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O'Sullivans Irish Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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640 Grand Ave, Ste A, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2365
+1 760-729-7234
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hot sandwiches, fresh made soups, well crafted authentic Irish plates and very authentic decor including fireplace, leaded glass windows and cozy wood accented eating areas. They have live music that generally stays on theme and the service is great, though it can get a bit tough once the place fills in. Being down town, it can get a bit rowdy... More 

Thank Sand-in-the-Gears
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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296 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The soups were outstanding the salads were super generous related to the extras. Sofa bread was awesome. The bangers and mash were adequate. But the Cajun pasta was pretty darn good. Begora

Thank Christina N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I came in for a few drinks with friends. When I tried to return after I stepped out for a phone call, I was told that "the other bouncer said I couldn't come back in." I insisted that there should be no reason, but the bouncer became belligerent and threatened me. When the "other" bouncer came back, he said that... More 

Thank richm791
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Love this pub. Great atmosphere! We live locally and come here occasionally. The fish and chips are delicious. My adult son loves the corn beef boxty. Live music on Saturday nights. Great beer selection!

Thank Chris O
Carlsbad, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The atmosphere is really authentic, and the bar includes a wide selection of beers. It is cozy, yet fun, and the food is good, especially the Irish choices. It is a fun place to eat or just drink, and there are nights of trivia and music.

Thank chrisross1950
Vista, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

A comfortable and relaxed pub atmosphere with a fun and funny bartender. It was a great way to spend a hot afternoon.

Thank IguanaMomma
Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

An Irish Pub where you can hold a conversation. The food and service were both good. We shared the fish and chips and the portions are huge.

Thank disctrucker
San Diego
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Wow! The front room with the long bar is paneled and very pub looking, The back patio where we sat is charming in tan and black walls and bricks. I ordered Kilkenny beer, a dark ale like Guiness, but not as bitter, in my opinion. It was $6.50 and my husband and I could have shared it; it was big.... More 

Thank tennisplayerbbb
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I was looking for a good Irish Pub in Carlsbad to spend Half-St Patricks Day (which is conveniently my birthday). A boy did I ever find one! You walk into this establishment you feel like you are stepping foot in Dublin, knockin back a Guiness or seven, and falling off your barstool three sheets to the wind while listening to... More 

Thank Kevin S
Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

No surpirse, the place was packed :) The service was good and the food seemed great. I wasn't able to eat anything because they didn't have any gluten free options, but I knew that going in. They did have some Gluten free beverage options tho and everyone around me seemed to enjoy the food.

Thank HonestJeff2468

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Grand Ave, Ste A, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2365
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-7234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?