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Waxy O'Connors

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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94 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
+1 781-861-9299
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Stafford, Virginia
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly, the name is interesting! Waxy's is your basic pub: Enlish/Irish-esq decor, prominent bar, and general comfort food. Super-convenient to Hanscom AFB (Hartwell Gate). The food is pretty good; I recommend the Guinness beef stew - a fair portion with sizeable chunks of beef and veggies. The buns served with it were rather dry and disappointing, otherwise the meal was... More 

Thank ALocksley
Lexington, MA
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was decent, not a fan of bar scene, so my bad going. The separate restaurant section is still very loud, with taps for beer in the middle of the restaurant, so people were hanging out drinking, and loud.

Thank hamseyshasha
Lexington, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I first went here about two years ago, a business lunch time meal. It was quiet-ish, the food was good enough. It was still a busy place as it is located near a lot of offices on Hartwell Avenue and near MIT Lincoln Lab etc. I had cause to go again in the evening with a business colleague. It was... More 

Thank globetrottheworld
McGregor, Texas
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126 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Get the clams and pub cheese appetizers!!!! The salmon was awesome too! Irish coffee for cold days was perfect!

Thank Leslie D
Bonita Springs, Florida
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Cold called the restaurant looking for a reservation for 8 at 6:15 PM. The person taking the call was extremely helpful and told me they would have a table ready for us. Arrived at 6:15 and were immediately seated and a staff member was waiting to take our refreshment order. This was amazing to me since my call for a... More 

Thank Neal D
Melbourne, Florida
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Well known for good food and drink Waxie O' Connors offer a broad menu with Irish traditional's. The center of the dinning room is a long rectangle bar the has four very large TV's for the popular sports fan. They have a wide varity of imported and domestic beers with a full bar...//

Thank 186NeptunusRex
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A typical Waxy's, this is a quaint place, lots of wood in the style of an old tavern. The service is really good, except when it gets busy. A little tough to get the attention of a bartender or waitress when they wander off. Other than that, people there are friendly, the food is of superior quality and (heavens, yes!)... More 

Thank Mark P
Sebastian, Florida
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407 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I had a burger that was cooked as ordered and it was good. My spouses salad was also described as " fine". Nothing wrong just not memorable. A little bit on the pricey side. The decor was very pleasant and " pub like" . The wait staff was fun and provided good service. Might try it for dinner.

Thank Jane T
Naples, Italy
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at Waxy O'Connors twice.. The food is good and reasonably priced. I enjoyed live music and dancing on my first visit. During my second visit, I brought the kiddos along. The environment is perfect for children. I appreciated the wide range of ages and carefree regulars. I recommend the place to anyone looking for a casual dinner and... More 

Thank Lyn C
Machesney Park, Illinois
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We showed up with the after work people. The waitress started of on a slow pace but she got better as our time there progressed. We have been here before but I couldn't find my other review. The food was very good and was at the table fairly quickly from order to service. I would recommend Waxy's.

Thank Tim C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-861-9299

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