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The Boxing Donkey

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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300 Lincoln St, Roseville, CA 95678-2230
+1 916-797-3665
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Sacramento, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a recent visit to Roseville, being from Ireland I was looking for a pub (of course). This place bills itself as an Irish pub - but is anything but. No atmosphere, tile counters and bar - and mostly quite unfriendly patrons and clueless bartender. Besides being quite young and not very good bartender - she insisted (argued) that among... More 

Thank IrishRM711
Roseville, California
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, for a bar, the menu is awesome and just what you would think is great Irish "bar" food. The fish and chips are the best in town and I have never had a reuben that tastes so good! They offer a good selection of local and traditional beers on tap that rotate around the clock. They offer a... More 

Thank Craig C
Roseville, California
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a big "go-to" place loved by the locals. It has a Cheers bar vibe, great food served warm and flavorful. The selection of Irish whiskey is top shelf.

Thank Sean M
Roseville, California
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139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was there at 4 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon and the place was almost deserted: five drinkers at the bar, and two seated diners. I ordered a cheeseburger to go. It took nearly 20 minutes to get to me and I left in a funk. Once home, I opened up the burger package and there was a small freshly... More 

Thank ougeekgirl
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Casual dining with very good service and delicious food. They have a full bar and the dining is in the back.

Thank Carol C
Elk Grove, California
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208 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

My cousins booked a reception in the back room for their dad who passed on in June. The buffet was really good - love the corned beef tacos! However, for a 2 pm event, beer was over-priced, and the bartender shorted a family member on an order of Bailey's, which wasn't really Bailey's - they pour something else. Bottle emptied... More 

Thank MonocleTraveler
Roseville, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Two of us visiting this place for the first time. I didn't really like that there are no servers, you have to order at the bar. I had a patty melt, and it was great...I'm very fussy about the taste of meat and this one passed the taste test. My spouse had Shepherd's Pie, not so happy. No chunks of... More 

Thank daringwomen
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This is definitely one of those pubs that you must visit if you are in the Sacramento area. It may be a bit of a drive, but where else can you try a corned beef taco and corned beef egg roll? And to add another incentive...it's in an Irish style pub. Not a huge beer selection, but the Irish influenced... More 

Thank J C
Manteca, California
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

GF lunch day out. We entered through the bar since the restaurant doorway was neither clearly marked or, apparently, unlocked. Nice sized bar area that I imagine gets pretty packed. Dining area is on the smaller size but was nicely spaced. We enjoyed that an 'Irish pub' was actually playing Irish music, too. The food? DELICIOUS. My gf and I... More 

Thank C W
San Joaquin, California
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

My lunch buddy and I drove over an hour to check out the Boxing Donkey. We both had sandwiches that stopped us mid sentence. We sat silently chewing our meals. The waitress patiently helped us pick out what we might like. I had the Bogger Turkey with a cup of Guinness Irish Stew, buddy had the Dubliner with chip -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Lincoln St, Roseville, CA 95678-2230
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Roseville
  • Phone Number: +1 916-797-3665

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