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The Pat Connolly Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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6400 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63139-3201
+1 314-647-7287
11:00 - 01:30
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 01:30
Sat 09:00 - 01:30
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Honestly, the food can be hit or miss at Pat's, but I keep coming back. The service is friendly, the crowd is friendly, and I can fill my belly with beer and food even if the food missed the mark. I always recommend out of town visitors stop by Pat's for lunch after visiting the attractions at Forest Park. It's... More 

Thank Karen S
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and service at a reasonable price. We stopped in after an afternoon at the zoo and then let the kids play at Turtle Park afterwards. Will return.

Thank Aimee F
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us! We are glad you enjoyed our food and prices, we love having kids over from Zoo trips! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Excellent toasted ravioli and hands down the best gizzards I have ever eaten. Service was great and the drink selection was plentiful and fantastic. We ordered several different items and they were all great!

Thank Barbiegirl10
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit! So glad you enjoyed our gizzards and cocktails! More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is the type of place that you visit and it feels like Cheers...where everyone knows your name! The food is great, best fried chicken in St. Louis! They have music most days of the week and it is nice just to go in and grab a pint and listen to some Irish tunes!!

Thank Deeann2271
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great feedback! People do love our chicken and beer selection indeed! We have live jazz every Thursday night, live Irish music every Sunday brunch, and we try to throw in some fun music here or there throughout the week! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stopped by for a cold one, and enjoyed our stay. Great bartender, nice neighborhood bar feel. A lot of nice people having fun! Recommended!

Thank Douglas M
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Douglas, thanks for your visit. We're glad you enjoyed yourself. We strive to create that classic, neighborhood bar vibe! More 

Marietta, Georgia
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275 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was a great old-style tavern that was just comfortable. The food was lovely too, great bar food. Our service was delightful and friendly -- really nice to walk into after a long, hot day at the zoo. It was a family visit, and I felt perfectly comfortable with having my children there. (This was during the day... not sure... More 

Thank CobbCoGA
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Hello - thanks for your praise, we really appreciate it! So glad you found the space to be family friendly, that is something we strive for. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Grayslake, Illinois
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Local bar with good food, great fried chicken (get the spicy coating), good service, close to Forest Park

Thank Joseph D
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Hi there - so glad you enjoyed the food. We are proud of our fried chicken, and we do recommend the seasoned breading on our chicken unless you are very spice-averse (it's not too spicy!) -- thanks! More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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479 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I wasn't wowed by Pat Connolly. It was your old style tavern, (nothing wrong with that). Definitely fried food I am guessing is their forte, you could smell the grease when you entered. They do offer items for those who want to go meat free. They actually had a quiche with fruit cup as a special for $6. I ordered... More 

Thank Carol D
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Carol, thanks for your review. I'm sorry you only had a so-so experience. Yes indeed fried foods are one of our speciality but we do have quite a few non-fried and vegetarian items of the menu. As for the fruit, we will take that idea to heart in revisiting how we prepare this. More 

Collinsville, Illinois
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135 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Going to the Muny and had to run some errands first, and was going to eat dinner out. By the time I was done with errands I had to ear somewhere close. I chose this place only for location and did not want to eat bar food. I did not have high expectations. When we walked in someone behind the... More 

Thank Michael P
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, and thanks for your feedback! We're proud to offer a small-but-mighty array of vegetarian options. In addition to the Fresh Veggie on ciabatta with pesto mayo, we also have a "meaty" veggie burger featuring Match vegan meat. And for tourists wanting a taste of the iconic St. Louis toasted ravioli, ours are some of the highest-rated in town... and... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This has been an old time tavern in DogTown for many many years. Only recently did they open for breakfast on weekends. On a visit with a group of 10 friends, we were very favorably impressed --- both by the food, the service and the reasonableness of the price. Several in our party commented that they will come back to... More 

Thank ovi82
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback! We are very excited by the good reception our weekend brunch service is getting. And on Sundays we have live Irish music from 11am to 1pm. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6400 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63139-3201
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-647-7287
Historic neighborhood restaurant, tavern and event space in Dogtown, offering classic pub fare, fine spirits, good value, and a sense of community. Open for weekend brunch at 9am. Conveniently located across from Forest Park and The Zoo, and near the Science Center. Family-friendly during daytime hours.

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