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O'Sullivans Irish Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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640 Grand Ave, Ste A, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2365
+1 760-729-7234
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Richfield, Ohio
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I fancy a great breakfast any time of day! Carlsbad has a pretty broad array to select from, but most restaurants are pretty pricey, as well as pretty touristy. When I'm on business and traveling alone, I like to find a place where the locals eat. A place you feel the geniality of the host and server, and you don't... More 

Thank Ingolf N
Olathe, Kansas
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1,031 reviews
610 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an excellent meal with friends, and the food and prices are very good. Portions are huge. Service was good and friendly. The only issue is a limited number of tables, particularly if you are in a group of more than 4 people. We were there about 5:30 PM and could't find anyplace for the 6 of us - so... More 

Thank JimOB1
Boyne Falls, Michigan
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120 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My fiancé and I stopped in a while back and had a few beers together. I ate and said the food was pretty good. I had beer and enjoyed the eclectic and homey feeling of the pub. Liked it there and wouldn't mind going back.

Thank MegZimmer
Pembroke, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Out in own and we came across O Sullivan's. The menu was to our looking so we went inside. it had the authentic of an Irish Bar / To my amazement it served An English beer which was fantastic. the meal was a excellent quality cooked fresh and plentyfull

Thank Philipwhitehead
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

But the food isn't. It's not horrible, but it is mediocre and overpriced. Go for drinks and the friendly staff and pleasant, pub atmosphere. But eat first.

Thank fshepinc
Carlsbad, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Downtown Carlsbad, close to the Irish Store. Had to come here with my Irish lass for a corned beef sandwich while shopping for the Holiday. Service at lunch was by the very capable and friendly bartender. Food and drink were delicious. Recommended..

Thank Rhhett_
Carlsbad, California
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186 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great service and hearty filling food. Long list of 20oz Guinness delights! Atmosphere was perfect for a place to dine on a chilly, damp Carlsbad evening. When you are in the mood for Corned Beef and cabbage this is where you should go!

Thank copejenney
Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Hot sandwiches, fresh made soups, well crafted authentic Irish plates and very authentic decor including fireplace, leaded glass windows and cozy wood accented eating areas. They have live music that generally stays on theme and the service is great, though it can get a bit tough once the place fills in. Being down town, it can get a bit rowdy... More 

Thank Sand-in-the-Gears
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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321 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The soups were outstanding the salads were super generous related to the extras. Sofa bread was awesome. The bangers and mash were adequate. But the Cajun pasta was pretty darn good. Begora

Thank Christina N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I came in for a few drinks with friends. When I tried to return after I stepped out for a phone call, I was told that "the other bouncer said I couldn't come back in." I insisted that there should be no reason, but the bouncer became belligerent and threatened me. When the "other" bouncer came back, he said that... More 

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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
Average prices
USD 20
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Grand Ave, Ste A, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2365
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-729-7234

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