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Irish Democrat

3207 1st Ave, Cedar Rapids, IA
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Ranked #27 of 303 restaurants in Cedar Rapids
Cuisines: Pub
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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34 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Whenever it is Friday or Saturday night and time to go out, the Irish Democrat is always our family favorite! From ages 17-87, we are all pleased with this restaurant. First of all, it is easily located....right at the corner of 1st Avenue and 32nd St NE. The service is always the best; the beer is always ice cold with... More

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Rosemont, Ill, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We like to go to this place for lunch. The food is good and the service is good as well. The menu has a large variety of food from salads, to sandwiches to salmon and burgers.

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Cedar Rapids, IA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is considered to be a 'main staple' to come for drinks and dinner if you live, work or visit Cedar Rapids. It seems to be always busy and it's because it's a fun place to be.

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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I won't be returning, although I used to be a big fan of the I.D. It seems to me the quality and care of food preparation has been gradually degrading the last year or two. This most recent visit was very disappointing. I ordered one of their many burgers for lunch, which they've been doing pretty well on. Well, they... More

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This was our first visit to the ID. It had a welcoming fresh look as we stepped in from the heat outside on a recent summer afternoon. We seated ourselves and were promptly greeted by a waitress who took our drink order. My husband ordered his old standby, full slab of ribs and fries with cottage cheese as his side... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The Irish Democrat has been around for too many years for me to remember when it opened. The food is always well prepared, the service is usually excellent and the atmosphere is relaxing. If you need a break after hours or a bite for lunch, this is an easy to access establishment that offers variety.

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Novi, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

In town for my son's wedding and tried this restaurant due to Trip Advisor reviews. This restaurant turned out to be an excellent choice for a good value meal. Our party had a chicken salad, ribs and chicken fingers and ribs and wings. All 3 meals were well portioned and fairly priced. The wine was a bit overpriced at $7.50... More

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Louisville, KY
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

On our drive west we had dinner at the Irish Democrat while staying overnight in CR. We arrived around 6 on a Monday evening. The bar area had a dozen or so customers. We were escorted past the bar and seated in a booth in the dining area. There were only a couple of other tables occupied when we arrived.... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

we eat there a lot. never had a bad meal. I can say that we went tonight and there was to much dressing on my salad to the point that I could not finish it, But I have had it many times before and it has always been great.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The ribs here are soooooo good! I highly recommend them. Their Black and Tans are amazing as well. The waitress was delightful and pleasant. All in all - highly recommend!

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