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Rare Olde Times

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10602 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238-4702
+1 804-750-1346
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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Rare Olde Times is an absolute classic. Solid food, friendly service, great selection of real beers, live music nearly every day, shuffleboard and darts in the back room. However, this place is not for amateurs. You will not find a mustached hipster donning a vest while studiously preparing a hibiscus and cedar fairtrade martini. You will not find a gluten... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Not only good for a pint or more of beer. The whole atmosphere is real. The food fresh, the wait staff very friendly. The weekly events something to be checked out. Live music on weekends.

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Thank Richmond23233
Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Attended a happy hour with about 20+ people. Somewhat tight but some space to move around and mingle though we did this at the tables versus up at the bar. 15 stayed for dinner. I am not an Irish food person so my choice was a grilled cheese sandwich. not much to comment on

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Thank Acey071368
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

I went with a friend to try something that isn't a chain. We ended up at Rare Olde Times and wow am I glad we did! We got there just as they were opening for the day. So...3pm. We had a waiter who was happy to give recommendations. She ended up getting the Ruben Eggrolls, which he said were hits... More 

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Thank Susan B
Montpelier Station, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Great food, great atmosphere, great music. Big fella and fries are the go to. Good prices on PBR. Never been disappointed.

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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

good beer available, not too many options. yummy food, especially the happy hour appetizer specials (esp good: Reuben sliders). atmosphere great for after work drinks/food, not fabulous for the romantic evening but haven't ever tried at that hour. will definitely return!

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Thank SaBach117
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

Whether you are just in the mood for a cocktail or crave some authentic Irish food, Rare Olde Times is the place to go. I recommend the Three Gingers signature cocktail....it is delicious. If you like craft beer, there is a steady rotation of different local, regional, and national craft beers. We were there to celebrate a friend's birthday and... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

Rare Olde Times is a truly authentic Irish pub. The food is great. I love the shepherd's pie and my friend recommend the fish and chips. The staff is friendly and efficient. On selected nights you can enjoy live entertainment.

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Paterson, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

This was at one time, when I visited and stayed in Richmond, Va - one of my favorite haunts. Being of UK heritage myself, this pub was my cup of tea so to speak - the food was comfort food for me, the atmosphere was familiar and the drinks and food were outstanding. However, my last few trips here were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

I have been to several Irish Pubs, And Rare Olde Times outshines them all. For starters, they are located in a hidden strip mall on Patterson Ave. There is available parking near the Pub. Don't let the bland and boring facade fool you. Because once you walked through those doors to enter, you are transported to another place and time....back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10602 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-750-1346

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