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Waxy O'Connors

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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94 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
+1 781-861-9299
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We came here after a Saint Patrick's Day performance. I thought it would be more of an Irish far then it turned out to be. The food is fine, there seem to be some authentic Irish dishes , and definitely some Irish alcohol, but the presentation is very much like any other chain restaurant. Not bad at all.

Thank Mike770s
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The food is pretty good here, for what it is. It is a bar with music, so it is very loud. The service was good.

Thank Zakim_Bridge
Andover, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This was a first time visit. I met a number of friends there for lunch. We had a 1p.m. reservation on a Wednesday afternoon. The restaurant was pretty quiet when I got there. They have an interesting menu consisting of mostly comfort foods. I had the baked scrod and it was good. The prices are average. Everyone I was with... More 

Thank Carlotta M
Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This place went way downhill after they changed the menu to feature lower quality food items. We used to frequent this place but we have not been back since they took away all of our favorite menu items and focused on poor quality food instead. Even my 9 year old son remarked that the food was off.

Thank HK_Expat
1 review
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The food was ok, kind of pricey for the kind of food it was. The atmosphere was fun, and the music was great! The service was a bit slow, don't think they had enough servers on. Over all, a good place to hang play pool, watch sports, and listen to music.

Thank Rose D
Stafford, Virginia
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Certainly, the name is interesting! Waxy's is your basic pub: Enlish/Irish-esq decor, prominent bar, and general comfort food. Super-convenient to Hanscom AFB (Hartwell Gate). The food is pretty good; I recommend the Guinness beef stew - a fair portion with sizeable chunks of beef and veggies. The buns served with it were rather dry and disappointing, otherwise the meal was... More 

Thank ALocksley
Lexington, MA
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Food was decent, not a fan of bar scene, so my bad going. The separate restaurant section is still very loud, with taps for beer in the middle of the restaurant, so people were hanging out drinking, and loud.

Thank hamseyshasha
Lexington, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I first went here about two years ago, a business lunch time meal. It was quiet-ish, the food was good enough. It was still a busy place as it is located near a lot of offices on Hartwell Avenue and near MIT Lincoln Lab etc. I had cause to go again in the evening with a business colleague. It was... More 

Thank globetrottheworld
McGregor, Texas
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149 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Get the clams and pub cheese appetizers!!!! The salmon was awesome too! Irish coffee for cold days was perfect!

Thank Leslie D
Bonita Springs, Florida
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63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Cold called the restaurant looking for a reservation for 8 at 6:15 PM. The person taking the call was extremely helpful and told me they would have a table ready for us. Arrived at 6:15 and were immediately seated and a staff member was waiting to take our refreshment order. This was amazing to me since my call for a... More 

Thank Neal D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 18
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-861-9299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?