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John Cowley & Sons Pub and Coolhenry Restaurant

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33338 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336-3124
+1 248-474-5941
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The bread on the sandwich I had was not very fresh and it is not a very friendly place, compared to several of the other downtown Farmington restaurants.

Thank deezdeez52
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While attending Farmington Founders Festival we were looking for a place to get dinner. Went into Cowleys and had a great burger, and quick and friendly service even though they were busy.

Thank PHardy01
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, drinks and entertainment. Have been there many time. Would recommend too couples for a good night out.

Thank DetroitCaribTraveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Dinner with my wife. Food and service are always good. Great location right in downtown Farmington. Long time family owners. Great bands on weekends.

Thank John K
Westland, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Thought the food was really good. Apple pecan salad and potato soup. A little pricey for the food great atmosphere.

Thank Gary B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with some friends. Nice atmosphere for an Irish Pub. Appetizers and food were good. It was crowded and the service was still good!

Thank P M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Food and service are great. Portions are large and appetizer yummy. Should definitely have dinner or lunch. Summertime you can eat outdoors

Thank Dodie V
Novi, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We finished a history tour and decided to eat here for dinner. We enjoyed eating outside as it was a nice evening. The service was good. The food was good, too. It was a bit high priced, but the servings were generous. They had a decent drink menu. We enjoyed our meal, but do not feel a need to return.

Thank Davidamy617
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday afternoon with my girlfriend and her parents for a late lunch. The weather was so nice we ended up eating outside. Their BLT is fantastic and their salads look even better. The beer selection is great and goes well with their house special wings. Kind of has a dry rub and not too spicy. Next time... More 

Thank Mark F
Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

When we exited the Farmington Civic Theatre and the weather was warm & sunny, we scraped our plans for an indoor restaurant and walked next door to the outdoor seating at John Cowley which was perfect under the umbrella. My fish, chips & coleslaw were tasty; my hubby's Dublin Burger was a unique combination of a hamburger topped with corned... More 

Thank Laurie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33338 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336-3124
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Farmington
  • Phone Number: +1 248-474-5941
Established in 1972 John and Marie Cowley opened a small classic Irish pub in Farmington, Michigan in 1972. This traditional watering hole became a cornerstone in the Farmington community.

In early 2002, the second generation of Cowleys stepped in to build upon the foundation that was laid down by John and Marie. The old pub was torn down and a new beautiful two story building was constructed.

Fast forward 8 years of giving the Metro Detroit area a consistent dose of Irish hospitality, the third generation of Cowleys have come home to help expand John and Marie's legacy. Brendan Cowley and his wife Amy Cowley are now driving the business into the future. Both are graduates of one of the best culinary schools in the world, The Culinary Institute of America, and are using their training and experience to bring a new vision to John Cowley and Sons.

As Brendan has put it, "Our mission, is to provide a pub with a warm and inviting atmosphere that serves high quality, unpretentious food and drink."

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