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Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub

523 6th St, Alex Johnson Hotel, Rapid City, SD
+1 605-342-1210
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Ranked #35 of 204 restaurants in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Experience the comfort of a neighborhood pub and a sip of smooth Irish whiskey or fine foreign beer at Paddy O'Neill's. From our copper topped bar, rich dark wood furnishings, live entertainment, video lottery, and our member's only engraved pewter mugs, Paddy's is the perfect place to enjoy a pint. Outdoor seating is available in the summer, giving patrons a chance to sip one of our beverages while keeping an eye on downtown Rapid City. Paddy O'Neill's is a purveyor of upscale beers and whiskeys with a relaxed Old World feel.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Experience the comfort of a neighborhood pub and a sip of smooth Irish whiskey or fine foreign beer at Paddy O'Neill's. From our copper topped bar, rich dark wood furnishings, live entertainment, video lottery, and our member's only engraved pewter mugs, Paddy's is the perfect place to enjoy a pint. Outdoor seating is available in the summer, giving patrons a chance to sip one of our beverages while keeping an eye on downtown Rapid City. Paddy O'Neill's is a purveyor of upscale beers and whiskeys with a relaxed Old World feel.
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English first
Casper, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We were recently in Rapid City and stayed at The Hotel alex Johnson. At first we went upstairs to the Vertex, which was heavily recommended by the staff upon check-in. We weren't greeted at the Vertex and were not impressed. Being hungry and wanting to catch the hockey game, we went downstairs to Paddy O'Neill's. What a difference! We were... More

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Rapid City
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub is probably my local pub - and I am not easy pleased!! The staff - Nicole, Kate, Adam, Matt and Scooby really treat us like royalty - mind you, they do this to everybody!! Great food, great atmosphere, great value and great people! If there is a recipe for a great pub, they certainly have it... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We are locals at Paddy's and love the atmosphere! There is a new chef here and the food is to die for. The daily lunch specials are a great way to save money and have a take on delicious food! Only $5!!!! The pulled pork nachos are my go to food. Absolutely worth every bite! The bartenders are very polite... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This place used to be awesome. Unfortunately the new management screwed things up big time. They started a long time ago but they recently fired one of the best bartenders they had because she got a bad review on this site. Management has, over the past year or so, treated the bartenders like garbage, glaze over the real problems plaguing... More

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Adam S, Manager at Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub, responded to this review

We are truly sorry to hear that you feel the management here at Paddy O'Neill's has screwed things up, we can assure you that the entire team, including management, is doing the best they can to continue the positive vibe that they seek to create for the entire team. It seems as if you have not been given all the... More

Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This place has good burgers & good atmosphere. Live music when I was there on a Friday, however the service was not very good. We even sat at the bar yet the bartender, who's name tag said "supervisor", was not very friendly or attentive. It seemed as though we were bothering her when we ordered our drinks. My group had... More

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Adam S, Manager at Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub, responded to this review

It is very unfortunate to hear that you came to Paddy's and had such a bad experience, there is no excuse for any of our staff to lack friendliness or attentiveness and we truly apologize for that. Our mission will never consist of making customers feel as if they are bothering us and I can guarantee you that this will... More

Rapid City
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Super duper on the new chef!! Food back up to great with a fantastic atmosphere!! Love the bar staff - worth the trip!

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Stopped in while staying at the Alex Johnson and was NOT impressed. The poor pregnant bartender was alone, working the bar and the tables. She tried but there were just to many people. The menu was very small, really only bar food and apps. I ordered the fish and chips figuring they couldn't really mess that up too bad. They... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Love the look of the inside and the fact that they still have a stage and have live entertainers that play. Last but not least the beer is great!

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Colorado
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Casual atmosphere, but the food was first class. I had the beef potpie and it was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Use the drink coupons that are given to you at hotel check-in for some good savings.

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Adam S, Manager at Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review, we are very happy to hear that your dining experience was first class and you enjoyed your visit to our establishment. Coming from Colorado, where the food standards are set very high, that is a great compliment. Hopefully we will see you again on your next trip through Rapid City! More

Rapid City, South Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I attended during a $5 lunch special and the variety and quality of the plates offered was exceptional for $5. The offering and amount was over the price we paid. The service was fast, friendly and the only flipside was my food was just a tad cooler than I would have preferred but I was told the food comes from... More

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Adam S, Manager at Paddy O'Neill's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we really appreciate you taking the time to submit it. We are happy to hear that you attended the $5 lunch special and that it exceeded you expectations, in respect to the food being a bit cooler than preferred (regardless of where the kitchen is located) we apologize for that happening and will take that in... More

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