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Hooleys Irish Pub and Grill

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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
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5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
+1 619-713-6900
16:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 01:00
Mon 16:00 - 01:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 13:00
Thu 11:00 - 13:30
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Brighton, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Taco Tuesday is great! Such an inventive chef whose offerings are original and delicious! I ordered two (fish tacos with grilled cod), and that was just enough for me. Yummy!

Thank Rita B
Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I will start off by saying our first server Eric was wonderful. Our lunch was fabulous! But yes unfortunately there is a but! We were there for several hours watching the football games and Eric's shift ended. He said another server would be taking over so we closed out. We didn't see another server for 30 minutes so I went... More 

Thank Coreane68
La Mesa, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We come to Hooleys Iris Pub and Grill in La Mesa on Taco Tuesday the Corn Beef Tacos our so Good also the French Onion Soup

Thank lionel400e
San Diego, California
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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I love to eat here. It reminds me of the Irish Pubs in Ireland. Their food is so good and I eat here often. Along with all the good Irish food, their Ruben sandwiches are the best. If you've never tried their corned beef tacos, you really should. They are so good. The fish & chips are good too and... More 

Thank TJ F
Alpine, California
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212 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were running errands waiting for my wife's car to be serviced. We checked the local restaurants and had never eaten at this location. We have eaten at the one in Rancho San Diego and had expectations this would be a nice visit. Being in a shopping mall, there was plenty of nearby parking. We walked in and was greeted... More 

Thank 10ringtraveler
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

2 years ago Hooleys was named best Irish Pub in the world. Our Wednesday Night Winos group goes there 1 time per month. The fish and chips is spectacular. The Corn Beef and Cabbage is to die for. We usually split due to the large portions

Thank jtsdbs
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I like the atmosphere and the food. The staff is always friendly. You can kick it with a full menu in the bar or in the restaurant area where it isn't so loud.

Thank JasonP71
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Fast service. Great food! I had the fish tacos and chips. Highly recommend it! Looks like a "Sam's Bar" atmosphere with the dart board area. Fun place.

Thank SuperMom1656
San Diego, California
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Great food and the bar is fun. They have a live band on weekends and host the "Hooley Fest" in March which you have to attend!!

Thank SoCalGuy01
San Diego, California
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459 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Our last visit to a Hooley's was several years ago & we weren't very impressed. My wife won a gift card recently, so we gave it another go. We enjoyed a menu that has expanded from just traditional heavy Irish fare. They still have boxtys and the like, but additional items such as tacos agreed more with our varied tastes.... More 

Thank TheSpeis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 13:00
11:00 - 13:00
11:00 - 13:30
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-713-6900

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