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“One big disappointment.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Claddagh Irish Pub

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Claddagh Irish Pub
Haggerty Rd. N. of 6 mile, Livonia, MI
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Ranked #103 of 236 Restaurants in Livonia
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“One big disappointment.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Started out optimistic, great reviews etc. Called hours earlier asked if we could reserve a table for 4 at a specific time. Was told that the establishment does not do reservations. Turned up at specified time and was told 30-45 minute wait. No biggie. Was seated at our table to find the adjacent table had a reserved sign sitting on it. About an hour later a couple were seated at that table. 0 out of 1.

Appetizers were well made. 1 out of 1. Ordered seared duck with red potatoes and vegetables for entree. 6 bite sized duck medallions that filled 10% of the plate, red potatoes were basically country style chopped and overcooked/dry/close to room temp took up 45% of the plate and the veggies took up the remaining 45% of the plate (abundance of overcooked corn with a few slivers of carrot - nothing green whatsoever). Menu should've read Country style red potatoes with corn and a few carrot slices cause that's the bulk of it. Way overpriced @15 for the quality of food delivered. Would have been happier with far less potato and corn with the same minute amount of duck on the plate. Black peppercorn sauce was simple and didn't compliment the flavors of the duck. The sauce would've been perfect with breakfast sausages or country ham.
Dublin chicken was a better plate but have had better chicken from those coney hot dog establishments. Spinach was minute but well prepared, mash was also well prepared. Chicken could have been prepared better for the price of the dish @15.
Shepherds pie was well below par considering this is an Irish pub. If you're looking for bland and ordinary, this is the one for you. Again way overpriced @14. 0 out of 2.

Wait staff was friendly. Forgot a couple of requests but the place was pretty busy. 1 out of 1. If it weren't for the Andrew the wait staff, this establishment would've been rated 1 out of 5 or terrible.

They had a decent musician, way too loud for the restaurant, would have been fine if it were just a bar with dancing etc. Had to basically shout to have others at the table hear you (and we were on the other side of the room from the speaker.

Recommend this place for typical bar food (fish and chips, dips etc). Can not give recommendation on the beer/ale on tap as none was consumed.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Looks like Irish pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I think it looks like Irish pub, very nice interior. We stopped in for a couple of drinks. We sat at the bar very good service. We order the caggage and corned beef egg rolls good flavor but could of used a little more meat and my husband ordered the scotch egg he said it was the best one he had ever had!
The only negative was -- we have collection of glasses from different restaurants that we have visited on our travels so we asked to purchase 2 glasses to take with us and we got home and I unwrapped them, the glasses were dirty! one had lipstick on it and I don't wear lipstick, I thought they would at least sell us new glasses.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“great spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

This is place is pretty big for a pub, but still manages a nice ambiance. I love their meatloaf sandwich. They also have a monte cristo which always wins points with me. We like to grab lunch here on our days off so we can have a beer with our meal!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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