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“Fun times with a gaggle of friends, old and new. ”

John Cowley & Sons Pub and Coolhenry Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 95 Restaurants in Farmington
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: 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 culinary schools in the world, The Culinary Institute of America, and are using their training and experience to bring a new vision to John Cowley and Sons. As Brendan has put it, "Our mission, is to provide a pub with a warm and inviting atmosphere that serves high quality, unpretentious food and drink."
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great pleased to meet large groups of friends.

The food is decent and these to have some of the best wine tasting here. So much fun and lots of good memories here.

Come for the lively spirit here and make sure to bring a friend or two. It’s an Irish bar after all.

You can get your standard Irish fare or American fare too. Portions are pretty generous here too. The best part of this place is the chilled atmosphere but definite energy too.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

This is a great pub with good food. We had the salmon.
The relish was great. The vegetables were lovely. The waitress was kind and service was fast. The dessert was wonderful.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank ester94
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

Great service, great food and great ambiance. Warm and comfortable surroundings, my wife and I enjoy visiting this place.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Have eaten here many times. It seems of late the quality, presentation, service and portions all have improved in lock stop. Downstairs is cozier with a fireplace and dark woods off natural stone floors. The upstairs has the long bar and long end to end tables. The movie house is 2
Doors down....dinner and a movie? Go for it!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Waltez
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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 where you can get a better meal. Go there instead.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Veriance11
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