MJ O’Connor’s Seaport

4.3
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Irish
A favorite Irish pub for visitors and locals alike, visit MJ O’Connor’s for delicious pub fare, American food, local craft beers and an extensive draft beer selection. Menu features include award-winning New England Clam Chowder, Fish & Chips, fresh seafood, and steak entrees. MJ’s is conveniently located in the Seaport District of South Boston, directly next to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. The pub has a beautiful recently renovated patio with soft seating and areas to gather with large groups. Gift cards are also accepted at over 10 sister locations including MJ O’Connor’s Back Bay, City Table, City Bar and Solas in the Back Bay, Ned Devine’s and Anthem Kitchen + Bar in Faneuil Hall and Gather in the Seaport District.
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ME
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. Tomato soup had no flavor. I had it the last time I was there and it was wonderful.

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded 5 days ago

Hello- Thank you so much for the review and feedback. We've shared your review with our chef, so we can work to make the necessary adjustments. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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KO
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food so good that there were no noon reservations 24 hours into our conference! Chowdah was better than you know who's!

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded 5 days ago

Hello- Thank you so much for the kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved that I got a reservation via open table

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded 5 days ago

Hello- Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Make reservations. Good food. Mac ans cheese...awesome

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded 5 days ago

Hello- We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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LL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The restaurant was quiet so the bartender served us at our table. He was very friendly and provided excellent service.

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded 5 days ago

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving meal was fabulous

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded 5 days ago

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed dining with us for Thanksgiving, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good place for a quick bite to eat.

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded 5 days ago

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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JA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was fair
Everything was good

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on November 15, 2019

Hi Jane, Would you be willing to share additional information about the dishes your ordered, so we can work to make improvements? Anything you're willing to share would be greatly appreciated. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience, and we hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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MT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is conveniently located in the Westin Waterfront Hotel. The food was good and the service very attentive. I recommend the clam chowder and the chicken curry: delicious!

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on November 8, 2019

Hi Marica, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt, our server was wonderful. Great experience! Went back the next day!

AT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Slow service, food didn’t come out as ordered and wasn’t hot

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hi Amy, We're sorry to hear about this! We've shared your review with management, our staff, and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Any additional information you're able to provide about your visit, so we can look into this, would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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HS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Never had a bed meal here. Great for after work drinks or lunch!

S
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We wanted a pre-concert dinner in a casual setting where we could have a conversation with friends, and M.J. O’Connors was perfect for that. Just a short walk from the concert pavilion, the restaurant offers high tops in the bar area, a lively setting, regular tables around the corner from the bar, and outdoor seating as well. Although the menu is limited, there are enough choices to satisfy any taste. The pork belly appetizer was a big hit at our table, but everyone in our party enjoyed their dinners, which included the salmon, the chicken pot pie, fish and chips, and curried chicken dishes. We enjoyed being in a comfortable pub setting where we didn’t have to deal with too much noise or standing crowds. And our waitress, Sarah, was helpful and fun. We would choose this restaurant again.

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on August 1, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and of course, the service from Sarah! We hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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j
New England
43 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick and friendly service. Food was great. Prices reasonable for Boston.

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy dining at M. J. O'Connors! Everything was Great!!!

MC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great! They honored our reservations every day. We appreciated their attention to our needs.

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on July 16, 2019

Hi Melinda, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service. We hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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AL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten here on numerous occasions during our holiday in Boston. Lovely people and excellent food. Well worth a visit.

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on July 16, 2019

Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope to see you again next time you're in town. Best, Grace

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VD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, loved our waitress, salmon was excellent, perfectly cooked, tasty rice.
Although I personally did not have the award winning chowder my partner did and loved it.
I recommend friends to have the chowder and they thought it was the best.

JS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our group had a wonderful experience. Great waitstaff and everyone enjoyed their meal. The background music was fantastic!

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on May 29, 2019

Hi Julianne, Thank you so much for the review! We're glad everyone in your party enjoyed their visit to MJ O'Connor's, and we hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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SE
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food fun atmosphere. Clam chowder was fantastic.

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on May 22, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, and of course, our Award-Winning Clam Chowder. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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m
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

:25 to get our drinks, and the sauces for chicken tenders and pretzels were congealed. Gross.

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on May 9, 2019

Hello- We're so sorry to hear about this. Would you be willing to provide additional information about the date/time of your visit, so we can look further into this? Apologies again, Grace

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S
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Went there to celebrate a birthday and was shocked at the level of the food. Been there before, as well as their sister spots and this food was terrible. Our actual waitress was amazing, but the folks who brought the food out were horrible. They pretty much dropped the plates down like they couldn't be bothered. It's a bar and you could actually hear them hit the table. We ordered appetizers and they took so long to come out (we had a show to get to) that we didn't order anything else. And when something as basic as fries were served, they were cold. I understand when a place is busy, but they were not. Not sure what was going on in the kitchen - I suspect because there was a private party at City Bar, but they need to step up their game and tend to the customers that are paying. Just based on the food I would not go back.

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on May 9, 2019

Hello- We're so sorry to hear about your recent visit with us. What you have described is certainly not the service we strive to provide, and for that we deeply apologize. We have shared your review with management, our staff, and our chef, so we can work on making the necessary improvements. Any additional information you're able to share about the date/time of your visit, would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again, Grace

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CS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Good atmosphere! Our server was not very attentive to us. We sat around and waiting for her to come take our order and for her to bring us our check, all while she was standing in the corner on her phone. The pizza was yummy!

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on April 22, 2019

Hi Casey, We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and pizza! Our apologies for the slow service. We've shared your review with management and staff, so we can work on making improvements. If there's any additional information you're able to share on the date/time of service, so we can investigate further, it would be greatly appreciated! Best, Grace

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OT
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Only one server working tables so we had to sit at the bar to get faster service.

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on March 21, 2019

Hello- We hope to you enjoyed your meal at the bar! Thank you so much for joining us. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Grace

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HW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Hostess was very friendly and found our reservation during a very busy time. The server was very informative and did not rush hs

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on March 19, 2019

Hi Howard, We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Your feedback is important to us, so thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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L
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Visited for dessert and beverages. Menu is limited. Quantity of the food sufficient, but nothing to write home about.

LS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had fun, service was ok, they were busy so it did take a bit longer than I would have liked, staff was very friendly and nice, food was good, will go back

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went to MJs before a comedy show Sunday during the boat show. Reservation made for 315. Got there at 3 and were seated right away even though the place was jammed. Waitress was awesome but you could tell she had 1 or 2 too many tables. (Thats on MJs ).
Didn't get the personal atttention but she knew her stuff, was all business and the food came out in a timely fashion although the burger was a little more medium rare than medium. But we werent there to become friends with the waitress and the food was good. On that night we were looking to eat and go to a show and that's what we got. We werent looking for ambiance just good food before a few laughs. Success.

KM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Short staffed. No silverware on table when busboy served food. Busboy brought silverware when requested. Steak tips were ordered medium rare but were served overly well done, dried out, and tough. Told waitress about steak tips and she deducted the cost from the bill.

R
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for a family gathering / birthday party. We had a party of nine, it was comfortable food was very good, and lots of TVs to watch games. Overall a nice experience!

h
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

6 of us early dinner... thank goodness. When we were leaving place was popping, noisy, lively. Reuben good, not enough corned beef. Steak tips good flavor little tough - 3 orders. Booths nice, separated from Bar scene. Will return early dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and a great time for a birthday!

MJ O’Connor’s Seaport
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for sharing the special day with us! We hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience4

This is the first time I have been to this restaurant so perhaps our experience was an anomaly. I took my 4 person team there for a holiday lunch. I purposely made the reservation on the early side to help ensure we would get very good service. I fully recognize that a crowded restaurant at the height of the lunch rush hour (at the holidays) can be very hectic o the staff. Our meals took nearly an hour to arrive and when they did one of the meals was not cooked as ordered and was cold. The meals themselves were very good but overall it was not the experience I had hoped for for me or my team.

F
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Too many convention goers. We were not seated for 15 minutes despite a reservation. Say for an hour and then told our ticket was lost. Manager comped our order and had it packed up for us. We had other places to be!

DS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location near the waterfront (though not on). Warm, inviting atmosphere: accommodating and friendly service. Fair pricing for much better-than-your-average pub fair. Great menu with a nice variety so you don’t feel like you’re limited to burgers and wings. Definitely worth a visit.

ST
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is very good! Second time eating here. The Apple Bread Pudding is amazing!!! Thanks Xavier for great service!

H
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

OpenTable gave me the option of 11:00, 11:15, 11:30 and so on. I chose 11:15. Upon entering and checking in, I was told they don’t serve until 11:30, as their servers were not there. We were brought menus at 11:40.

WR
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not a very interesting menu but adequate choices at reasonable prices. Friendly service but not extraordinary.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group meeting for national event

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very poor service - unbelievably slow. Overpriced food with very small portions. Would recommend elsewhere