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McCrackens Cafe Bar

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$$ - $$$
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4 Joys Entry, Belfast BT1 4DR, Northern Ireland
11:30 - 03:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:30 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was great find. We had a lovely pub lunch , the food was excellent and the staff were great- The food we ordered was served up speedily , and despite it being a busy lunch hour , all done on time a with pleasant smiles, The place is a busy city centre pub , but you would never know... More 

Thank TomTeeganSnapper
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great bar,can get very busy at times and food is excellent but service could be a bit faster.was good choice of beers and a wee bit pricey but thats belfast in general.

Thank tom w
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a friend were looking for somewhere to watch sport on TV and get food at the same time. We visited in the day and the food and staff alike were great. We then returned back in the evening and despite the entry cost being a little steep at £10 it was a great club as well

Thank Dale T
Omagh, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We landed in 7:30pm to an empty place and we were greeted with strange stares. One server ran away and the other 2 behind the bar waited a wee minute, I guess maybe to see if we would leave?? Finally a young girl walked over to which we enquired if we could still get food and we were told in... More 

Thank Baconisgoodforme
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have been here before for lunch and have always liked this place, First time for dinner. Unfortunately on a Saturday night. Food was good, service very good (waitress Nicki bubbly and efficient). Only let down was the way we got more or less hustled out of the place... We were a big party (17 I think) and were told... More 

Thank aranhelena
Hamar, Norway
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163 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very stylish and nice bar with really good food at resonable prices. Service was very good and enthusiastic. I have had both lunch and dinner there and it was just fine. Also an informal place.

Thank Masol1
Belfast, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was my first visit to McCrackens and I am sorry I haven't had food here sooner!! My wife was here a couple of years ago and we decided today to give it a try. Firstly impressions were good ,decor was pleasant ,music not too loud and the place wasn't overly busy.Both our servers were very pleasant and efficient but... More 

Thank doug56m
Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Came here after work for a drink and food. It was nice, price was good and the atmosphere was good. If you are looking for relaxed pub food at a reasonable price, this is probably one of the best in belfast city centre!

Thank rua1r1
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

McCrakens is located off Ann St at 4 Joy's Entry--10 min from City Hall. Great atmospere, great food, great service at reasonable prices. Would go again in a heart beat !

Thank Francis K
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were looking for somewhere to eat on our last night in Belfast and came across the ad for 2 steaks and a bottle of wine at a great price. We ventured in and were not disappointed, the food and the service were great. We would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for great food at reasonable prices. surprising find.

Thank tricia P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Joys Entry, Belfast BT1 4DR, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: 4402890326711

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