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Donnelly's Public House

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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1 Water St, Fairport, NY 14450-1527
+1 585-377-5450
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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4 reviews
3 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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176 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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.

1 Thank Russ Y
Fairport, New York
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We live fairly close to Donnelly's so we eat there six or seven times a year. It is one of our favorite restaurants - the service is consistently good and the food is excellent and not pricey. They offer a nice variety of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees and I can honestly say that I have never had a bad meal... More 

Thank Shirley E
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Upon arriving this place gives off a great vibe. The parking area sort of sucks but that is where the bad comments stop for this place. The service was great. We sat on the outside patio and it was great. The service was great and the food was delicious! The burger tasted fresh as well as the toppings and everything... More 

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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, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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?