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Irish Bred Pub & Restaurant

833 S Railroad Ave, Opelika, AL 36801-4937
334 363 2235
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Ranked #4 of 84 restaurants in Opelika
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, English, Irish, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The Irish Bred Pub & Restaurant is Opelika’s original, ‘local’ Irish Pub. Located in the heart of the historic downtown, we pride ourselves on offering something for everyone. Since opening in the summer of 2010, we have established ourselves as one of Opelika’s most popular restaurants – family-friendly with great lunch and dinner specials served in an inviting, cozy atmosphere and beautiful, historic setting.With an extensive restaurant menu, 2 full service bars and the perfect outdoor balcony seating area away from all the hustle and bustle of every day life, whether we you live or work in the area, or are simply passing through, the Pub offers the perfect setting for every occasion.If it is entertainment you are looking for, come and enjoy our weekly Trivia Nights, Texas Hold Em’ Poker Nights and Live Music including traditional Celtic music nights. If you are looking for a livelier night out, our 2nd floor weekend Night Club DJ parties provide the perfect party venue, whether you are celebrating occasions such as birthdays or bachelorette parties, or simply looking for a place to hang out with friends and the dance the night away. If live music is your preference, come and enjoy the wide range of live bands that perform upstairs. And don’t forget that with our multiple plasma TV’s, many of our regular guests regard us one of the best Sports Bars in the area where you can enjoy live action of all your favorite sports.Our 2nd floor also offers ideal Meeting Room Facilities and a perfect, informal venue for Private Party Reservations such as birthday parties, anniversaries, office parties, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, and wedding parties.As you can see, we truly do offer something for everyone. Whether a regular guest of the Pub or first-time visitor, we look forward to giving you a warm Irish welcome and a taste of the Emerald Isles.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The Irish Bred Pub & Restaurant is Opelika’s original, ‘local’ Irish Pub. Located in the heart of the historic downtown, we pride ourselves on offering something for everyone. Since opening in the summer of 2010, we have established ourselves as one of Opelika’s most popular restaurants – family-friendly with great lunch and dinner specials served in an inviting, cozy atmosphere and beautiful, historic setting.With an extensive restaurant menu, 2 full service bars and the perfect outdoor balcony seating area away from all the hustle and bustle of every day life, whether we you live or work in the area, or are simply passing through, the Pub offers the perfect setting for every occasion.If it is entertainment you are looking for, come and enjoy our weekly Trivia Nights, Texas Hold Em’ Poker Nights and Live Music including traditional Celtic music nights. If you are looking for a livelier night out, our 2nd floor weekend Night Club DJ parties provide the perfect party venue, whether you are celebrating occasions such as birthdays or bachelorette parties, or simply looking for a place to hang out with friends and the dance the night away. If live music is your preference, come and enjoy the wide range of live bands that perform upstairs. And don’t forget that with our multiple plasma TV’s, many of our regular guests regard us one of the best Sports Bars in the area where you can enjoy live action of all your favorite sports.Our 2nd floor also offers ideal Meeting Room Facilities and a perfect, informal venue for Private Party Reservations such as birthday parties, anniversaries, office parties, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, and wedding parties.As you can see, we truly do offer something for everyone. Whether a regular guest of the Pub or first-time visitor, we look forward to giving you a warm Irish welcome and a taste of the Emerald Isles.
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English first
Auburn, Alabama
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The decor, atmosphere, and location are just about perfect. It was such a let down that the only good food we've had there so far was fried, not Irish by any stretch, and could quite possibly lose to chick fil a in a taste test. I really hope in subsequent visits things will turn around and we just happened to... More

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Mobile, Alabama
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The food is delicious. You have to have the Shepard's pie. The Reuben is also great. It's worth driving to Opelika if you're in Auburn and looking for something different.

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Dined out on the patio Sunday evening, enjoyed the small Southern town atmosphere and welcoming hostess and server and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Steve ordered the crab boxty, a favorite and I had the grilled fish salad. All the food was fresh, well prepared and delicious. Wish it were closer! The fun was the historic old town.. brick streets, painted... More

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Rock Mills, AL
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was too. I loved the traditional pub fare and the portions were generous. I had Guiness beef stew and my husband had shepherds pie and they were both out of the ball park.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We ate here for Mother's Day. I found this to be a great spot to grab a beer or burger and listen for the train and grab a shot glass! The food was good; I had a "side" of their grits and must say they were the best I've ever had!! The burgers are great and you can order them... More

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Auburn
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like the burgers here, and the chips and queso are pretty good. They could do better with home-made chips instead of the restaurant packaged chips. But overall, it's a fun place to hang out.

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Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Family favorites in this "Pub" built in one of the old downtown brick buildings are the Shepherd's Pie, the Fish and Chips, and the lunch specials. We've gone with anywhere from 2 to 8 people and never have a very long wait(usually no more than a 1/2) hour. Our wait staff is usually very knowledgeable about the menu and the... More

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Opelika, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a great spot for a casual meal in downtown Opelika. Great location on the tracks. these are a couple of our family's favorites. Maytag Chips appetizer is an Irish Bred Pub Specialty! Homemade potato chips covered in Maytag bleu cheese with bacon bits and scallions. Generous portion, plenty to share. Knockmealdown Shepherd's Pie is Traditional Irish fare made... More

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Opelika, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My family loves the pub! the atmosphere, the food, it's become THE downtown place to eat! It's casual and friendly.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I've only lived in the Auburn/Opelika area for a few months and decided to give it a try despite some negative reviews. I was very disappointed. I went on a Monday at lunch time with two out of town guests. Despite it not being busy, it took almost 10 minutes to get seated. It was a cold, blustery day and... More

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