de Vere's Irish Pub - Davis
de Vere's Irish Pub - Davis

de Vere's Irish Pub - Davis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.deverespub.com/
  • Phone: 5302045533
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast/Brunch: Sa-Su 9:00am-2:00pm

    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-4:00pm

    Dinner: M-W 4:00pm-10:00pm

    Dinner: Th-Sa 4:00pm-11:00pm

    Dinner: Su 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Wesley Nilssen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd & E Streets
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from de Vere's Irish Pub - Davis
The de Vere White family welcomes you to our pubs, where we hope you"ll find your home away from home. We come from a long line of Irish innovators—publicans, brewers, writers, and more—and we strive to keep the family tradition alive through our authentic establishments.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
de Vere's Irish Pub - Davis reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (15)great for outdoor dining (14)vibrant bar scene (13)great for brunch (12)great for lunch (11)neighborhood gem (9)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)special occasion (6)fit for foodies (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great Brunch Spot
    alie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Corned beef and potatoes was delicious. Our server was really friendly
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice going away party
    Jonathan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Had a mini party for a person working for me who is leaving. Group sat outside including my young kids. Really great service and food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great table again
    freedom212121
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was the second time I made a reservation for a Friday night with family and was extremely satisfied with the location of our table. I highly recommend using Open Table for making a reservation at this restaurant. The food is varied and delicious!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great table!
    freedom212121
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had dined here twice before on Thursday evenings. Wanted to share this place with more of our family, on a Friday night. Made reservations through Open Table (first time). Was delightfully surprised with a great table! We love the food and they have a friendly and attentive service staff. We look forward to more dining experiences here with family and friends!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happy place
    kendie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Good place... quality food -- has outdoor seating so one can watch passerbyes.... as one might in Europe (which I like!!). They have a Guiness Float - which I have had... and can recommend when it is very hot!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I thought the food was not quite up to par. The service and the friendliness were tremendous. We could hear one another's conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a group lunch!
    morewineplz
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our son Graduated from UC Davis and we had a party of 10 for lunch after the graduation ceremony. Good Irish Pub food; lots of fun & beers. The waitresses were personable and attentive. We sat outside and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • O'Tasty!
    JARM
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    DeVere's always serves up a unique and fun blend of flavors. Going there, however, you should know that you're going to get British food so don't expect a lot of conservative American choices if you're not in the mood for potatoes, sausage, and a menu item topped with an egg. There are a lot of different things to choose from though, and it's the perfect place to try out that dish you've always wondered about before booking that trip to London you've always wanted to take!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Swarmed by soccer fans
    Amin
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Went here for my graduation dinner. I had reservations months in advance and I get there and they had stuck us in a jammed corner surrounded by screaming soccer fans yelling at the television directly above my father's head. Other than that the food was great and the waiter was wonderful though the first half he had to squeeze back and forth through the obnoxious soccer fans. They really need to be a lot smarter in regards to the way they seat people i.e. according to what they are there for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Irish Tavern
    VirgocookVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is a nice place to meet and have a bite. Cozy surroundings if you are away from the TVs with sports broadcast. Drinks are good, although the bloody Marys are definitely HOT - so watch out. This last time we went in the afternoon, which meant a more limited menu but the food was still good. Not much for pescatarians in the afternoon though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Day Lunch
    Adrienne
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Lunch after my daughter's UC Davis graduation was great. The food was hearty and delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive (even with a packed restaurant). I'm glad we chose de Vere's to celebrate this special day....casual and great food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    UCMom
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Management was great in accommodating me for a celebration lunch. After making the original reservation on OpenTable, I called back several times to change the time and number of diners. Each time, the reaction of the staff was friendly with a "can do" attitude. I deeply appreciate this, as it was at the last-minute and I was coming in from the Bay Area. The food and especially the service was great, and the patio was enjoyable. I can't wait to go back to try the other dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food for a pub!
    CandVVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Took my daughter here, at her request, after graduation. They were very accommodating of me - I changed the reservation a few times, including going from 7 to 10 people, then asked to move from 7PM to 6PM. Everyone who answered the phone or dealt with us in person was very friendly and happy to help us. Such a nice switch from the Bay Area! :) The beer is excellent. The wine selection limited but good. I told the waitress what I was looking for in a wine and she made an excellent recommendation. Food ranges from standard pub food like fish and chips to wild salmon served over barley with spinach that was excellent. Service was fabulous. Over all we were very happy to have made the choice to come here after graduation. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, drink, and wait staff!
    DemonDreamZ
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had such a great, first experience. The hostess was pleasant and apologized for the brief wait since we changed our mind and chose outside seating. The waiter was super helpful, very knowledgeable with both the bar and food menus, and super attentive. I would definitely recommend this place and stop by again myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great breakfast
    Wineteam
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I made a reservation for 6 people on a weekend in the morning. Two of us were seated right away while we waited for the others. Service was attentive. Great Bloody Marys. Staff was good about waiting for the rest of the group. Once all was there service continued to be good. Food was sold running from waffles with fruit to egg and meat combinations. Some nice Irish touches to give the food a different and flavorful feel. I would recommend going. I have been before for dinner and both food and service have been consistent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner w/Aaron
    neighborhoodgem
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    It's always a treat to visit my son at UCD and even better when he treats me to dinner at a fun and tatilising meal at de Vere's Irish Pub. Their fish & chips is one of the best renditions! Delectible cod without a heavy "armour" like coating. Delish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 70 reviews are from the de Vere's Irish Pub - Davis reviews archive.
  • Not so great.
    Ludwig
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Made reservation while visiting Davis and after reviewing menu's online. Sounded good, but doesn't nearly live up to expectations, nor does it match the quality of any of my local pubs(San Luis Obispo). Tried the skirt steak, ordered medium. Sent it back as it was blood rare. For $17 I was served maybe 4 oz of stringy, poorly cooked skirt steak (after recooking) sitting on a scoop of mashed potatoes and 5 asparagus spears. Asparagus was cooked well (not overcooked), potatoes were okay...but for $17 I expect a whole lot more. Service was barely adequate, although friendly and helpful when they did show up. When I sent the steak back for more cooking they offered me a bowl sunchoke soup (thoughtful!)which was too SALTY (and I love salt!).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic form start to finish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a reservation at 11 am on Mother's Day, and arrived at 10:40 and were seated immediately. The restaurant was very crowded but we got out food very fast and the service was excellent. The food was great as always.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great breakfast!
    ScottyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Ate here at 9AM on a Saturday morning. It was pretty quiet, so we had our choice of table. Selected one on the patio. Service was prompt and very pleasant. Food was delivered nice & hot, and was tasty.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great experience
    Josh
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Second time eating here and we had a great time. Party of 9 and they were very accomodating. Sat outside and really enjoyed the view and ambiance. Pet friendly as well!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Bloody Mary ever!
    CwlgroupVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Breakfast in a glass complete with a slice of crispy bacon. Nice and spicy with lots of veggies! Great place to grab a bite while watching the game. Our BLT was yummy and huge! We'll definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great all around
    DavisfolksVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Great for beer, food, service. Incredible options, great Irish food and amazing service. They seem to work in teams so someone is always around to get more water, take an extra order, or get you more drinks. We sat outside on a beautiful night which was really enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St. Patrick didn't slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    I enjoyed the food a lot (Irish Stew, Lox w/ Bread, Lamb Sliders, and Crispy Bread Pudding) but I was probably more impressed with the speed. The whole place was incredibly packed (it's an Irish pub on St. Patty's day, obviously!), but the reservation had us seated within seconds! Our server was very courteous and all-in-all it was a good experience! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deVere's Davis
    kokomom
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Shepherd's pie was great. Staff very accomodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Birthday Lunch!
    SannraDee
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My parents and fiancé took me here for my Birthday. Since my birthday is in March, near St. Patrick's day, we thought this would be the perfect place. The food was GREAT but it took awhile. We were in the restaurant around 12, and I think it's their slow time, so I'm not sure why the food took so long. Even so, I would definitely come here again. Our waiter was courteous and charming. We all got deserts even though it was lunch time. My Dad really enjoyed the Irish Coffee he ordered. I had a burger and it was juicy and HUGE. I gave 4 stars for ambiance because the restaurant is dark. We sat in the middle of the restaurant so it could be brighter near the windows. I gave 3 stars for Service because like I said the food came out very slow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Irish Gem!
    OhioStateGirlie323
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Made reservations for a friend's birthday on a recommendation and we were not disappointed! Seated quickly and with a smile, had great beer selection and atmosphere made me feel like I was back vacationing in Ireland! Food choices were great! Had the best Reuben I've had in a long time - melted in my mouth! Appetizer of beer pretzel was just right for the 4 of us. Skirt steak, Shephard's Pie, and Bangers and Mash were right on as well! Was a bit loud towards the end of the evening, but other than that it was a great experience! We will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were there on a late afternoon
    Chance4meVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    We were there on a late afternoon so it was quiet. We both had the daily soup and 1/2 a sandwich and it was tasty and a good value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty pub food
    Parentvisit
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by the food and atmosphere. The fish and chips lacked the pea mash we had in London but was very good. Beet salad was very nice and the Irish stew was excellent. Loved the brown bread served with it. We would come here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • C Sisters Birthday Celebration
    HiveMama
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    It was my birthday celebration with girl friends. All 7 women were very satisified! I had the Irish Bacon Eggs Benedict it was delicious! I also enjoyed the beverage Morning Glory. I plan to return and try some other dishes. The decor was very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Irish Fare with Flair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our party ordered the This and That appetizer, the Skirt Steak, the Irish Stew, and the Bread Pudding. Everything that we had was very tasty. Also, I appreciated that the entrees were available in smaller portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We LOVED It
    Rocky
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Selected Dever's for this year's Valentine outing. I had heard about it from a friend and thought this might be a good opportunity to give it a try. They were also offering a 3 course promotional dinner which we may want to try. The food offering was great as was the basic menu. We decided on the special and the food was great. While the menu offered traditional Irish Pub fare, there were aslo other "more sophisticated" type food of which the special was. We enjoyed all. The food and service was excellant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic duck, blue cheese salad
    Keithred
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    HAVE AGAIN: the grilled duck, blue cheese salad was fabulous, as was the double chocolate cake. Wonderful dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good place to feel cozy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I like all of the dark wood in De Vere's. The library is especially cozy. Their beer and cider selection is good, and their whiskey selection is top-notch, including many rare whiskeys. The food is what you would expect from an Irish pub: heavy on the meat & potatoes, and on the salty side. There are some healthier and lighter soup & salad options. Last time we went, my vegetables were badly burned, and they still brought them out, so minus one star for that. We haven't been there for brunch yet, but we plan to try that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in Davis.
    JackVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is an excelent place to meet friends for drinks and dinner. The perfect place not-too-far off the freeway on the way to/from Tahoe.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice atmosphere
    TARVIA
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We enjoyed hanging out with friends, drinking delicious beer, and eating great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Irish Pub
    Wine24VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    If you are in Davis and need to get a bite to eat with a nice pint. Must stop at De Vere's. Traditional fish & chips, and all the other great pub food. Awesome selection of Irish whiskey's too. Very rare bottles that can't be purchased anywhere in the world.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shepherd pie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The shepherd pie was awful. I tried salt and that didn't help. I bit into a hot pepper. I avoid all hot ingredients. I told Daniel I couldn't eat it. She brought me the spinach salad and it saved the day. The cook could go on the internet and get a better recipe or eliminate it from the menue. Our waitress was very kind to us. I called your phone number 2 times and it hung up both times after I pressed 0. I'm glad you sent this email. the pictures were so entertaining. Re.noise level, We couldn't hear my sister talking a few times so she talked louder. The atmosphere was energenic. I had a good time and will return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Bondibill
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Bought some friends from overseas and we went there last week and they asked to come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    LovesToEatOut
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I was able to make a reservation on New Year's Eve! We chose an early time because we were hungry. The Lamb Sliders and Mac and Cheese are our favorites. Both items were once again extremely good. The table they had reserved for us was a lousy table so we asked for another one and were given it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad
    vh007VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    We went here to have a group lunch with friends, eight of us. The food is good and service is pretty good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.