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O'Briens Public House

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
O’Brien’s Public House is a unique Irish Restaurant located in historic Downtown Shakopee. The authentically decorated pub is a mix of local structural antiques as well as touches from the old country. We welcome you to come down, take a peek around, and find a comfortable spot to enjoy by yourself or with friends and family here at O’Brien’s Public House.
$5 - $19
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews fish and chips burger corned beef shepherds pie bread pudding irish pub house made chips service was great friendly atmosphere server booth
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Reviewed August 8, 2020

Had to wait at least 5 minutes to get seated (staff walked by us and another couple as if we weren’t there). There were 5 teenage boys casually walking around without masks, they finally sat in the booth next to us, making hacking sounds. When...I asked the waitress, she said they didn’t have to wear masks because they just had beverages.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020

We stopped at this Pub to test out the menu for a future gathering of friends. There was a party of 5 ahead of us waiting in front of the "Please Wait to Be Seated" sign. Finally they ventured into the bar area and were...told to sit anywhere. We followed suit and found a booth. It took awhile for someone to wait on us (only one person this shift). We ordered our meals which took too long to arrive but the food was hot and it was good. The single wait person was taxed with the number of guests but she was pleasant. I could have used a refill for my drink about 10 minutes earlier but it did arrive. All-in-all it was not a huge disappointment and we will return.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed November 27, 2019

We stumbled upon O'Brien's and it was a fortuitous find. This place is a great pub with great food and exemplary service. Our server was Mary and she couldn't have been nicer. She went through the menu and we really wanted to try about 6...things each. I settled on the house made pastrami and it was an outstanding sandwich. Having just had the pretzel bites I had plenty of cheese dip left so I used my house made chips to finish up the sauce! I can't wait to go back and try the corned beef and cabbage, shepherds pie, fish & chips and so much moreMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 9, 2019

Fries came out cold for mine and my wife's. I asked for my burger medium well and it came out rare. Sent it back and it came back well done. My wife asked for her burger well done and her burger was medium.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 25, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner on our honeymoon! I had fish and chips. Hub had corned beef. Service was great! Waitress was very attentive!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 11, 2019

Three of us by chance stopped at O'Briens PH for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We were warmly greeted and our delightful server did everything possible to give us a great experience. We ordered fish and chips and shepherd's pie. The shepherd's pie...was especially delicious. Both servings were large. After eating we joined our fellow customers in free Saturday bingo which was fun. The decor and atmosphere were right out of the pubs we visited in Ireland not too many months before coming to O'Briens. We'll definitely be back for another fun time!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 1, 2019

We had an excellent experience here! We decided to lean into the Irish/British theme and ordered Guiness, corned beef & cabbage, shepherd's pie, bread pudding. Everything was absolutely delicious. Service was friendly and the staff worked well as a team. I would like to go...back there - if I was a local, I would frequent the place.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed our food and atmosphere. We ordered the Thai flatbread which was outstanding. Black & Bleu juicy Lucy was excellent. Great Happy Hour specials. The maple pecan old fashion was fantastic! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 15, 2019

We visited some time ago and they had the usual expected new opening pains. Food was great. Portions were generous. Service was very good. They also had some nice promotional specials. I would definitely go back and recommend to others.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 2, 2019

Four people visited at 7:10 PM on a Monday - we waited by the door until someone noticed us and seated us. The flight of beers came out with no id for any of the beers, I asked for a twist of lemon - not...twist, we asked for a glass of water no ice - it came with ice! My ruben sandwich was dried out bread, over cooked corn beef, and about a teaspoon of sauerkraut! Worst ever! The crispy grill wings were pathetic! Limp over cook GRILLED wings! The all you could eat wings came out in racks of two wings which were still cold in the center!!!! Really!? We waited about 10 minutes each time more ribs were ordered. I don't know what the problem was because the place was virtually empty and the service was next to none!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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