James Hoban's Irish Restaurant & Bar

James Hoban's Irish Restaurant & Bar

Irish Pub, Gastropub, and American Restaurant
1 DuPont Cir NW (at New Hampshire Ave NW), Washington, D.C. 20036, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–1:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 AM
  • Sat
    • 10:30 AM–2:30 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–1:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
No

James Hoban's is a prominent stop, located on Dupont Circle. We serve authentic Irish & American cuisine. We're ideal for dining, happy hour & private parties.

6.7/10

Based on 121 votes

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    Foodspotting
    "Try the Wild Boar Pasta"(2 Tips)
    NOM NOM Boris
    "Try the Tuscan Bahn Mi"(2 Tips)
    Maureen I.
    "Try the James Hoban ale - a good unique ale alternative."(2 Tips)
    Elizabeth S.
    "Great shepherd's pie, pot pie and Irish stew too."(3 Tips)
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  • happy hour
  • wild boar pasta
  • tuscan bahn
  • trivia
  • mimosas
  • beer
  • bánh mì sandwiches
  • whiskey
  • Irish stew
  • crab dip
  • brunch food
  • sweet potato fries
  • mussels
  • chicken wings
  • good for groups
  • cute
  • steak
  • wifi
  • good for a late night
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  • Corey S.

    Probably one of the best Irish restaurants I've been to. The Irish Breakfast is little in the expensive side, but it's worth it.

    Corey Simon · March 13
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  • Ben H.

    The Spirit of Dublin Cocktail.

    Ben Hundley · March 4
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  • Lefteris H.

    I have never had dinner here. However, the two times that I've been there for happy hour and hors d'oeuvres have been really nice the food was very good as are the beer selection on the drinks.

    Lefteris H · November 30, 2014
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  • Kristen P.

    Crappy service & waitress had a personality of a gnat. The female manager was useless & knows nothing about satisfying a dissatisfied customer. Food was below average in my opinion. Never going back!

    Kristen P · August 17, 2014
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  • Kaitlin L.

    Outdoor seating is perfect on a nice day!

    Kaitlin Lyngaas · August 16, 2014
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  • JR W.

    Waaay overpriced for a pint but I guess that's DC.

    JR Whitcomb · September 25, 2013
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  • Vic R.

    Good Irish/English food but atmosphere is just your typical restaurant. Don't expect an Irish Pub.

    Vic Ritchey · September 7, 2013
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  • Kenneth K.

    Very poor service by our wait staff. Had to leave after 15 min and no greet or take order

    Kenneth Kahn · August 4, 2013
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  • Celeste S.

    best Shephard's pie (aside from my Mom's)

    Celeste Scott-Walker · March 11, 2013
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  • Andrea F.

    Phenomenal 90s music at Sunday brunch.

    Andrea F · February 17, 2013
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  • Brett

    Cheap bottomless mimosas, if you can suffer through the horrible service. We sat for 2.5 hours before getting a side of bacon.

    Brett · January 20, 2013
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  • Laura H.

    Offers a proper tea service!

    Laura Horst · November 25, 2012
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  • Drink T.

    So Irish!! Had a great selection of beers & friendly barstaff. Loved em so much we partnered up--come to Drink the District: Beer Edition, July 28 for exclusive chances to win James Hoban gift cards!

    Drink The District · July 23, 2012
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  • John

    Named after the White House architect -- an Irish immigrant who planned the first White House design AND the second after it was burned down in 1813 during the War of 1812.

    John · June 20, 2012
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  • Derrick T.

    Disappointed in the service -- waitress that refuses to provide good service, but placed 20% gratuity on the bill.

    Derrick Tillman-Kelly · June 1, 2012
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  • Brandon K.

    Try the honey and blue toast. Amazing.

    Brandon Knight · April 21, 2012
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  • Varun J.

    Try the sticky whiskey chicken wings!

    Varun Jandhyala · April 13, 2012
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  • Chris W.

    The sweet potato fries are amazing.

    Chris Westling · April 3, 2012
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  • Elizabeth S.

    Great shepherd's pie, pot pie and Irish stew too.

    Elizabeth Somers · April 1, 2012
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  • Ashley

    Maria is a great server! Be sure to ask for her section.

    Ashley · March 13, 2012
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  • Womply

    James Hoban's has partnered with Womply to offer $20 cash back after 3 visits Read more

    Womply · January 23, 2012
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  • Womply

    James Hoban's has partnered with Womply to offer $20 cash back after 3 visits!

    Womply · January 18, 2012
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  • Dan S.

    Bartenders here are slow and suck

    Dan Shank · December 2, 2011
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  • Lauren S.

    The chicken pot pie is delicious and perfect for a cold or rainy day.

    Lauren S. · November 22, 2011
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  • Sarah C.

    Try to get Douglas for brunch, he's the best! Keeps the bottomless mimosas coming :)

    Sarah Caffey · November 20, 2011
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  • Cindy G.

    Its a fun place at the bar for sure.... just don't ever go to sit down dinner. The food was horribly bland and disappointing.

    Cindy Gates · November 18, 2011
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  • Michael W.

    Not sure what's special about this place. Nothing really, that I can tell. Meh.

    Michael Wright · November 18, 2011
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  • Craig C.

    This I must declare: the ham and pickle sandwich is quite possibly the best sandwich at Hoban's.

    Craig Collins-Young · November 8, 2011
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  • NAKID Social Sports in DC

    One of the best Irish pubs in the city!

    NAKID Social Sports in DC · October 5, 2011
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  • Tara L.

    Very more service, it took almost an hour to get our food

    Tara L · September 5, 2011
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  • Joel W.

    Slow service, but great food!

    Joel Wiseman · August 28, 2011
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  • Caroline S.

    Definitely prefer hh to late night. Read more

    Caroline S. · August 23, 2011
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  • Stephen P.

    Crab dip is the best

    Stephen Petrock · July 18, 2011
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  • Kate S.

    Mussels are awesome!

    Kate Shields · July 12, 2011
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  • Amanda F.

    Fitz is the cute, nice Irish bartender. He says the accent is real. That said, I have a friend with food allergies who had troubles here. A mixed bag.

    Amanda Foster · July 7, 2011
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  • Bryan G.

    Brunch Sat and Sunday is a raging deal - $4 bloky marys and mimosas UNTIL 4 PM!!! Read more

    Bryan Goubeau · June 27, 2011
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  • Rachael K.

    Always great service here.

    Rachael King · April 24, 2011
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  • Patricia B.

    Worst service ever!

    Patricia Bono · March 20, 2011
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Tuscan Bahn Mi

    Foodspotting · December 17, 2010
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  • NOM NOM Boris

    Try the Tuscan Bahn Mi

    NOM NOM Boris · December 17, 2010
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  • NOM NOM Boris

    Try the Wild Boar Pasta

    NOM NOM Boris · December 4, 2010
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Wild Boar Pasta

    Foodspotting · December 4, 2010
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  • Katherine G.

    "older" crowd. No lines here!!

    Katherine Gutierrez · November 14, 2010
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  • Mrfantastic8000

    If you like Football(soccer); good place to catch matches!

    Mrfantastic8000 · October 31, 2010
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  • James W.

    I ordered shepherds pie, but received some type of beef stew. Also, they did't have any "James Hoban Ale". My wife's meal was perfect (pot pie.)

    James Watt · October 18, 2010
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  • Andy W.

    Worst 'Irish' pub in the city by a country mile

    Andy White · August 20, 2010
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  • Georgiano K.

    having fun and friends

    Georgiano King · July 21, 2010
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  • Greg M.

    Worst mayor ever.

    Greg Mason · June 16, 2010
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  • Lee W.

    Go here on Wednesday nights for trivia. Be prepared for delightfully bad singing in the third round of questions.

    Lee West · April 29, 2010
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  • KP M.

    $4 apps/drafts/wines/rails 4-7pm for happy hour or Try the steak samich... Delish!!

    KP M. · March 31, 2010
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