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Bull McCabe's Irish Pub

€€ - €€€American, ,
427 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3217
+1 919-682-3061
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
427 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3217
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our crowd decided to eat outside and this was a perfect casual spot. The food is average, although the BLT was served with a fried egg (?) - we weren’t sure of the meaning of that. Good selection of beers and pleasant seating outside. Sometimes...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drink beer all you like but do not eat food here. We were here for St Patrick's day. We both ordered Shepard pie. It came out on paper and cardboard with grease leaking through before it even it the table. Not warm, not baked on...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 24 January 2018

This place is almost the real deal. I've been to Ireland many times and the interior looks like an Irish pub. We didn't have to go to the bar to order our beer however. They have servers at McCabe's. The brussel sprouts were wonderful and...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 18 January 2018

This place is uniquely situated on a patch of land near downtown Durham. We came here for a mid-afternoon coffee break, and we were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff. Side note: their coffee is great, and it comes at only $1.50.

Thank elleoa
Reviewed 6 November 2017

A group from our church met on a Sunday evening to socialize. We sat on the picnic tables and the kids were able to run around since the area is safely fenced. The beer was cold and the fish and chips are fantastic. I have...More

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Loved the Ruben at this place. Went back and - not there! Our server didn't know what happened, it's just not on the menu. Went with the ribs, they were ok, way too much sauce. Mango slaw was tasty and a big bowl of it....More

Thank Weather27712
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Bull McCabe's Irish Pub in downtown Durham, NC, is a fun place for lunch. My wife, adult son, and I met there recently. There seemed to be limited indoor seating, but a HUGE amount of outdoor seating. There was a large porch that would seat...More

Thank pfafftonian
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I came here for a late dinner on a Thursday night. I had a delicious chicken and corn chowder with a cider. My dad loved his chipotle BBQ wings and his beer. We ate well and the service was good but nothing overly amazing about...More

Thank Ingrid M
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We visited for lunch and nothing was good. We had fish n chips and fish tacos. They seem to use the same overbreaded twice fried fish in both. Also had the fried brussel sprouts. The honey glaze was a nice touch but since they were...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Nice decor. Large hangout for students (which we're not). Parking is an issue in this area, so be prepared. Tons of beers on tap, so pick this place if that's your thing. We went for food and found it to be very good, but typical...More

Thank Rich N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3217
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-682-3061
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