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.

616 South President St
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish, American

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

Cross Street:
Fleet & President St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 727-5107

Website:
http://www.thejamesjoycepub.com/

Entertainment:
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

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"

Executive Chef:
Pedro Flores

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

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Comfort Food (8)
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Fun (6)
Great Beer (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Live Music (3)
Live Sports (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our daughter is getting married in Balt this coming weekend.

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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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 (Baltimore)·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!

Tags: Live Sports, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·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.

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 (Charleston)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·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!

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Fun, Great Beer, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Lovely Irish pub with great food and Irish hospitality!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great Irish Restaurant & Bar. Authentic Irish furniture & other genuine items. Great menu & all four of our meals & drinks were great. Smiling service & great ambience. Walking distance to stadiums as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, People Watching, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Caters to a large crowd of people therefore noise level was high but food and service was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Seasonal, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Had a business dinner after a conference with my panel presenters. I chose the place because it looked like the menu had several vegetarian options but once we were there, there weren't that many.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 21, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 18, 2017

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!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

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.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on March 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 24, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 12, 2017

I love it!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2017

First time going there and found the menu to be good, however there wasn't a kids menu and the vegan options were very limited. Our server was excellent though!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Excellent Service from wait staff.

Mussels app excellent, get a side of bread for soaking up broth.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Very accommodating for food restrictions, above most other places!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Great food and reasonable pricing. Wonderful, cozy atmosphere. We enjoyed something local and different.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2016

This is a great place for friends to get together and catch up! There is a lot of activity and the food is very good. Service was awesome! Our waiter is from part of Ireland where one of our group knew people. Small world!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We are from New Jersey and have been to the restaurant twice. We will go there again when back in town.

Tags: Great Beer, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Our waitress recommended the beef stew and the fish and chips and we were not disappointed. The fish and chips were fresh and not greasy. The beef stew was tender and the sauce was delicious. Will definitely go back next time in Baltimore

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Even on a very busy night, the JJ had our table ready. Service was prompt and friendly, and the food was good. Thank you!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Do not order Guinness stew unless you like salt. It was too salty that I couldn't eat it and even after informing waitress about it, ended up having to pay for it.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Excellent Irish pub. I've been there many times when staying in the Inner Harbor and I'm never disappointed. Food is great, beer is cold, and the service is attentive and friendly.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Cozy
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 9, 2016

It was Army/Navy eve and the place was packed. The service was poor and you had to shout to be heard in the restaurant.

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