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P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub

87 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4031 5333
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“rump steak” (5 reviews)
“mash” (7 reviews)
“fish n chips” (3 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
87 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Eating food so good ! Good area ! Good environment! , spending time with my friend ! Cheer from ecuador and Argentina

Thank kikeserrano
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fab food, fab staff, reasonably priced. A meal and a drink for $10! You can't go wrong, big portions and despite being busy, quick service!

Thank Clemmy C
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

When we arrived in Cairns we walked past PJ O'Briens and mocked it - being from the UK we expected this place to be expensive, tacky and below standard as with most Irish pubs abroad. When we checked into our hostel we were given vouchers...More

Thank SharkyMarc
JLEddings, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hi SharkyMarc, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted to hear that we exceeded all expectations and that you came back for a second time. We always strive to provide great food, service, and experience at an affordable price, it is...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Happy hour deal is good, $10 a jug. Ordered their P.J. O'Brian's burger and a lamb shank. With such an order they give a couple of free small glasses of beer (one for each meal plate). The shank was good, the burger was below average....More

Thank 500andrei
JLEddings, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hi 500andrei, We thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our happy hour as well as our Lamb Shank, however, it is unfortunate we did not follow suit with our P.J.O'Brien's Burger. So...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we ended up here twice. First we decided to go for a few drinks. As a group of Irish tourists, we thought an Irish pub was a good idea. We were treated by rude bouncers who said we should "go back to Ireland" because...More

Thank Neil F
Reviewed 19 August 2017

On our recent family holiday to Cairns we ate here twice, once at lunch time and once at Dinner time. Both times, we had very good sized meals and they were very good value for money. Great service and wifi. The $15 deal with a...More

1  Thank janyCanterbury_NZ
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Had an enjoyable meal here recently amidst the vibrant and friendly atmosphere. The service and the food were enjoyable in this centrally located irish pub

1  Thank Baylovers
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It was myself and a few friends that went there for dinner as we were up on business and have had a decent feed at the Adelaide restaurant. On the menu they had some good value meals for $15 so we decided to give them...More

Thank Polley17
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here last night, husband and I both ordered the chicken parmi and it was incredible. Also a very decent size, and great value. $36 for 2 meals plus we got a free drink (beer or soft drink). It was lovely to sit outside, although...More

1  Thank oliver_2424
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Visited on first night in Cairns, desperate for a pub with reasonable prices for a family with young kids. Cheap meal deals at $15 with a free standard alcoholic or non alcoholic drink. Around ten meals at that price including a Parma, steak and fish...More

1  Thank N0MADS
Steven B, General Manager at P.J. O'Brien's The Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear N0MADS. We apprecaite all reviews here at P.J.'s and we are glad to hear you enjoyed our cheap meal deals and quirky decor spread around the venue. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy our atmosphere although I have some good news...More

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21 July 2017|
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Response from Steven B | Property representative |
Hi Mikepty We have meals ranging from $15 to $28 and if you happen to stay in one of our associated hostels you may be eligible for one of our $10 meal deals!!! Cheers. Steve (general manager)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Lake Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4031 5333
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