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The Pat Connolly Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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6400 Oakland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63139
+1 314-647-7287
Today
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 01:30
Sat 09:00 - 01:30
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Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for a cold one, and enjoyed our stay. Great bartender, nice neighborhood bar feel. A lot of nice people having fun! Recommended!

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Thank Douglas M
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Douglas, thanks for your visit. We're glad you enjoyed yourself. We strive to create that classic, neighborhood bar vibe! More 

Marietta, Georgia
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250 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was a great old-style tavern that was just comfortable. The food was lovely too, great bar food. Our service was delightful and friendly -- really nice to walk into after a long, hot day at the zoo. It was a family visit, and I felt perfectly comfortable with having my children there. (This was during the day... not sure... More 

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Thank CobbCoGA
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Hello - thanks for your praise, we really appreciate it! So glad you found the space to be family friendly, that is something we strive for. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Grayslake, Illinois
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Local bar with good food, great fried chicken (get the spicy coating), good service, close to Forest Park

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Thank Joseph D
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Hi there - so glad you enjoyed the food. We are proud of our fried chicken, and we do recommend the seasoned breading on our chicken unless you are very spice-averse (it's not too spicy!) -- thanks! More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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454 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I wasn't wowed by Pat Connolly. It was your old style tavern, (nothing wrong with that). Definitely fried food I am guessing is their forte, you could smell the grease when you entered. They do offer items for those who want to go meat free. They actually had a quiche with fruit cup as a special for $6. I ordered... More 

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Thank Carol D
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Carol, thanks for your review. I'm sorry you only had a so-so experience. Yes indeed fried foods are one of our speciality but we do have quite a few non-fried and vegetarian items of the menu. As for the fruit, we will take that idea to heart in revisiting how we prepare this. More 

Collinsville, Illinois
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134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Going to the Muny and had to run some errands first, and was going to eat dinner out. By the time I was done with errands I had to ear somewhere close. I chose this place only for location and did not want to eat bar food. I did not have high expectations. When we walked in someone behind the... More 

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Thank Michael P
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, and thanks for your feedback! We're proud to offer a small-but-mighty array of vegetarian options. In addition to the Fresh Veggie on ciabatta with pesto mayo, we also have a "meaty" veggie burger featuring Match vegan meat. And for tourists wanting a taste of the iconic St. Louis toasted ravioli, ours are some of the highest-rated in town... and... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This has been an old time tavern in DogTown for many many years. Only recently did they open for breakfast on weekends. On a visit with a group of 10 friends, we were very favorably impressed --- both by the food, the service and the reasonableness of the price. Several in our party commented that they will come back to... More 

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Thank ovi82
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback! We are very excited by the good reception our weekend brunch service is getting. And on Sundays we have live Irish music from 11am to 1pm. More 

Crescent City, IL
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great refuge after a hot day at the zoo. Definitely in walking distance if you parked at the zoo. Had the toasted ravioli and a French dip with pub chips. Food was good, as was the service. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Nicole T
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback! We really appreciate getting visitors from the Zoo. We hand bread our jumbo ravioli so they have a fresh, crispy texture. So glad you liked them! Hope to see you again. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Wife and I were looking for a meal after a warm zoo trip. This small Irish pub was perfect. The iced coffee was fantastic, and the servers were friendly and helpful (Thanks Bettina!). Their catfish might be the best I've ever had and the spicy breading on it was delicious. Sort of a hole-in-the-wall atmosphere, but it's in a very... More 

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Thank Oakum B
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this great feedback! We always love getting travelers over from the Zoo and Forest Park. Glad you like the catfish, people also like the cod and shrimp similarly too! Also we can sell that iced coffee to-go for folks who want to stop by before they walk over to the Zoo! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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132 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This place has excellent food. I had Fried chicken ( one of their specials). We also had salmon burger. NOT sockeye but very good. Wife had breakfast. They also have a very good chile. all year long too...not "just in season". I will return...next time for beers.

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Thank Blueduck215
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback, so glad you enjoyed it! We always welcome folks coming over from the Zoo and Forest Park! More 

Hollywood, Florida
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249 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This was a good stop after the bad experience with the Zoo. Service was great and funny. Food was excellent from start to dessert.

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Thank Bud B
Joe J, Owner at The Pat Connolly Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your feedback. So glad you enjoyed your visit! The Zoo can be exhausting with the big crowds, so we're happy to offer a little refuge right across the street. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:30
Thursday
11:00 - 01:30
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
09:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6400 Oakland Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63139
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-647-7287
Description
Historic neighborhood restaurant, tavern and event space in Dogtown, offering classic pub fare, fine spirits, good value, and a sense of community. Open for weekend brunch at 9am. Conveniently located across from Forest Park and The Zoo, and near the Science Center. Family-friendly during daytime hours.

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