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“Very good place to eat”

Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant and Pub
Ranked #10 of 1,995 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $29
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Face it-you've seen one Irish pub you've seen them all. We couldn't agree more, which is why Fionn MacCool's Irish Restaurant & Pub stands apart from the rest. Once you step into our pub, it's like you're back in Ireland. From the friendly conversations to the tantalizing aromas of your favorite meals, Fionn MacCool's brings a bit of Ireland to Jacksonville Beach. With our authentic Irish food, live entertainment, and friendly atmosphere, our Irish pub has the recipe you've been looking for. Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub & Restaurant -- it doesn't get much more authentic than this.
Saint Paul MN
1 review
“Very good place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

I live in Phoenix AZ, and every year I have to come to Jacksonville FL to attend a conference. Each year we stay at the Omni Hotel, which is right next to the "Jacksonville Landing". In early 2013, we came to Foinn MacCool's and had a pretty meidorcore experience. This guy, John Lennon (his actual name) was our waiter (right, John Lennon in an Irish restaurant, this has to be good). Well, in 2013, my experience was not so good. Don't get me wrong, the food is and always is great, but John Lennon let my glass stay empty far too long, and stayed away from our table too long (totally neglected us) for me to give a positive review, and kind of hampered the reputation of the overall service of this place. Tonight, January 17th 2014, we had a waitress named Rocky ( a girl). She was awesome. We came with a party of 6, and she handled everyone at our table ( some not so nice to Rocky) and she handled it great. She was so polite, so professional, so knowledgeable about the menu, and really cared about our dining experience. Because of Rocky, my personal opinion of Fionn MacCools has changed. Rocky never let my glass stay empty of alcohol for longer than 10 seconds, and she ran her butt off getting us everything we collectively asked for. Rocky is a great server. She single handy covered for John Lennon's sub par performance last year, and totally redeemed the reputation this place had for not only me regarding the service, but our entire group. Rocky, when I come back next year, I hope I get to see you again. You are awesome! The food at this place is great. The service is sometimes questionable, unless you get an all-star like Rocky serving you. Oh yeah, and the fish and chips, are the best you will find in Florida. If you are unsure what to eat here, go with the fish and chips, or ask Rocky, she will recommend a great meal.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank TwinsFanSaintPaulMN
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Patty T, Director of Marketing at Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
We are so proud of Rocky! She really is a "Rock Star" and our official "Employee of the Year" (among several other awards). Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your latest trip to Fionn's. Good service truly is the magic behind a great experience. We appreciate your business and value your opinion. We are so glad you gave us another shot. And, THANK YOU... we do have the best Fish N' Chips! We look forward to your next visit. Slainte!!
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Houston, Texas
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“Absolutely fantastic place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

I had lunch here as well as a customer evening. Both turned out great. The food and atmosphere are fantastic and staff helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Bsnaus
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Patty T, Director of Marketing at Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Thank you so much for your business and for sharing your experience. We are one big family at Fionn's and hope that all our customers feel like guests in our home. Your review was so awesome and the feedback is so helpful. We look forward to your next visit. Slainte!!
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“Terrific food, great location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

First of all, I have to say we were here New Year's Eve so we expected a wait. We were provided a pager so we could walk the Landing, which puts this restaurant in an awesome location! An hour later we got our table and had a great dinner and delicious beer. The staff knows their beer selection and let us try a few different kinds of stout. We were having such a great time, we almost stayed for the toast as we were handed champagne glasses at 11:15 in preparation for the New Year. We decided to walk a few steps outside and watch the fireworks over St. John's River. Incredible!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank rdpecha
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Patty T, Director of Marketing at Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Thank you for spending your New Year's Eve with us! We are so fortunate to be right on the St. John's River with front row seats to the fireworks. We are very proud of our great city. Thank you for your patronage and for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. Hope to see you again at Fionn's. Slainte!
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Beer Selection and Very Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We first stopped here for a quick snack and a beer. We were very pleased to find the have over 40 import, craft, domestic and local brews on tap. We each had the sausage rolls, which were very tasty. The next day we went back for dinner. The Shepard's Pie was one of the best I have had. The pastry crust was very flaky. My wife had the Boxty and was very pleased.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank djmack15
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Patty T, Director of Marketing at Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
I am so glad you enjoyed our beer selection, Shepherd's Pie and Boxty. Our chef's are really amazing and we love to hear such nice things from our customers! We appreciate that you took the time to review our restaurant. Thank you for choosing Fionn's and we look forward to having you back. Slainte!
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“Perfect combo of food and beverage.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

WOW! The beers were refreshing and complimented the food nicely. We had eaten lunch at another establishment in the Landing, so were not hungry when we stopped in for a beer at this pub. However, another patron was eating a hot pretzel and I could not resist. Great decision! It was so good, we came back for supper...... Even better decision! I had the Ruben and my husband had the burger...... INCREDIBLE! Top this type meal with the perfect atmosphere mix of busy without being overbearing. We will return when we go back to J-ville.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Alysa Q
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Patty T, Director of Marketing at Fionn MacCool’s Irish Restaurant and Pub, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
What a wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visits to Fionn's. Thank you so much for your business and for complimenting our restaurant and staff. We are a family owned and run pub and we want all our customers to have a great experience. Thank you for visiting Jacksonville and for choosing our restaurant. We hope you visit again very soon. Slainte!!
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