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Daniel O'Connell's Irish Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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112 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3208 (Union Street)
+1 703-739-1124
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Daniel O'Connell's Irish Pub served up some very tasty chow for us. I've always been a sucker for bangers and mash (I've not had the equal anywhere else) and my wife's fish sandwich was outstanding. Lots of quality craft beers to sample. And, when the weather is nice and you are early enough, there is roof-top seating to enjoy the... More 

Thank AgeOldDinosaur
Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a fun place to be and a nice bar. The food is preety good overall. No real complaints here. Usually fairly quiet compared to Murphys which is down the street. Murphys usually has music and the food is cheaper.

Thank johnhancq
Bethel Park, United States
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have a beer, happy Hour selections were numerous. Wait staff was helpful and friendly. Offering beer samples and making suggestions. We were only having appetizers, but the aromas coming from other tables was amazing. We tried the Hush Puppies, with cod & crab, yum. Very tasty, good spice and flavor. Will come back. Good Irish Pub

Thank James S
Mission Viejo, California
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite and a beer with family. Low key atmosphere with live music and good food. Great place to stop for lunch or dinner.

Thank mjd496
Lawrence, Kansas
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901 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky. We visited the day of the Scottish Walk Parade and Old Town was hopping. O'Connell had a great band playing and there was soccer on the screens. The volume inside was set to happy and it was a fun visit. They also have a great kitchen and we had a great lunch - scotch eggs, corned beef... More 

Thank Robert S
Powell, Ohio
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Irish pub. Great Interior. Fast friendly service Shepherds Pie was very fresh and tasty. Irish egg rolls were delicious Live Irish music the night we stopped in. Would definitely stop again next time I. Town even if just for drink

Thank pdjd20
new york
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124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting pub, nice menu, food is good not great, band the night we were there were wonderful,old architecture of the booths and overall pub made this a good choice

Thank panter
Harpswell, Maine
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169 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a cold rainy day. We parked across the street and dashed into this pub. We were back in Dublin! It was no where near full but full of potential to be a pub humming with activity. We sat near a fire, had good soup and scotch eggs and a cider to accompany. The service was good the abience... More 

Thank RebeccaMaine
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bartender recommended a smooth Irish whiskey (Red Breast) which hit the spot! Returned next day to this cozy place with the family for lunch. Service was attentive and food delicious. Irish egg roll. Fish and chips. Bangers and mash. BLT. Bloody Mary's.

Thank suzyseashell
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came in too late to order off menu so ordered appetizers - everything was ok that we had but a bit pricey for bar food and drinks - nachos, wings and some breaded seafood balls.

Thank bigrockr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3208
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: O'Connell's closest metro is King street metro stop. You can jump on the Dash bus and it drops you at Fairfax and King, just two blocks from us ! Or try a water taxi from Dc into the port at the foot of King street.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-739-1124

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?