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James Hoban's

€€ - €€€American, Irish,
1 Dupont Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1110
+1 202-223-8440
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“shepherd's pie” (24 reviews)
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Dupont Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1110
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1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My brother and I were in town for a night and just ran into this place. Located right around DuPont Circle it appears to be very popular. They were having live music out front but we wanted to sit at the bar. Good service and...More

Thank Bradford C
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words and happy to hear you enjoyed the experience Bradford. Have a nice weekend, and thanks again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was nice, good décor, good location. Lousy service if you they think you are not going to spend much but after I bought a few rounds and food, they were all over me. Very fickle.

Thank Rick E
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the feedback Rick. Next time you are in, ask for Brett, he will make sure you are taken care of. We pride ourselves on top notch service. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a spectacular visit at this venue. Great friendly staff, cold beer and cider on tap. Busy place with great vibe. They advertise that they show the six nations rugby games. Well worth more than one visit.

Thank AAleR
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

That is great to hear, and thank you so much for the review. Enjoy your week.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Are you in Ireland or Washington DC?? Glass of Guinness - not to cold - with Potato Leek Soup and Shepherd’s Pie served as a lunch special. Tasty soup that I actually dribbled into my Shepherd Pie for a creamy added flavor. Perfect size portions...More

Thank X8512LQwilliamp
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

What a wonderful review, and we really appreciate your kind thoughts. So glad you enjoyed the experience, and thank you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Irish pub for the first time with my wife and adult son. The three of us would rate James Hoban’s authentic Irish pub 5 stars. Loved the atmosphere, the configuration of the bar and the bartenders were personsble, attentive and very welcoming....More

Thank lawmanUsa
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you had fun and enjoyed the experience. We really appreciate your thoughts. Enjoy your week.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Irish pub/bar for casual dining. Friendly staff, excellent service. Food good enough. Prices ok. Quite busy on a Monday night... seems popular A lot of special offers, something different each night TV a little loud but didn't seem to bother anyone... American football on Can...More

Thank Pkmoloney14
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback and glad you had fun. Enjoy your weekend.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with some friends for happy hour today, ordered gin and tonics. The tonic water was completely flat and tasteless, informed the barmaid that there might be a problem with their tonic, she was completely uninterested and told us we were wrong and there was...More

Thank 622Isabelle
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Had a great evening at James Hoban's Irish Pub in DC right on Dupont Circle. Small group event with about 20 folks. The Chef prepared an economical buffet (as our group had a small budget) with yummy fixings - salads, cheese and meat board, garlic...More

Thank Debra E
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

That is great to hear Debra. We are glad you all enjoyed. Thank you again for thinking of us and the review.

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Pull a good pint of Guinness Also have other local beers. Full bar Had eaten earlier so just ordered sausage Rolls with mustard sauce. They were good Probably would've rather just had a grainy Mustard with them instead of this mayo/mustard sauce

Thank Carla H
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Glad you enjoyed Carla, and thanks for your feedback.

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this pub on our second evening in Washington. We stopped for drinks and to feed our son. We sat outside. Great atmosphere, good service and lovely cocktails. Very friendly staff. We returned the following night for cocktails and food. It didn't disappoint!...More

Thank EmLouPatel
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at James Hoban's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Glad you all enjoyed, and thank you for the nice review and for coming by. Enjoy the weekend.

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helen s
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Hi Helan, I Hope you are well. If you give us a call on 202.223.8440 and we can see if we can book a space for you. Kellie O'Brien.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 01:30
Monday
11:30 - 01:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:30
Thursday
11:30 - 01:30
Friday
11:30 - 02:30
Saturday
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dupont Cir NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1110
    (New Hampshire Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle Metro (South Exit)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-223-8440
  • E-mail
Description
James Hoban's proudly offers guests a modern day taste of Ireland. We have endeavored to bring to Washington a flavor of today's Ireland, with a look that presents our most cherished traditional aspects yet also displays modern Ireland's strong European culinary influences. But while Great Irish cuisine comes naturally at James Hoban's, a very memorable dining experience is about more than the food. It's when the warm host, witty bartender, and savvy waiter treat you like family. It's the live music, the strong drinks, and the great company, all in our nation's capital. Stop by for a pint or a plate and experience what has been called a "neighborhood gem" and "warmth in the heart of Dupont."
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