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Cleary's Irish Pub

113 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118
(734) 475-1922
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Ranked #5 of 31 restaurants in Chelsea
Cuisines: American
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82% Recommend
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

As soon as you walk in you can tell this is a real 'bar'--fairly narrow, sit where you want, a few booths near the front, a dozen seats at the bar, and a number of tables--open since 1991 it has a more classic feel with the tin ceiling but still modern touches like TV's with the baseball game on--you almost... More

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Toledo, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Well when ever we go to the Purple Rose, every other time we have to go to the Common Grill, slow, varying service, and just noisy, the other times I get my wish and this is where I go, variety, good service, food good but not fancy. OK so I am a bit simpler then the other half.. One downside,... More

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Simsbury, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I wish I didn't have to give one star on here. The staff was unpleasant, appeared like they were on drugs, and when I asked for a beer, they said they had none and were closing. It was 11:15pm! Not to dismiss the fact that the staff was clearly all sitting at a table drinking shots and chugging beer in... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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87 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A few of us ate lunch here ... burgers and fries, although I have eaten here before and was equally happy last time. The burgers are just outstanding, as are the potato skins. Nice thick burgers, excellent choice of toppings, all in a nice pub setting with good service. Not sure I would go here for a fancy meal, but... More

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Chelsea, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have eaten here for over 20 years and have always been satisfied there. Good food, service and good beer.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The Pub is a very cozy, friendly atmosphere. The food is appetizing and the wait staff very accommodating. We enjoyed our visit there before we checked into our B&B, which is only a stones throw away.

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Detroit, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

After cutting down our Christmas tree, we stopped in to Cleary's for lunch. A friend recommended it, and it was our first time dining in Chelsea. It is a cute town, busy with shoppers, and lots of dining choices. Cleary's was warm and cozy, just right for the freezing cold day that it was. We had burgers and fries, which... More

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Columbus, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The food at Cleary's is good fare. Its simple, well prepared and a good value. A great place for a simple meal with friends.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here hoping for Irish pub food. What we got was more sports bar food. The food was good, just not what we hoped for. The soup of the day was perfectly seasoned (chicken tortilla) but the salad was rather boring. The burger my husband had looked good, but also nothing special. Not sure if we'll go back or... More

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Brighton, MI
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I really enjoy going to all of the Cleary's in the SE Michigan area. the staff is friendly and the food is excellent. If you are in the Howell, Brighton, Chelsea, Pinckney area, you need to make a point of visiting one of these great home town restaurants.

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