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Kelleher's Irish Pub

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619 SW Water, Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 673 6000
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Interesting Irish grub, craft beers

Ample free parking, delightful atmosphere both indoors and outdoors but the real attraction is all the wonderful craft beers. We had a large party and the server was friendly and helpful with menu suggestions. Full Irish menu, with colcannon, Irish stew, Shepard's pie, and an assortment of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
travelqueen10151
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chicago, ill
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Peoria, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I needed a place to host our club and seeing most of us are British or Australian we thought it would make a really nice change to try this Irish Pub. Was that ever the wrong choice to make! It wasn't a bother that we were placed as far back in the restaurant as you can get because I thought... More 

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chicago, ill
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166 reviews 166 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ample free parking, delightful atmosphere both indoors and outdoors but the real attraction is all the wonderful craft beers. We had a large party and the server was friendly and helpful with menu suggestions. Full Irish menu, with colcannon, Irish stew, Shepard's pie, and an assortment of regular bar food. Main dining area was really noisy but we sat in... More 

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Montverde, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Was in Peoria for a visit and opted for Kelleher's based on location and reviews. Was seated promptly. Had the shepherds pie and it was good but not so good that I feel I would return if back in area. Service was nice but had an air of being perfunctory and got impression from one employee that she would rather... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Enjoyed the setting and decor. Friendly service and fun environment down town Peoria on the riverfront.

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Marion, Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have been here several times and they have a pretty cool atmosphere for just about any occasion. The food is pretty good but a little on the pricey side. They have an authentic feel that draws you back if you're in the area but am not sure a special trip is warranted.

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Peoria, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had the good fortune to go to this establishment recently. Not on my usual list of places to eat or drink for no other reason than it's not an area that I frequent for a meal. The service was very good. Prompt and knowledgeable would be good words to use. The quality of the sandwiches we had had was... More 

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Peru, Illinois
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169 reviews 169 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Came here after visiting the zoo. I like a good authentic irish pub yet they are hard to find in the state outside the Chicago area. Ordered the Guinness pot roast with the champ potatoes really delicious. The waitress was very friendly and brought our food out quick. Will come back again!!

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Chicago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I had the daily special when I went, my friends all got something different. Large portions and tasty food. Nothing I would go out of my way to make a return trip though. The waitress we had must of been having a bad day because she was not friendly and seemed impatient on us. She came back before we were... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is my fourth time at Kelleher's and every time has been enjoyable. The food has been excellent every time and they have a great selection of beers and spirits. Best of all is the overall atmosphere. Just a fun place to enjoy a meal with friends. So long as the quality remains, I will be a returning patron.

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Peoria, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We meet monthly, and this was Kelleher nite. The food is typical bar food, maybe a notch above, depending on when ya go. Terrific selection of beer, and I have never been there when the place wasn't packed. Tues nite is Trivia Night, and it was standing room only. Pat Sullivan is always there, and i feel that he gives... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 619 SW Water, Peoria, IL 61602
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: (309) 673 6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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