Waxy’s Irish Bar + Kitchen Lexington

3.7
84 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Waxy’s is a fresh take on what a modern Irish bar and restaurant should be: a comfortable environment, vibrant atmosphere, and delicious food. Waxy’s menu elevates pub fare with generous portions of updated classic dishes made with the best, freshest ingredients. Our comfortable bars have many rotating draft beer lines offering the latest craft brews, craft cocktails, extensive wine lists as well as traditional ales and lagers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 84 people are saying
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Royf
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall a great Irish Pub atmosphere. Then band was excellent. Waitress was pleasant but didn’t seem plugged in to our group. Food was good but we didn’t have everything brought out together a d some had to wait extended times to get all their food. The prices were reasonable. I’d definitely go back

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LaurieH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Nice setting. One person in our party was not satisfied with her appetizer or main dish. Our server/bartender Tim was wonderful. Very attentive and made us feel welcome.

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vipCleo
New England
63 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointed as we had anticipated an Irish type pub as we are used to in other areas.
When I asked for a Shandy (a staple in a real Irish pub) and I was told that "beer" was no longer on the menu, I should have known. The food was OK. The music was very Irish pub like and then turned into pop.
Not what we had hoped for.

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Zambo
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Like many restaurants, finding help appears to be a problem, so the greeting at the door and table service was slower than I have experienced in the past.

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KeithM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The restaurant was half empty. It took 40 minutes to get an appetizer. After the restaurant filled in food came out quick. After ordering something i didn't want because, i was told it could take up to an hour.
The appetizer was not flash fried but deep fried and overcooked. The Main course was cold and burnt.
That would be a good place for bar rehab to do a show. The Manager needs something thrown in their face to wake up.

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vipigetto
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our entrees were tasty, and our service was exceptional. It was a good experience, watching football there on a Sunday afternoon.

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EdDon
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Although I identified this as a birthday they never recognized it

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Mary
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends midweek for a leisurely lunch. Ordered from the luncheon menu, food was fantastic, portions were large. The staff was friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Business was closed. Why did it take a res? I made the res the same day. No signs on door either. Very strange.

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anno
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was good to see a varied menu, FUN music (Rock City Band), good service

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vipsaudiweed
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All 3 orders were awesome. Dessert great. Really cozy place we feel lucky to have found :)

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More2fudge
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom and Matt at the bar were great

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vipCarlyF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for the whole family!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

*PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE REVIEWS LIKE I DID!!!*

I’m a server, I get the industry. I never EVER make any sort of deal at places but I definitely had to review this. I’m an easy going person and I genuinely was soooo disappointed. And it’s just a small tavern I had expectations low, but SHEESH

The whole thing about them never having ANYTHING is so real. I tried to order three things and they had none of it... and it was completely dead?? I’m not sure what they actually have on their menu based on this.

When I finally got something that they had in stock they managed to mess it up still (it was a salad and all I said was no goat cheese)

I ended up sending it back like at that point I ordered something I didn’t even want, it still came out wrong, and I just didn’t eat.

My friends who ate said food was kinda bland.

Also, they even dropped off a drink my friend didn’t order, so they were also messing up food and beverage. I feel like every time they brought something over there was an issue it made no sense.

I thought it was weird a manager never even acknowledged us at all after, every restaurant I worked at of a guest complained someone would go to the table and just at least talk to them.

Server was good, I just feel bad because I know it’s not their fault they work for a place that seems to be struggling to function. Now i see why they never opened the assembly location.

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SHEILAL
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the band
We had a new waitress that was new and she was very good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch

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PaulM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just an average place

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Drinks and appetizers (onion rings and pretzel) raised our hopes but entrees were awful, when they finally got the order correct. They were out of fish, tacos, tofu etc. for lunch.

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MariaC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was set up so nicely but you need heaters.

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LeeM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick and friendly service and didn’t feel rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

It was just horrible. Food didn't come out right.
The server was so nice but just doesn't belong in the business.

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afjadkfja
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not sure why reservations were accepted. Restaurant was closed

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vipcamjaco
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The problem is we made a reservation and drove all the way there and it was closed. How can you make a reservation and it nit be open?

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

DONT WASTE PPL TIME

CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok overall. The bar didn’t have all items to make a drink for one of us. The service was probably the best of any other category. Food wasn’t great. My burger was over cooked, med rare was definitely med well. A little disappointed. Band was great, lots of fun

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vipMojoRising
Miami
57 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service under existing COVID restrictions. Beautiful facility.

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DebM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The food was mediocre and the mixed drinks just terrible. But we had a lovely waitress and a good time.

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SalaciousCrumb
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is very safe and a great place to take kids!! We sat outside in very comfortable outdoor seating. The food was good and the service was outstanding.

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vipgr13
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

With a reservation, I had to wait 15 minutes for anyone to seat us outside, with plenty of tables available.
The Corned Beef was very dry, and the restaurant did not have any spicy mustard !
The Falafel sandwich arrived without the yogurt dressing, the restaurant substituted sour cream instead.
Very disappointed, it seemed like they were ready to close up shop.

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GigiH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt great to go out and enjoy live music and good food!

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vippgf50
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

oh, where do I start. Went Tuesday for their advertised Fish and chip special, which is only on Tuesdays from 6-9pm.. Got there at 6:03 and was told that they were out of fish..lol..
when questioned as to why they had no fish, 3 minutes into the special, the server was evasive and gave a phony story that the sold out during the day.. when we reminded him the fish special only began 5 minutes ago, he could not respond.
So we regrouped and ordered a pastromi sandwich and a ruben sandwich.. The ruben was very good, the fries were dry and hard, obviously not freshly cooked! The pastromi was some kind of black meat, sliced thick and hard, whatever it was, it was not pastromi, and not fresh. it looked like dried up , old , roast beef.. We sent it back. waiter agreed after looking at it, that it was inedible.. ordered another ruben instead and it was ok, but same issue with french fries!
This location needs some better management for sure!

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griff
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had a party of four sitting outside at Waxy's on Friday night with plenty of social distancing. The Irish band Boston's Erin Og was playing and they were excellent. 2 of us had the nachos and 2 had the Boiled Dinner. The corned beef was cooked to perfection and went well with the potato's, cabbage and spicy mustard.

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vipM8j6q
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Although we were the only party there the service and food quality was terrific!! Will return!!

CD
CarylD
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sad there were so few people at the restaurant. Crispy chicken wings awesome. Shepherds pie disappointing especially considering it’s an Irish Pub. The potato layer far outweighed the meat and veggie layer.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience3

Me and my gal and a buddy wanted to hear some live music and she had LaMarsh Was playing acoustically while singing and it was great

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KristiR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We went into Waxy’s for Guiness promotion night. We got married the evening prior, my new wife is from Ireland and thought this would be a fun night. The band was great and the child dancers were phenomenal! The problem? The staff. Every single one from the bartenders to the hosts and the servers looked MISERABLE. Not a smile, very cold greetings. It took 25 min to get a server to our table who claimed she was too busy with a larger table to wait on us. She finally took our order, which came out wrong. I asked to send my burger back and she said “do you want them to make you another one?” When it came back, it was an over cooked burger a plate, nothing else, not even the pickle it originally came with. I asked 3 times for a side of mayo. We had 2 friends arrive to meet us. An hour went by for them to get an appetizer delivered. We had to leave our table to order drinks from the bar, then the bartender was “put out” to have to serve us. This looked like a great bar, a great place for a celebratory night. We were very wrong and very disappointed.

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RamseyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Great live entertainment. Food service was slow on a light evening. Food preparation was mediocre. Steak tips were very tough. Steamed Broccoli was tasteless. Ruben came on very dry/old rye bread. Sangria mix was off. Very little follow up from the waitress who didn’t bother to ask if our food was ok or if we needed anything.

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Duke
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was ok. Food was ok. Ambience was better. Please pay close attention to the drink menu and edit the bourbon section...as a Kentucky bourbon guy I can tell you what is listed in the bourbon section (with the exception of seven items of the 30 plus) are actually bourbon. Could have been better.

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vipluvironhill
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Service was horrible. I waited forever and so did everyone else around me. I ordered the ribs, they were the worst I ever had. They were burnt to a crisp and very tough.
I had a coupon from the hotel and reviewed it twice with the server. He came back with my credit card and didn't take it off. However, as he handed it to me he said the discount was applied. That's stealing. I left and deducted it from his tip with a note.

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BenjaminC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and Chad Lamarsh was amazing. I was so happy with his performance

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You can order delivery directly from Waxy’s Irish Bar + Kitchen Lexington using the Order Online button. Waxy’s Irish Bar + Kitchen Lexington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 861-9299.

Waxy’s Irish Bar + Kitchen Lexington is rated 3.7 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.