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

Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian
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87 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5333
11:30 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had dinner and some drinks with my friends. It was really nice. The food is good and the atmosphere as well. Good for a dinner night out while in cute and tiny little Cairns.

Thank Maria Teresa F
Sydney Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is good and food is great value. Very focused on the backpackers with good deals on food and drink.

Thank AineODonovan
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner and had vouchers to get it for $9. There were selected things you were allowed to order but the choice was pretty good. The portion sizes were what you would expect in a pub and we got a drink added in. The food itself was very good.

Thank Robyn G
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't get there for dinner service after 1700 but the beer was ice cold and the bar menu wings were awesome! Price/value very good, super nice staff and bar tenders.

Thank Mark W
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everywhere I travel, there is some form of Irish bar. They seldom remind me of any bars back home in Ireland. As a bar in its own right, it's pretty decent. They do lovely food with a great $9 meal deal (you need a voucher from your hostel, which most seemed to have) that includes a free drink - ideal... More 

Thank LupeBrown91
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 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
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 14 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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

Thank Ann P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Digital Payments
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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 Street, 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?