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James Joyce Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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912 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2025
+1 919-683-3022
Today
11:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Cary, North Carolina
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Tasty food. Try the James Joyce burger, with Rashers. Yum. Really nice atmosphere, except for the music. Their playlist was weird.

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Thank TerraLupin
Raleigh, North Carolina
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104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I haven't been here is a long while, but always remember it a great Irish Pub with a great atmosphere. Well, the service and food has gone down the tubes. I had the Guinness potato cheese soup and it tasteless like it was right out of a can or at least sitting in one for a long while. My wife... More 

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Thank Rob B
Southern Pines, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

In town for a play at DPAC. Good beer, burger & stir fry. Met some great people. Will return when back in town.

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Thank Tom M
Morrisville, North Carolina
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109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We went here for lunch and I had the grilled chicken sandwich with a side salad. I like the fact that you can get a salad instead of having to get French fries. The salad was very fresh and it was one of the best chicken sandwiches I've ever had. The cheddar cheese I added to the sandwich was excellent... More 

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Thank SirNigel58
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I went here after walking around looking for a restaurant late at night. We walked in and our first impression was that it was a dingy local spot, but we were pleasantly surprised by the incredible hospitality of the bartenders/waiters, the wide and delicious selection of beer, (specifically the Bourbon County Stout), and the timely and outstanding... More 

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Thank Helen M
Cary, North Carolina
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242 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We were really hopeful this would a neighborhood gem but it was really dark and dirty. The tables were sticky. The beer was cold but the food was a disappointment. Fish and chips were chilly and greasy, and the service took forever, and it was not a busy night. The location is a problem due to all the homeless panhandlers... More 

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Thank Bocain
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Went for lunch recently having heard something vaguely about them having a new chef. Hadn't eaten there in a few years. It had been good last time I ate here. The food that we got for lunch on this trip was HORRIBLE. Worst meal that I have paid for in the past 5 years. Started with some deviled eggs. Disgusting... More 

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Thank Phillip G
Durham, North Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

I'd been told by a friend that she used to be a fan and patron of the James Joyce pub, but that it declined dramatically after a change of management a while back. She and I visited the pub for a couple of beers because I wanted to check it out. She ordered a Guinness and I ordered a Smithwick's.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Came here with some friends to relax for an early dinner. It's a little small on the inside, but they have some nice outdoor space too. The bartenders were very friendly. They're a big reason this place gets a 4 from me. I got the corn beef sandwich with fries. The fries were great and the corn beef sandwich tasted... More 

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Thank HeathcliffTheCat
Southport, North Carolina
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

I looked at James Joyce's on-line menu and was thrilled to see that they had a beef stew with Irish Soda Bread. What I got was a bowl full of thick gooey gravy, a couple of small pieces of beef and a small hunk of potato. No Irish Soda Bread, no Irish Brown Bread. They said that there is no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 912 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2025
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-683-3022

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