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McCrackens Cafe Bar

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
4 Joys Entry, Belfast BT1 4DR, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 6711
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (25 reviews)
“chowder” (13 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4 Joys Entry, Belfast BT1 4DR, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 296 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great wee find down Joys Entry, off High Street. Read the signs on the walls in entry for local history facts. Care: closed for big refurbishment summer 2018.

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's the one place we go to in Belfast for food. There are lots of choices on the menu and the food is always tasty. The service can be sometimes slow but the friendly staff make up for that.

Thank dawnmjs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always feel there is too big a jump between the 3 stars, average, and 4 stars, very good in Tripadvisor ratings, and this place is a case in point. I've been here a number of times, food and service are good, price is what...More

Thank bigchiefally
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Was here for a birthday dinner and was massively disappointed. The venue itself is quite dark and dingy, very little natural light. The waitress was at least friendly and funny...if not a bit over-the-top. The food was just awful, the steak was chewy and the...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visited McCracken's today for some lunch. We got the two steaks, sides and a bottle of wine for £29.95 deal. It was lovely and really well priced. Our waiter was Ryan and he made our visit to McCracken's really enjoyable. He was friendly, chatty and...More

Thank Rose1005
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Bar drinks - pints Weiss have changed to not the most popular brand - which is a bad choose Bar staff not as food as before with many of them just doing others things Ie busy reading papers or not serving Bar is closing for...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This place was absolutely dead when we went here on Easter Tuesday. They closed early - calling last orders about half 7, just after my husband had bought our drinks, then turned off the lights and turned the music off etc shortly after. Felt quite...More

Thank JennyB1984
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Hidden right in the middle of Belfast down one of its many alleyways it is a lovely little place with the friendliest of staff , it has a simple menu but all food is excellent the atmosphere is great , live but not intrusive live...More

Thank spikeyoz
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Visited here for some food and drinks. The food was great. Tasted really good and was very hot when it arrived. Really well priced as were the drinks. It is down a side alley which could be off putting to some but I would definitely...More

Thank Scotgirl60
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Been a few times now and we take the kids too! The staff are great and the service is always fast. We love the food and the drinks are reasonably priced too. Shout out to the barman/supervisor Ryan he was great! Chatted away and was...More

Thank Lindseey M
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Kerry J
7 August 2017|
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Response from IDCann | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Not everything on the menu is conducive for taking away however there are several takeaways nearby.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Joys Entry, Belfast BT1 4DR, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9032 6711
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