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Doherty's Irish Pub & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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1979, High House Rd, Cary, NC 27519
+1 919-388-9930
11:00 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going there for the past 3 years. Best fish and chips in the area. Great Shepard's pie and chicken pot pie (when available as a special). Guinness on tap to boot.

Thank Stallone1
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I love to visit pubs. We were in Cary for the weekend and found this pub highly rated on TripAdvisor. It did not disappoint. We loved the the local beer selection and the food was great! I went with my go-to fish and chips and they were wonderful; the batter was light and flavorful. We really enjoyed... More 

Thank Shaasehall
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The more you come here, the more at home you feel. The beer selection is varied and the food is consistently good. This place can be especially fun when they have a live band.

1 Thank SteveD36red
McDonough, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fondue Crab Dip is out of this world! OMG! I wanted to bathe in it....but it was too hot, didn't want to burn my skin. Definitely would come back!

Thank Charles P
Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fish and chips dinner was even better than I hoped. There were two huge pieces of perfectly battered and crisp white fish (cod, haddock, not sure of the type), a pile of green beans, and some fries. The meal could have easily been split but because it was so good, I ate the WHOLE THING - and would do... More 

Thank 817missy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is very good for an Irish pub. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. The food was the typical for an Irish pub. The draft beer list had a limited selection but the choices were good. I ordered the three for lunch package, just to try several things. My order included the Greek salad, the Guinness stew,... More 

Thank George O
Shoreham, New York
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bar is in shopping center, but interior is a typical Irish bar. The food was great and plenty. Service was on point, the beer was flowing. The corn beef egg rolls was very good as well as the French Onion soup. The best part of the meal was the dessert, the chocolate mousse!

1 Thank mfrskin100
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We visited this restaurant with a group seniors after a bowling outing. There were 14 of us in the group. Our server did an excellent job of getting all the orders correct. He was very attentive and returned several times to make sure we had everything we needed. I liked the variety of foods on the menu since they are... More 

1 Thank oumom53
Jackson, Wyoming
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great food and casual atmosphere at a good value. Menus changes are nice and great variety in food - something for everyone. NOT bar food although you can get some Irish dishes. Can sit in the bar area or in the dining room - depending on your group.

1 Thank Tracy F
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

we sat outside, service was outstanding as was the food ..very tasty..the menu was varied.. i had a bowl of french onion soup ..hot and the best i`ve had..I had a cup but the bowl is probably a meal in itself

1 Thank peteguts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1979, High House Rd, Cary, NC 27519
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-388-9930
To Our Patrons,We created this relaxing and fun neighborhood Irish pub in Cary for you as a place to meet to bring your friends and family, meet new friends and get to know our family at Doherty's! Let us know if there is anything we can do to make your time with us more enjoyable! Enjoy your favorite pint from one of the ​19 draughts on tap and some Irish - American fare from our menu prepared daily using only fresh ingredients by Chef Irais and his team. We also have a kid's menu for the little ones!​We are open for lunch, dinner, late night and serve a Sunday brunch. Our pub has 7 HD TV's with multiple sports packages for you and your friends to enjoy your favorite team games! We also have live music 3 nights per week, patio dining, drink specials and free WiFi. The "Whiskey Room" is our private dining room that can be reserved Monday - Thursday by phone. We hope to see you soon!

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