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Waxy O'Connor Irish Pub & Eatery

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
As featured in Fort Lauderdale
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1095 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2116
+1 954-525-9299
10:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 03:00
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I were staying at the Holiday Inn - within walking distance of Waxy O'Connor. We were leaving for a cruise the next day . Our hotel clerk suggested the restaurant . She was spot on !!!! The place reminded me of an authentic Irish pub - the interior was very comfortable and cozy , a soccer game... More 

Thank Janice M
Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the menu to the atmosphere, you can feel the luck o' the Irish. Staff were attentive and pleasant. Provided great recommendations. We watched their interactions with their regulars- seemed like a big family. Don't miss out.....eat & drink here!

Thank Donna M
Bellflower, California
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent menu; quality Irish food and service!! It is across the street from Embassy Suites---walking distance. It has a much better menu and prices than the hotel.

Thank Q9539TLrandyb
Catonsville, Maryland
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733 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub is the kind of establishment I would be a regular at if I lived in the area, and who knew they were a small chain of 10, mostly in New England with 2 more on the way. The atmosphere is outstanding with a true European feel with dark wood, attractive bar and unique seating layout that... More 

Thank Mark G
West Bend, Wisconsin
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208 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stop for a bite and a beer. There's a good selection of domestic and imported beers. An adequate food menu with typical pub items. I had the fish & chips. It was a large size serving with great cole slaw. My wife had a Reuben sandwich which was OK. Prices are reasonable and atmosphere friendly. We ate indoors, but... More 

Thank DetailsByBill
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Can't complain, the beer was cold and the wifi was free. What more do you want on a warm Florida afternoon.

Thank Go_Away_Man
United States
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

having experienced several real Irish pubs, we enjoy visiting Waxy O'Connor's when we're in Ft. Lauderdale. Guinness on tap--need I say more? They also serve interesting versions of *pub grub* in a cozy atmosphere. Food is good, staff is friendly and helpful. Can't ask for much more. Oh, and the Guinness :)

Thank Connie G
Boca Raton, Florida
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1,317 reviews
952 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 798 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Neat Irish pub ambiance. Outside tables under cover, overlooking the highway, available. Free parking in a lot. Friendly atmosphere. I sat indoors near the bar. I ordered the lamb shepherd's pie, a new one on me. It was very tasty. I'd get it again. The meal didn't come with rolls or bread. At $13 before tax and tip, this entrée... More 

Thank Bunmaster2014
Beaverton, Oregon
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Looks just as an old Irish pub in Cork. Good beer selection from the tap and they have Guinness. We did not eat, but they appear to have good pub food. The waiter was friendly. We went back several times during our stay.

Thank Martin F
Aventura, Florida
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170 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Waxy's is absolutely legit Irish grub served by Irish staff...well, some of them are. Service is great and the atmosphere is reminiscent of a true Irish pub. I felt like I was back in Cork (Sorry, that's the only part of Ireland I've been to...and I may have spelled that incorrectly). They have indoor and outdoor seating. We were going... More 

Thank DannyA3579
Liam9299, Owner at Waxy O'Connor Irish Pub & Eatery, responded to this review

Hi Danny, thanks for visiting and writing the excellent review. Many people comment that Waxy's reminds them of being back in Ireland (minus the cold weather and sideways rain) ;) Im very pleased to read you had a great experience and the staff and i look forward to your next visit. Sláinte Mark. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 03:00
10:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1095 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-2116
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-525-9299
Authentic Irish pub full of character and characters. We serve great food from traditional favorites like fish 'n chips and shepherd's pie to lamb chops and T-Bone steaks. With over 20 imported beers on draft your spoiled for choice when it comes to drinks, so stop by and meet our friendly staff and maybe even catch a game on one of our 16 flatscreen TVs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?