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    I deducted a star because it is ridiculously loud, but the food was good. I am very disappointed though; I went looking for an Irish place, but that part is quite nominal. At heart, this is just another generic noisy bro cave of ear splittingly loud sports nuts. "Finnegan's" shouldn't even be in the name; it gives a misleading image of their target demographic, clearly.

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    I've been here twice- the first time was ok, the second will ensure I never go back. On our first visit, the food was average but the second visit the food was well below average. It was Saturday and not busy at all. Our waitress was not friendly and the sliders and sandwiches that were ordered were dry and bland. On top of that I discovered that although they offer high chairs for babies, they do not offer a changing table in the bathroom. WTF?! Won't be going back.

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    The food is not very good for brunch.  The eggs were watery, the bacon was all stuck together so it was hard to even get, and all you could taste or see were peppers in the breakfast potatoes.  The mashed potatoes on Shepards Pie is not supposed to be crunchy and the rest of it was just bland.  The whole brunch was just "eh", not worth the money, and definitely not worth going back for.

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    One of the better places to grab some drinks. Slightly more expensive than I would be comfortable with, but the service more than makes up for it. And what better excuse than to get drunk.

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    Horrible service. My boyfriend and I were going to grab dinner here before a movie. Our server took our drink order, brought our drinks back, and then disappeared for 10 minutes.  For being 7 pm on a Friday night the restaurant (with the exception of the bar area) was all but dead. After she came back out she walked right by our table and started cleaning off a nearby dirty table even though there were many other open ones. She disappeared again without even looking in our direction so we decided to not waste anymore time there and leave. Sounds like we were not missing much based on the other reviews.

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    I visited this one with a large group on a Saturday night, the evening before my sister-in-law's wedding. I hated it so very much.

    To be fair, I should note that I had competed in the Tough Mudder earlier that day so I wasn't quite overflowing with energy. Nevertheless, when I heard our pre-wedding party night would take place an an "Irish Pub," I was all manner of excited. This place is an Irish Pub the way Long John Silver's is a Seafood Restaurant. It's essentially like Velocity Five - it's a sports bar that randomly decides, late at night, to become a club.

    There was a DJ playing whatever five songs were popular that day. We sat in large booths. I couldn't hear anyone across from me and could only speak to the person next to me if I raised my voice to a level I didn't have the ambition to attain. I was annoyed. The place wasn't even close to full and about half the crowd didn't really seem to be into the setup - no need to blast Flo Rida like we're all going to start ordering bottle service.

    Service was fine. Most of the party had a good time. And I sound like an old man. But, when I think Irish Pub/Bar, I imagine absolutely anything other than flat screen TVs all over the place in addition to a DJ and people dancing the Party Rock Anthem.

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    First time here. I liked it. Good food and good prices. Pretty busy for a Wednesday night. My biggest complaint - happy hour prices on food are based on less food! Wings usually $8 for 8 wings, but $6 for 6 wings at happy hour!! How is that a bargain???

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  • 0

    Service is pretty bad food is disgusting. I just go here to drink. It's a fun environment most of the time after 9.

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  • 0

    Above average bar before 8PM on Thurs - Sat. After 8PM on the weekends it becomes a knucklehead festival. Food is pretty decent, but the buffet is awful. Burgers, wraps, and wings are good all-around. Nice beer selection and happy hour specials are reasonable.

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    Finns has turned into a rowdy college bar. Don't be surprised if there's a scuffle or two on a Fri or Sat. They have a ton of bouncers though so nothing ever gets too out of control. The DJ set-up is pretty cool, he plays decent music and videos that match up with the songs. Pretty entertaining. Service at the bar can be really... really... slow. Lee Anne is the best there. They have an outside area too for smokers/ people who want a change of scenery from the crowded bar area.

    The only thing that I have found on the dinner menu that I would order again was the beef dip. They do have a really nice brunch on Sundays though- complete with chocolate fountain!!

    Stop in and check it out- if it's not your scene there are a few other venues pouring beer after 10 in the shopping center;)

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    We were obviously from out of town and the bartenders stole $5 from me every drink order. The third time I confronted him and he gave me the $5 back which was even more insulting, so I waved over the manager and told him and they kicked us out. DO NOT GO HERE UNLESS YOU ARE A LOCAL INBRED HICK!!!!!

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    Too loud, too crowded, too expensive, obnoxious service, and if you step away from your table they take your food (even if you've told them not to).  I paid $13.00 for corned beef and cabbage and left feeling like I'd just come from the potato famine.

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    Mashed potatoes and gravy over taco meat isn't a shepherd's pie and canned chicken soup with a phyllo dough biscuit isn't a chicken pot pie.  What the heck is going through the chef's head.  Well, you probably don't have a chef but a poorly trained cook.  Either change the title of the dishes or change your cook.  I will say though, that the atmosphere is alright and the service wasn't too bad but I was very disappointed in the food.  Just try a little guys.

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    Food is great but the bar is not. Too loud late at night to enjoy a good dinner.

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    I can only describe this as The World's Tallest Midget, which if you understand the social life of Loudoun County, you'd get it.

    Fri or Sat night, both sexes are here to have fun, and you can tell a pre-game happened somewhere before.

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    EXACTLY what you'd expect from a recently built Irish themed sports bar in Loudoun County.

    If that doesn't tell you something, I'm guessing you won't mind.

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    Giving this 2.5 stars. I ate here with a really large party of family and friends. We were trying to go to the pizza place across the road, but didn't want to wait two hours to be seated on a Saturday night. We chose this as an easy alternative and it was better than expected.

    There is very little that is Irish about Finnegan's - really is just a sports bar with a half-hearted attempt at a theme. Televisions are everywhere, even the booths. So if you do want to watch a game while you eat, then this is the place for you! It was a little noisy, but was exactly what I expected on a Saturday night at a bar. Our waitress was nice and did a good job keeping up with everyone's food and drink orders.

    The food was satisfactory. We had cheese fries, fried pickles, and fried calamari for appetizers and they were all decent. I especially like that the pickles were a little spicy, but would have appreciated a cornmeal crust instead of straight batter. I had the salmon primavera special, and while the fish was a little overcooked, the spinach and lemon dill sauce were both good. Others at my table had chicken with mushrooms, fish and chips, buffalo chicken burger, and sliders. The only solid complains I remember were that the fries had way too much salt and that my sister's roast beef sandwich was greasy. In all, the quality of the food was above my expectations for a chain pseudo-Irish sports bar.

    Still, I don't know if it was worth the $20/per person we paid. I definitely wouldn't go back unless I ended up in another situation where I had a big group of people that needed to eat fast.

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    It really IS a sports bar more than an Irish Restaurant.  The hostesses seemed more interested in each other than they were trying to seat.  It was SOOOOO loud that I couldn't even hear the waiter speaking!  Way too many T.V.'s.  Food was NOT that great for the prices.  Don't think I will be going back.

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    Ugh, don't know where I should start.  I'll keep it short, as not to relive the experience...I must say the only reason I ended up here in the first place, was the new restaurant across the way that the SO wanted to try had a 2 hour wait...so I suggested this place instead, since I didn't want to be late for the movie...
    Service was TERRIBLE.  I think the server had a hard time multi-tasking so she literally catered, not well I may add, and quite forgetful, to one table at a time.  Each was a deuce and her area wasn't busy, so not sure what was going on...
    Second, the food was MEDIOCRE food, that was poorly made/assembled.  I apologized to my BF who couldn't understand how a place could botch up a sampler platter, cup of soup, club sandwich and a couple bottles of beer so poorly...eeks.

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  • 0

    This place calls itself an Irish bar? TV's at every booth to attract annoying football fans, crappy food, and watered-down beers you can get at any other chain restaurant. That's what you'll pay for.

    Someone on here mentioned they have 20 beers on draft. I can't confirm this because I didn't go up to the bar, however our waitress only fired off names of your typical piss beers such as Bud, Miller, Coors, etc.

    I even asked for a beer menu, but she said they didn't have one. You mean to tell me you have 20 beers on draft and you don't have a beer menu? Hard to believe.

    I don't know why I expected anything better from a place in an overpriced strip mall.

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  • 0

    Went there on 80's night, but still had a good time!

    We got there during the dinner crowd, but still got a table.  Ordered some appetizers, which came out fast.  There's a TV at every booth.  Waitstaff was on top of things until we moved to the bar when the 80's band started to set up.

    The bar staff was slow - we sat for a while before we were spotted.  Drink service was slow, and food was even slower.

    I had a good time, and we'd try them again for dinner or lunch!

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  • 0

    Went here on a Friday night and they had a pretty good DJ. The decor here is way nicer then the Finn's in Ashburn and the staff was friendly. The crowd here was atrocious.

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  • 0

    Oh, where to begin.

    Our waitress was friendly and particularly knowledgeable of the beer selection.  The Smithwicks was flat but the Guinness' were great.  Really good drink specials and 20 beers on draft, plus the bar looked awesome.

    The pub pretzels were good but seemed uncooked in some parts.  The nachos were presented well but weren't great - newly stale chips (or possibly microwaved?) and we suspect it was canned chili.

    For dinner I was handed a VERY hot plate without any warning.  My burger looked delicious but completely flavorless, tasted like I was eating the grill itself - sent it back, our waitress was awesome about it.  Asked for mozzarella sticks instead - again flavorless, almost weird.  Though he was out and about and seemingly available, the Manager never came over to apologize which I thought was weird, considering he had to take it off the check so he had to know there was a problem.  We also witnessed him yelling at one of the waitresses.  My brother-in-law was served entirely wrong burger and though it was different from mine, he agreed that his also tasted like the grill.  The Steak and Ale was like rubber and the Bangers and Mash were dry.

    Trivia night was a lot of fun though I think electronic trivia where you see your scores on the screen would have been better.  They have Karaoke on Tuesday nights.  I think this place could be so awesome if the food wasn't terrible.

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    The service here was terrible! It took 15 minutes to bring our table 3 beers, when the majority of the restaurant was completely empty. The bartenders are inexperienced and needed time for the Guinness I ordered to "settle." How can they be an Irish bar and not know how to pour a Guinness? We ordered the nachos as an appetizer. Unfortunately the nachos were just a pile of chips with an ice cream scoop of ground beef on top. No attempts at spreading toppings over the chips were made. When we got our burgers/sandwiches we were excited to try their fries. Yuck! The fries were so coated in salt and spices our mouths were actually hurting. Apart from their numerous large TVs there isn't much to praise about this establishment.

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