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$30 - $30
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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0.7 miles from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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Reviewed November 30, 2019 via mobile

Great food, great service and yummy food. Although it was busy, the service was quick and we enjoyed the meals. My husband had Irish pie and I had a Mexican salad.... not vey Irish, but I couldn’t resist. The bar area was busy with lots...of social gatherings, being a Friday night. We were happy to discover this place in the busy heart of Santa Cruz. Most restaurants we passed were really busy so we weren’t sure how we would go finding a place to eat, but lucky we spotted a sign with some stairs leading up to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 12, 2019

Had the Irish Nachos and some drinks. Quick, friendly service, mid-range price. The dining room was really warm and inviting with dark green and wood decor, lots of seating. Interestingly, they offer Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers on the drink menus, which I hadn't seen...for awhile.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

I love turkey burgers and their seasoned patties are super yummy Plenty of Irish favorites to choose from, lots of beer on tap. Service can be hit and miss depending on how busy the rest is, but that’s like everywhere Live music and DJ nights...are rather load, but fun for a changeMore

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Waitstaff competence generally declines during tourist season, guess it started early this year. Very inexperienced staff, sensed drama...no apparent management in sight. Usually get drinks asap and food quickly. Was there very early for dinner, few customers and a lot of staff on hand. After...a 15 minute wait before acknowledgement, ordered food and drink. Finally got food, never saw waitress again. Ordered Thai Chicken curry dish, had 1 ingredient that was on menu. Instead of brocolli, cauliflower, spinach, zucchini...had the spinach. Then red peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, tiny peas and carrots (obviously from the Shepard's pie ingredients). Sat the plate on edge of table and waited. Shared the other meal, since the quesadilla is hard mess up. FINALLY waitress came by, grabbed the plate, mumbled something and dumped it in garbage. No offer of anything else, no ask if we wanted anything else. Returned a long while later tossing the check at us. We had shocked looks on our faces. Came back to get check and said...sorry, looked like you were done, did you WANT anything else? OMG!! I can't think of another time where husband left a meager tip, but this time giving 18% was generous enough!!! Too bad Rosie's!! Used to have pretty on the ball waitstaff... Not sure if/when we will return.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

I enjoy having a Ruben sandwich or an Irish specialty dish with a Stout beer. The pub in on the second floor with great windows. There is a full bar with weekly night music. Great place to hang with friends.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed December 22, 2018

We used to like this place but not sure what’s going on. Drinks took forever to arrive, a couple were not made correctly or as stated on their menu. Food took forever and it was barely warm. The cheese on my Shepard’s pie had been...melted but got hard before arriving at the table. Waitperson never checked back, didn’t offer dessert menus or act like she cared. I think they may have been short staff people but just guessing. It was definitely lacking in the customer service. I’d like to give them another try but we will see.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Our daughter and son-in-law just discovered this superb pub - with the best fish and chips this side of the Everton Football grounds in Liverpool England. Everything we ordered was absolutely outstanding - there is some magic going on that kitchen! Service just terrific and...ambiance wonderful. We’ll be back!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Atmosphere was great. Service was great. Had Shepherds Pie and Fish and Chips. Pie was excellent with a nice texture of potato topping and very well seasoned filling. Cod was perfectly flakey and tender. Spicy slaw good too. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Saw the stairs up to the restaurant, so decided to head up and check it out. What a pleasant surprise. Had the bacon wrapped prawns for starters, OMG, they were scrumptious. Ordered the Shepherd's Pie and Fish and Chips, and we each had half. Best...pie I've ever had, fish was moist and tasty. With it cold and rainy outside had to have some coffee and dessert, tries the bread pudding and wasn't disappointed, delicious. Pleasant service and super nice waitress.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We found this place on google maps and it was a 15 min walk from our hotel, food was good but it didn't have the typical irish feel only a few pics on the wall, Staff were friendly and helpful

Date of visit: October 2018
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Response from wellwisherinthewoods | Reviewed this property |
I have not been there for St Patrick's Day as I understand it is SUPER busy that day. I would be hesitant because of the possible delay in being seated, particularly late afternoon and evening. Perhaps earlier in the day it... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rosie McCann's Irish Pub

Yes, Rosie McCann's Irish Pub offers takeout services.

Rosie McCann's Irish Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4