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Irish American pub with a great atmosphere - The Workman's Friend, Charlotte, NC

The Workman's Friend

4.5
4.5
55 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
Located in the heart of Plaza Midwood, we are an authentic Irish American pub serving scratch-made pub fare with friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere. Choose from our open air patio overlooking the action of Central Avenue, or our cozy indoor dining room outfitted with a working fireplace.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–2:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (980) 224-8234
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Plaza Midwood
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 55 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Good for groups

  • Charlotte

    Hot spot

  • Charlotte

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charlotte

    Lively

  • Charlotte

    Good for groups

  • Charlotte

    Hot spot

  • Charlotte

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charlotte

    Lively

55 Reviews
  1. tarnsman

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great bar and great beer selection. Our server was helpful and on the ball.

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  2. MarkC

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The “chips” (fries) were not as good as normal, the shepherd’s pie had way too much potato’s and not enough meat and veggies as it usually does. Overall this was an ok experience but no where near as good as we have had in the past. The service was great and the staff was amazing.

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  3. lisao

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server, food was good as always. Bloody Mary delicious. Loved it.

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  4. GoodService

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Half chicken gravy was wayyyyy over salted, the mash had no salt at all.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First brunch experience at Workman’s friend! We sat on the patio and the vibe was perfect for a Sunday afternoon. I had the Spring Spinach Salad and Blueberry Lemon Waffles, which were good but not outstanding. The salad was a little sparse - mostly just greens and lacking a good amount of toppings. The Evelyn cocktail was awesome - so refreshing! I’ll try it again for brunch but would order different items.

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  6. AlanK

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got there early for Mother's Day because we were going to Ovens at 7 pm. At that time, most people there were at the bar. We ordered fish and chips. Fish was really good, and the side of peas was nice. Potatoes were very good. As it got later, we were treated to a band playing traditional Irish music. Very enjoyable.

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  7. Natalie

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great ambiance. Our waitress was very attentive. Definitely will be back!

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  8. KarenE

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mom and I had a delicious brunch! She had the eggs Benedict and loved them. The blueberry waffle was superb. I asked for 2 scrambled eggs and they either gave me 4 or Big Bird laid them! Staff was friendly and attentive. I’ve been to several pubs in the UK and the atmosphere of TWF was on par with any of them.

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  9. Lisaloo

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate brunch at Workman’s Friend on a Sunday. We ordered the Salmon board, waffles and Irish Breakfast.The entire spread was amazing! We will be back.

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  10. MariaC

    Coastal Georgia

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice local pub with a dining room in back. Menu is fairly meat-centric with all the standard Irish favorites but a bit elevated from a culinary aspect. Specialty cocktails are quite yummy and service is very attentive.

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FAQs

The Workman's Friend is rated 4.5 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Workman's Friend

1531 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205-5013

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Plaza Midwood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–2:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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