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O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub

#105 of 1,258 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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4800 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225-3144
+1 804-233-1781
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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123 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Their were a lot of offerings on the menu and there were four in our party and each got something different. The server was pleasant and kept bringing beverages without being reminded. The food was very good and hot. The onion rings were a favorite for us. The servings were quite large and we had to have take home boxes.... More 

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Thank retiredpat
Richmond
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Been eating here for over 30 years. Always good, you know what you are getting and really it doesn't change which is a good thing.

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Thank Cynthia L
John O, Owner at O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Cheers to you, Cynthia. You are always welcome here, and your presence is always appreciated. Thanks for supporting us through the years, and we'll see you back again soon. Take care, John, Owner More 

Richmond, Virginia
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Three of us ordered burgers, the fourth ordered corn beef hash. The burgers were great, the corn beef hash looked awesome, my wife and I will be going back so I can order some for myself.

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Thank KerryLDS
John O, Owner at O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Well, I'm glad everyone enjoyed their meals, Kerry. Thanks for stopping in, and I look forward to having you all back again to continue exploring the menu. Take care, John, Owner More 

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126 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Nice lunch stop. Great sandwich selections. Clam chowder was good along with the fish and chips. Friendly and neighborhood feel here.

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Thank Henry R
John O, Owner at O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Glad you came by and shared a meal with us, Henry. Safe travels on the rest of your trip. Cheers, John, Owner More 

Middletown, DE
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231 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Visited friends in the area and it's a place they really enjoy. While it seemed there were limited options for a vegetarian (though I did not inquire) i did have a fairly decent veggie quesadilla. While extremely busy, the service was prompt and attentive. My friends with whom I went commented that they like the place because it is pretty... More 

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Thank bjdav
John O, Owner at O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

A relaxing time with friends and some great food are things you can always expect from us. Thank you for the kind words and joining us for a bite to eat. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time while you're in the area. Cheers, John, Owner More 

Richmond, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My husband and I have stopped by for a beer, steamed shrimp or fish and chips. We have also brought our mom and or our son or met with friends. My family, my parents, my grandparents have come to enjoy a good meal. The patrons are friendly as well as the staff. If you are looking for a good meal,... More 

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Thank Becky B
John O, Owner at O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Friendly service and great food are always waiting for you at our place, Becky. Thanks for letting us be part of your holidays, and I hope we see you back again soon. Cheers, John, Owner More 

Midlothian, Virginia
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292 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Men's night out. I have lived in this area for over 30 years and have never had the pleasure of going to this restaurant. My loss. Great pub food and drinks. Bangers and Mash, burgers, sandwiches, corned beef and cabbage,scallops, catfish, fish and chips, and London Broil. Daily specials. Great salads. Nice assortment of beers including Bell's Amber, Harp, Gingerbread... More 

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Thank B W
John O, Owner at O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

I'm too pleased to hear that you've finally stopped in for a bite or two and a drink, B. W. It's a shame we've been neighbors this long and hadn't met yet. Thanks for stopping in and giving us a try. Looking forward to many more visits. Cheers, John, Owner More 

Glen Allen, Virginia
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Hadn’t been here in years as it’s on the other side of town but a musical act my wife and I wanted to see were playing one evening so we ventured out. I had been years since we’d been and they are now twice as big as they used to be having knocked out the wall and taken over the... More 

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Thank 30-StateTraveler
John O, Owner at O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

No matter how many years it's been, you're always welcome back. Good music, great food, and wonderful times will always be here waiting for you. Cheers, John, Owner More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

O’Tooles was a great experience. Delicious Irish food. I had the bangers and mask and would recommend this dish to everyone one. Good selection on the menu. Warm, friendly, welcoming atmosphere. We were greeted with a smile and seated quickly. Service was spot on. Megan had a great personality and a pleasure to have as a server. I would recommend... More 

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Thank hutnut
John O, Owner at O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your first visit, and that Megan was able to take care of you. I hope we might see you stop back in again some time. Cheers, John, Owner More 

Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went with a friend as usual the food & service was outstanding!! I had the chicken fried steak...done to perfection. My friend had the corned beef hash. This was made from scratch & was unbelievable Both dishes were outstanding!!!.

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Thank Jack H
John O, Owner at O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks so much from stopping in and bringing a friend, Jack. It sounds like you have already found a favorite or two on our menu. Thanks for visiting and I look forward to the next time you swing by. Cheers, John, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4800 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225-3144
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-233-1781
Description
O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub is Richmond's oldest and best loved Irish pub! O'Toole's has been providing great food and great times since 1966.

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