enjoy this restaurant. Our waiter was great but very slow with service. I thought the menu was very limited and the beers were pretty pricey. Overall, we had an okay dining experience. This restaurant would not be my first choice in dining out in Winston-Salem.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank acww2016
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