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Irish Rover

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Irish, Bar, British, Pub
As featured in Best Food in Louisville
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2319 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2409
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Lynnwood, Washington
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While back in Louisville lately to visit family, we returned to a restaurant that was a favorite when we lived in that city -- Michael & Siobhan Reidy's Irish Rover. With warm memories of great service and authentic Irish fare, we were not disappointed. The friendly staff handled our large party, including 4 young children, with aplomb, even suggesting a... More 

Thank RamblingRector
Little Rock, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish and chips are excellent! We also tried a little bourbon since we are in Kentucky and the waiter did a fabulous job of recommending a very good one at a great price. The waitstaff was knowledgeable, helpful, and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was authentic. The prices are reasonable. I would highly recommend it.

Thank Melisa K
Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried Irish Rover on a friend's suggestion, and we were all impressed. That's not easy to accomplish with two picky eaters (in terms of what they will try) and one person who is a little snooty about quality and taste. I was on vacation with my husband and stepdaughter, and we took a detour off of the interstate to... More 

Thank Katie H
Hamilton, Texas
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the privilege of being present on their opening day, and back again several times. Consistently good food. Not all ingredients in the Irish originals are available, but it is authentic other than that. Still pull a good pint as well. Don't change a thing, it works!

Thank Sojourner-Texas_USA
Eaton, Ohio
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for an early dinner and tried the Scotch egg based on recommendation. Not something I would have ever chosen based on the menu description, but it was scrumptious! A hard boiled egg wrapped in sausage and then deep fried. Tasty! The salmon gratin was good and fish and chips were good too. Chips were a little on the... More 

Thank Jen965
Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you sit at the bar, you will feel like you are in Ireland. It's a great local pub, the owner is usually there making sure everything is right. The bartenders are friendly and the prices are surprisingly very reasonable. Last night we had the fish and chips just because we haven't in so long and it was excellent, you... More 

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Logan, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was visiting my sister this past weekend. She and my niece and nephew wanted to take me someplace different to eat. You know, get away from the chain restaurants. They took me to Irish Rover. The food was excellent. From the Bangers and Mash, to the Fish and Chips. We had it all. Some of the people in our... More 

Thank thop529
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We always stop at an Irish pub when traveling. This is possibly the best one we have gone to. Feels authentic with Irish music & Irish decor. Greeted with a hello when we walked in. Followed other reviewers advice & has Scotch egg, fish & chips, & bread pudding. My husband & I split it all and we were full.... More 

Thank Kay T
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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495 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Dinner with a friend who lives in Louisville was memorable for the service, food and friendship. The menu is quite extensive and was hard to decide. The bread great had great Irish flavor as well. Excellent fun, great crowd, will return again.

Thank QueenBee0301
Jeffersonville, IN
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145 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant. Week in and week out, we have to get to the Rover. The fish and chips are, quite simply, the best you will get anywhere. The salmon pate is fantastic. The scotch eggs are flawless. The soda bread tastes so good. Even more than all those wonderful things from the time you walk through the... More 

Thank TonyS1950

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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
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2319 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2409
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Clifton
  • Neighborhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: 502-899-3544

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