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Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub

9853 US Hwy 20, Galena, IL 61036
815 776 0707
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Ranked #12 of 56 Restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $12 - $21
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: HWY 20 (3/4 mi from Main Street)
Description: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every day at Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill. The beating heart of The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel, the Pub’s rich ornate interior, designed and handcrafted in Ireland, embraces an earlier time.The menu includes American favorites mixed with several iconic Irish dishes. Start with an expanded selection of appetizers. Meat and potatoes lovers will enjoy selecting entrees featuring fish, chicken and beef. While those seeking a taste of the “Old Sod” will delight in homemade Shepherd’s Pie or Hand Breaded Fish ‘N’ Chips.
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English first
Franklin Park, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place was amazing! The food is soooo good here and we did get to see the Irish dancers. The only thing we weren't crazy about was the live entertainment. We thought it would be Irish music but it was more comedic. We were a little disappointed but other than that this place is great

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Des Moines, Iowa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Worth a stop on a weekend night to see the Irish tap dancers (young local girls) and the décor. Check out the little enclosed "booths" at the ends of the bar.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We loved this pub with great Irish music provided by an artist by the name of Ian Gould. We were there till the wee hours and had tons of fun. The chocolate martini's were awesome.....

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had a very nice dinner of Shepherd's Pie and Fish & Chips. Both were very good. I really had a sweet tooth that night and ordered the high strawberry cake. WOW. It was a strawberry shortcake large enough to feed and army. Two of us could not finish it but it was very good. Beautiful vistas to enjoy while... More

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Iowa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were staying at the Irish hotel and stopped in for a nightcap. The waitress and bartender were very friendly with good service. It was a Thursday night so no entertainment.

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Mid-Western Region, Nepal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Some really nice beers and beer-based drinks. Reuben nachos were a hit but other food was terrible. If you like fake-Irish fake-Pubs in suburban malls, this one's for you.

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Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

OK place, nothing outstanding. Menu was somewhat limited. Did have a good selection of beers. Continental breakfast is horrible and they should be embarrassed to serve it.

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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The ambiance of the restaurant/pub was fantastic. Our server could not be more helpful. The entertainment was the best. The food was very tasty and presentation was great.

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Kansas City, MO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We enjoyed drinks and watching the entertainment in the pub. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the pubs we frequented in Ireland.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We did not eat here, but we came to listen to music and have a drink. It was very busy but the service was great. The pub looks very much like an Irish pub. The music was not great, but we enjoyed ourselves.

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