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The Pat Connolly Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
6400 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63139-3201
+1 314-647-7287
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
“gizzards” (2 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
$$ - $$$
6400 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63139-3201
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love good pub food. So I was delighted when our friends suggested my wife and I meet them there. To make a long story short, the service was very slow and the food was ok. A quick lunch took almost an hour. I only...More

Thank KerryFla
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us. I'm very sorry for the slow service. There is no good excuse why our staff wasn't aware we were out of our Reuben soup, which we usually carry daily. We had run out the night before, and making more was...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Saw the special online, chicken pot pie. It was good, service was good. Will be back. Heard fried chicken is very good, but I can't have fried foods.More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you so much for coming by for lunch, we're glad you saw our specials posted online! We do have a number of great non-fried options which we hope you'll try in the future. Some of my favorite is our Caesar salad, our housemade croutons...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Love to stop here on my way to a Cardinals game. Usually get a burger but the fried chicken livers typically fill me up before the meal comes. Friendly service with a great one of a kind atmosphere.

Thank Greg H
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thanks so much for stopping by on your trips downtown! We are glad to hear you enjoy our food, service, and atmosphere!

Reviewed 25 July 2017

great prices for a tavern and had more than just bar food-best reuben sandwich i have ever had-sweet potato fries and regular fries homemade and awesome-service was great-especially danielle who was our server

Thank nancy m
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our visit. We are happy to provide great service and excited you enjoyed our Reuben!

Reviewed 13 July 2017

I went to Pat's for lunch with several other friends. They ordered the fried chicken and I had the daily special, meatloaf. Both meals were good (I had to try some chicken) and the beer was cold. Service was friendly and prompt. Recommend Pat's

Thank Don A
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thanks so much for joining us! So glad to hear you liked our famous fried chicken, and our delicious meatloaf special is available every Thursday. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Had my first "greasy dick"!!!!! One word: Tasty.... lol!!!! Highly recommend after a long day at the zoo!

Thank Draz_B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Many times we have parked near this cute little bar and walked to the zoo and never really given much notice to it. Saturday on our way to the zoo we noticed some wonderful aromas coming from the bar and actually took a look at...More

Thank Wolfeaj
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoy our family friendly atmosphere. We love seeing kids come in from The Zoo and Forest Park! As for the Fried Chicken, I wonder if your server offered you the choice between our Traditional or...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

A local hangout for 75 years, it's across from the zoo. Looks kinda' like a dive on first glance, but fine and dandy when you enter. The server helped us select our meals and my beer. Good sweet potato fires and onion rings. A pub...More

Thank Ibyke
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

We really appreciate your comments! Yeah perhaps we're a little rough around the edges on the outside, as the building is 100 years old! But we're glad you found the inside to be a classy pub atmosphere. So glad you enjoyed our menu, we hope...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Honestly, the food can be hit or miss at Pat's, but I keep coming back. The service is friendly, the crowd is friendly, and I can fill my belly with beer and food even if the food missed the mark. I always recommend out of...More

Thank Karen S
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thanks so much for the feedback, we're glad you enjoy our family friendly atmosphere! We'd love to hear if ever our food misses the mark, as we're proud of our offerings and want to make sure they exceed your expectations. Please let us know and...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Good food and service at a reasonable price. We stopped in after an afternoon at the zoo and then let the kids play at Turtle Park afterwards. Will return.

Thank Aimee F
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thanks for visiting us! We are glad you enjoyed our food and prices, we love having kids over from Zoo trips! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
9:00 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6400 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63139-3201
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-647-7287
  • E-mail
Historic neighborhood restaurant, tavern and event space in Dogtown, offering classic pub fare, fine spirits, good value, and a sense of community. Open for weekend brunch at 9am. Conveniently located across from Forest Park and The Zoo, and near the Science Center. Family-friendly during daytime hours.
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