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Finnigan's Wake Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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620 N Trade St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2917
+1 336-723-0322
11:00 - 02:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Manteo, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Found Finnigan's Wake while searching for an open dinner establishment on a Sunday evening. Had more places been available, this probably wouldn't have been my choice but it proved to be quite satisfactory. The menu options were what might be expected - fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, etc. The food was filling and tasty. The beer selection was... More 

Thank bryantjajb
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Love eating here with my Sweetheart, especially when we can sit on the patio. The food is always good, and the servers friendly. Heck even the other customers are a treat!

Thank Alan J
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Took my Irish mom here when she was in town. The food was good, had the Shepherds pie, huge portion and very hearty. Service was friendly but took forever for food to come. Server kept apologizing but it was a bit frustrating. The atmosphere didn't really feel like an Irish pub. They were playing lite rock type music nothing Irish... More 

Thank EmmieMK
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

My experience here is generally 4-5 stars, but today I had a 3 star experience. Today I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich version of the new fried spicy chicken sandwich that I can't remember the name of. I also asked for the ranch on the side. I made my order and the waitress nodded her head so I assumed she... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We ate there with four friends and had lamb burgers, reubens, corned beef and cabbage and salmon. Everyone loved their choices. All of us look for good quality food- personally, I try to be very careful how I spend my food calories as well as my dollars and I think Finnigan's offers quality food for fair prices in a fun,... More 

Thank Helen A
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent pub, nice and open plan inside. Good Guinness, not quite Dublin standards but very good. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Phil G
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

My fiancé has been here twice before with coworkers; today was my first visit. We had the fish & chips and corned beef & cabbage. Both dishes were delicious and fairly priced for the portions we received. Our server was friendly and the service was quick. We will be back!

Thank Christine A. B
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to Finnegan's Wake for some years but upon my return it's great the see that it has only got better! The food is great and they now have a hidden gem. The Malt Bar... For those Whisky (Scot spelling) people you will love the upstairs Malt Bar. Ian the Host and his team will steer you in... More 

Thank Matthew F
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Great traditional Irish pub fate, with contemporary options as well. I had the fish & chips. Large portion was enough for two. Fish very mild. Good selection of beverages on tap. I don't drink beer, but there was a flavorful cider option. Great downtown location-walking distance to everything. Had good folksy live music, but it wasn't Irish. I personally like... More 

Thank Lois P
Port Crane, New York
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

They have gluten free options. I had the Ruben on gluten free bread. Very tasty. Came with steak fries. Plenty of food. Staff is friendly and prompt. Would eat there again.

Thank Zmop

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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
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 N Trade St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2917
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 336-723-0322

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