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Finn McCool's

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, ,
2702 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
+1 310-452-1734
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good49%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“boxty” (6 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Seafood
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2702 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
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1 - 10 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice restaurante near Venice Beach. The service is great + the price ratio is just perfect. The food tasted very good. I had a "Shameless Burger" (-> picture) and it was delicious! I would definitely recommend it. The staff is very nice and...More

Thank Jacob M
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Nice bar with friendly staff. Four of us had fish and chips and the portion was big and the taste was great. There was a band playing American bluegrass and they were very enjoyable. Would have preferred something a bit more Irish as apart from...More

Thank Blair1Down
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wandered in to watch a UK football match and had a couple of rounds of drinks including a rather passable Guinness and a shared plate of breaded chicken. The place is a little down market but i think thats the charm.. I would go back..

Thank sunshinebob
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

$9 a Guinness at an Irish Pub? Too much. But really good food. I suggest the chicken tenders with buffalo sauce.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Spent Sunday afternoon exploring Santa Monica and Venice Beaches. Needed a pick-me-up after miles of walking and found it in the food and drink at Finn McCool's. A cool Irish pub recommended by our motel hosts up the block. The place has lots of dark...More

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We were looking for a quick meal at 9pm on a Monday night and walking down Main street stumbled upon Finn McCool's which seemed to be the only place with any life. It turned out to be trivia night, so the place was busy and...More

Thank AusTravellerSydney
Reviewed 11 February 2017

There is always a fun atmosphere here with the bar decor imported from a pub in Ireland. My favorite dish is the Boxty (potato pancake crepe) but you cannot go wrong with any of their Irish specialties.

Thank Susan90405
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We just wanted a quick bite for lunch and stopped in...not crowded, personable waiters, above average menu with options ranging from multiple great salad options to soup to great (and some unusual) sandwiches and burgers, wings, the usual bar food plus. Prices are very fair...More

Thank Eileen L
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Traditional Irish pub feel with great beer selection, reasonably priced food, big screen tv's placed where needed, not overwhelming the pub, comfortable and very friendly staff make this a nice destination place on popular Main Street south of the Santa Monica Pier. Easy ride to...More

Thank thaddt
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Happy hour orders were charged the full rate!! Did not know until leaving area. Not worth the trip from Santa Clarita. Not crowded but very noisy. Seated where it was hard for the whole group to see the game. Veggies in Shepherd's pie were crunchy,...More

Thank ljmthorpe
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2702 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-452-1734
  • E-mail
Boasting a “huge” bar “shipped on a boat” from the old country, “always-friendly” service (often by “real Irish boys and girls”) and a large selection of spirits and draft beer, this “unpretentious” SaMo pub packs in a “lively” “mix of young and old” for “good-bargain” happy hours or just for a pint and a “game on the TV”; weekends are “lots of fun” with traditional music performances on Sundays.
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