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J Gilligans Bar and Grill

400 E Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010-1107
+1 817-274-8561
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“irish nachos” (82 reviews)
“burger” (30 reviews)
“potatoes” (11 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
American, Bar, Pub
400 E Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010-1107
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Came here during the summer where there's not really much going on as far as sports go. But I spoke with the bartender and she was telling me that the bar offers shuttles to and from AT&T Stadium during Sundays. The bar also has an...More

Thank Jesse O
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I love this place. I feel so much at home, with delicious food. The owner himself is very friendly and is always out and about, mingling with the customers. He is out there to make sure you have a wonderful eating experience. Very accommodating.

Thank jackpena
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

My friend and I ended up here after going to a nearby arcade. I got the half order of Irish Nachoes without cheese and bacon because I don't eat meat or dairy products. After taking a bite,I realized I should have gotten a full order...More

Thank Droid19
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This place is very old-school bar and grill - long-established in downtown Arlington, and it has maintained that feel. No bells and whistles, what you see is what you get, so don't expect a fern bar with lots of atmosphere. It's food is basic diner...More

Thank Kay W
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Always stopped by food is always been descent. Service depends on the day. Works out good for att stadium events

Thank txpackerfan10
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Went here for a few beers after a class at UTA with some classmates. The place is a true dive bar - dingy and local. The beers were cold and the patrons were lively and friendly. The waitstaff is friendly and ready to take your...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We wanted to go to a neighborhood bar for a drink and meal instead of a chain and found this place. Traditional seating, neon signs, burgers and nachos, quesadillas etc on the menu. Helpful and attentive waitstaff. We ordered burgers with sliced potato fries and...More

Thank Ameribrit2015
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have been visiting this place since 1980. Food is always good and the staff are excellent. Owner, Randy Ford, is the best.

Thank Raul G
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This place has been around forever. Kind of dingy and dive-y, but the food is great. You can't get a better chicken breast sandwich anywhere. Great pre or post-game hangout.

Thank jaimevalosek
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Favorite for Arlington locals. Casual dining and food is excellent for price. Great lunch specials and hearty portions.

Thank Eric L
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Questions & Answers
19 August 2017|
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Response from LORNE K | Reviewed this property |
It is a sports bar. I have taken my grandson for lunch. He likes it.
19 August 2017|
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Response from scrom1970 | Reviewed this property |
There is tons of parking, You can park at the post office behind Gilligans. Also, city offices only a block away have more parking. Great plan to take the shuttle. I would suggest going over to the stadium at least an hour... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 E Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 817-274-8561
Well known around arlington. Has even been featured on Diners Drive Inn's and Dives I believe...
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