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Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub and Grill
Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub and Grill

Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub and Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com/pub.asp
  • Email: info@theirishcottage.com
  • Phone: (815) 776-0707
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:

    Friday-Sunday 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.



    Dinner:

    Everyday 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Rusvel Martinez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a number of unique areas for private gatherings. Authentic Irish Pub, charming library, sophisticated lounge, spacious presidential suite and large banquet and meeting rooms are available. Let our professional staff prepare a customized menu sure to "wow" your friends, family or business associates. Full food and beverage options available.
  • Private Party Contact: Ann Cremer (815) 776-0707
  • Entertainment: The Pub offers great year round live entertainment. Every weekend, the Pub is energized with talented musicians performing live on stage. Each evening, performances are kicked off by traditional Irish dancers. There is no charge for the weekend entertainment. Call or visit www.theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com for complete schedule. During select times of the year, Frank O’Dowd’s hosts regionally and nationally recognized bands. The annual Keltic Koncert Series offers great live entertainment at a resonable rate. Discounted hotel packages available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: HWY 20 (3/4 mi from Main Street)
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Lots of free parking!
A word from Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub and Grill
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every day at Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill. 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 potato 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. The menu also offers great salad and sandwich selections.



Enjoy a Keltic Kocktail, specialty Martini or Donegal Draft Delight from the Pub’s diverse drink menu. Choose from a extensive draught beer selection featuring Celtic favorites as well as, domestic craft brews. On weekend’s the Pub features live entertainment and traditional Irish Dancers.



Join us for a memorable experience and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every day!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great Irish ambiance with such friendly service-our waitress took pictures for us! Shepherd's Pie was outstanding! We would definitely come back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We discovered this place two years ago while staying at a neighboring motel, We enjoyed the food and friendly service. This visit to Galena, I surprised my wife with an "Eat, Drink and be Merry" weekend package at The Irish Cottage to commemorate our recent 52nd Wedding Anniversary. She has been delighted with our accommodations in the Glendalough Suite and the entertainment at the Irish Céilidh. Our dining experience at Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub and Grill has been delightful. We will share our stories and photos of this special weekend with our family and friends when we return home. We will definitely recommend it to others!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A wonderful atmosphere to gather with sisters and catch up on life. The service was excellent.The staff took great care to time the meal as such so we could celebrate milestone birthdays. The Shephard's Pie was a favorite along with the salmon. The weekend entertainment featuring the Irish Dancers and Meghan Davis was a special treat. I would highly recommend as a weekend get-a-way."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Entertainment was very enjoyable and bar selection is top notch! Staff was excellent and friendly! Had a great time all weekend!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fabulous evening spot with great food and spectacular wait staff."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "None of my food was actually "hot" the mashed potatoes were barely room temperature. The vegetables were between raw and undercooked."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere was very warm and charming. The food was average but the service was good."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "First off, the food is good. Service was good as well. You can put up signs and posters but that doesn't necessarily mean you've got an Irish pub. I expected to see more traditional Irish meals, drinks and specials on the menu. Where's the lamb stew? There was no corned beef and cabbage to be found. Yes, there was a corned beef sandwich which I ordered and it was very good, but I could get this at most sandwich shops. Where's the bread pudding for dessert? I ordered a black & tan and did not see the separation between the Guinness and the ale which should be really distinct with a good head of froth. Didn't stop me from drinking it, but it's the presentation and the vibe that's missing here. Oh, and how about some Irish music?"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We ate at Frank O'Dowds and my fiance had the cheese burger with fries; I ordered the Irish Stew. Both were quite good. The old Irish bar atmosphere is fun and appealing. The dinner was enjoyable and reasonably priced. It was a nice alternative to the pricier and more upscale restaurants in Galena."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was a fun place to eat, the music and dancers made this a fun experience :) the waitstaff were nice and professional. My other half had the Shepherd Pie. I tried a couple bites and it was just ok, I had the stuffed chicken breast. It had no flavor, extremely bland. When we go back to the Galena area again, I would go for the fun and have a drink or two at the bar to watch the entertainment, but would have dinner somewhere else."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were looking for something different to do. Found this place on the internet. Great food, waitress was wonderful, the entertainment by the young girls was great. We stayed a bit for the live music. Nice oldies selection. Drinks were a little pricey, would have liked to sat at the bar and a had a few more, but the pocket book was broke. Glad we decided on this place for something out of the ordinary."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My husband said if he couldn't take me to Ireland...Frank O'Dowds was the next best thing...and he was right. Good times!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Frank O'Dowd's was a pleasant surprise wasn't sure what to expect. Food was good entertainment by Andres was a nice addition to the atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Frank O'Dowd's was the restaurant my husband and I chose for our first anniversary dinner and we had a great time. We started by having authentic cheese curds, which were delicious. Both of us ordered the gaelic steak--it was a New York strip, covered in a white wine and mushroom sauce. The meal came with mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, and a pretzel roll. When ordering, we mentioned my husband's food allergies and the waitress was courteous and careful with what she brought us after that, which was very helpful. We didn't wait too long for our food and the steak was one of the best I've ever had. The potatoes were smooth and rich and did not need salt, pepper, or gravy to be enjoyed. The entertainment was good and we enjoyed our night."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Very nice pub feel with dark woodwork and beautiful bar. Food was great and HOT which is often a restaurants failing. Entertaining Irish cloggers stage show added to the pub feel, then relaxing after dinner ballad singer and Irish coffee ended our relaxing evening. Nice casual atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Owners very nice. Staff was a mixed bag, some nice some rude. Some if the food was very good, some not so good."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "great bar, beautiful place, very "authentic" Irish look for someone who has not been to Ireland. Very nice staff, live entertainment. Fun night out."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Great food, great service, great drinks, great fun. You can't go wrong with this amazing pub!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Food was very good I would recommend to eat there the bar entertainment on the week end was great and lively and we are not Irish. but we had a great time. Breakfast was a different way to have a buffet they give you your plate, and tell you what they are serving for breakfast, not standing in a line and you can ask for as much as you would like. very unusal buffet. experience. the food was very outstanding too."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "My sister and I were spending a weekend in Galena and decided to try Frank O'Dowd's Restaurant just minutes outside Galena. Between 6:30-7:30 PM every Friday and Saturday, they have Irish Dancers. These adorable (aged 15-22) young women are fully attired in Irish dancing garb and really know their routines well. They danced beautifully together and apart. We enjoyed their costumes, the music and their well-rehearsed steps. We then were entertained by a young man (Sam) on the piano playing popular oldies. He also was talented both in voice and instrument. The food was excellent--we both had the chicken kabobs--and very reasonable prices. Waitress was friendly and quick. We really enjoyed our evening there and will return."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We booked the Anniversary package and stayed two nights in a suite overlooking the valley, beautiful room and view. Had breakfast at Frank's O'Dowd's Bar and Grill on Saturday and Sunday morning and Saturday night dinner. All the food was delicious!!! The Irish Dancers were great to top off the Saturday evening at Frank's."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The fish and chips were excellent as was the salmon. Had cheese curds for appetizer and enjoyed them with delicious mixed drinks. My first experience with using Open Table. I had requested a table close to the stage if possible and we were pleased with the table we had. Enjoyed the Irish Dancers entertainment."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The corned beef was excellent!! The beer delicious. What made the evening very memorable was the entertainment. An Irish singer singing Irish folk songs!! It was so much fun!!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Warem cozy, great service , great menu, good portions, excellent entertainment... great deserts."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "For traditional Irish Pub, the Irish Cottage,has to be at the top of the list, Great Irish Dishes as well as great regular fare. The pub is a step into a pub in Dublin. The waitstaff are friendly, courteous and helpful. The entertainment on weekends is outstanding and the Irish dancers are a must see.Truly a the place to go!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "If you are Irish or just want to be for the night, go or run to Frank O'Dowd's. They have traditional Irish fair along with great mid-west steaks and salads. A treat for anyone!!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
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