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Hooleys Irish Pub and Grill

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
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5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
+1 619-713-6900
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon 16:00 - 01:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 13:00
Thu 11:00 - 13:30
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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La Mesa, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come to Hooleys Iris Pub and Grill in La Mesa on Taco Tuesday the Corn Beef Tacos our so Good also the French Onion Soup

Thank lionel400e
San Diego, California
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love to eat here. It reminds me of the Irish Pubs in Ireland. Their food is so good and I eat here often. Along with all the good Irish food, their Ruben sandwiches are the best. If you've never tried their corned beef tacos, you really should. They are so good. The fish & chips are good too and... More 

Thank TJ F
Alpine, California
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189 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were running errands waiting for my wife's car to be serviced. We checked the local restaurants and had never eaten at this location. We have eaten at the one in Rancho San Diego and had expectations this would be a nice visit. Being in a shopping mall, there was plenty of nearby parking. We walked in and was greeted... More 

Thank 10ringtraveler
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

2 years ago Hooleys was named best Irish Pub in the world. Our Wednesday Night Winos group goes there 1 time per month. The fish and chips is spectacular. The Corn Beef and Cabbage is to die for. We usually split due to the large portions

Thank jtsdbs
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I like the atmosphere and the food. The staff is always friendly. You can kick it with a full menu in the bar or in the restaurant area where it isn't so loud.

Thank JasonP71
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Fast service. Great food! I had the fish tacos and chips. Highly recommend it! Looks like a "Sam's Bar" atmosphere with the dart board area. Fun place.

Thank SuperMom1656
San Diego, California
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116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Great food and the bar is fun. They have a live band on weekends and host the "Hooley Fest" in March which you have to attend!!

Thank SoCalGuy01
San Diego, California
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447 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Our last visit to a Hooley's was several years ago & we weren't very impressed. My wife won a gift card recently, so we gave it another go. We enjoyed a menu that has expanded from just traditional heavy Irish fare. They still have boxtys and the like, but additional items such as tacos agreed more with our varied tastes.... More 

Thank TheSpeis
Phoenix, Arizona
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395 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Not sure if I was biased because it is located at the mall or if it is because the menu was sort of a spin on a more traditional Irish menu, but there was something that made me feel it was a more commercialized Irish pub. Once inside, it looks like an Irish pub and there is a great selection... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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187 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I had just landed in SAN after a day of flying across the country, so Taco Tuesday at Hooley's sounded good since some of my brother's friends were meeting there. The tacos are on special on Tuesday and the variety of options was really good. I first tried the grilled chicken and grilled fish. Both excellent. After more visiting, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 13:00
11:00 - 13:00
11:00 - 13:30
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-713-6900

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