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P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub

87 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5333
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“rump steak” (6 reviews)
“fish n chips” (3 reviews)
“mash” (7 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
87 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good Irish pub in Cairns, good set up and range of beers on tap. Decent pub food too. Good spot to watch sport, multiple TVs.

Thank Granules2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meals here are very cheap however I was disappointed in the irish stew. They had no butter for the bread roll that comes with the stew. And the stew was tasteless. My boyfriend had the chicken ceaser wrap which he enjoyed . You get...More

Thank Durosek
Reviewed 8 May 2018

I've been to this establishment a few times and always enjoyed myself.This time I was here in March 2018.On one occasion I ordered the chicken parma with chips and salad and a beer included in the price, the food was fantastic.On another occasion I ordered...More

Thank Ozzie0504
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Get yourself a voucher from a travel agent (I got mine from Peter Pans) and head to PJs from 5pm to grab yourself a meal and a pot drink for only $10.

Thank Helie1992
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

OMG cheapest chicken snitzy I've ever had $16. Not a huge meal but couldn't eat it all. But found room.for the sticky date pudding as you do . Well worth a visit and will be going back

Thank Karen Q
JLEddings, Marketing at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks for the review Karen, we try to offer exceptional value and customer service to all our customers so very it's nice to hear when we are doing things right. We hope to see you here again soon.

Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here on a couple of occasions recently. The food is good, comes fairly quickly and is reasonably priced. Most entrees include a drink, either a beer, glass of wine or soft drink. The atmosphere is good and the place is generally busy...More

Thank Katherine W
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Had lunch at PJ's after visiting the Cairns Aquarium. The pub had the typical tables and booths as well as a large bar. You order food from a counter and the give you a buzzer to indicate you should pick up your food. Our party...More

Thank Mccrackt31
Reviewed 20 March 2018

A well-run pub with outdoor terrace, good choice of beer, fast service, it also serves cheap meals with a beer if we visited a tour shop that gave us discount coupons, a good advertisement for this historic place in restoration.

Thank Normand Q
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We been there for Dinner and had a Parmi and Chicken-Burger. The Bun of the Burger was Black as they first served it. We complained and they replaced the the Bun. But it still tasted burned cause they Chargrill the Bun and the Chicken. For...More

Thank Georges_A_Escoffier
Steven B, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Dear Georges_A_Escoffier. First of all thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that we didn't quite hit the nail on the head with our food this time. As you did say our Buns are grilled which does...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of the musts as a backpacker in Cairns, the food is good and if you can get a discount card from the travel shops and get the meal deal half priceMore

Thank Followjonalong
Steven B, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Dear Followjonalong. Thank you for your really positive review. We appreciate guests taking the time to leave us comments and opinions. Looks like you really enjoyed our experience. We love offering great deals to all guests and I hope you come back and enjoy some...More

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21 July 2017|
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Response from Steven B | Property representative |
Hi Mikepty We have meals ranging from $15 to $28 and if you happen to stay in one of our associated hostels you may be eligible for one of our $10 meal deals!!! Cheers. Steve (general manager)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 5333
  • E-mail
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