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James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant


912 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 683-3022
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Photo of anthony holman anthony holman
Nov 22, 2023 3

The food was good. The ribeye was well seasoned. But the service was horrible. You had to order everything at the bar. No waitress. The bartender was very nice. They just need a waitress to take care of the tables.

Photo of Augustus Remoulade Augustus Remoulade
Nov 19, 2023 5

Well, I don't know. Sometimes it would stop raining long enough for the stars to come out, and then it was nice. It was like just before the sun goes to bed down on the bayou. There was always a million sparkles on the water... like that mountain lake. It was so clear, it looked like there were two skies one on top of the other. And then in the desert, when the sun comes up, I couldn't tell where heaven stopped and the earth began. It's so beautiful.

Photo of Katerina Petrova Katerina Petrova
Oct 25, 2023 5

This Irish dive bar is so fun and cute. Meg was serving us and had amazing energy and was very attentive. Food was great as well. I got the avocado BLT and was impressed. They have vegan sweet potato burger too which is nice since my husband is vegan. I look forward to returning!

Photo of HarimHN HarimHN
Jul 7, 2023 4

Good little spot, good wings and the Main Street fries were really good. Good selection of cold beer.

Photo of Kris Howes Kris Howes
Jun 17, 2023 3

The food and the service were just okay. I def would have had a 2nd drink, but the servers never asked, and we were sitting at the bar, so we left after sitting there a while. The thing that killed the vibe we were looking for, was the cranked loud hip-hop music. Wasn't an Irish pub feel at all.

Photo of Kevin P Kevin P
Jun 2, 2023 5

Bartender was phenomenal, great conversation, and attentive service. Menu is well rounded. Atmosphere is warm and reminds me of pubs in Ireland. Back patio area is also an awesome addition.

Photo of Angela Rogers Angela Rogers
Apr 30, 2023 5

We have been coming here for years. The fish n chips, Gaelic burger and cheese curds are family favorites, but good food all around...great outdoor seating too!