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Hooley's Irish Pub & Grill

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2955 Jamacha Rd, Ste. 21, El Cajon, CA 92019-4342
+1 619-670-7468
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El Cajon, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food & service were both good. All four in our party enjoyed it. Went there before going to a movie. Service was prompt and attentive. Would go there again. My husband had the corn beef tacos which he thought were very good.

Thank Linda M
San Diego, California, United States
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food choices are Irish very well prepared for the he money you get value w come in twice a week. Service is morally attentive we sit here n the pub. Very nice decor.

Thank Eddie P
San Diego
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I came here a long time ago with a co-worker for lunch and have never been back. I love corned beef and pub food but whatever I ordered was not good and did not have value for what I paid. I think the one at the Grossmont Center is better,

Thank Kat_919
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite hangouts in SD. I enjoy visiting with my fiance. Good food and atmosphere. The soup bowls are a great way to warm up with cold weather.

Thank Violet C
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

There are two Hooley's, the other being at Grossmont Center. This one is superior. The food is good--hearty pub fare with typical dishes such as fish and chips, but also California takes like corned beef tacos--and the beer selection is wide ranging from Irish choices to San Diego IPAs as well as Coors Light (it is still El Cajon after... More 

Thank SanDiegoHistProf
El Cajon, California
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Had a party in the back room....it was wonderful and plenty of room. They have a singer come in occasionally (Chloe) she's dynamite! Great place hidden in East Count (Rancho San Diego) they also have a Pub at Grossmont Center in La Mesa. Food is good too.

Thank LLYNNandJJ
Quartzsite, Arizona
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

What a nice Irish pub in an area full of Mexican and Middle Eastern restaurants. I had the sirloin steak dinner and my wife had the shepards pie. Both were okay pub food. Nothing fancy, but filling. Our waitress was terrific.

Thank Russell W
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent service this evening! Appropriately attentive and efficient. Had no glitches whatsoever! I wish o got her name! Corned Beef Taco's rock the house!

1 Thank Dymphna A
San Diego
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

My wife and I have been going here for years, but lately the food is even better. What is offered here is a variety of food loosely based on Irish Cuisine. I like their boxties. It is a medium thickness pancake / tortilla type wrap that fillings go inside. Last weekend I had the one with Lobster and Shrimp in... More 

Thank bbnuttmann
El Cajon, California
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We held a 50th high School pre reunion get together at Hooley's in RSD. It was incredible. Katherine, the manager worked with me on the appetizer menu and it was perfect. Our two servers Victoria and Matt were attentive and cheerfully served our 65 arrendees without a problem. Everyone raved about the food and venue. Thank you Hooley's!

Thank Connie525

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, British
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2955 Jamacha Rd, Ste. 21, El Cajon, CA 92019-4342
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-670-7468

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