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McNamara's Irish Pub & Restaurant

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££ - £££
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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2740 Old Lebanon Rd, Nashville, TN 37214-2523
+1 615-885-7262
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service was excellent. I had the bangers and mash, but was disappointed that the mashed potatoes came out cold (bangers were hot). No problem getting a side dish though of warmer mash (but not piping hot). Close to the airport. Wish they were open on Monday afternoons though since I'm often traveling out BNA on Monday's and would like lunch... More 

Thank CoolBrewster
Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love McNamara's! It's one of my favorite places because of the great food and music. If you plan ahead, you can listen to Irish music almost any day of the week in a fun atmosphere. I brought my out-of-town family here and I love that it's close to downtown but not too close that I have to wonder where... More 

Thank melindasue6
Nashville, Tennessee
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Irish Pub is a great dinner option if you are looking for a fun night, but don't feel like dealing with Downtown Nashville. The food is very good (I highly recommend their specialties, particularly the corned beef and cabbage) as are their beer and whiskey options (Guinness of course!). There is also live music on Saturday nights. Also, fans... More 

Thank Robert D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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283 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place with good food. Music is a bonus if you time it right. We went on a Sunday evening and enjoyed the Irish music as we dined. Great Scotch eggs! Some of the best I've had actually. Fried fish was also tasty. Salmon cakes was reported to be good too. The onion rings were also very tasty. We would... More 

Thank Mickeymotto
Dunedin, Florida
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160 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place!!!! In a gorgeous old home, super friendly staff, awesome food. My favs - chicken tender platter (hand breaded, huge portion w/fries), Reuben (made with real corned beef, not the sandwich meat kind), and the kettle chips with awesome dips. All of their dressings and dips are house made and awesome. And of course if you like Irish... More 

Thank M H
Long Island City, New York
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

McNamara's is the permanent home for Nosey Flynn, the best American Irish group I've heard. Crowd is energetic & engaged. Good quality comfort food.

Thank QueensTom
Athens, Georgia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've spent time traveling all over Ireland and outside of that country, this is truly the most authentic Irish restaurant I've ever been. Highly recommended.

Thank willialc
Alexandria, Louisiana
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avery busy place, and a bit noisy. The food was OK but not for the price that you pay for it. The service was very good. Would not go back if I am in town again.

Thank Kenneth L
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this place on my last night in town. The staff was awesome! The food pretty good and the live music was just what I needed. Great place for a pint and a bite.

Thank jguild76
Quinton, Virginia
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Decor, just what you'd expect. Live music was a plus. Food was just ok. The one bright spot was the mozzarella sticks...go figure. The Shepard's Pie was a little dry. I's prefer no cheddar cheese on top...just brown the mash! Beef and Guinness Pie was extremely sweet! Kinda weird.

Thank Travelling_Krackah

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2740 Old Lebanon Rd, Nashville, TN 37214-2523
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-885-7262
McNamara's Irish Pub and Resaurant provides an authentic Pub experience found in small towns all throughout Ireland. Made from scratch food, friendly service, cold pints, and outstanding live music provide an unforgettable experience. Appropriate for all ages, McNamara's has something for everyone. Slainte'

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?