O’Connor’s Pub is owned and operated by Frank and Betty Bonass, natives of Dublin, Ireland. They first came to the US in 1990 with, as Frank puts it, “4 kids and 12 suitcases”. Having owned retail stores in Dublin City for the past 20 years, they knew that they wanted to establish a business but it took some time to get started. The Irish are known for their “Gift of the Gab” and Frank and Betty are no different, they love chatting with people and getting to know them. This hospitality paired with Frank’s love for preparing traditional Irish food led them to the restaurant business. They opened their first restaurant, the Dublin Dock, in Betterton, MD in 1997. In 2001, they bought their second restaurant. Frank had chosen the name for the Dublin Dock and now it was Betty’s turn, she decided to use her maiden name and O’Connor’s Pub was established.