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PJ O'Brien's

$$ - $$$
Bar, Irish, Pub
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14 East Tce, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
+61 8 8232 5111
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as a group and yes, it was a busy Saturday night, but the service at the bar was pretty slow. When the food came, I'd ordered fish and chips which wasn't very big, nor very warm. I wouldn't recommend going here for food - for a drink, it's not bad as it has a good atmosphere, especially... More 

Thank TheLush101
PJsAdelaide, General Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this review

I would like to take this time to apologize for the bad experience you had with us here at PJ's. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you further. More 

Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a drink on a Tuesday night as we were on holidays, we were the only 2 people in the whole bar! The staff ( or lack there off) took about 5 minutes to come out from the back to serve me, but the attitude of the barman was unbelievable, he was so sour and stand offish.... More 

Thank Tipperaryboy
PJsAdelaide, General Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this review

Hi Tipperaryboy, I apologize for the bad experience you received with us here at PJ's. To gain more insight into your experience I will contact you to discuss it further. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for an 80s New Years Eve here and had a great night. The band called Frenzy were excellent and the drinks were a good price. The vibe was very welcoming and would definitely go back.

Thank Clairebear601955
Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Salt and pepper squid is $10 unless ordered at lunchtime when it is $15 with a wine or small beer. In the end it cost $48 for three Sand P squid with a pint of Guinness. Does this mean the Guinness cost $18 a pint? The Guinness was good and the squid also.

Thank Gerry B
PJsAdelaide, General Manager at PJ O'Brien's, responded to this review

Hi Gerry, How are you? I apologize for any confusion you had with the lunch special we offer. To clarify, the entree serve of S & P squid for $10 comes just on it's own whereas the lunch special comes is accompanied with chips and salad and then your choice of a 1/2 pint, house wine or soft drink. I... More 

Bethany beach
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for Happy Hour and had some quick pub food and a couple of pints. Happy hour started at 5pm and the beers were half price. Bar pizzas were $7 and the bar keep was very attentive and friendly. Not a bad place if you are from out of town and want to catch a game and have a... More 

1 Thank Mitch R
Adelaide, Australia
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Went there with some friends for lunch. Had the house burger. Not very good, the brioche was stale and cold. The Angus meat patty wasn't that great either, it definitely had something else in it. Not just meat (may be too much of it). Can't complain about the location or the Guinness though. If you decide to go there. Make... More 

Thank Thuperpev
Collingwood, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I have always enjoyed my visits to PJ's in Adelaide, as it never fails to deliver on great atmosphere with friendly and knowledgable service. One day in particular to try out is Sunday Afternoons. They have Irish dancers, live Irish music, and great Irish food and beers on special.

1 Thank mr14mr
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

With pub prices always rising, it's good to see one that still offers great deals. Happy Hour every Friday arvo with $5 pints (proper pints) and great food deals. The pub has a warm feeling that reflects a genuine irish pub. Definitely recommend.

2 Thank nhavy
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Walked in on a quiet afternoon and was studiously ignored by the barman busy chatting to the young waitress. When he eventually came, he was clearly unimpressed that I wanted service and a drink. When I asked for a menu he walked away and told me to take one from a table. After waiting again for him to stop talking... More 

Thank Richard W
Adelaide, Australia
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221 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I am not a great fan of Irish-themed pubs, but as far as it goes this place is fine. The food isnt bad- and it is a good venue-particularly during the Fringe

Thank traveller-eater

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Irish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 East Tce, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8232 5111

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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?