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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
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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Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I loved the decor and atmosphere of this pub! Unfortunately, after a long day of driving we were looking for a relaxing dinner and this was not the place! Also, we required gluten-free/healthy vegetarian choices, and there was not much on this menu. Irish food tends to be very starchy, so it just wasn't a good match for our party.... More

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Fort Wayne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We ended up leaving the Irish Pub before ordering for a couple of reasons. First, we had travelled all day and sat down to eat around 8 p.m., in the middle of a raucous set by the Irish singer = not at all conducive to a relaxing dinner. Second, our party needed vegetarian and gluten free options, which were not... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fun entertainment such as a story-telling singing Irishman. Boddington's on tap. Try the Dark Dubliner.

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Staying next door at the Irish Cottage, we had 3 evenings in Frank O'Dowds - enjoyed each evening, very friendly and good choice of food, beers and wines. Didn't stay at weekend so no music!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fun place and the irish dancers are fun to watch. Good drinks and service. Breakfast is good and definitely not a traditional American hot breakfast which is a nice change.

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Franklin Park, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 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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Additional Information about Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub

Address: 9853 US Hwy 20, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815 776 0707
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 12 - 21
Cuisine: American

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