This is a nice Irish bar in a very nice location. There is a patio with outdoor seating for people watching. The service was very good and the bartender was funny plus helpful. The Bangers and Mash was exceptionally well made. The sausage links were perfectly soft with great flavor. I am glad that I took the time to try James Joyce Irish Pub.
Feb 24, 2019
Atmosphere is true Irish Pub... dark wood and cozy. Menu had a lot to offer and more creative than just typical pub food. Service was friendly and attentive. Why only 3 stars? It was so dirty! It just felt and smelled like there is little dusting, wiping and mopping that goes on in this facility. Other options for Irish pubs that are cleaner exist and sadly I won’t be back.
Apr 25, 2019
Stopped in the other day. It wasn't really busy when I went and the food was brought out really fast. It was somewhat unusual because the bartender was also the waiter. But the for was good.
Jun 12, 2019
Food was surprisingly good and the bartender/waiter is awesome! Some patrons were so lots we couldn't hear our own conversation, but that's kinda part of the atmosphere.
Apr 27, 2019
A Durahm institution. Great staff serving excellent food and drink. Best burgers in town. Keep Durham gritty.
Oct 19, 2019
Good atmosphere for an Irish pub. Woody and warm. Waitress was awesome. Ordered fish & chips and a Reuben to split with my wife. Fish & chips were crispy & tender ... recommended. Reuben was fatty and tough. Thick slices that pulled out on every bite ... not recommended. Lots of “colorful language” while we were there from other patrons. Don’t bring your kids. If you’re looking for a good Irish pub, plenty of better options in the Triangle. Loved our waitress, but did not love the place.
Sep 5, 2019
First time being there. Good food and options. Really good service. Parking was decent in a rainy day.
Sep 15, 2019
Most come here to drink and it is good. Anthony rocks the bar. I come to eat. Brandon knocks the burgers and specials out of the park. Save some for me.
Aug 17, 2019
Great burger. Good Irish pub vibe. Chill spot with many regulars