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“Thee Irish Pub is The Place to Visit in Concourse B”
Review of Thee Irish Pub

Thee Irish Pub
Ranked #596 of 1,109 Restaurants in Detroit
Cuisines: Irish
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Houston, Texas
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459 reviews
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“Thee Irish Pub is The Place to Visit in Concourse B”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

An airport layover can be a real drag, but the experience doesn’t have to be as bad as travelers often make it out to be. A good bar or restaurant can change everything and one good place to visit at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport is Thee Irish Pub.

Thee Irish Pub is located in Concourse “B”, which isn’t known for having much to offer in the way of food and drink. Thee Irish Pub is possibly the best one in the bunch, with some good tasting sandwiches, salads, and a few traditional Irish food options like Shepherd’s Pie, Beef Stew, etc. Early risers will enjoy the breakfast foods and everyone will want to end their meal with a piece of cake or possibly a Guinness and Jamison Chocolate Ice Cream Float. The food is good for an airport and the food prices are not too bad.

Even if you’re not hungry, Thee Irish Pub is worth a visit for one other reason: To grab a pint or bottle of some delicious local beer. Yes, they sell Guinness Stout, Harp, and other common brands, but they always have a few local Michigan craft beers on tap and these beers are often better and more adventurous then the better known brews like Guinness. When I visited, I was impressed to find four different Michigan craft beer options. They even offer small samples of each so that you can taste them first before committing to a full pint.

Thee Irish Pub is a little on the pricey side for beverages so, depending on how many drinks are purchased, guests need to be prepared to possibly spend more on beverages than on food. The service is good, the atmosphere is nice, and while there are some better food options over in Concourse A, why not save your legs some walking time and eat/drink at Thee Irish Pub? It’s a good place to visit between flights with some decent food options and very tasty craft beers even if they are overpriced.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Microwave Food”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

I ordered grilled chicken and got something that looked like its been sitting on the pavement for a week. How do you mess up grilled chicken. The veggies that came along with it were depressing canned food with acidic taste to it. I didn't expect five star entree, I know better since I am frequent flyer through my work. But this, yuck is all i can say. Microwave food. You are better off getting Wendy's on terminal B in Detroit.

  • Visited February 2014
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Kalamazoo
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“Terrible service, terrible prices.”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

$10.60 for a 20 ounce beer. Really?

The server was quite possibly the rudest, poorest excuse for a server I've experienced in 50 years of dining out and it wasn't even busy. I know...it's in the airport but that's no excuse.

Run...don't walk to another place.

  • Visited February 2014
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Limassol, Cyprus
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“NO GOOD”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We chose this pub as to the others expecting it to be much better than the fast foods and smaller bars , I am English and my husband American , walked from one part of the airport to the other to reach it as i was so convinced it would be decent , how disappointed I was, I ordered fish and chips from the menu , only to discover a very oily ,mostly battered piece of fish served on what resembled and tasted like torn up pieces of cardboard in a tiny plastic basket , the mistake I suppose was the Americans call crisps chips , and it was crisps that were served , but being an Irish pub , well I just presumed they would be french fries chips , you can imagine all the oil which had seeped through on the 'chips/crisps looked like
It was not cheap at all , I told the waitress who admitted a lot of the europeans make this mistake about the 'Chips' so why on earth do they not explain to the customer when this dish is ordered how it would be, The staff were all pretty unconcerned and not very friendly , I would totally NOT recommend this pub to anyone , shame on them .
Irish pub, nothing like it , they need to get their act together ., drop the prices a little and at least make an effort with the menu to become a little more authentic .

  • Visited January 2014
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New Hampshire
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Have to admit, this place is very decent for airport food. Good beer selections, fast service and decent food means this place is on my repeat list.

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