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Donnelly's Public House

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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1 Water St, Fairport, NY 14450-1527
+1 585-377-5450
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Fairport, NY
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Donnelly's has a great location right near the canal in the Village of Fairport. They offer a good selection of beers on tap and some tasty grub to go with it. We've come for date night and with our three kids for family dinner out and we've always walked away happy. There is fantastic outdoor seating when the weather cooperates... More 

Thank Lilyfire41
Dansville NY
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we walked in service was number one. Great craft beer selection. Wonderful service. Hot delicious food choices. Prices we reasonable. Would definitely return.

Thank Carl H
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were passing through Fairport and stumbled upon Donnelly's. Cold beer, good bar food, friendly waiter, reasonable price. Atmosphere may not be for everyone, but "old bar" is what we like.

Thank Mike G
Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Great burgers Great beer selection Great variety Need I say more... Go with the chips. Better then fries Fish fries. Tenderloin sandwich is a winner. Great stop

Thank xxxxxx13903
Fairport, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The entire bar is lined with beer pulls, mainly micro brewers offerings. They even give out samplers of these ales. The pub grub menu is typical, wings, burgers, etc. and all done well, no complaints there. The bar is usually busy, and in the summer, the place is very busy, which proves the food is good.

Thank mjcaswell
Rochester, New York
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118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Donnelly's offers guests a broad menu of good choices, including a great burger and several very good salads. The environment is rather dark, but hey have an extensive patio. Service was unusually friendly and attentive.

Thank Ray S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A place to meet up with friends 94 bring the family. Good American fare with so many choices. Beer options are extensive!

Thank Meghan M
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Crowded but well worth the wait! Start out at the bar or hi tops. Food is wonderful service is great! I

Thank Sonia L
Western NY
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice little restaurant with a pubby feel. Good food, good service and decent prices. You can eat indoors or out (outdoors is not recommended in Jan or Feb)

Thank merlin266
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183 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Today was our first visit to Donnelly's Public House and we were impressed - nice atmosphere, friendly servers, fantastic service and great food. The menu is extensive with something for everyone and everything coming out of the kitchen looked great. We enjoyed our food and the experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Water St, Fairport, NY 14450-1527
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Fairport
  • Phone Number: +1 585-377-5450

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