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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
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate there based on TA reviews. We stopped by around 6 and was told a 45 minute wait and was seated in 21. The fish and chips were excellent. The wife had Dublin stew which is basically vegetable beef soup. She unknowingly paid me a...complement. She said it was OK but not as good as ours. (What I cook) Our waitress was very good.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed in Dahlonega at the Smith House for a few days of wine drinking and fun and this great Irish Pub was our go-to place to grab drinks and food afterwards. Their burgers are fantastic and they have a great selection of craft...beers as well. The staff is also really great. I only wish they didnt close so early, but that seems to be common for places on the square. We will for sure be back next time we visit!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent some time hiking in an around Dalanega, and a nice pint after a long trek was wonderful. Friendly crowd, but a bit cheesy.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022

Great service food and private parking. The menu is extensive, and makes it hard to pick. With rising prices (even here) its a better choice than other places. But most of all, its hard to pick from the menu.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022

First time here. We started with the Southwest Sausage Dip, I highly recommend. My only complaint about it was I wanted more. I had the Gold Miner burger with fries. It was good, nothing special, and the fries portion was really small. My wife had...the Reuben with fries, she really enjoyed it. Service was good and prices were decent. We would give it another try next trip.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

My wife and I have visited this Irish Pub many, many times. Always loved it and enjoyed ourselves. We just started coming on Saturday afternoons to listen to some excellent music by a couple that have been playing together for a seasoned amount of time....They are a pure joy to listen to. There are some fresh faces working at Shenanigans, and I must say the management knows how to hire personnel perfectly. Everyone we have met are just top notch level people. They is always someone that sticks out, and in this case it is Brianna. Wow, this waitress has me convinced she loves her job! She is always smiling and sincerely appears to be enjoying everyone she is waiting on. She really makes you feel comfortable and welcomed. To top it off, you can see her always scanning the room to see if anyone needs anything. She is a pure joy. Food and drink have always been great here and still are. The Saturday afternoon visits will become a normal thing for us. It is that good. The TEAM they have now really knows how to create a very relaxing atmosphere. You can even bring your well behaved pet. A must place to visit. Well we came back a week later and Brianna was not working. But I must not have been paying attention last week; EVERYONE was working together to cater to the guests. EVERYONE was scanning the room to see where they can help and serve customers. Shenanigans is awesome!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

Had the Shepherd's pie. Disappointed in the taste. Was lacking more rosemary and thyme seasoning. Wife had fish and chips which was excellent. Just enough batter on fish. I ate her last piece was very good. Service was very quick. Would eat here again but...no pie.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 11, 2022

We were in Dahlonega for the Christmas Festivities. We stopped in for lunch. Everything was delish!! I got the Reuben Sandwich. We enjoyed our meal and the live music.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed April 12, 2022

The food was good. Staff were a little slow for an uncrowded room. The restaurant had an interesting atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed March 1, 2022

Service was very good...and both our meals were excellent. Sheppard's Pie and a lunch special with shrimp and linguine...

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 29, 2022

Loved the fish and chips...Get the gravy for the pub chips! The beef tips were also awesome. Great atmosphere!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 23, 2021 via mobile

3 Days before Christmas and this beautiful hallmark town was packed! We were told an hour to an hour and a half....😫😫😫 and it took every bit of it to get seated. My hubs and kids were so mad at me......until the food got there....Salad was super fresh, stew was AMAZING, and all our entrees were fantastic. Prices don't break the bank either! Super worth it.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 13, 2021 via mobile

I highly recommend you make a reservation. We were there on a Sunday at 5:00 and there was an hour wait. We sat out on the patio. We knew exactly what we wanted and our food came out quick! I had the cod fish and...chips which were cooked perfectly. My wife had the shepherds pie(lunch portion) and it was the perfect amount for her! We really enjoyed the food and drinks! P.S. my butt was killing me from the folding chairs on the patio. Guess I have to lose some weight lolMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 5, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here on the first night of a long weekend in Dahlonega. We specifically chose this place because they had trivia on Thursday night, which is something we enjoy. We had also eaten here previously and enjoyed the food. The...trivia was fun and challenging so we stayed to play both rounds. The food was also delicious and served very quickly. We had wings as an appetizer and they were crispy, juicy and tasted great. I ordered the fish and chips, which is one of my favorites when cooked correctly. Their fish and chips were excellent. There were three large pieces of fish on the plate and they were cooked perfectly. My wife had the Irish stew which was also hearty and tasted amazing. We will definitely return to Shenanigan’s when we are back in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 3, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I had an early lunch and wanted to eat something light. We checked out Shenanigans’ menu and decided to share some bangers and have a beer. Their bangers are sliced and served with a medley of fried onions and bell peppers with...a little spicy mustard on the side. Bottom line, they were good but could have been better with some sour dough or French bread. They were just perfect for a light lunch. Our server, Victoria, was very good as well. Would we have their bangers again, most definitely.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Yes, Shenanigans Restaurant & Irish Pub offers takeout services.

Shenanigans Restaurant & Irish Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4