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James Joyce Irish Pub

) #343 of 630 Restaurants in Durham $$ - $$$ Irish, ,
912 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2025
+1 919-683-3022
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
30 Mar 2017
18 Nov 2016
“Fun place, good food”
Closed Now
All hours
Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
912 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2025
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

It is a typical Irish pub that had the feel of a place that has been around for a while and is showing its age a bit. That brunt said service is fast and friendly. Tuesday night is trivia night which makes for a lively...More

Thank Anna911
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Tasty food. Try the James Joyce burger, with Rashers. Yum. Really nice atmosphere, except for the music. Their playlist was weird.

Thank TerraLupin
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I haven't been here is a long while, but always remember it a great Irish Pub with a great atmosphere. Well, the service and food has gone down the tubes. I had the Guinness potato cheese soup and it tasteless like it was right out...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

In town for a play at DPAC. Good beer, burger & stir fry. Met some great people. Will return when back in town.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We went here for lunch and I had the grilled chicken sandwich with a side salad. I like the fact that you can get a salad instead of having to get French fries. The salad was very fresh and it was one of the best...More

Thank SirNigel58
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I went here after walking around looking for a restaurant late at night. We walked in and our first impression was that it was a dingy local spot, but we were pleasantly surprised by the incredible hospitality of the bartenders/waiters, the wide...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We were really hopeful this would a neighborhood gem but it was really dark and dirty. The tables were sticky. The beer was cold but the food was a disappointment. Fish and chips were chilly and greasy, and the service took forever, and it was...More

Thank Bocain
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Went for lunch recently having heard something vaguely about them having a new chef. Hadn't eaten there in a few years. It had been good last time I ate here. The food that we got for lunch on this trip was HORRIBLE. Worst meal that...More

Thank Phillip G
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I'd been told by a friend that she used to be a fan and patron of the James Joyce pub, but that it declined dramatically after a change of management a while back. She and I visited the pub for a couple of beers because...More

1  Thank Ultrasuede
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Came here with some friends to relax for an early dinner. It's a little small on the inside, but they have some nice outdoor space too. The bartenders were very friendly. They're a big reason this place gets a 4 from me. I got the...More

Thank HeathcliffTheCat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 912 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2025
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-683-3022
  • E-mail
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