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“Going back for the service! ”
Review of Bull Feeney's

Bull Feeney's
Ranked #76 of 636 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

We travel to New England every year. The service provided by a very knowledgable and attentive young lady, was the main reason we will return. I believe her name was Rachael. There were 11 of us and she individually catered to our questions about the local beers. All the recommendations according to our taste in a beer was spot on. Pretty Impressive with a large beer selection, and a section full of other tables. I enjoyed the Beer glasses that match the beer. She also walked us through what appetizers to order. Being from the mid west we wanted some Atlantic seafood dishes. She exclaimed that the Crab Dip was full of fresh crab and complimented by homemade garlic butter chips. Also, that the mussels were outstanding. ALL TRUE. The food is all house made and it shows. A lot of the beer and food menu was inaccurate; she was sure to explain beforehand the beer changes and the items on the menu which were not available. The only part of our trip to Bull Feeney's that wasn't pleasant was some angry man who was obviously the manager on a power trip. We could hear him being verbally abusive to the bar tender and another male in uniform. We had finished diner upstairs and were going to stay for the live music downstairs as recommended by our server.. BUZZ KILL and totally inappropriate to be able to hear employees be verbally assaulted in front of customers from about 20+ feet away.

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Great pub...great pub food...I had the deep fried lobster and fries...I loved it. It is pricey but the taste was worth it. On a second visit I tried Irish lamb stew...very tasty..but to much meat..needed more potatoes and veggies. Fun bar...

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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Centrally located in historic Old Port, Bull Feeney’s is as fine an Irish pub as you’ll find this side of Kilkenny – or Biddeford, anyway. Set behind a pair of grand Palladian windows overlooking busy Fore Street, this convivial pub is a grand place to share a pint or craic (not that kind!). There is here a well-worn rustic atmosphere that makes one long for the Auld Sod. This sprawling pub is heavily festooned with every kind of Irish bric-a-brac: medicine jars, signboards, road markers and the mandatory “Guinness Is Good” posters. In addition to the lengthy bar, which is overlooked by an imposing battalion of Irish whiskey bottles, there is a comfortable dining room and an upstairs. Of course, no Irish pub would be worth a shamrock if the comely server did not pour a perfect pint of the Guinness. There is also live music should you wish to shake the sawdust from the floorboards.

Bull Feeney offers plenty of local Maine beer on tap along with a serious supply of single malt scotch; however, it is the aforementioned Guinness that makes the place shine. The food menu contains many Irish favorites, including a pulled pork sandwich braised in Guinness barbecue sauce. Or as Michaleen Flynn from John Ford’s “The Quiet Man” might have said: “When I drink Guinness, I drink Guinness, and when I ….”

Speaking of John Ford, it is he who this pub honors. Born John Martin Feeney, he played football at Portland High School. His habit of lowering his helmet to charge his opponents earned him the name “Bull.” It is his picture that adorns the front sign. This is an excellent pub where no patty fingers are tolerated.

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Thank NeedPivo
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Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Atmosphere was good alone with the music. The quality of the food was not that good and was not cooked well.

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

the building is beautiful as is the interior of the restaurant. We were seated on the second floor by the window. It was great to relax and enjoy our lunch and stay warm. Every room seems to have a slightly different theme. I enjoyed our time spent looking around. Lunch was decent we just had wraps/ sweet potato fries/ cole slaw. Great staff very attentive.

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Thank danver8
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