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Sun, 2/18
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James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant

299 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Comfort Food
  • Happy Hour
The James Joyce management and staff would like to introduce and welcome you to "Baltimore"s Home of Irish Hospitality".The James Joyce is a traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant, which was designed and built in Ireland.Once inside the restaurant, you will be transported across miles of ocean, to a charming and inviting family setting. Whether you are pulling up a bar stool and engaging in conversation with your co-workers; or pulling up a chair at a happy family gathering and being warmed by the fire, we have whatever is needed to make your dining experience a special one.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Irish, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am- 1:00am, Sunday: 2:30pm - 12:00am; Late Night Menu after 11:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 727-5107
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pedro Flores
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Private party facilities
Room Capacity & Fees-The James Joyce can comfortably seat 28-33 guests for a seated dinner in one section. With the addition of another section and our small bar we can accommodate up to 60 guests. When choosing the two-section option may require a minimum spend depending on the day and time of the event. For more casual events we offer areas with standing room. During those nice summer days and nights we do have access to our lovely outdoor dining area which can accommodate larger seated functions as well as standing parties. Music & Decoration
You can supply your own music or ask us to recommend one of the many musicians who perform at The James Joyce, with a wide range of options from a solo Harper, to Irish Dancers, to a full band or Piper. Entertainment not arranged by the pub must be approved in advance. Decoration is allowed, except confetti, and anything causing damage will be charged in full to your credit card. You must remove decorations after the function.
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Private party contact
Katie Fox: (410) 727-5107
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Cross street
Fleet & President St
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Parking details
The James Joyce offers Valet parking seven days a week. Drop off location is at the corner of President and Aliceanna Streets. With James Joyce Validation Valet parking is $8 per car. We also offer self parking in three neighborhood garages for $5 after 5pm. We do not validate any parking options before 5pm. All parking options are valid until 2am. For a detailed map please visit our website and click on "Location"
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The Pub offers year round entertainment, with live music Friday & Saturday. There is never a cover! Visit our web site for details
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 299 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The restaurant is very nice. It is a large hall more then a quaint restaurant.The bar is very large. And was packed. If you are looking for a lively atmosphere it is a great place. The food was very good too. I. had the onion soup which was probably the best onion soup I have had in a restaurant. My husband had the wings which were really good too. For the main meal my husband ordered the fish and chips which he said was very good. I opted for the Rueben which to be honest was delicious too. The music was very good too. And what is really nice is that the musician is placed high above the bar so the music is not deafening but enjoyable. I would give this place 5 stars not only for all the things I mentioned but also because they have only been opened for 3 weeks and honestly for the most part ran very smoothly. I really wish I had noted my waitresses name because she was fantastic. We were seated upstairs where there are only a few tables along with some bar tables. She had to run up and down the stairs and was more attentive then most waitresses. I would definitely be returning!

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We choose the pub food from broad menu, but it's very tasty pub food. We all enjoyed our choices. Atmosphere is good, if a little noisy.... But that seems to be the norm in restaurants these days. Waitress was delightful. We'd definitely go back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Fish and chips were very good, as were the salads and calamari appetizer.

vipShari (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Needed to grab a quick bite on a Friday night and this was near our hotel. I think I would like this place in the summer. Large outdoor bar area. However, the noise from the bar was deafening. There were some large groups and live music in the bar so it was a bit much. Holiday gatherings...I get it! :)
Food was good but nothing spectacular. Lots of options.

FOODIE1 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic staff, great service and good food. Our grandchildren had a ball.

melahorn (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

All of us had the Guinness beef stew and we all loved it!

vippmrthird (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

Have not been here in long time but staying across the street at Hilton Garden Inn for work. Wanted quick dinner and they sat me right away and took my order quickly too. Ordered 3 appetizers off happy hour menu and all were great! I love fried pickles and order whenever I see them. These here were one of the best I tried. Chicken kabob was very tender and thoroughly enjoyed as well. Last, there mussels were fantastic; ask for a spoon so you can enjoy the broth. Great Irish bar with all types of food. Great service too! I'll be coming back again!

Fran (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Our daughter is getting married in Balt this coming weekend.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

Our server (Samantha) was superb. Our food was hot, delicious, and served in the order we asked for. We had visited an 'imported' Irish bar in Austin, Texas (B.D. Riley's) - the James Joyce Irish Pub gave us the same authentic feeling - truly felt like you were on the Emerald Isle.

Happy Hour was very reasonable - good amounts of quality beers for reasonable prices (until 7pm).

We were there for dinner before a Steely Dan concert at Pier 6 so the 'convenience factor' was off the chart. However, without the convenience of the upcoming show, this place was still a complete pleasure to experience. We shall return and strongly recommend that our friends do the same.

P.S. We got jammed up in traffic heading north on 95, called ahead to see if we could adjust our reservation. We were greeted with both a pleasant voice and a pleasant attitude - the adjustment was made and we were able to arrive on time - pressure free.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a great time and enjoyed our experience . Food was goos

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

The old bay wings were amazing! The live music was just right!

DarlaK (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

Hostess was a sweetheart. She saw that we were having problems taking a picture of our group, (my arm doesn't extend as much as I needed it to), so she came over to take the pic for us. Thank you for that!! Our server was very knowledgeable about the food as well as the drinks menu. The only thing was, he hit the wrong button when ordering our food and we received the wrong meals. But they were very quick to correct their mistake and get us the right meals. Great atmosphere. Will definitely go back. Thank you all so much for making our experience great!

vipLarry (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

If you are looking for a restaurant with cold beer and good food, than this is for you. I had the Sheppard’s pie and it was amazing. The service is fast and friendly. I believe this place is a hidden gem in the inner harbor area.

Bilyu (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Dined here based on a recommendation by a hotel clerk. Was not disappointed. Food was good quality and authentic Irish/English pub type. Service was pleasant and attentive. Atmosphere was nice.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

We were in town to see a baseball game the next day and made reservations at the pub. There was an issue with a wedding event, but we were called by the manager well in advance to work out a change in the time. They were very accommodating and apologetic. It wasn't an issue, but I appreciated the call and willingness to make it right. My family, two boys 5 and 10, had a great time eating fantastic food and enjoying a game on the large screen tv. The service was quick and attentive. We all left happy!

viplikes2eatout (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

A themed restaurant with good food! We have been to this place over the years and have enjoyed it immensely. We even took my elderly mother there one year when she was close to 90 years old and she enjoyed it too!

We like sitting outside in good weather. Inside the place resembles a pub. This is a good selection that combines both food and atmosphere. We will return again as usual.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

We came on a Wednesday for dinner and the place was hopping and loud too. People seemed to be really enjoying happy hour. We were seated right away and the service was excellent and fast. The lamb stew was delicious. We will definitely come back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

We were pleased that the hours of operation included late food service and not a limited menu. The location is convenient and outdoor dining a plus.

vipAlti (New England)
2.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Made reservations for dinner but ended up eating appetizers and dessert. There is not a lot of variety in their menu. Nothing in the menu caught my eye. Our waiter was really nice but the ambience was just not for me.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2017

Lovely Irish pub with great food and Irish hospitality!