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About M.J. O'Connors Waterfront

A favorite Irish pub for visitors and local 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.

425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish, American

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Sunday - Thursday:
Late night menu until 12:00pm

Friday - Saturday:
Late night menu until 1:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 443-0800

Website:
http://www.mjoconnors.com/

Parking Details:
Westin Garage as well as ample street meter parking. Hotel Valet.

Public Transit:
Silver Line World Trade Center Stop; Bus Route #7.

Private Party Facilities:
MJ O’Connor’s is a modern Irish Pub in the bustling Seaport District of Boston, located in the Westin Boston Waterfront. The restaurant is conveniently adjacent to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and features American cuisine, fresh seafood, and Irish specialties.

Private Party Contact:
Devon Lawrence: (888) 450-1332

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The perfect location for corporate events, birthday parties, fundraisers and rehearsal dinners, MJ's Waterfront can accommodate up to 220 guests in our dining room or outdoor patio. We look forward to crafting a special menu for any occasion.

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M.J. O'Connors Waterfront Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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3.8

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4.2

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3.7

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Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2016

This restaurant is in the main floor of the Westin hotel. Better than usual food for a large bar, but not a destination restaurant you'd go to for the food. It's energetic and fun… it is what it is, and doesn't pretend to be anything else.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2016

First, the chicken strips (beer battered, not kids) are SUPERB. The flatbreads are good, too. We ate here 2 nights in a row plus one lunch for a dance convention in the hotel. The Friday and Saturday night server was excellent. The fish tacos are lame. No salsa and served with tarter sauce. Yucky and plain. And fried. Get a lesson on fish tacos.
The worst 2 parts....to go lunch line on Sunday was hideous and it took 40 minutes to get one order of chicken strips and fries. Even worse than that....Saturday after noon went in for margaritas with a friend and asked for a "good one" (i.e. top shelf - good tequila plus Cointreau) and the bartender was super grouchy and rude. (A bigger girl with lower shirt buttons unbuttoned because her shirt didn't fit, for reference.. SO RUDE to us!!!!! Saturday, April 30th, 2:30pm. Awful) So, the margaritas came and they were SO awful and sour...but we were so afraid of her that we didn't dare complain. So....she charged us $32.00 for two horrible margaritas served with a side of nasty attitude. Worst bartender EVER.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2016

My husband had the rueben sandwich & claimed it was the best he had ever had. I ordered the fish & chips which were good but there was too much batter for my liking. Cocktails were a bit pricey & loaded with ice.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Perfect spot to eat before going to the comedy show!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2016

This restaurant mainly attracts a hotel guest, convention or comedy club crowd, so it gets really busy at times. On comedy club nights, it's crazy busy within an hour of a show, then quiet, then busy again for the next show. When conventions are in town, it's crowed with large groups and gets quite noisy. Service suffers when it gets busy so expect that. That being said the food is good so I do find myself going back often.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2016

M. J. O'Connors was a delightful find. I was looking for a restaurant that would accommodate a large party in close proximity to the Seaport Convention Center. The location was perfect, but more importantly the service was fabulous and the food delicious. Great menu with lots of options; something for everyone! I have a convention this summer at the Seaport and will be recommending M. J. O'Connors to my colleagues.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Perfect for dinner before the show!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2015

Dinner after the comedy show. Perfect combo!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2015

Simply stated the food is amazing. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable as well. I've eaten here several times due to being in the immediate vicinity for work and while I don't consider myself a bar or pub person; I would come here again even if I wasn't working in the area. They have a lot of options, a reasonable price point and excellent presentation.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2015

And the staff was dressed up because it was Halloween. Good good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2015

They also have a gluten sensitive menu, which contained quite an array of dishes to choose from. The food and service was good on a quiet night, although I asked for no onion on my salad and it came out piled high with them. I did my best to eat around them and it was fine. I didn't say anything to the waitress because I didn't want to wait for another salad with chicken to be made as it was already fairly late on a week night to be eating. I'd definitely go back as it was a quiet alternative to the busy Seaport restaurant scene.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Nice place, average food, good location. Look for street parking as the valet is $20 + tip.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 29, 2015

Excellent food and service by Bob. Fish and chips portion was incredibly LARGE and every bite was A+. My child had their chicken bites and she ate every single one!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 23, 2015

The food is mediocre at best. My tomato soup was definitely watered down

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 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2015

We came to Boston for Marathon weekend. We made reservations for all our dinners because with 7 people and 2 small kids, we knew it would be difficult to find accommodations. But what a find MJ O'Conners was. We had a wonderful meal here. Great food, great beer selection. Jovial atmosphere. Great time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2015

What a neighborhood gem! The menu specifically for those with gluten intolerance was wonderful, and the items were excellent. It was a calm and relaxing lunch and the server was friendly too. I would definitely return!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 26, 2015

This is a convenient restaurant attached to the Westin at the Boston Convention Center. The atmosphere is "Sports Bar" - the food is acceptable but the service is indifferent - forget about getting more water. If it were not for the convenience factor for conventioneers they would have a hard time competing with other seaport restaurants.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2015

the food is always good. they have a variety on the menu. service is hit or miss. do not sit in the back tables. you get forgotten.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2015

Great Irish Pub with very good food and good beer selection. The best is it is attached via hallway to the convention center. Works awesome in this very cold wintry weather.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2014

The food was good and they offer some gluten free options. We really enjoyed our pizzas.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2014

this place is designed to meet the needs of the hotel and conference centre crowd; food was excellent; service was wonderful but it isnt an irish bar.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Graet location in the Westin at the Convention Center, food was good and service was good.. a little lean on the apps, but overall good choice for dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2014

There seemed there was nothing that was Irish about this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2014

We had a party of 7 there on a Friday night. It was dead there. We waited almost 30 minutes to have our order taken and another 30 for the food. Got there at 630 didn't leave til 8

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2014

Good food, laid back atmosphere. The waitress was great and suggested something from every section of the menu. She suggested the clam chowder which was out of this world good. Not on the waterfront but convenient and walking distance to the Blue Hills Pavillion.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 16, 2014

We were seated right away. After that, we waited, and waited, and waited. The waiter seemed to disappear and never really come back too often. It took forever for him to take our drink order and then forever to get them. Seeing the writing on the wall, we put our entire order in right away. I ordered the Fish and Chips. It was a very large piece of fish which was a pleasant surprise. The French Fries were good, and seemed fresh. I also had the Clam Chowder which seemed a little thin.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 31, 2014

Burgers and fries, Fish and chips, bangers and mash, meatloaf--classic American/Irish comfort food. Pleasant surroundings, friendly wait-staff.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2014

This was a 60th celebration we had earlier reservations since going to Comedy show but, we had soooo much fun a great waitress and great food!! This was good for food, we loved our ambience, perfect celebration Thanks!!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Nice atmosphere, food was very good. I don't like to book reservations through third party, it creates a distance/ cold feeling. Waitress was great although we think she was the only one working. We had reservations so the wait wasn't bad, 15 mins. Those without had to wait 20 mins, or more in an empty restaurant. There were over ten empty tables. Most of these people left and these seats went unfilled. I understand there were lots of reservations that may not have shown.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2014

Drinks were overpriced - the St. Thomas, a rum drink, was $12.
Food is good, not great, but we mostly had sandwiches

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 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2014

The night we were there, the wait was an hour or more. We had reservations and were seated right away. It seemed as though they were not prepared for a large crowd. The wait was long, menu kind of limited. I think you are better off with burgers, or sandwiches. Fries were cold, steak tips chewy. The atmosphere was lively and comfortable, the waitress was pleasant. I think the food could be better. A good spot to meet for drinks.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 10, 2014

I ordered the curry chicken plate which was very tasty but the rice that came with it was a big sticky lump. My wife order her steak cooked medium and what she got was well done.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 9, 2014

Went here with a group of friends for a quick bite and cocktails. All of us (5) thoroughly enjoyed our food. Pastrami sandwich (with sweet potato fries) was really good. My friends who the steak tips also gave them thumbs up.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 6, 2014

I dined there twice in 4 days while I was attending a conference at BCEC. The black bean burger and mac-n-cheese were both very good. My daughter enjoyed her sliders. The only negative - the sweet potato fries were soggy more than crispy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 5, 2014

all good, see above but dissapointed in the billing as a waterfront restaurant. no water to be seen anywhere or near by. scene was of summer st or convention ctr.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 5, 2014

Great Atmosphere, Food & Service

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 (New England)·Dined on April 4, 2014

Our experience at O'Connors was really great - we are family and hadn't seen each other in a long time - a lot of conversation, picture sharing, laughs - and Myra, our waitress, was very attentive, personable - excellent - we were wishing she could join us!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 26, 2014

Convenient for eating while at the convention center

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 15, 2014

The corned beef special was delicious. I had the Salmon. The only disappointment was that the menu said plantains, but the were thin strips of fried plantain chips, not whole plantains fried, which was I expected. Great selection of beer. Service was friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 15, 2014

Had the corned beef dinner. Large portion and very tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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