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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 #13 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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Indianola, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We were told that while in Galena the Pub was a must. The decor was wonderful and set the mood for dinner. The food was out of this world! We both had chicken dishes and they were to die for. The presentation was great. The server seemed too busy to check back on us and let our empty glasses sit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Great service and awesome food. Irish dancers were amazing. Next trip we definitely want to stay at the lodge too. #1 experience!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had a wonderful meal! However, there was not a large selection of Irish food, many of the dishes were common American meals.

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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Live music was lots of fun. Service was very friendly and attentive. Breakfast was surprisingly tasty. did I mention how much fun the live music was?

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Charles City, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I love this hotel / pub! It is so beautiful. The food is very good, drinks and service are superb! I can't wait to get there on a weekend for the entertainment. We have done this before and it was great fun!

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Geneseo
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We enjoyed the Irish folk singer, he was wonderful. The food was very good. They had a good variety and good prices.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Entertainment was great, Irish singer in an Irish pub, drinking a Harp's. that says it all. We stopped in for pre dinner cocktails and evening fun. We were there 2 days, next time, we'll stay much longer

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Central Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great food, drinks, entertainment! Had a nice time. Memorable evening for the both of us! Such a neat location. The Boutique Hotel looked so clean and new. Very modern place!

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United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

the food is good and varied and the entertainment is top-notch. It is wonderful to be able to hear live traditional Irish music in this part of the Midwest.

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Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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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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