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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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Oct 10, 2022 5

One of the best bars in Durham, and the food is "sneaky good." Surefire on burger temperatures, garlic fries that little-sibling what you get at the SF Giants stadium, house-made corned beef for mains and sandwiches. Always a good mix of people to keep one entertained. Rock n' roll, babes.

Photo of Mrs. Williams Mrs. Williams
Sep 12, 2022 4

Small quaint bar with an outside area for comedy or other performing arts. Had to keep going into the building to place orders as the servers never came out to take orders, only to serve food. They should have one or 2 dedicated servers for the outside as well as the inside. Didn't eat any food but the drinks were strong and the bathrooms were clean.

Photo of Regina Singell Regina Singell
Jul 25, 2022 5

It was really a great experience for our entire family for my hubby's birthday. The bangers and mash were on point and my mil enjoyed her fish n chips. The Irish coffee was very pretty. Would definitely return!

Photo of Craig Leibowitz Craig Leibowitz
Jun 7, 2022 5

Lovely and authentic Irish pub. Parking was a bit of a pain, but the food was great and they made one hell of an old fashioned

Photo of sher m sher m
May 22, 2022 4

Ordered food online, but when arrived for pickup was told they didn’t receive my order due internet connections.. but they were glad to work on it and gave the two of us a complimentary drink. So all is good! I would definitely go back again

Photo of Jennifer Killen Jennifer Killen
May 13, 2022 5

Absolutely incredible. Restorative. Where else can you go to have glorious food and drink, jokes with the staff, and a dance with your old man out back? This is a beautiful, magnificent beast of a night spot. James Joyce, you are my Winchester.

Photo of Stacey Craig Stacey Craig
Apr 24, 2022 5

Great food but the people made the experience even better! Sat at the bar and got to chat with the bartender and owner and both were so kind and friendly! We will be back every time we are in Durham!

Photo of Claire Jones Claire Jones
Apr 4, 2022 5

The food here is really good! We weren't expecting much from a bar, but it was great. The best fish and chips we've had in awhile. The curry was also great, next time I'll try the curry on fries instead of mashed potatoes. The bartender was working real hard as there was no one else to take orders or make drinks.

Photo of A L A L
Mar 29, 2022 5

A staple of the area James Joyce is a comfortable Irish pub run by good people. Have a tasty bite and a good pint in a no pretense allowed place.

Photo of Trevor Fagan Trevor Fagan
Feb 25, 2022 5

Had a great night at the James Joyce Irish Pub. The Fish and Chips was delicious, and the staff were amazing. Treated us so well and were fun to interact with. Great little Irish pub. Definitely will be back.