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Irish Democrat

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American, Bar, Pub
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3207 1st Ave, Cedar Rapids, IA
+1 319-364-9896
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Park City, Utah
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The Irish Democrat was one of the first restaurants/bars that I went to in Cedar Rapids in 1992 while on a recruiting contract for MCI. The food is very good. I like their salads, especially their Mediterranean Grilled Salad and Fajita Salad. Their Fajitas as entrees are also very good.

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Thank Bill H
Donahue, Iowa
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

It's a little hard to find as we drove by it the first time. We were told by someone else to turn at the flowerrama which we did. It's kind of a back door restaurant from the parking lot. Nice place!

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Thank dave h
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Typical bar food. Burgers, nachos, bacon cheese fries, onion rings, chicken fingers, pizza. Guinness on tap but only 2 Irish Whiskeys available. No Irish food items. Food was good but not Irish. Staff very attentive and friendly. Lots of seating. Window area towards front and then bar area w/ lots of tables. Fun place. Kudos to the friendly staff.

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Thank Sue W
Maquoketa, Iowa
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207 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and was very pleased with the "Calla's Irish Stew" even game with some pumpernickel for sopping up the gravy. It appeared to be filled with locals enjoying lunch, which I always feel is a good sign!

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Thank Michael V
Omaha, Nebraska
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We got the suggestion from trip advisor. I had the bleu burger. My husband had the fish and chips. We started with the mushroom caps. AWESOME!! The cole slaw was also outstanding. I ordered the cheesy fries with my burger. Really yummy! We enjoyed the crowd watching the world series with us. Outstanding service

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Thank petefamx5
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a great neighborhood bar, the atmosphere couldn't be more like "Cheers" if they tried. The food is good, tried and true pub fare, but without that glorpy corporate food taste that one experiences a lot these days in your average sports bar. This food actually tastes like it was made by someone, not just thawed out. Business associates,... More 

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Thank rick p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

One of the coolest places you'll ever eat!! Super and when I say super I mean SUPER cheaper than dirt affordable!! Very fun atmosphere and really nice waitresses! 😜

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Thank Phil G
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I never pass up an opportunity to meet friends for dinner and drinks at this cute pub. We all have our favorites and I don't think anyone leaves disappointed!!

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Thank Nancy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

One of the coolest places you'll ever eat!! Super and when I say super I mean SUPER cheaper than dirt affordable!! Very fun atmosphere and really nice waitresses! 😜

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Thank Phil G
Wausau, Wisconsin
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

A staff member at Brucemore recommended this place and she had it right. We stopped in just to have a drink and decide what we needed to do next - stay in Cedar Rapids or go on to Dubuque. Talked with Craig, the bar-tender, who was terrific, who offered suggestions on where to stay in Cedar Rapids. We wound up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3207 1st Ave, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-364-9896

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?