Fionn MacCool's - St. John's

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52 reviews
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The Largest Irish-Canadian Restaurant Brand. Our warm hospitality welcomes you to a place where you can enjoy the best of both made in-pub food and drink in an atmosphere that encourages sharing good times with family and friends.
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SR
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love your establishment. Great food! Great atmosphere! Great service! It was first time there and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will and already have recommended Fionn's to friends and family.

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S
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lobster/shrimp roll was so delicious we went back a few times. One of their feature desserts that was to start a few weeks ago, won’t be available until the 23rd. Very disappointed, it looked good.
Service was good but very slow.

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MS
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Typical pub fare. Tastey but not overwhelming. Service was fast and friendly. Lots of pints to choose from

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HW
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love a good burger...I had a burger with bacon & avocado, I cannot remember the name of it...it is probably the best burger I have ever eaten!!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent time. Service and food were excellent ! Music was absolutely EXCELLENT!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The waitress seated kids at the bar, didn’t bring kid menus, didn’t bring coloring sheets, then didn’t bring enough coloring sheets, forgot my straw, and was not very attentive. I had to ask for what I feel should be obvious things. The food was good, and the atmosphere was good. The service was poor.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great.

Live band was a little loud and early in the evening. More suited for group outings looking for a fun evening. We had a nice date but the conversation was limited to between songs.

A little on the expensive side but you do get what you pay for.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was fabulous
Food was ok not what I had expected spinach dip was as if it was cooked and reheated several times before served.
Thought the menu was larger last time we went
Will think twice before returning again

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with 4 friends and we all loved the atmosphere, the food was excellent and the staff were very attentive. We all had something different to eat and everyone said their meal was delicious. I will definitely be going back.

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very friendly and gave great recommendations from the menu. Food was great will be coming back again in the evening to enjoy the entertainment

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A
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great and attentive server and the food was delicious.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time! Was full because of S.Patricks day but service very fast and staff were very friendly. Music and atmosphere were great!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The appatisers were great but my Burger was over cooked to the point it was crunchy, I only ate about a quarter of it . I would go back but not order the Burger next time.

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SR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome evening. The only thing was my reservation I made in Open table they didn’t have it showing up at all. They did for us in!

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OT
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was OK. If I go back it would be for the atmosphere and to have drinks not to have a great meal.

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T
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal !

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Waitress was great, table was available at reservation time, food was a little slow coming. 2 people at our table ordered steak, one was great and the other was hard to even chew. But the bill was credited for the meal.

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

It took over an hour for our food to come to the table and our server (while friendly) only came to us once to see if we needed anything. Multiple items were missing from our orders and we were still charged for them. We paid as we just wanted to leave as we had been there for two hours at this point.

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CO
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I was at Fionn MacCool's this past Saturday night. Where do I start I ordered the shepherds pie just for something different and it wasn't very good at all first of all there wasn't much taste to it very bland. Even the potatoes on top and they were not nice and brown the way they should be. I think it was probably frozen and defrosted the meat was a grey colour and it seemed watery to me. It was the worst shepherds pie I ever had. My dad ordered the hamburger one of with the onions and the bacon on top anyway it was too big for him so he ended sharing that with me because mine was so bad. $17.95 is quite expensive for a hamburger though. My mother had fish tacos and said they were quite good too.

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AW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our Christmas get together. It was a great atmosphere. The addition of the band was great ! Food was perfect. The server was polite and accommodating to our group. Would for sure recommend Fionn's to others and I will be having more events there :)

Merry Christmas to all!!

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RK
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

When we arrived, we were seated at a table near the bar, where the chairs were a high height. But, we asked to be moved to lower seating as a couple of us have knee injuries. The waitresses were very accommodating and found us lower seating. When it came to ordering our food, we asked the waitress many questions , what she recommended , etc. She gave us great advice and everything that was ordered was delicious . And the
Prices were very resonable. Overall experience was really good and I have already recommended Fionn Macool’s to my friends and family.

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l
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Very slow service. Friendly staff. Wait staff were manning tha bar and waiting tables. If they had more people on staff on a Monday night, I'm sure it could have been 5 stars.

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RH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday supper with family and we were all pleased with our meals and the service from staff. We were greeted right away and had our drinks within 5 minutes of sitting. Order was taken promptly .. Our only issue was a longer than normal wait...it took about an hour to receive our meals, which I think might be because there was a bigger group of us to be fed. Overall meals were great and they even let us bring our own birthday cake. My steak was perfect and the onion rings were delicious!!

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JC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Compared to the Fionn’s in other provinces, this place has a long way to go. Caesar salad was terrible, onion soup was flavourless. Fish and chips were ok. No real pub atmosphere. Can’t recommend it.

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EH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Food could have been hotter, my yorkshire pudding was inedible, very tough.
salad was good, my lamb was not very tender, was difficult to cut.
my companion's fries were too well done, and "scrappy"

I would probably visit again at lunchtime, but never at evening. Was much too loud for our occasion and preferences.

Wait staff were exceptional

I previously had a very nice lunch there, so I would probably visit again,
and give it another try., before I recommended it to friends.

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BT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The service was good. Its a lovely resturant but our food wasnt very good . The deep fried food was like it was left under warmer to long very dried up.
The mini yorkies were ok but cold. We have had good food there but this time not so much.

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PD
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very disappointed with the live entertainment. Since it’s an Irish pub, we expected some Irish traditional music. However, the live music was more jazz and non-traditional pub music. When the group of three fellows started playing, the bar and restaurant started to clear out. Not what I would have expected if there was more traditional Irish and NL music.

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CF
Orlando
46 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always have a good meal here. Food options are very different than other restaurants in the area!

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HG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and it was Excellent food and service!

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LG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Seating was prompt
Server was pleasant
But meals were very slow to arrive, especially since it was lunch time
Also it wasn’t overly busy

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LL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was good. The fries were very small end pieces which made it feel like I got the last remnants of what was in the bin. I didn’t the value of the meal was equal to the meal itself. It’s overpriced considering what you get. I feel I’d youre going to charge big $$ then you should get big portions. After all how much do fries cost anyway?!

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peace was our server he was amazing !!! We actually had family home from Montreal they loved it !!

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ME
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Shepherd Pie was very watery. They were out of Salmon and Leek pie which is why we went. Garden salad was wet on top only. Had to ask for extra dressing.Chowder was very good. Would have liked option for grilled calamari .

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CQ
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation for just the 2 of us (plus baby), and changes it last minute to 4 + two babies. The staff accommodated us without question, and we're quite helpful. The hamburger I had was not good, the meat was well overdone, dry and burned. But everything else about my visit was great.

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PP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was exceptional. Your staff was fully engaged and helpful.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

All was good EXCEPT they could not find my Open Tables reservation. Lucky there was an available table. But no points it looks like to credit to my account.

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AT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

☘️ YUM!! Food was excellent! Will definitely return next time in Town! 🍀

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EZ
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The hamburger was burnt and when I mentioned it to the waitress she just said it was flame broiled. The meat inside was tough and flavourless. The fries were greasy. I would not recommend it. Disappointed.

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MC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Burger was good... butter chicken was ok in taste... but very little chicken in dish... will never order that or recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great and our server was great! However, the wait time for our food was pretty slow. If you’re not in a rush, it’s a great place but if you have somewhere to be, I wouldn’t suggest it.

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