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Irish Rover

2319 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2409 (Clifton)
502-899-3544
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Ranked #59 of 1,505 restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Clifton
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88% Recommend
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Scotch eggs are good. The benedictine with bread is also a wonderful appetizer. Great selection of beers, too. The fish is probably the best in the city. My kids love the veggie mash. Their desserts are all fantastic. I like the Guinness cake the best, and my husband likes their "sticky mess," but I can't remember what the menu actually... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I went with my husband and mother-in-law to try several dishes for the first time recently, and we were impressed with everything we had! It's a very affordable place, considering how large the portion sizes are. The cottage pie is similar to a shepards pie, and was very good (and large- you could share it with another person). The bangerz... More

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Tyumen, Russia
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My wife and I stopped for a lunch and enjoyed a lot. Pretty cheap. Varied menu. Delicious food. Perfect wine. Very nice staff. Full bar. Warm, family, homelike style.

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Evansville, Indiana, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went here for a birthday dinner. The service was impeccable and the food was great. The food arrived promptly and was as described. The appetizers were great. Will go back again. Highly recommend to all.

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Kirkwood
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stopped for lunch on our way back home to St. Louis and what a nice surprise. Having been to Ireland, as well as Irish pubs in Boston, Maine, Chicago, St. Louis, San Fancisco and Cape Cod I think it's safe to say I know what an Irish pub should look like, and this one certainly does. The owner, Michael... More

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Pewee Valley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I have been dining at this establishment since they opened back in the late 90's, and have never had a meal I did not like.The restaurant is in a historic building set in the Clifton neighborhood.As soon as you step in the door,you are in the pub, and are kindly greeted.The owner,Michael is always there stepping in to help and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My sister raves about this restaurant so I accompanied her on her birthday. When I glanced at the menu, it seemed really authentic; maybe to authentic. I normally consider myself cultured but nothing sounded appealing once I read the menu. I went with a burger to be safe which was good. I write this to say, Irish food isn't necessarily... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My daughter and I went to this restaurant on the advice of a bookstore worker on the same street. We were told that the owner is from Ireland and goes home regularly to get new recipes and make sure his dishes are as authentic as possible. We had the crab cakes and fish and chips and both were excellent! Some... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Service was fast and good. Food was not bad. Different style than I normally eat with different flavors but was not bad at all. I would visit again.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Brunch is a special treat when the Irish music is live & lively. The brunch menu is abbreviated at times but well worth the trip.

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