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M. J. O'Connor's Irish Pub

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27 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3907
+1 617-482-2255
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good good, even a gluten free menu which is awesome. Came here after a concert for a quick dinner and drinks and was not disappointed! Nice little pub with a great atmosphere!

Thank Suze12171
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The space is a bit awkward, the servers are fine, and the prices are OK, but the FOOD IS TERRIBLE. For a much better Irish pub meal try either JJ Foley's in the South End, or The Kinsale in Government Center. I had the steak tips which unappealingly came with some limp and brown onions and mushrooms on top, the... More 

Thank Sluggo65
Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice pub. One thing that confused me..... no Bass or Harp to make 1/2 & 1/2 or black and tan? Also no Ruben? Staff was great and the beer was cold.

Thank gary s
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We left an expensive bar to go to a place a little more reasonable. M.J O'Connor was next door. There are two bars the happening bar is tucked in the back. One of the bartenders speak Gaelic!

Thank sloppybachelor
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a local large hotel, whose prices were rather high(usual I think for large hotels). Went to O'Connor's for supper twice...and reasonably priced drinks.

Thank Jacqueline444
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is okay. Beer selection not great. Pretty quiet. Keep on walking,there are better places to eat 5 minutes away.

Thank 204marx
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you need a beer a simple meal and are not all that choosy,then this is fine. For a bar the beer selection was not all that great,the food was very average, atmosphere and service were fine.

Thank TheScanian
Martinsville, United States
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious salmon steak with asparagus on a bed of rice. Friendly, helpful staff despite being very busy.

Thank Catherine D
Middleton, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I was in Boston in December on business, and staying at Boston Park Plaza. Since this restaurant is on the ground level in the same building, down the street a bit, I stopped in for dinner. I had the Guinness beef stew and it was great! Stop here for a pint and great pub food.

Thank BridgetMil
Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

We arrived in Boston on St. Patrick's Day &, since we were staying at the Boston Park Plaza we went here for our Irish fix (it's in the same large building. The service was a bit slow & uninspired but that may be due to the busy St. Patrick's Day crowd. The food was very good & the pub does... More 

Thank Sean_Polreis

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Restaurant Details

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-482-2255
MJ O'Connor's is a modern Irish pub where you can gather with friends to linger over an inventive menu and late night bites. Grab a seat at our lively bar or relax in our cozy dining room for a modern take on traditional pub dining.

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