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James Joyce Irish Pub & Eatery

#79 of 1,873 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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1724 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3812
+1 813-247-1896
11:00 - 03:00
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Levittown, NY
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209 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came here for dinner and a few drinks after a day of business meetings. Seems to have a good mix of locals, tourists and folks like us that are in town for business. Service was good and beers was cold. Food was average, about what I expected from a pub (typical bar food). Overall a good experience. Most will have... More 

Thank Dan9x
Terre Haute, Indiana
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242 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a little day-after St. Paddy's day cheer while waiting between our cruise and flight. It was a great lunch - traditional bar food - with a large selection of beers including local brews. It was fun to walk outside and catch the trolley back to pick up our luggage at the port before catching a cab to... More 

Thank Karen O
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went into this pub a couple of times during a four day stay in tampa. It's a great little place, we like football so was good to find a place that showed a lot of English football matches along with lots of other sports. It's a really lively place, buzzing and the staff are fantastic, really helpful. We didn't actually... More 

Thank Lee H
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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stopped in here for a quick lunch when we were in the area. It's about block away from the main street, but the food was excellent. We had fried pickles (yum!) corned beef sliders and my husband had the best burger he's had in a while. They have a huge beer menu and the staff is friendly. My only... More 

Thank greymomBoston
Ankeny, Iowa
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514 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stopped by late night to get some food and drink. Nice selection of beer on tap. Menu was a full menu at 10 PM. Unheard of! Our chicken sandwich was great. Our beer was fantastic. The bartender was also great. They do have karaoke which was loud and proud tonight but it is only later at night. Nice patio outside.... More 

Thank Zuletzt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere with the best mixologist in Tampa Bay making your drinks, Chris! Didn't get to taste the food, that will be next time.

Thank Gisela33
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Was in Tampa on business and staying just around the corner at the Garden Inn. Got back to hotel late - kitchen closed. Went to the James Joyce to eat as it was the closest place with an open kitchen (surprised to find most places closed at 10pm). Great service, great food - and great beer and whiskey. Went back... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Excellent fish and chips and Guinness stew. Lots of good beer and mix drink. Nice service and enviroment.

Thank Vanessa B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a pint. Live music was great. Crowded. Good place. Food looks good. Guinness looked better though

Thank youlosttoo
Clearwater, FL
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a small menu but good choices. It includes several traditional Irish foods and some American food too. They offer quick service at reasonable price.

Thank harrington101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605-3812
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-247-1896

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