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“A Decent Bar, Poor Restaurant”

Ri Ra Irish Pub Evansville
Ranked #32 of 407 Restaurants in Evansville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Meticulously restored in Ireland and shipped to the US, Rí Rá embodies everything that you would expect from a genuine Irish pub. The bar has been carefully restored from old Irish pubs and related salvaged artifacts including the magnificent mid 19th century bar complete with Victorian snugs. The pub required a tremendous effort from numerous Irish craftsmen to complete the restoration of the key pieces. Rí Rá captures the essence of the genuine Irish Pub – the warmest of welcomes, an unrivaled pint of Guinness, fine food and service and great ‘craic’. In 2016 Rí Rá was voted #1 Bar out of Top 10 Best Bars in the Tri-State by News4U “Best of Tri-State Awards”.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A Decent Bar, Poor Restaurant”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Ri Ra's is a decent place to go and have a couple drafts or a glass of Irish whiskey or a single malt scotch with friends. They have several good imports on tap and plenty of Jamison and Bushmill. I would not recommended them for good food or a quality dining experience. The service is slow and the food is marginal at best. I had a Ruben and Chips with Curry Sauce and it was pretty weak. The corned beef was so over cooked it looked like roast beef and the chips were limp french fries with a dark and cold curry sauce drizzled over them. The service, while polite, was really quite slow. Go for a drink or two but save dinner for elsewhere.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not good at all”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

I've been before, wanted to come back. Today, my husband's fish and chips were fried to death, and my veggie pot pie was overly salty - inedible, besides not actually containing many veggies. It was just not a good, and still fairly expensive, experience. Was disappointed.

  • Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Food is Good, Service is NOT”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is a very convenient restaurant to the Casino Aztar and the Le Merigot Hotel. The food is actually pretty good and the atmosphere is nice too. But wow, does the service stink. Bad is an understatement. Don't show up if you have ANY time restraints at all. Oh, and don't expect them to be nice or know anything about their menu.

  • Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Corned beef and prime rib are delicious but everything I've had there's Ben good great place to go great atmosphere to.

  • Visited February 2013
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Savannah, Georgia
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fun Pub”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Love the true irish fell and food. Many choices of beer on tap. Loved the Padrig Harrington drink, not too sweet! My favorite dish is the Irish Boxty with Chicken and leeks...sooo yummy!! And their potato cakes are excellent! SItting in the bar is always met with great service.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Lisa P
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