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Finnegan's Wake Irish Pub and Eatery

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Address: 320 Grinnell St, Key West, FL 33040-6932
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+1 305-293-0222
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No longer in business

Finnegan's wake is no longer in business. It is now another restaurant in the building, but we didn't try out the new establishment. Too bad about Finnegan's Wake, it was a good... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2015
Lynne809
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Key West, Florida
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

It was a great place to meet and throw back a few. .. Come for the food, stay for the beer, leave with the staff ! Sorely missed, many a night and day spent checking that the Guinness was at the correct temperature. .... Wayne was a great chef and Dee Dee,Val,Mike etc were the best barkeeps...... The new place/ownership... More 

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Key West, Conch Republic
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50 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

What was a community's favorite pub was bought by off-islanders and converted into a sterile, just-like-every-other tropical tourist spot - everything that was special (the local and Irish music, the trivia contest, the open-every-night comfort food) is gone.

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Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

Finnegan's wake is no longer in business. It is now another restaurant in the building, but we didn't try out the new establishment. Too bad about Finnegan's Wake, it was a good place to get true Irish food and beverages.

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2 Thank Lynne809
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

Finnegan's was a Key West Icon. It was a huge success, just they way it was but it was sold to an out of state company that completely gutted the historic building to turn it into something that worked back home. Now it's a pretty building, sitting lonely with no one in it.

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2 Thank KeyWestIslandhopper
Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

Finnegan's Wake is no longer in business. They were a "Very Good" local institution when they were open and are sadly missed. The Chef was creative, the food and atmosphere were warm and welcoming and the prices were affordable.

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Key West
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Finnegan's is no longer. The building has been going through renovations and a new business called Backspace (I think) should be opening soon. Not sure what type of food they will offer, but it will not be Irish.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Our food was a long time in coming - I mean, a LONG time - and the burgers we had were just so-so. Nice ambiance and the live music was a great touch. I would probably go again just in case they were having an off night but for $100 for four of us and burgers + appetizers, it just... More 

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Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

ate lunch with the wife there today. cheese burger for her and i had the chicken sandwich... food was great... appropriate priced

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