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James Joyce Irish Pub in Baltimore's Harbor East - James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant, Baltimore, MD

James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant

4.5
4.5
88 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
Experience an authentic Irish pub experience in Baltimore with our cozy and inviting atmosphere that has welcomed locals and tourists alike for over 18 years. With its decor and furnishings imported directly from Ireland, James Joyce will transport you across thousands of miles of ocean to The Emerald Isle.

With a menu featuring traditional Irish fare and a large selection of draft beers, James Joyce will complete the true Irish pub experience by hosting live music 7 nights a week.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (410) 801-6596
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Kyle Brocht
  • Private party facilities
    The Private Dining Room at James Joyce is a lively choice for all seasons. The room features aretractable roof with heating for the cooler months, and a private bar. The private dining room offers premium privacy for all occasions and serves as amemorable space for celebratory events.Maximum Capacity: 46 Seated/100 Standing
  • Neighborhood
    Harbor East
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Experiences

  • Saint Patrick's Day Breakfast at "The Joyce"

    $40.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14 - Mar 17, 2024
    Get your Saint Patrick's Day Started early with Breakfast at "The Joyce" Inclusive of Full Breakfast Buffet including Chef's Signature Breakfast Items, Saint Patrick's Day Commemorative Tee-Shirt, Irish Coffee/s, and Annual James Joyce Pin Inclusive of Tax and Grautity
    Saint Patrick's Day Breakfast at "The Joyce" Photo

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Hot spot

88 Reviews
  1. Chris

    Baltimore

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time at James Joyce. It was a very busy day, with an appearance by Joe Montana as a brand ambassador for Guinness. Service was still great! We will return.

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  2. MichaelM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    overpriced for pub food but 1000% better than it used to be

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  3. SandraM

    Chicago

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome mussels!!! Drinks delicious and live music!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First, I didn’t know what to expect from this Irish Pub. I must say I was pleasantly surprised the waitress was attentive and helpful. Has a lot of big screen TVs so you can watch the game of your choice. The noise level is controlled with the music being played at a minimum so you can hear your conversation.  The reason why I gave it four stars instead of five. The only issue is the bathroom. You could smell it as it permeated through the restaurant otherwise great restaurant.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch with family,seated on time. Waiter was a very friendly honest guy. Food was delicious and hot, drinks cold. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience

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  6. tumble

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very comfortable at the pub. very friendly people! very easy to find in Baltimore.

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  7. Peter

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A bit chaotic on a Saturday night but that’s to be expected, I guess. Excellent service, good live music (Not Irish music tonight, so if you’re expecting that you might be disappointed). Decent food. No complaints!

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  8. karim

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it and great fun!! Staff so nice and loved the live music too!!

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  9. TMD06

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic as usual. The manager to Stephanie to Brittany etc

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch will definitely be back, service was fast and food was excellent

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  11. CarolF

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    2 people had burgers- very good. Fish and chips overcooked. Seafood chowder excellent. Caesar salad boring. Server good. Musician good and not too loud.

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  12. JulieS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and very wonderful waitstaff. Loved the acoustic music playing there as well. I would definitely go back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was wonderful and the Bangers and Mash superb.

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  14. Goofyhome

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great casual option in Harbor East with good prices.

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  15. SandraM

    Chicago

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome chicken sandwich ! Delicious mussels! Cocktails wonderful and Ashley the bartender was extremely nice!!! Because our mussels were delayed, she offered two glasses of wine although we were not complaining! Not our first time there and definitely not the last!!!

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  16. StevenS

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Guiness beef stew was exceptioal, and the waitress's suggestion of a local Schwarzbier to go with it was also. The Hake my companion had was also excellent, and the charcuterie and cheese plate was delish.

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  17. ScottF

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food, top notch Irish! Really enjoyed the explanation of the food and drink menu's.

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  18. TXfoodie

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a short time for lunch in between conference sessions and the Manager and server were both accommodating in helping us to get in and out in under an hour. The food was really good and we enjoyed sitting on the heated patio. Overall a really great experience for our team.

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  19. quincy57

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our dinner. Service was outstanding. We shared the seafood chowder and it was outstanding although pricey. My girlfriend had the French dip sandwich and it came with a mountain of crispy fries. I listened to the reviews and had the Shepherds Pie. This was delicious and perfect comfort food. They used braised lamb meat and it was so good. We will go back for sure!

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  20. KathleenR

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice afternoon in this cozy Irish Pub. We wished there was less fried food! More healthy options needed. Nonetheless four stars! We will go back. Convenient to the movie theater across the street!

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  21. dd25

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were delighted with our first dining experience at James Joyce! Our server was terrific and spot on with her recommendations. Our food was all delicious, we only wished the cheese curds were crispier. We will definitely be going back!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! My brother got a free dessert because it was his birthday. The Guiness just tasted better here for some reason. All the food was perfect and the service was fantastic. All around pleasant experience.

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  23. drsh

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful traditional food made well. Portions are large. Great server. Brittany took good care of us.

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  24. CrissyP

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at James Joyce Irish Pub. Latisha, Lauren, Sam, Ashley, Alex and Hacinto provided incredible service and were so personable. We kept hearing how everyone that worked there was so happy! It transferred to our experience. We will definitely be back during our next visit!

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  25. JoelB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was awesome the decor and atmosphere was almost perfect. The food was bland, uninspired and just not very good. Which considering the cost of the entree is VERY BAD. If I were meeting someone for drinks i might choose the place but the food quality at Starbucks across the street far surpasses the dreck you guys serve up. The server and the musician who was playing solo were awesome but the food was far from it.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I come here with friends all the time. I highly recommend the grilled cheese with back and tomato truffle soup.

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  27. HB22

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment, staff was nice, food was very good as well. I’ll be back

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  28. AUDREYB

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. A real Irish band was playing which made it a little hard to hear conversations.

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  29. ConnieM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    James Joyce did not disappoint as expected. We have been coming to Baltimore to see the NY Yankees play against Baltimore Orioles for many, many years (before the pandemic). And we always have our dinners (and sometimes lunch too) at James Joyce. This was our first time back since. I always have the crab cake and my husband, the Reuben sandwich. They are always excellent.

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  30. DanK

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was pleasant, and the service was efficient, courteous and non-intrusive. The food was wonderful, and the prices were reasonable.

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  31. Joat

    Denver

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was extraordinary!! Food was well prepared and appropriate for an Irish pub.

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  32. GeorgeH

    Baltimore

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were great, but the room was so noisy that we could barely hear ourselves. The server was kind enough to move us to a quieter table, but it was still a bit too loud.

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  33. SandraM

    Chicago

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mussels the beeeest! Friendly staff awesome vibe! Going back definetly!

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  34. SandraM

    Chicago

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mussels are just DELICIOUS!!!!!! Sam and Gisele the best!!!!!

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  35. Panko

    Baltimore

    305 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    305 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I had been to James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant once before, pre-COVID. We drank and ate at the bar and enjoyed it. I’ve been looking forward to returning since they reopened after renovations. For this visit, I brought my mom here for lunch. I knew this was her kind of place. We dined outside in their indoor-outdoor space. Nice weather. Comfortable. This was a weekday lunch so I had to forgo the Irish whisky and appetizers. We went right to the main attractions. My mom ordered an Irish classic: Shepherd’s Pie. She loved it. It looked amazing! I had one bite. It was sublime. Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with braised veggies inside a shell made with velvety, creamy, potato mash studded with fresh herbs. The top part of the pie looked like undulating potato pillows. The portion was overly generous. Really, it’s too big for a normal person. Expect significant leftovers. I had another Irish classic: the Reuben with a side of French fries. The sandwich was delicious. The corned beef was perfectly brined and cooked. Juicy. Very good rye bread, sauerkraut, dressing and melted cheese. Here again, the portion was bigger than normal. A single napkin is no match for this sandwich. They should supply a kitchen towel. The “grease” is not from the brisket but from the buttered bread. The fries are good if not special. Well seasoned, good texture. I’ve definitely had worse. Service was good. James Joyce would be a great place for happy hour or for a Sunday afternoon/evening during football season. Looking forward to going back.

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  36. TMD06

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    James Joyce did it again with great food and great service as always.

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  37. Carolina

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ok for a happy hour outside cause it can be loud inside. Prices for Happy Hour are not the best. Could do better at local spots in fells point. The food...irish...so not going to get a lot of flavors. The chili was good. The crab cake looked pretty small, but not the price. Definitely outside area to watch an inning or 2 of the Os then head to the water at fells point

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  38. Sonatina9

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered a drink from their cocktail menu.. MOLLY BLOOM. Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila, Manzanilla Sherry, Pineapple, Chamomile...13 The waitress said they are out of that. Weird I thought. She said they were changing their menu. She suggested a Lemon Drop with Tequila instead of Vodka. "Sure!" was my reply. I liked it. I had another. When the bill came the drinks were $21 each!!! WOW !! there was never any mention from the waitress about the price difference. When I asked the manager he said that Tequila has tripled in price and so had to be reflected in the bill. What?! We were never informed of this before or while ordering. Very disappointed, annoyed and paying $42 for two drinks is outrageous !

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service. Highly recommend. There fries are delicious

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  40. StevenD

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Authentic Irish pub experience. The food was really good, I thought it was a little more expensive than it should be. But the service, the ambience, and the food were all great. I recommend.

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FAQs

James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 801-6596.

James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant

616 President St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Harbor East
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 am Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kyle Brocht
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 801-6596
  • Private party facilities
    The Private Dining Room at James Joyce is a lively choice for all seasons. The room features aretractable roof with heating for the cooler months, and a private bar. The private dining room offers premium privacy for all occasions and serves as amemorable space for celebratory events.Maximum Capacity: 46 Seated/100 Standing
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