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James Hoban's

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$$ - $$$
Dupont Circle
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1 Dupont Circle, Washington DC, DC 20036 (New Hampshire Ave)
+1 202-223-8440
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11:30 - 01:30
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Sun 10:30 - 01:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:30
Fri 11:30 - 02:30
Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brought in a group of 15 and we were taken care of very well. Love the great Irish "modern" theme. Many soccer / rugby items displayed for real fans and their friends. Outside seating available , inside seating for bar and restaurant easily achieved. Staff very good , manager was extremely helpful , drinks and food came at the appropriate... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place last time we were in DC and just stopped for drinks. This time we had lunch as well. The service was friendly, it's always nice to see Magners on tap, and the barman was chatty without interfering. I had the bangers and mash and, as a Brit, it wasn't bad. They didn't use American/Italian sausages but... More 

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Thank WitchHazel74
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us again, and happy to hear you enjoyed. Many thanks for the review. More 

Washington DC
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

James Hoban's has been on Dupont Circle for about 15 years or so now. It's a reliable spot for a quick pint on their inviting outdoor terrace on New Hampshire Avenue or in the busy bar and dining rooms inside. It's also a good place to watch sports, if that is your thing. I'll admit that it really isn't mine,... More 

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Thank architourist
Dan V, Public Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

Much appreciated on the detailed review. We are happy you enjoy the experience. Have a good week! More 

Fort Worth
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here a few times. I will say that the service is great, but the food isn't. The staple Irish sandwich, the Reuben, is not good. It's like getting an egg mcmuffin when you ordered a big mac. (Not a great analogy, but you get the picture.) Did I get some thick slices of ham? Or was it really... More 

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Thank 185DavidG
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. If you are ever in the area again please come in and ask for one of our managers. We will make sure you are taken care of, and apologize about your recent experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the best lunch experience there ever.. the good and the service was amazing and they have deserts to die for !!

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Thank Liam Y
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

Thank you so much Liam, glad you enjoyed. Have a nice week. More 

New York City, New York
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939 reviews
607 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We headed here for lunch today and enjoyed a good casual easy lunch. There was a half and half special that most of us ordered. It was salad or soup and choice of shepherd pie, pot pie. I ordered the spinach salad with Gorgonzola cheese and there was a portabella mushroom sandwich ordered. We started with drinks which was an... More 

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Thank lollygal
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and we appreciate your review! Happy you enjoyed the food and have a nice weekend. Thanks again! More 

Ottawa
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stopped in for a quick meal while in the neighbourhood. Enjoyed myself and can imagine this is a popular spot for locals. Football was on TV, waitress was good. Had the chicken pot pie which was delicious - lots of chicken in it, sauce was creamy but not starchy, pastry was flaky and tasty.

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Thank Sarah W
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed the pot pie and your experience. Enjoy your week More 

Marion, Iowa
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Showed up around 2:30 for lunch. Not busy at all and the food was quick and good. Come in here for happy hour often...decent beer specials ($4 domestics including Sam Adams, $5 Harp, etc)

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Thank isumike
jameshobansDC, Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch and that you come here for our happy hours. See you again soon! More 

Morehead City, North Carolina
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Went there for dinner and drinks and had great food and the whiskeys are wonderful. The staff is very helpful and easy to talk to. If you are near Dupont circle go there

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Thank John W
jameshobansDC, Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this review

Hi John! Thank you so much for your kind review. The pleasure was ours. We are delighted you enjoyed your time here. See you again. More 

Portadown, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My Wife and I visited this restaurant / bar on a recent visit to DC. Being Irish, we though we'd give it a spin just to see why it was like. We shouldn't have bothered. It's about as realistically Irish as Brad Pitt accent was in The Devil's Own. The service was shocking too, we waited for over half an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 01:30
Monday
11:30 - 01:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:30
Thursday
11:30 - 01:30
Friday
11:30 - 02:30
Saturday
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dupont Circle, Washington DC, DC 20036
    (New Hampshire Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle Metro (South Exit)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-223-8440
Description
James Hoban's proudly offers guests a modern day taste of Ireland. We have endeavored to bring to Washington a flavor of today's Ireland, with a look that presents our most cherished traditional aspects yet also displays modern Ireland's strong European culinary influences. But while Great Irish cuisine comes naturally at James Hoban's, a very memorable dining experience is about more than the food. It's when the warm host, witty bartender, and savvy waiter treat you like family. It's the live music, the strong drinks, and the great company, all in our nation's capital. Stop by for a pint or a plate and experience what has been called a "neighborhood gem" and "warmth in the heart of Dupont."

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?