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Doherty's Irish Pub & Restaurant

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1979, High House Rd, Cary, NC 27519
+1 919-388-9930
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Burlington, North Carolina
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice find in Cary after NC Cougar soccer game. Fantastic Fish and Chips! Menu changes to a smaller bar menu at 10 pm. (This was a Saturday). Another in our party had a great hamburger. Live music started at 10 -- enjoyable but not so loud you couldn't have a conversation. Definitely will go back. Waiter was telling us they... More 

Thank Maryann O
Cary, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good atmosphere. We like when they have Irish music nights. Stick w/ the brunch breakfast foods, as they are tasty. But typical lunch and dinner isn't so good. My friend had Fish n chips, recently. It had too much breading and the bit of fish she got was tasteless. This comment is from someone born and raised in England. I... More 

Thank Lisa W
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service plus a Sunday brunch menu that's tops. now they have a second location in Apex, NC. Can get crowded though.

Thank Graham B
Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue to catch a glimpse of a basketball game on the bar TV while visiting with friends and enjoying steak & frites...delish

Thank UNCWfam
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've gone to Dohertys pretty much since they first opened and seen all kinds of changes-managers, menu, etc. In warm weather we enjoy sitting outside with Lily the rescue pup. We have tried many of the menu items but our favorite was always the fish and chips, that is until our last visit. The fish was different and had a... More 

Thank AprilKB
Dohertys1979, Owner at Doherty's Irish Pub & Restaurant, responded to this review

April, I apologize for the sub par Fish & Chips you got on your last visit. I can assure you we have not changed the fish at all. It has always been Swai. The reason it had that texture is because the batter was too thick. We batter our fish to order and when the batter becomes too thick it... More 

Cary, North Carolina
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for a family meal with my neice and nephew, the potato leek soup was great. the stout fries also delicious. My neice said the fish and chips was really good.

Cary, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a "local pub done good". We don't eat here often, but that's mostly from our forgetfulness. My wife loves the fish and chips (really quite good fish) and I often get the burger with corned beef. That said, the other items we have tried have been universally good.

Thank RichTeresa H
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here a few days after St. Patty's day as we were on the road and missed our annual Corn Beef and thought we would grab a good CB Sandwich. . . Yikes, they did not offer that. We ended up with a brisket sandwich which was good, but not my CB. All of us at the table (6) had... More 

Thank Laurie B
Stedman, North Carolina
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in a recent trip to Cary. I had the Doherty melt and it was great. I like the fresh chips that they have but they also have other sides to choose from. My wife had the crab melt and she was pleased with it also. The have a decent amount of drafts and a couple that are hard to... More 

Thank scubamike911
Weinheim, Germany
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came at 7pm and nobody was helping me or asking me something. I was standing 5 minutes next to a waitress and nothing happened. I asked if I could have dinner and then she told me to go to somebody else to get a seat, It seemed that I took the wrong entrance? Food was ok, but nothing special.... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1979, High House Rd, Cary, NC 27519
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-388-9930
To Our Patrons,We created this relaxing and fun neighborhood Irish pub in Cary for you as a place to meet to bring your friends and family, meet new friends and get to know our family at Doherty's! Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your time with us more enjoyable! Enjoy your favorite pint from one of the ​19 draughts on tap and some Irish - American fare from our menu prepared daily using only fresh ingredients by Chef Irais and his team. We also have a kid's menu for the little ones!​We are open for lunch, dinner, late night and serve a Sunday brunch. Our pub has 7 HD TV's with multiple sports packages for you and your friends to enjoy your favorite team games! We also have live music 3 nights per week, patio dining, drink specials and free WiFi. The "Whiskey Room" is our private dining room that can be reserved Monday - Thursday by phone. We hope to see you soon!

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