Fionn MacCool's - St. John's

4.1
195 reviews
CAN$30 and under
American
Locally owned Irish pub in the heart of North America's oldest city. We offer a large selection of beer on-tap and delicious cocktails. Our food menu caters to all with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. We have live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so don't hesitate and book today!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 195 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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DiannL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The live music although good was extremely loud for a small place. You have to adjust the sound and bass to suit the area you are in. My husband and I live music but we wanted a night out and be able to talk. We don’t get nights out often. Also, ittook 45 min to get our food. I had to ask and when we were done we had to go to a movie at a certain time but no one came back and checked and seen if we were done. I had to ask someone to come down for us to pay. I won’t be visiting anytime soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

Always Fionns for Friday date night for supper. Enjoy the live music but this time it was horrible. The guy didn’t need an amp but it must have been on bust. His songs involved literally screaming into the mic. He was literally deafening. I had to plug my left ear. I mentioned it to my server why agreed and said that several people complained. My head started pounding so we left without finishing our meal.
Good and service was awesome as usual but was ruined by the singing guy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

Reservation was made for 5 people, they were getting a table for 4 ready, so we had to wait for them to put tables together for us. In doing so, they decided to sit us at a table with a large post between two of the chairs.
Server was nice, but the kitchen staff completed overlooked my mother’s meal. By the time my mother finally got her food, the rest of our party was just about finished our meals.

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CathyP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Music was great(live) and the food was really good. Waited over 45 minutes though to get our bill. Great place to eat.

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LLBB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great evening, good food. Enjoyed the live music

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victorias
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, excellent food, little too noisy with live music and all the tv volumes up. Loved the atmosphere. Will be back :)

KB
KimB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Service was really good but the food was okay. My husband's steak was tuff and my food was very salty and not what I was expecting when I ordered it.

And it was very noisy. I get that there is live music but it was difficult to have a conversation and hear each other speak,

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Doug
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Noise level too high to carry on a civilized conversation with dining partner. The waitress was surly, brusque, unfriendly. Food quality was average. This is not what we expect from Fionn MacCool’s. We have experienced better food and service in the past.

JL
JohnL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and the menu had everything you could ask for!

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

mediocre food that costs to much in a boring restaurant that has less than mediocre live music faaar to loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Music was too loud to have a conversation with our guests. Good was just ok. Not what we were expecting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure eating at Fionns best place ever. It’s like having dinner at a friends house. The staff is so friendly and accommodating. LOVE FIONN’S

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Happypeople
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, great service, love the live music! Will be going again!

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Clare
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere, great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We would go back. It was over all good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved the live music! Food was fast and tasty!

KJ
KJWAB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

There were two different performers when we were there. The first was so loud that we said we would never go back even if the food & service was good. We had a hard time hearing our server, each other & ourselves . The second performer was quieter. We felt still a little loud for the setting, but at least you didn’t have to yell to have a conversation. Both performers were good, just not the right setting for the noise. (Especially true of the first guy.) I asked for the music to be turned down, but nothing was done. I would not recommend on live music nights if you want conversation or have problems with noise. The food & service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place, live music, good food and the best service, I’ll be back

AM
AndreM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service but the entertainment was way too loud. Great entertainment but I would definitely suggest turning the volume down a couple notches. We could hardly hear our wonderful servers and barely carry on a conversation. I’d definitely go back but just a suggestion in lowering loudness of music. Shamrock and other places have live music too but not as loud especially during supper hours. :)

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EmilyW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Table was dirty when we sat down - crumbs and water puddles from glasses. Obviously not cleaned after last customers.
Too long of a wait for our food
Waitress was hardly around
Our glasses were all empty when our food came and we had to ask for refills. Then she only brought 3 drinks instead of 4. Walked off without even noticing.
Food wasn’t hot

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the live music 👏

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Consistantly good food and service.

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best gluten free burger I've had in YEARS! Had the bacon avocado burger, home fries were great too!

LW
LynnW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything came out in a good timeframe. Wasn't waiting around, waitress was very tentative

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Happypeople
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great Evening out! Live music was a great bonus, but was a little loud, couldn’t hear each other talk, but it was still a great evening! Will go again real soon!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious as usual. Devastated by the owners passing however.

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Laura
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent. Food and drinks go. We didn’t expect the live music it was an added bonus!

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vipYummy
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable eveming

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delish as always!

KD
KimD
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Nice to have live music but a bit loud when trying to chat.

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AnonymousNL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

We got a booth 😀 the music was good for ambience and lively. The thick cut calamari was a pleasant surprise. Would order again. My husband ordered the beef and mushroom bowl which I had on previous occasion. We both only found one mushroom! My shepherd’s pie was decent if small portion. Salads were fresh. Servers were good - we had multiple attend to our table with one main server. Go for the atmosphere!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Always great at Fionn’s. I ordered wings and was disappointed in how small they were. Overpriced at $14 for 8 tiny wings. I mentioned it to my server who brought over 4 more wings. Very dedicated staff. I may not order wings again but their fish and chips is to die for. 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome time with friends. Great service and awesome selection of tasty beverages!

AN
AnonymousNL
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A little chilly when seated near the door. Music was great - a little loud for conversation but it was Friday evening- so would let that slide. The Guinness beef- mushroom stew was tasty but only found 2 mushrooms.

GD
GailD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The waitress was very nice and pleasant. She didn’t know about your Mothers Day special and was confused when I showed her my email. I think she should have been informed. I also thought the fries were over done, it seemed to me like they had been fried in old oil.

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TomB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience1

Ruben sandwich missing all the sauces. Fryer fat must be burnt, the fries were extremely brown, strong tasting. The steak was supposed to be medium. Came out tough as nails. And was supposed to be a strip loin. Early a lousy cut was substituted. No chance it was a loin. I’m a trained butcher. Music is way too loud and it was cold. 2 meals weren’t fit, the fish and the pasta were fine.

HW
HenriettaW
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The live music was awesome

DB
DebB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy our time at Fionn Mccools. Service is always at its best and the food and drinks are great. Thanks again. We will be back :)

KC
KristineC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve never had a bad experience here! I love all of the food, and the staff has always been really professional and friendly! 100% would recommend!

BC
BC2018
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The fish tacos are so good!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fionn MacCool's - St. John's using the Order Online button. Fionn MacCool's - St. John's also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Fionn MacCool's - St. John's also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (709) 383-0425.

Fionn MacCool's - St. John's is rated 4.1 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

Fionn MacCool's - St. John's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.fionnmaccools.com/en/giftcard.html.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.