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Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub

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70 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1R2, Canada
+1 416-362-2495
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Today
10:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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278 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had dinner on a Wednesday night and we ate nice and tasty food, with an efficient and quick service. The menu has several and different options to choose, we had some doubts but the waitress recommended us about some dishes and she really advised us perfect. Tasty food, kids menu available, and good value for money. The atmosphere is... More 

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Thank PezFish
Oakville, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were at a patio table on Sunday July 31st. Waitress took 20 minutes to acknowledge we had sat down! When our friends joined us, we motioned for her to come to the table, she was very rude and said "can you just wait"? Well, we stayed for one drink and left. We had planned to eat there but decided... More 

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Thank Mary N
Oakville, Canada
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251 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Supper at Fionn Maccool's at Pearson. Cheerful place opposite gate B40. The menu at this faux Irish venue is limited even for standard pub fare, but the food is very good. Any of the char-broiled burgers, fish and chips and the Guinness steak pie are outstanding. Service was friendly but quite slow, so don't pop in here to eat with... More 

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Norman, OK
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356 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This restaurant specializes in Shepherd Pies, and other meat pies, along with a decent offering of craft beers. It had a nice Irish Pub interior, but a smaller, quieter sidewalk section on the Esplanade, than several of the other nearby establishments. I preferred the Beef & Guiness Pie, which was very tasty, over their Chicken and Vegetable pie. They had... More 

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Thank pathfinndr
Regina, Canada
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I ate here back in December 2015. A few of us were at the Distillery District and need to find a place to eat. Great choice. Really good food and atmosphere.

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ONTARIO
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160 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Great place very authentic Irish decor Good selection of Taps and Caps Live music On occasion Outdoor seating Last two times been there Service very slow so break out your patience card

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Thank HPB3515
Guelph, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Was with clients yesterday... Ordered another round... Without prompting was told it was going to take awhile!!!! Why tell us. Serve it up. So we asked for our check and were treated rudely. I get your busy.... But have some staff! Love other Finns but I am Done. Terrible in front of clients... Made for an awkward night...

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Thank bradykol
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Good food. Friendly waitress. If it wasn't labeled irish I wouldn't have known it was an irish pub. But close to the Rodgers centre and the cn tower.

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Thank Lan Anh L
Mississauga, Canada
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

My wife and I had dinner on a Friday night and the place was not very busy. The server seemed to favour another table over ours which included our appetizer arriving cold. We both ordered one of their signature pies which was far from being special or being a highlight of the menu. Our meals did not taste fresh nor... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Fionn MacCool's is always good. Last time I was there had the lamb shank and it was delicious. The waitresses are always on the ball and the drinks are perfect. Can argue with anything there. Love sitting out on the patio in the summer and enjoying the people watching and catching a few rays.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 15
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1R2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-362-2495
Description
Get the proper pub experience. We balance Irish-inspired dishes and North American classics. We’ve perfected the pub staple, Fish & Chips, and make our pies and pastry in-Pub. Try our fresh burgers like the legendary Guinness® Burger, with your pint of Guinness® of course!

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