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.