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Ri Ra Irish Pub - Burlington, Burlington, VT

Ri Ra Irish Pub - Burlington

4.3
4.3
67 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish

Rí Rá is located in an historic bank building, designed by Boston based Harper & West, that was completed in 1931. The pub opened for the first time in March 1999, and was extended in 2002 with the addition of the Library area. In February 2012, The Whiskey Room opened its doors. As you enter Rí Rá, you can imagine yourself walking through a door that leads you across the pond to experience the best pubs of Ireland. The pub interiors were salvaged and restored in Ireland prior to being shipped to Vermont. We are proud to showcase a unique and genuine Irish pub in the heart of Burlington.

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Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Phone number

    (802) 860-9401

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Area

    Burlington, Vermont

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Available: 11:00 - 4:00pm

Snacks

  • Avocado Toast**US$10.00

    Smashed avocado, goat cheese, pickled red onions, balsamic glaze drizzle

    • Street TacosUS$10.00

      Meat and veggie options available daily, 2 tacos per order. Ask your server for todays tacos

      • Everything Pretzel RodsUS$10.00

        Butter brushed, everything bagel spiced, mustard beer cheese

        • Seafood Chowder*

          Award winning - haddock, clam, shrimp, crab, potatoes, herbs, cream

          • CupUS$6.00
          • BowlUS$14.00

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        • WingsUS$12.00

          House spiced wings, your choice of mild, mango habanero, Gochujang chili, Guinness BBQ, Jamo & ginger sauce or truffle parmesan, celery sticks, ranch or blue cheese dip

          • Chicken BitesUS$10.00

            Fried buttermilk battered all-natural chicken

            • Classic PoutineUS$10.00

              Hand cut chips, beef gravy, melted cheddar curds, spring onion

              • Brisket PoutineUS$12.00

                Hand cut chips, beef brisket, beef gravy, melted cheddar curds, spring onion

                • Sausage RollsUS$12.00

                  All natural bratwurst, sweet onion, spiced apple, sharp cheddar, crispy fried egg rolls, maple bourbon mustard

                  • Pub NachosUS$13.00

                    Guinness BBQ chicken, pico de gallo, jalapeños, cheddar jack cheese, savory sour cream

                    Chicken Bites

                    $10; Fried buttermilk battered all-natural chicken

                      Greens

                      • Top Chop^US$13.00

                        Chopped greens, all-natural grilled chicken, smoked bacon, avocado, tomato, onion, blue cheese, mustard vinaigrette

                        • Bistro SaladUS$12.00

                          Mixed greens, shaved sprouts, green apple, dried cranberries, carrot, goat cheese, spiced walnut, Vermont maple mustard vinaigrette

                          • Grain Bowl** ^US$14.00

                            Red quinoa, avocado, grilled onion, marinated tomatoes, spiced walnut, edamame, white balsamic vinaigrette, lemon

                            Plates

                            • Pub Burger*US$13.00

                              Prime beef patty, choice of American, Swiss, pepper jack, cheddar or blue cheese crumbles, lettuce, tomato, red onion, Bristol Bakery bun (VT)

                              • Guinness BBQ*US$13.00

                                Grilled beef patty, house Guinness BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, crispy onion rings, lettuce, tomato, Bristol Bakery Bun (VT)

                                • Veggie Burger**US$13.00

                                  House cauliflower & quinoa patty, smashed avocado, house slaw, sriracha mayo, Bristol Bakery bun (VT)

                                  • Publican ReubenUS$14.00

                                    Beer braised corned beef brisket, pickled cabbage, Swiss cheese, Marie Rose sauce, grilled rye

                                    • 802 Chicken SandyUS$13.00

                                      Citizen cider brined grilled chicken breast, local apple slaw, sweet potato frites, VT cheddar, leaf lettuce, maple bourbon mustard, Bristol Bakery hemp bun

                                      • VT Toastie & Today's SoupUS$12.00

                                        Red Hen Bakery (VT) sourdough & Cabot aged cheddar grilled cheese, bowl of today's soup

                                        • Fish & ChipsUS$16.00

                                          Lager battered Icelandic haddock, hand cut chips, tartar sauce or Irish remoulade, lemon wedge

                                          • Cottage PieUS$16.00

                                            Ground prime beef, peas, carrots & onions, rich brown gravy, broiled pub mashed potato, cheddar cheese

                                            Sides

                                            • Hand Cut ChipsUS$5.00

                                              • Shoestring Sweet FriesUS$5.00

                                                • Crispy Onion RingsUS$5.00

                                                  • Salt & Vinegar Brussels SproutsUS$5.00

                                                    • Mixed Greens or CaesarUS$5.00

                                                      Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                      What 67 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                      4.3
                                                      4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                      • 4.2Food
                                                      • 4.7Service
                                                      • 4.2Ambience
                                                      • 4.2Value

                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                      1. MC

                                                        MikeC

                                                        New York Area

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great outdoor dining on Church Street . Good food and service !

                                                      2. SB

                                                        ScottyB

                                                        New England

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                        Night Bedford Champlain Graduation

                                                      3. L

                                                        Luke

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                        Fish and chips was delicious! The whole family loved it.

                                                      4. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Atlanta

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 26 April 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Incredible experience. Wonderful service from host greeting to checkout. Server recommended a delish fiddlehead beer && live music was fantastic. If we’re ever in Burlington again, we’re headed straight here.

                                                      5. JV

                                                        JudyV

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We had a wonderful Sunday lunch here this weekend. Made reservations ahead of time and a table was immediately available. The waitress was great and the food arrived very quickly. The Fish & Chips had a huge piece of fish! Everything we had was very tasty. Will definitely be going back!

                                                      6. PO

                                                        PennyO

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        Had a great birthday dinner. Dessert was great. The server was fantastic she was attentive and helpful!

                                                      7. GO

                                                        GaryO

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 13 March 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great atmosphere - fast service which I love - great tasting meal - great price - would absolutely come back -

                                                      8. KK

                                                        KathyK

                                                        Houston

                                                        23 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        23 reviews

                                                        Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                        Food is very mediocre and one dish came so cold a skin had formed! The people that work there were awesome and took care of the problem immediately. The stools on the high tops are too high, so you can’t slide under the table. The Whiskey Room bar with fireplace is very nice.

                                                      9. S

                                                        Steve

                                                        New York Area

                                                        12 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        12 reviews

                                                        Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                        Great fish and chips. A bit loud but it is a Irish Pub.👍

                                                      10. J

                                                        Jason

                                                        New England

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                        Always good food & a great location and atmosphere.

                                                      11. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 2 March 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fish and Chips and a Reuben sandwich.

                                                      12. ML

                                                        MaryL

                                                        New York Area

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        Very nice pub with great service, good Guinness and tasty food. Hannah did a great job making us feel welcome and helping clarify the gluten free options. We hope to return soon!

                                                      13. CW

                                                        CW27

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                        Never received a notification that a table was ready for my party. No information on the website indicating that covid vaccination was required until driving to the restaurant and walking up to the door. Did not enter restaurant and was never contacted by the restaurant regarding a reservation.

                                                      14. NB

                                                        NoraB

                                                        New England

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        Dined on 22 February 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Casual meal at a fun Irish Restaurant. Recommend the Guinness nachos and also the pretzel sticks as appetizers. Rueben sandwich outstanding

                                                      15. MM

                                                        MandMKenn

                                                        New England

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on 20 February 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        As always a wonderful environment for eating, catching up, and relaxing. Thank you for the wonderful meal and excellent service.

                                                      16. B

                                                        Blanche

                                                        Portland

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                        overall1food2service2ambience1

                                                        This has got to be the loudest pub I've ever been to, and I've been to pubs all over Ireland and the UK. The noise level was unbearable.

                                                      17. MM

                                                        MandMKenn

                                                        New England

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on 15 January 2022

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                        Excellent food, service and wonderful dinner experience.

                                                      18. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on 8 January 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Really good service. Apps were great. Entrees and drink were excellent.

                                                      19. MT

                                                        MTC57

                                                        Atlantic City

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        2.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on 14 December 2021

                                                        overall2food2service5ambience4

                                                        Don’t order poutine!! It was NOT authentic and tasted like a big bowl of salt. I’ve had decent meals there so this was disappointing. Staff was excellent.

                                                      20. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        2.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on 27 November 2021

                                                        overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                        Dirty inside even for a pub. Bathrooms were gross. Faucets didn’t work snd soap dispenser broken. Only bright thing was our waitress.

                                                      21. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 4 November 2021

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                        Nice experience, food is good, does feel like a true Irish pub.

                                                      22. A

                                                        Alex

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 3 November 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Had a great time. The food was great, and the service was fantastic

                                                      23. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Philadelphia

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on 26 October 2021

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                        Great food and friendly service. Very accommodating when I had to change my reservation. Definitely will return.

                                                      24. SN

                                                        StephenN

                                                        New England

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on 8 October 2021

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        Nice place on Church St. Cold beer good apps. And people watch alot of fun.

                                                      25. LD

                                                        LocalDiner

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 6 October 2021

                                                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                        We ordered a vodka tonic which came back with no vodka. The staff was brand new and overwhelmed. The food was bland and not enjoyable. I live locally and have gone to Ri Ra for years. This is the worst I’ve experienced.

                                                      26. P

                                                        Pepp

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 6 October 2021

                                                        overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                        This was the most disappointing restaurant experience I’ve had in a long time. The host sat us at a bench, and when asked about the high top table we booked she said “Open Table does not send those requests to the restaurant.” I don’t know if I believe that, but I do know there was a wild card Sox game playing m and all the high tops were seated. When seated we noticed how surprisingly well staffed the place was, but our waitress did not have the time of day for us. It took her 20 minutes to take our drink order. The food itself was better than I expected, but small portions for the price. It was served very quickly which was great. We were at the restaurant less than an hour, and had our food for 20 minutes tops when the waitress came over and said “I’m going to go sit down” and dropped the bill on our table. The kitchen wasn’t closing, she wanted to watch the game. We wanted to get another round of drinks and desert to watch the game, but considering we were dismissed by the waitress we didn’t finish our food and left. Honestly any of the other restaurants on Church street are a better bet. I would rather wait and be patient at a shop that is short staffed, than be treated like I was unwelcome and a burden at this place again. Deeply disappointed by this experience.

                                                      27. DB

                                                        DougB

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 5 October 2021

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                        Nice Irish pub. Food was good and reasonable. A little noisy

                                                      28. LQ

                                                        LuvQualityfood

                                                        Washington DC

                                                        22 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        22 reviews

                                                        Dined on 3 October 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We were pleasantly surprised. For a pub atmosphere the food was quite delicious. Nice dessert choices too! The staff was especially nice! Highly recommend!!

                                                      29. MG

                                                        MattG

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                        Apps and beer were good. Food was standard tourist grade fare. Service was prompt and friendly. Not bad but not as good as it could be.

                                                      30. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 1 October 2021

                                                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                        I thought this would feel like a manufactured experience, but it feels authentic, because it is. Really good variety of beers. Very cool atmosphere and friendly service from relatable people. Location is beyond satisfying. Definitely make a reservation as far in advance as possible.

                                                      31. C

                                                        Chella

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 24 September 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Our server was incredible and the food was amazing! Best date night in a very very long time.

                                                      32. FI

                                                        FIFTYBABE

                                                        New York Area

                                                        70 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        2.0

                                                        70 reviews

                                                        Dined on 19 September 2021

                                                        overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                        We were very excited about going to RiRa because we had been to one in New Hampshire and had enjoyed our meal. My husband had ordered the special which was shrimp scampi and the pasta was over cooked. He did say the shrimp was good. He had cider and ordered a second which came after he had finished his meal. I ordered fish and chips. The fish was good but the fried were so salty that I couldn’t eat them. I also ordered unsweetened Iced tea which was terrible. My rum and coke was good. We also ordered an appetizer which was spinach and artichoke dip which we both enjoyed. The service was ok. We might try it again if we were in the area but would probably try another restaurant first.

                                                      33. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on 26 August 2021

                                                        overall5food2service5ambience4

                                                        Perfect for what we needed; late night meal after moving in. Food could be better and has been better in the past but service and bar made up for it. We’ll be back.

                                                      34. VB

                                                        VonBoo

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 13 August 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fridays are the best nights to go! Food is exquisite!

                                                      35. KM

                                                        KerryM

                                                        New England

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        2.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on 29 July 2021

                                                        overall2food3service3ambience2

                                                        This place perhaps has the look of an Irish pub but the ambiance and menu are far from it. Shepherd’s pie is the closest entree you’ll come to it. A beware ordering whiskey from next door! Double check the tab to ensure you’re charged for what you ordered. We were overcharged nearly threefold! However when this was called to the attention of the manager he graciously rectified the error.

                                                      36. BT

                                                        BillT

                                                        New England

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        Dined on 29 July 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We had a great dinner .. Excellent wings!! Also great service Thanks! Karen and Bill T.

                                                      37. J

                                                        Johgo

                                                        Cleveland

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on 27 July 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        My only complaint is that they are always out of the beers I want

                                                      38. LT

                                                        LaurenT

                                                        New England

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on 13 July 2021

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        Great Reuben and the fish and chips was very fresh. Loved the outdoor seating to take in more of summer in Burlington.

                                                      39. NE

                                                        NewEnglandlocalfoodie

                                                        New England

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on 6 July 2021

                                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                        Stick with the poutine, fish and chips and draft beer, those deliver good pub quality. Don't order anything that goes off pub standards like salads.

                                                      40. JD

                                                        JDAJ

                                                        New England

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        Dined on 19 June 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Drinks and food were great and the service was awesome! We ate outside and the vibe was fun. Will definitely visit again whenever we get back to Burlington.

                                                      Safety precautions

                                                      • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                        • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                        • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                        • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                        • Contactless payment available
                                                      • Physical distancing

                                                        • Limited number of seated diners
                                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                        • Extra space between tables
                                                      • Protective equipment

                                                        • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                        • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                      • Screening

                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                      FAQs

                                                      Ri Ra Irish Pub - Burlington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 860-9401.

                                                      Ri Ra Irish Pub - Burlington is rated 4.3 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

                                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                      Booked 5 times today
                                                      Google Map for Ri Ra Irish Pub - Burlington

                                                      123 Church St Burlington, VT 05401-8415

                                                      Dining areas

                                                      Additional information

                                                      • Area

                                                        Burlington, Vermont

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        Irish

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Casual Dining

                                                      • Dress Code

                                                        Business Casual

                                                      • Parking Details

                                                        None

                                                      • Payment Options

                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                      • Additional

                                                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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