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McNamara's Irish Pub & Restaurant

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2740 Old Lebanon Rd, Nashville, TN 37214-2523
+1 615-885-7262
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All wonderful, the food, live music and the atmosphere. The food is fabulous. I always start my meals with the Caledean Scotch Eggs, and then the main meal is always a coin toss. There are all so good it is hard to pick just one.

Thank pda1
Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate on St Patrick's day. The food was wonderful and the service was great. BUT.... We made "reservations" thru the in-house online system at 530, we finally were seated at 930. The folks that ate sat and talked. I felt sorry for the staff! Some of the tables sat for 2+ hours and talked. GO EAT THERE!! Just not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only true Irish pub in town and quite naturally it was super busy. Guinness was great and so was the food. Scotch eggs are always 1 of my faves. Thanks for bringing a wee bit of Ireland to Nashville. :)

Thank clp1079
Parsons, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the BEST EVER St. Patrick's Day yesterday at McNamara's in Donelson. It was our first visit, but will not be our last. I'm already looking forward to my next Dr.'s visit when we will be in Nashville again. It will well worth the 2 hour drive! Linda has been to Scotland many times, and she was SO excited... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here when in the area and were very pleasantly surprised. The stew and fish N chips were both great. The scotch eggs were great too.

Thank volreiner
Bulls Gap, Tennessee
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 11 for lunch. We had Irish stew, Steak & Guiness Pie, Shephard's pie, and Salisbury steak for entrees for the adults. The kids chose cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, and loaded potato skins. Everything was very good. Love the pot of tea for 2. Staff was very attentive, even though it was very busy. Highly recommend!

Thank Beth S
Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love visiting McNamara's. I have always had a great experience and my friends and family always enjoy it. I recommend the scotch eggs, salmon patties, fish and chips and corned beef and cabbage. That being said those are only my favorites. Everything I have ate has been great.

Thank Roxhannah
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Several coworkers and I ate lunch here during a visit to Nashville last December. Great food, ambience and service. Food was fresh and beautifully presented. Highly recommended!

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Thank Debbie S
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I were in Nashville for the night and I somehow came across this place. We went for dinner and it was crowded, but worth the wait. Excellent music, great beer and excellent bartenders...just a really great vibe in this place. Fish and chips were good, but the Scotch Eggs!!! Where have these been all my life! Will... More 

Thank solodriver23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a business trip to Nashville I was invited by friends to McNamara's Irish Pub and Restaurant. Service was great. Had Scotch Eggs and Shepard's Pie, great!!! Live Irish music by an authentic Irish band, awesome. Thank you for a perfect evening. Looking forward coming back.

Thank Torsten P

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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$15 - US$20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2740 Old Lebanon Rd, Nashville, TN 37214-2523
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-885-7262
McNamara's Irish Pub and Resaurant provides an authentic Pub experience found in small towns all throughout Ireland. Made from scratch food, friendly service, cold pints, and outstanding live music provide an unforgettable experience. Appropriate for all ages, McNamara's has something for everyone. Slainte'

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