Cannon's Blackthorn
Cannon's Blackthorn

Cannon's Blackthorn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cannonsblackthornli.com/
  • Phone: (516) 594-1222
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch: Sat - Sun Noon - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm -11:00pm

    Closed Monday - Wednesday.
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Axell Urritia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Please refer to our website for our catering menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: You can enjoy a cozy private meal for up to eight people in one of our authentic Irish snugs. We have a separate dining area that can accommodate up to 65 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Carlo Sciascia 5165941222
  • Entertainment: Cannon's Blackthorn has Irish fireside sessions during the renowned Sunday Brunch. Musicians from as far away as Dublin bring their wares and whistles and play traditional Celtic music. You may even catch our local Irish step dancers on Sunday. On the weekends, you can enjoy the beats brought to you by DJ T and other popular guest DJs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunrise Highway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located at the base of the Rockville Centre Long Island Railroad stop.
A word from Cannon's Blackthorn
Cannon's Blackthorn has continued to be Rockville Centre's favorite Irish-American restaurant, offering delicious, fresh Irish American dishes. Whether you dine in our comfortable dining area or have a drink at the bar you are sure to enjoy our food, drinks and lively atmosphere accompanied by authentic Irish décor.
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Cannon's Blackthorn reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.3
    Service5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (2)good for groups (1)hot spot (1)romantic (1)fit for foodies (1)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Susan
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The entertainment starts at 1pm on Sundays and is WONDERFUL!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 25 reviews are from the Cannon's Blackthorn reviews archive.
  • European type pub
    LotusVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went to Blackthorn for lunch so it wasn't as crowded as it usually is. I ordered the Shepard's pie and my friend got a burger. Both meals were delicious. Prices are reasonable. Love the ambience, it feels like I'm in a pub in England or Scotland!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Eat
    gingerbattosai
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Though this places is considered an irish pub, ,the food isn't just your normal bar food. The menu consisted mostly of steak and seafood options with burgers and pub classics thrown in. The staff was very nice and eager to help. While we were there, there was a 50th birthday party going on, so the noise level was pretty high for half of our dinner. The décor was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    kate
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Sat Down. Only one other group at a table besides a party group in the back. Plate on table was dirty! Waitress wouldn't give another as she said they were in the dishwasher. Yet, stacks of large plates could be seen. Hello, give us something! Asked three times for a glass for my beer.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • St Patrick's Night Out
    Irish1
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Crazy crowds are what you might expect at an Irish pub/restaurant on St Patrick's Day, but Cannon's Blackthorn are pros. We were seated immediately for our 730p reservation and treated to live music along with the holiday menu. Great atmosphere, and service with a smile! Cannon's Blackthorn is a cut above the usual 'grubby pub' fare with a refreshing culinary twist on many selections. We enjoyed specialty egg rolls and potato croquettes for appetizers (corned beef & cabbage egg roll with spiced mustard, perfect), with perfectly drawn Guinness for all. Entrees were excellent including the cedar plank salmon, Dublin burger, beef stew (beautiful pewter bowl) and shepherd's pie. Great desserts: apple cobbler, rice pudding, bread pudding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff is always kind,
    kelbel
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    The staff is always kind, considerate and friendly. Very kid friendly for meals. However, the food has taken a turn for the worse in the past two years.... They need to bring back their Ruben burger and add new items to the menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • afternoon delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    W e had an enjoyable time at your restaurant and will revisit your establishment in the near future Best Regards , Dom Agate
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blackthorn
    Liladio
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food and service was excellent. Restaurant was cold and the music way too loud and it wasn't as if they had a DJ blaring music. The place could be so much better if they had better management.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beer great, Food not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I've seen other reviews note the food is hit or miss, they are right. that said, I would go back for drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great girls night out
    bonnyblue
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Canon's Blackthorn was a great place for a girl's night out. Good cocktails and the food was delicious. The staff was courteous and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood pub
    Smoll3
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Blackthorn was a great neighborhood pub. For a quick bite or a nice dinner out this place hits the spot. The corned beef and cabbage eggrolls are a refreshing twist. Great irish style food. Definitely recommend this place. Our waitress and the rest of the staff were pleasant and professional. Service was A+
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fish and Chips
    ToeKnee
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    My wife, an F and C afficianado found this to be the best among many local pubs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not really that Irish but good food
    Bobbyslimkegs
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Food is good. Not many authentic Irish specialities but the food is good. Try the blue cheese potatoes and the skirt steak. Shrimp lollipops were good too. Bar has a nice selection of draft beers. Service was fast and attentive and the beer selection is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comes Close
    TheCustomer
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    Cannon's Blackthorn comes close to replicating an establishment on Temple Bar in Dublin. The only downside to that is those places are populated by tourists not Irishmen. They would do better to replicate Earley's Bar on Bridge Street in Sligo City. There the music is not so deafening that a conversation (craic) can actually take place. The decibel level of the music is the only downside to this establishment. The staff is friendly and attentive, the beer is cold and the food is as you would expect, pub grub.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience
    ConnieKK
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Something different and an enjoyable experience. food was good We ate in a private small room and would like to try a different cubby next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Outstanding brunch with a great selection of delicious treats. My wife, my daughter and I all had a wonderful meal and a great time. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open space with huge bar
    Bklyndiners
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    This pub is a very well designed place with a great open space, a huge bar, a great back yard. The staff is friendly and fun and the girls are beautiful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed a great Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    We enjoyed a great Sunday brunch with full Irish breakfast that was absolutely delicious! We were the first ones there when they opened and more people came in soon after us. We got to enjoy the fiddler getting ready to play for a party which was an added treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For 2 or 52
    Jimmy
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Had our wedding rehearsal dinner here, and go for brunch, dinner, and drinks often. Always a great time with food and service to match!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The appetizers were very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    The appetizers were very good. The service was good, bartenders are very friendly. I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Irish Food
    WSpivak
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Nice Irish Bar. Food was very good; they made a interesting Shepherd’s Pie which was quite good. They sat us by the fireplace which gave it a homey feel. We'll be back...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We sat next to the fireplace
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    We sat next to the fireplace but it did very little to help warm us up. The food was salty and the waitress brought out our main course while we were eating our appetizer. She placed the main on the table although I asked her to give us another 5 minutes. We raced through the appetizer to get to the main course because we knew it was getting cold. By the time we made it to the entree, it was cold. The worst part of the entrees was the amount of salt. We had to order two pitchers of water with our main course. We did not finish the meal and left a marginal tip.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Carlo was very helpful and
    MemamemeVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Carlo was very helpful and pleasent. Will be going back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not sure which was worse the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Not sure which was worse the food or the service but if I had to choose I would say the service. Waitress took forever to take orders and pretty much ignored us til we got her attention. Lots of mistakes with the orders not sure if it was her or the kitchen staff. Best thing I had there was the beers . Very loud place wouldnt bring the kids to a place like this
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time! Got together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Had a great time! Got together with friends after Hurricane Sandy. Everyone really needed a night out, Cannon's Blackthorn was just the place!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The brunch food was very good,
    PhillyCheesecake
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    The brunch food was very good, but I wouldn't recommend for brunch. I would recommend for a lunch/dinner venue.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic