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M.J. O'Connors Waterfront

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117 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, American
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Hours of operation
Daily: 11:30am - 11:00pm

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

Friday - Saturday:
Late night menu until 1:00am
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Phone number
(617) 443-0800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Devon Lawrence: (888) 450-1332
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Westin Garage as well as ample street meter parking. Hotel Valet.
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Public transit
Silver Line World Trade Center Stop; Bus Route #7.
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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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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 117 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.7
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great drinks.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Awful. Came back to this restaurant as our previous experiences months prior was tremendous. Sad to say this visit was not worth it, at all. Our favorite dish was no longer on the menu (not a big deal), but everything we did have was terrible. Guinness onion soup was watery with zero Guinness flavor. The calamari was bland with a horrible chipotle mayo dipping sauce. The crab cake was mushy and the quinoa salad with it was ice cold with zero flavor. Can honestly say my family and I will not be back.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Was staying at the Elements Seaport for Marathon weekend. After completing the marathon later that night went over for dinner. Was delighted with the service and the food. Will definitely come back if ever in Boston again!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Awesome night at pax

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Nice dinner after Laugh Boston! Great food and service

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My only complaint is that I placed the reservation for a high top table and that was available.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Bangers and mash was very good.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Was very grateful to the staff who provided my fiancé and I along with our friends free champagne to celebrate our engagement.

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3.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Service was pretty good but the food was nothing exceptional. Fish was very greasy had too much breading and the first time around undercooked. Great location but need to work on food quality.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food. Server was attentive. Like other reviews noted, it was a little dark in the dining room in certain areas.

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1.0Dined on November 23, 2017

It’s Thanksgiving. We’re thankful that the host was such a dick we left and went to Legal’s instead. The place was empty. No wonder.

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3.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Parking validation didn’t take at the Westin garage, so we paid $20 more for parking than we should have.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

Food was better than I expected and I would go back again. I recommend the fish and chips pizza and burgers

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

There really are no restaurants close to the Westin. The food is great and very cost effective pricing. We had the Fish & Chips, Cajun Burger, MJ Burger & a Pizza they all were excellent

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Everyone was very nice and efficient, the food was all good, and the beer/wine selection was also good.

Interior spaces were a little dark for my taste.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2017

Nice service with the food worth for the price! Good servers to please the crowd when it is busy!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Went here after a comedy show at Laugh Boston. Nice, quick service and good food! Reasonable prices.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2017

I chose this restaurant out of a variety of options in Boston because the menu was able to accommodate a vegetarian, a meat eater, a child and someone on a diet. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was awesome. Our server wasn't super friendly, but honestly we didn't need that from him. He was attentive and we didn't lack for anything at our table. This is a great place to meet friends for a fun meal. In our case we met friends we hadn't seen in twenty years and the atmosphere was conducive to conversation. Everyone felt comfortable. For example, we were sitting outside and noticed a chill and without even asking the staff turned on the overhead outdoor heaters for us. It was a lovely evening and dinner out with friends at MJ Oconnors.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2017

Good Food Good ambiance service a bit slow but not too bad. A good solid choice

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2017

I loved the atmosphere. Our waitress was very friendly and energetic and the food was enjoyed by all of us! I can't wait to go back again to try something else out on their menu. There is a great comedy club next door, so you can make a nice night of dining and entertainment without having to move your car. And they also also validate parking for a discount.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Two families celebrating together on the 2 Dad's birthdays. Called ahead to let them know and we were "surprised" with 2 super decadent slices of chocolate cake/ice cream with candles (and spoons for everyone)! As a group we ordered cocktails, beer, appetizers, salads/soups, & pizza as well as main entrees ... and the food disappeared instantly! Highly recommend the calamari and truffle steak flat bread pizza as appetizers and the salmon was terrific and very fresh! Quick and friendly service was very much appreciated.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2017

Fun hotel restaurant with an Irish Pub theme. A nice find.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Good location. The Guiness Onion soup was cold, flavor was blah and the crouton was too small. I ordered a burger it was overdone (I ordered medium rare and it was medium well) and didn't have much flavor. The reviews online had been great and I was expecting more.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Excellent service and fantastic cocktails. I had a tasty Guinness rootbeer cocktail and the shrimp and grits were cooked perfectly. The calamari appetizer was a little dry, but the great service made up for it. The ambience was not as cozy as you would expect from an Irish bar, but you cannot beat the location and it was perfect for food and drinks before a show at Laugh, literally next door.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2017

Good place to grab some drinks and apps. Came here with friends before a show at laugh. We had a great time, thank you!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Service and food were great

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2017

1st night in Boston .. was nice seated right away due to reservation that we had an open table… I will say the food was limited in the menu little difficult for son to find something that he enjoyed ...experience was nice ...price was great I would recommend it is attached to hotel so there were a lot of adults and fancy look like wedding entire

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

An overall great place. The service was awesome and the food was even better! You feel really good with the atmosphere. I highly recommend checking it out, nice place for a date!

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2016

Location is great when seeing a show at Laugh Boston, but the food really is sub par.

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2016

We had a big group with kids and Pats fans, and the woman who served us was amazing - she was patient, kind, and kept checking on us. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

It was a real pleasure eating at a restaurant in the Seaport area that was not crowded and had good food and service. I dined with 5 friends before the Jack O Lantern display at Commonwealth Hall and we were very pleased with our choice....only restaurant that could accommodate us that busy Saturday before Halloween night. It is off the beaten path but worth the extra walk.

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2.0Dined on October 27, 2016

Disappointed with the quality of food and menu selections. Worst lobster roll I ever had, onion soups were tasteless and desert selection poor.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

great place for a birthday party. I was surprised at the soup menu i had a great vegan chill there, and a vegan burger both very good. I think that the vegan will be very happy with this IRSH pub place. I look forward to coming back sometime soon.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Great quick bite for parent weekend

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2016

Most of the food was pretty good, though not particularly inventive. The menu was bizarre for an Irish pub. Curry? Bok choy? It was missing all of the classics, and had some very strange additions.

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2016

Great place for business meals and casual get together

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3.0Dined on August 20, 2016

Nice setting for a Westin hotel restaurant. Food was tasty, but not gourmet.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2016

First time eating here and it was very good. Food was delicious and the service was great.

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1.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Worst service I've had in a very long time. The wait time for the waitress to come and take our food order was extremely long. They gave us the wrong order twice and charged us for a meal that didn't even make it to our table. You would think that the waitress would excuse herself but all she said was "oh", luckily I wasn't the only customer that had a terrible experience at this restaurant today, the family next to our table had similar issues. The first and last time I'll be eating here.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2016

Server was attentive during a business lunch hour. We sat next to the bar - noise level was acceptable.

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