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Shenanigans Restaurant & Irish Pub

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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87 N Chestatee St, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1101
+1 706-482-0114
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Brookline, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took my nephew out to lunch as he is a student at the nearby University. It was a perfect place for that given the menu had all kinds of pub food and beers. Nice atmosphere. I like the dollar bills all over the walls. However, we had our dog with us and the place was dog friendly, so we ate... More 

Thank Gale T
Cres, Croatia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unusual decor and great food. Check out the decor on the inside! The diverse food choices makes the place a great place to eat.

Thank lindasconnelly
Dahlonega, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of our favorite local restaurants. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Best burgers in town!

Thank Troy D
Atlanta, Georgia
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a BUSY place! Around the corner from the college, this attracts a lot of business. They have a main room, an enclosed porch and an open porch for seating. They will take reservations which we did and we very glad as the wait times were long. Traditional pub food and some Irish specialties thrown in. Rocking out band... More 

Thank wulfie2
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun atmosphere w/autographed dollar bills hanging to the ceiling and walls! Great food menu -- some traditional Irish treats and some w/a Southern twist.

Thank BeanQueenTn
Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ain't nothing to rave about. Go for the fun by hanging with the locals in a small restaurant. Each night offers something different like free mic night, Trivia game or Wednesday for Karaoke. All the servers work together as your waiter/waitress. Don't recommend the salmon dish. The price -vs- quantity pathetic, quality ok. Appetizer Quesadilla is good. Plenty of parking.

Thank B C
Hoschton, Georgia
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231 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While in town to attend a concert, we were looking for a place to eat and chose Shenanigan's over all the other many places to eat. It had a warm, homey look from the outside, and there was a wait line trying to get a table. The wait was not exceptionally long and well worth the time. A neat little... More 

Thank Hiker1942
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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222 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After having lunch elsewhere, doing the town square perusing, and visiting the gold museum in the center of town, we stopped in for a cold one. No complaints about the beer, I had a nice Smithwick's, doing a self-pour into a frosted glass. Our server seemed to be doing double duty, as she was bar tending and taking care of... More 

Thank nancysid
Clarksville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are new to the area so are working our way around the local area places to eat. I chose Shenanigans for this years birthday dinner. I had the traditional Rueben and it was very delicious served with the "chips". It was very tasty and the service was really good. Typical "pub" atmosphere. Nest time would request not to be... More 

Thank KatIeGirl08
Niceville, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a very nice dinner here, with a generous serving of ahi tuna and beautifully prepared vegetables. Service was friendly, which as a solo traveler I truly appreciated.

Thank Lois H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 N Chestatee St, Dahlonega, GA 30533-1101
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dahlonega
  • Phone Number: +1 706-482-0114
Shenanigans Restaurant & Irish Pub- or simply "The Pub" to its loyal guests and staff- is the "Cheers" of Dahlonega: a welcoming place to enjoy delicious food & drinks while making friends & memories. Shenanigans is located just off the picturesque Dahlonega square in the historic Strickland House. Look for the white building flying the Irish flag! Step inside and you'll quickly discover a very special atmosphere & dining experience. From the walls plastered with dollar bills decorated by guests, to the smiling servers behind a full liquor bar covered with photographs of celebrations past, it is clear that this is a place where people love to be. Shenanigans offers intimate indoor seating, a covered heated patio, and a pet-friendly deck & courtyard. This space allows us to host events and serve parties of various sizes, and could be the perfect location for your next meeting, rehearsal dinner, or get-together. We also feature weekly live music, Trivia, & Open Mic Night. Our fun, creative menu offers something for everyone and keeps our guests returning time after time. Classic pub foods like burgers, pizza, & wings are served alongside Irish favorites like Shepherd's Pie, Fish & Chips, or Bangers & Mash. Shenanigans also features lighter "Leaves & Ladels" fare and hearty entrees like Balsamic Basil Sirloin, P.E.I. Mussels Linguini, or Seared Ahi Tuna. Don't miss out on the legendary "Crack Dip." Do you have special dietary needs? Don't worry! We have many vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options, and we will help you find a tasty meal for any allergy. Catering available.

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