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

Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian
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87 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5333
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The pub had a nice interior and atmosphere with friendly staff. The meal deals were large and at a reasonable price, and included a drink. I would have given 5 stars if the meal was brought to our table instead of us having to collect it.

Thank James P
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Irish theme perhaps, but Guinness alone, as the single Irish beer on tap, does not make the place an Irish Pub the way they claim. Food is ordinary; cafeteria quality at best. Too much focus on tourists/groups with vouchers for special deals. Locals, who patronise the place all year round are second class citizens to tourists.

Thank Michael M
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a great feed, drink etc - look for the local Irish Pub. We found PJ's by accident - loved it from the "attractive" staff, the excellent service, the great value fish & chips and last (but certainly not least) the choice of beers on tap. Daily specials even include a free"pot" (beer that is)! Down to earth... More 

Thank Barrie H
Weaverville, North Carolina
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229 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here one evening while in Cairns. As is generally the case the staff was extremely friendly. They have a nice selection of beers. The way it works is you decide what you want to eat and then go to the food service area and order. You are then notified when the food is ready. We had the braised lamb... More 

Thank Art H
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here the three nights we stayed in Cairns. Good food, great staff, can be noisy as always busy. Varied menu.

Thank Ann P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went with friends, and all ordered different things. I was interested in the veggie burger & asked if recommended. Response was that server hadn't had it but patrons had liked it. The veggie burger was deep fried, mostly mashed potatoes on a huge bun. It was like a bland hush puppy - for anyone who has had those, they're popular... More 

Thank Riffi_O
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

What a find ! If you feel like some great pub food , steak , salad and chips this is the place to go. We found this place on the recommendation of a local as we just wanted some simple basic chicken or steak on the BBQ. Staff welcoming and the atmosphere is great for family with teenagers (didn't stay... More 

Thank aplinvest
Cairns, Australia
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I'm a huge fan of PJ's, but only find myself there on special occasions. The staff are good; the particular day I was there, the manager was on top of everything. Drinks are reasonably priced, the food is good, and it's a great place to sit and hang out, have a drink, and people-watch.

Thank humblepuck
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We love to visit PJ O'Brien's for a couple of cold ales a good feed and some good music. Caters for all ages and we always feel welcome.

Thank Robelle275
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband had dinner at PJ O'brien's last night. We ordered from the $15 menu, which included a free drink, great value for money. We also got a jug of cider for only $10.

Thank Mcwalker123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?