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“Simply Wonderful!”

Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub
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Ranked #3 of 63 Restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $21
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: HWY 20 (3/4 mi from Main Street)
Description: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every day at Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill. The beating heart of The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel, the Pub’s rich ornate interior, designed and handcrafted in Ireland, embraces an earlier time.The menu includes American favorites mixed with several iconic Irish dishes. Start with an expanded selection of appetizers. Meat and potatoes lovers will enjoy selecting entrees featuring fish, chicken and beef. While those seeking a taste of the “Old Sod” will delight in homemade Shepherd’s Pie or Hand Breaded Fish ‘N’ Chips.
Dubuque, Iowa
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Simply Wonderful!”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We went the Saturday night before St. Patrick's day and knew it would be crowded, what we didn't expect was such amazing service on such a busy night and such awesome food for a busy night! We took two children with us including a toddler and the staff was awesome, even serving us appetizers in the library while we waited for our table in the restaurant. We had a great time listening to a bagpipe group then theSinger with Irish songs. My whole family clapped and laughed and had an amazing time. Loved it so much my kids want to go back tomorrow and see the Irish dancers.

We needed gluten freehand the waitress was helpful with this too.

  • Visited March 2013
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Gurnee, Illinois
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very Welcoming”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This stop was our first meal on the Wine Lover's Weekend....not part of the package, but we needed something after a 3 hour drive and prior to a wine tasting welcome....the food was delicious and very friendly staff and server...beer excellent....will return every time we visit.

Visited March 2013
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Food - Live music was lots of fun.”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Enjoyed the food - Shepherd's Pie was awesome. Irish dancing by local amateurs was a nice touch, but the acoustic set by the Irish duo really had the crowd singing along. Lots of good, noisy fun.

Visited February 2013
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Mount Vernon, Iowa
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Music!”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Comfortable, great Irish flavor, music was fabulous!
They have Irish bands on the weekends. They take reservations for the bar and I would recommend it! Very popular! Great lunch at the bar...best rueben in some time! Wait staff helpful and pronpt!

Visited February 2013
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Pekin, Illinois
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great Pub!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We ate here twice in Feb 2013 while we stayed at the Irish Cottage. The staff was great, even with a busy room of Celtic music fans. The Friday we stayed there were Irish dancers, which was fun. The Gaelic Steak was fantastic, but the Fish and Chips were average. The hot breakfasts were delicious. Great adult beverage menu with some fun takes on the two-pull beers. The decor and atmosphere were very pub-like, in a friendly, warm, welcoming way.

Visited February 2013
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