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John Cowley & Sons Pub and Coolhenry Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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
$8 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

This used to be a pretty good place to eat, and before that, it was a really good bar. Passes itself off as upscale pub food, but the only thing upscale are the prices. Mediocre service, small portions. There are five restaurants within a block...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Veriance11
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Being in town again and this is my go to for comfort and great foods specials I was able to enjoy the walleye specials for three nights and went with the fish and chips tonight

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jim R
Reviewed May 28, 2018

The place is clean, a little overrated, by some, service fast and great, drinks just a little lite for the price, food ok but not for the price. You can have a fun time in this place. Great place to come to if you don't...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank johnfoodmaster
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Me and my family have been going to John Cowely and Sons Pub since 2004. Through the years, we have become close to the Cowley family and are never disappointed with the excellence of their restaurant and business establishment. Countless birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations have...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Juliana A
Reviewed March 4, 2018

The last couple of times we have been there the food was at best adequate. If they want to stay in business as a restaurant vs. just a bar, they need to kick it up more than a notch. The food was bland, the service...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank DetroitAreaTravel45
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I had the fish n chips. I highly recommend...food came out piping hot with generous portions. The cod was meaty and tender, slaw was also fresh and delicious. Sat by the fireplace downstairs. Great atmosphere with a neighborhood pub feel...

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Walt G
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Came here to celebrate my 40th birthday with friends and dance to 50 Amp Fuse. Entertainment was great, our waitress did an amazing job in a packed bar, the owner however, was extremely unpleasant. We had reservations and the owner wanted to take chairs from...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Recently attended a casual cocktails/hors d'oeuvres gathering of an organization I belong to up on the second floor of Cowley's. Food could be chosen from the menu and was served hot and tasty. Bartender ran a tab for everyone ordering items not included by the...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Carole L
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Friendly Irish pub with great beers and burgers. A varied menu for other hearty meals like Shepards Pie, Stew and Pasta.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Alan B
Reviewed January 5, 2018

We went for lunch with my wife, daughter and granddaughter to celebrate my wife's birthday. Three of us had 1/2 Reuben Sandwich and Potatto Soup. Both were great.

Date of visit: January 2018
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