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P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub

Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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87 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5333
11:30 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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156 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our night here overall watching some golf and other sports on RV whilst we ate and people watched however the food left a lot to be desired. Very ordinary for the price. Wine and beer were cold though. Staff a bit ordinary; not terrible but not overly friendly like at other places we went.

Thank wishtago...
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really lovely atmosphere here and lovely staff. Got a voucher for a meal and drink for $9 which was great value. Will be back for sure ;)

Thank Tina J
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with my girlfriend and friends of ours we met travelling the east coast and came in here for some lunch. The grub was standard (nothing special) but one female member of staff seemed friendly enough. A few days had passed and I was looking for a job, bearing in mind back home (In England) I was a supervisor... More 

Thank Al W
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm an Irish man, I've been around a few Pjs in Australia and had a few Guinness in my time, This has been the worst yet. The food was just ok I'd be in no hurry back. Staff where friendly enough. If you're after Guinness I'd recommend McGintys just up the street

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was friendly enough, but clearly not long term committed staff. Meal was super disappointing. Ordered mushroom bruschetta and steamed mussels in white wine sauce with crusty bread and got mushrooms and cheese melted on toast alongside over cooked mussels in a spicy red broth with toast. I've heard they do a good schnitzel though, I wouldn't bother going back... More 

Thank lmylan
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

P.J O'Briens Irish pub is situated right in the guts of Cairns CBD. It's a good arvo hangout, good friendly bar service and a great choice of beers. Nice to see the 4 leaf clover art work on Guiness pints! a very nice touch. Great friendly atmosphere. Food options are good but quality is okay but not great, but above... More 

Thank Darren D
Mudgee, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch after a busy day, it was so nice. will go back again. Nice cold beer and hot food.

Thank sue s
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonable pub . Stack it high and sell it cheap . Food includes a beer as well . Staff efficient , quick and cheery. There are worse places to spend your money.

Thank Ray C
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the special, lamb cutlets and they were sensational. Great staff and great service with cold beer, what more could a bloke ask for............

Derby, United Kingdom
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901 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped of at lunch time for a drink as it was absolutely sweltering. You can sit indoors in the A/c part our outdoors in a small covered terrace. this is an attractive pub and the beer is icy cold. Will probably stop by tomorrow when I am in town!

Thank Honisoiquimalypense

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Digital Payments
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 5333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?