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Playwright Irish Pub Restaurant

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££ - £££
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
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1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-2802
+1 203-287-2401
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, bangers and mash are amazing. Whiskey burger is my favorite. They also have many Irish beers. Limerick chicken salad is my wife's favorite

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Thank Dan P
Hamden, Connecticut
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, great food & drink, excellent location. Fun place with good music. Plenty of parking so easy to get in and out

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Thank john g
Lansing, Michigan
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Playwright Irish Pub and Restaurant is the cheers of Hamden, CT. The staff is friendly and very attentive. The menu offers something for everyone. Nice selection of local and imported beers. I look forward to the next visit.

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Thank Trip M
Connecticut
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a meeting scheduled for around the corner this evening, so my partner and I ducked into the Playwright (first time for both of us) for an early dinner and a drink before I had to head out. The open fire was roasting and we were welcomed warmly by the staff. Service was super quick and friendly, and although... More 

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Thank VancouverBeck
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here 3 times and each time has been amazing! I have been to Ireland twice in the past 4 years, and to me, the Playwright is the most authentic thing here in the states. CT, RI, Boston, NY, the west coast...Ive been to an Irish pub everywhere Ive ever gone and to me, this is the best... More 

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Thank Sean G
West Haven, Connecticut, United States
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I had a vegetarian dish with Portobello mushrooms. It was delicious. The only disappointment I had was the chef adds the cheese to the dish and my daughter, who is vegan, couldn't order this without the cheese. The restaurant has a friendly neighborhood like atmosphere. They have a great kid's menu.

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Thank Gloria W
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped in yesterday with a buddy to grab a burger. I wasn't in any particular hurry this Saturday and that proved to be a good thing. The place was empty when we entered. We were seated promptly and our waitress immediately came over. She was super friendly and welcoming. Our beverages were delivered promptly. Our food on the other,... More 

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Thank mikedubour
Connecticut
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a comfortable neighborhood restaurant with some nice selections. A recent family dinner had some good points, along with a few things that could have been improved. A Caesar salad was okay, but nothing special. The calamari appetizer was also okay, however with a bland marinara sauce. A lobster mac'n'cheese appetizer tasted mostly of butter. It had identifiable chunks... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Stepping into this place is like finding yourself in Ireland. It's the wood, the fireplace and the way the seating works. Wait staff is attentive and the menu is varied. My son and I both opted for fish and chips. Delicious, not greasy and lots of it! I saw other choices around me, most of it typical pub fare but... More 

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Wallingford, CT
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Great potential. Many seem to disagree, but it is vastly overrated. Average food, higher prices. $17.95 for shepard's pie. $6.50 for a "pint" of Guinness. Some waitresses are fine, others have zero personality. It is a convenient spot or else I would not go there any longer. Too bad.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1232 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-287-2401

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?