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About James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant
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.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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
Fleet & President St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Pub offers year round entertainment, with live music Friday & Saturday. There is never a cover! Visit our web site for details www.thejamesjoycepub.com
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"
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.
Private Party Contact:
Katie Fox: (410) 727-5107
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
James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Food was fine, not exciting
Service (#210 Kelsey B) was borderline terrible
Perhaps because we are a bi-racial gay couple
Server made a point of looking the other way the 1/2 dozen + times she passed by our table
Ended up ordering wine from the busboy
Worse, when the (corporate) AmEx came through, she had DOUBLED her tip without authorization
Entailed a 30-min call to AmEx to adjust & an extra entry & explanation of the discrepancy on my expense report
If you're looking for a tourist trap, this is your place
If you're looking for good food & service, look further.
If you get Kelsey as your server, ask to be moved to another station
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
First time for us making a reservation rather than just coming in off the streets - got there a few minutes early and we were offered immediate seating by the welcoming, friendly hostess. Prompt wait staff asked for drink and/or apps order, great service, attention to detail, minimal wait for drinks, apps and meals. Food was fantastic as always - enjoyed the famous Guinness stew, mahi mahi and pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes. Love the fact you can get an honest-to-goodness real Black and Tan beer. Nice wine selection. Enjoyed crab dip and fried pickle appetizers - all food served piping hot with minimal wait time. As always, a fantastic dining experience - our go-to when we visit Charm City. Also love the ambiance and authentic Irish decor and menu.
Very disappointed. Made reservation based on advice of our hotel (Marriott Waterfront) while attending a national conference. Service was horrible (shorted on drinks), appetizer came without requested dressing and tasted like rubber. Server and manager confrontational when brought to their attention. Manager, as we left said, "I'll be waiting for your @&$"inch email." I'd say judge for yourself if you want to go there -- I know I won't return.
James Joyce Pub was a great place to end the St. Patricks Day weekend. Our party of three devoured the crab dip . We each had our favorite comfort food; fish & chips, corned beef & cabbage, and stew. All delicious! Service was good. Irush eyes were smiling.
My husband and I look on the internet for a Irish Restaurant and the reviews were awesome. We had Corned Beef, Cabbage, smashed sweet and white potatoes with a special sauce (which had an awesome flavor) it complemented the dish very well. Service was awesome and the beer and Ginger Beer Mule was the best!!!! Portions were very generous also! We will be back again!!!! Would love to have a James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant in Harford County!!!!
Took the kids to hear some Irish music on St. Patrick's Day. Despite the completely packed house the service was fast and impeccable. It is not always easy to get servers to cater to small children, but they did an awesome job. We all enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. I wish I had asked the server's name so that I could give her a personal shout out here.
Good food and beer at a reasonable price (by getting there slightly before 7 I got a 20-oz. Guinness draft for $5). The lamb chops were delicious. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Appears more authentic than most "Irish" pubs I've seen this side of Dublin.
Had a reservation as was Friday evening. Wasn't too busy when arrived but grew near packed before we left. Server, Raphael, was great, funny and attentive. Food was pretty good: mussels appetizer was tasty although kinda small. Bread (rolls were really good). Guinness beef stew entree was very yummy and filling. Guinness was poured well; a single shot of Jameson's was ok, typical just-slightly watered-down restaurant/bar version. Ambiance was good, not too loud, mix of couples, small parties, and families. Prices are on the higher end but expected for the Harbor East area. Overall recommend it for a fun meal and drink.
We went there on a date and had the Irish Nachos, Sheppard's Pie, and french dip. The food was pretty good, and had good presentation, but the sheppard's pie was not the best. It was a little to "sweet" for my liking, I tend to like them more savory than the recipe here. We were also sat at a table with only tall stool seating which my girlfriend didn't like too much.. but it was a busy night and they do have normal tables in the other half of the restaurant. Other than that it was very good and a nice venue.
Eight of us, including myself, went here for New Years Eve - I loved being able to make a reservation via Open Table. We were visiting the area, and were soooo pleased with our food, the atmosphere. I had he Mahi Mahi, my husband had the Crab Ravioli and was in heaven. Once arriving and sitting down we were given a hat or tiara that said, "Happy New Years," and then at 7pm (New Years in Ireland) we were all given free beer samples/shots to rings in the New Year -- such a fun idea. We loved it!
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