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Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub

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9853 US Hwy 20, Galena, IL 61036 (HWY 20 (3/4 mi from Main Street))
18157760707
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4:00 pm - 12:01 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 12:01 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:01 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every day at Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub &...
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every day at Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill. The beating heart of The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel, the Pub’s rich ornate interior, designed and handcrafted in Ireland, embraces an earlier time.The menu includes American favorites mixed with several iconic Irish dishes. Start with an expanded selection of appetizers. Meat and potatoes lovers will enjoy selecting entrees featuring fish, chicken and beef. While those seeking a taste of the “Old Sod” will delight in homemade Shepherd’s Pie or Hand Breaded Fish ‘N’ Chips.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service at breakfast

Good selection of cold items to choose from, and also provided hot items. They even offered gluten free sausage and eggs. Waiter was very attentive, and hostess was also quite helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
trek150
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Peoria, Illinois
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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent food at an okay price! The entertainment/drinks are wonderful! Waitstaff is really pleasant and accommodating. We saw and awesome acoustic guitar act and even some Irish Dancers.

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Thank DaniKM15
Burlington, Iowa
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel attached. Had a great steak dinner on Friday night. We stayed and watched the Irish dancers. Then they serve a great breakfast in the morning. Saturday was eggs, sausage, a blueberry blintz, country potatoes, along with scones. Also had the best hot tea ( so good that I bought a box).

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Thank locust319
Peoria, Illinois
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good selection of cold items to choose from, and also provided hot items. They even offered gluten free sausage and eggs. Waiter was very attentive, and hostess was also quite helpful.

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Thank trek150
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This fabulous pub can be found inside the Irish Cottage. The atmosphere is great; it's very clean. The beer selection is great. The menu is standard Irish fare. The pub has live entertainment on weekends which I highly recommend. It's definitely a great place beer and music.

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Thank Melissa H
Dubuque, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The atmosphere is great. There was live entertainment and available seating on the night we visited. The beer and drinks were great although a little pricey. The food was fair. We had the fried pickles which had a funky taste. We also had the spinach artichoke dip and the dip was mostly a cheese dip with sprinkling of spinach. The... More 

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Thank Cory D
Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Frank O'Dowd's is part of a larger complex that is supposed to look like an Irish village. I haven't visited the rest of the "village; however, I have come to O'Dowd's a couple of times. O'Dowd's is set up to look like a typical Irish pub. You don't need me to describe it. They have the usual fair you would... More 

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Thank MomOfBoysOhMy
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I'm Irish and have had a lot of corned beef but this is by far in my top two! So tender and moist! Try the Irish Fries and corned beef sandwich!

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Thank Maggie F
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I was in Galena with 3 friends in October and our experience was AWESOME until it came to paying our checks. The food, the 2 little girls who entertained with with Celtic dances - wonderful. However, when one of my friends paid cash was accused of not giving the server enough $$, it went totally downhill from there. One of... More 

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Thank Dcats1108
Minnesota
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Singer Katie Sullivan was so entertaining. Went two nights in a row. Our waiter Brandon was excellent. Katie kept him hopping! We laughed so hard! The food was excellent. A perfect evening! We WILL be back!

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Thank MinnesotaBwaters
Central WI
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Excellent service in a quaint setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our Irish beer and meal. I had some Irish coffee to top it off and it was all good!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9853 US Hwy 20, Galena, IL 61036
    (HWY 20 (3/4 mi from Main Street))
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 18157760707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 21
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every day at Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill. The beating heart of The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel, the Pub’s rich ornate interior, designed and handcrafted in Ireland, embraces an earlier time.The menu includes American favorites mixed with several iconic Irish dishes. Start with an expanded selection of appetizers. Meat and potatoes lovers will enjoy selecting entrees featuring fish, chicken and beef. While those seeking a taste of the “Old Sod” will delight in homemade Shepherd’s Pie or Hand Breaded Fish ‘N’ Chips.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:01 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:01 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:01 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:01 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:01 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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