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Vaughan's Public House

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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59 Pratt St, Hartford, CT 06103-1620
+1 860-882-1560
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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Waxahachie, Texas
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228 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Over the past 10 years, I've had the opportunity to eat at Vaughan's a handful of times. As always, it is wonderful!! Food is great! Every single time over the years, it is always great! Housed in an old building, the atmosphere is wonderful too!

Thank woffer
baltimore, maryland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

What a gem in Hartford - was here for a trip with my cousin (who lived in northern England for six years) and we enjoyed dinner here the first night so much we came back. Twice! The atmosphere was very British isle, the food outstanding and the homemade Irish cream was well worth the return trips. Will definitely be back... More 

1 Thank museum-guru
South Orange, New Jersey
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283 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Stopped in on a Monday night. The place was empty. Parking is either on the street (free after 6PM or meter before) or at a parking lot ($10). I got lucky and found a spot almost in front (the spots directly in front of Vaughan's are handicap). Bartender/Waiter was very friendly and helpful. Atmosphere is nice. The burger and brew... More 

2 Thank barroske
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2014

If the Irish are to be represented by wretched bartenders with bad attitudes and lousy food, then put away your passport. You've struck a pot of gold.

Thank Carmella M
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141 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Really authentic Irish pub food - lamb stew was terrific. Number of drafts for happy hour and try the house made Irish creme - WOW!

1 Thank Heather L
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Good food and service, lots of people, simple pub style food, very reasonable in price, well worth visiting. This place won't break the bank.

Thank rugbyfanVancouver
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Vaughan's is fun. . Quiet, but fun. The best car bombs in Hartford. Tiffany was our waitress. She was awesome. Fun friendly, and upbeat. I couldn't imagine anyone better.

Thank jgrote15
Terryville, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2014

It's basic Irish style pub fare, well prepared, and some authentic Irish recipes. Decor very much the old fashioned Irish pub you might find in Letterkenny or Ennis. Good attentive service.

Thank Peadar5
Ledyard, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Decided a 2 hour wait was too long at City Steam, strolled across the street to Vaughan's. Nice atmosphere inside with quite a bit of seating despite a good Saturday close to St. Paddy's day crowd. Irish music wasn't too loud. Everyone like their burgers and my son loved the lamb stew. My portabella mushroom burger was very tasty. Overall... More 

Thank Bob G
Meriden, Connecticut, United States
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Worst Dining Experience of my LIFE. For my 40th birthday, and because I'm Irish, my wife's family took me to Vaughan's for a Rueben. It was the worst dining experience of my life. The food is excellent, but here were the problems: I ordered a Kilkenny's draft.... they were out. I ordered a clam strip app... they were out too.... More 

Thank Seamus O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Pratt St, Hartford, CT 06103-1620
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-882-1560

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