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.
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
Nov 12, 2019
Excellent service, and even better food! I started with the Brussels sprouts that were out of this world! And for my entree I got the fish and chips. The batter was crispy and delicious. Fresh cut fries that were also delicious. I highly recommend checking this place out!
Nov 4, 2019
It was a Sunday night, so pretty low key. Bartender was nice initially but walked off to do his own things because there were few patrons and we only ordered drinks. Would go back when its busier.
Dec 15, 2019
Extremely delicious menu. I was extremely surprised how great this pub / restaurant was!
Dec 26, 2019
Nice pub atmosphere. Good food and good tap selection.
Mar 1, 2020
The atmosphere is incredibly approachable, the regulars are friendly, and the fish and chips are absolutely stunning. All for their hottest wing sauce on the side. You'll thank me for it.
Jan 14, 2019
Superior atmosphere and staff. Great mix of clientele. Easily one of the best spots in Durham.
May 7, 2020
A great traditional Irish pub with delicious food & tons of atmosphere. This place is so great, we spotlight them as part of our Durham Walking Food Tour!