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Rare Olde Times

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar
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10602 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238-4702
+1 804-750-1346
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Midlothian, Virginia
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302 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic Irish pub easy to find. You will enjoy the authenticity. Fun times, great service and live music a few days a week. Bangers and Mash, Shepherds Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and wonderfully cooked Fish and Chips. Sandwiches include BLT, Fish Tacos, Reuben, burgers, Philly Cheesesteak, and the Cork Cuban. Wonderful salads and appetizers including mussels, chicken wings, and... More 

Thank B W
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I love this place for a pint of Guinness, a bit of trivia, some live music, and a game of darts. The smoked salmon salad is delicious. And be sure to order some poutine!

Thank PippiLa
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Rare Olde Times is an absolute classic. Solid food, friendly service, great selection of real beers, live music nearly every day, shuffleboard and darts in the back room. However, this place is not for amateurs. You will not find a mustached hipster donning a vest while studiously preparing a hibiscus and cedar fairtrade martini. You will not find a gluten... More 

Thank LocalTravelerUSA
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Not only good for a pint or more of beer. The whole atmosphere is real. The food fresh, the wait staff very friendly. The weekly events something to be checked out. Live music on weekends.

Thank Richmond23233
Midlothian, Virginia
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302 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Attended a happy hour with about 20+ people. Somewhat tight but some space to move around and mingle though we did this at the tables versus up at the bar. 15 stayed for dinner. I am not an Irish food person so my choice was a grilled cheese sandwich. not much to comment on

Thank Acey071368
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I went with a friend to try something that isn't a chain. We ended up at Rare Olde Times and wow am I glad we did! We got there just as they were opening for the day. So...3pm. We had a waiter who was happy to give recommendations. She ended up getting the Ruben Eggrolls, which he said were hits... More 

Thank Susan B
Montpelier Station, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Great food, great atmosphere, great music. Big fella and fries are the go to. Good prices on PBR. Never been disappointed.

Thank google g
Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

good beer available, not too many options. yummy food, especially the happy hour appetizer specials (esp good: Reuben sliders). atmosphere great for after work drinks/food, not fabulous for the romantic evening but haven't ever tried at that hour. will definitely return!

Thank SaBach117
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Whether you are just in the mood for a cocktail or crave some authentic Irish food, Rare Olde Times is the place to go. I recommend the Three Gingers signature cocktail....it is delicious. If you like craft beer, there is a steady rotation of different local, regional, and national craft beers. We were there to celebrate a friend's birthday and... More 

3 Thank TIna D
Midlothian, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

Rare Olde Times is a truly authentic Irish pub. The food is great. I love the shepherd's pie and my friend recommend the fish and chips. The staff is friendly and efficient. On selected nights you can enjoy live entertainment.

1 Thank Sue K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10602 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-750-1346

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