Cooper Pub

4.3
1058 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
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  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Cooper brings European style to a warm, friendly pub with food that is a destination in itself. The menu includes hearty pub classics with and without twists, vegetarian and ethnic specialties, lighter dishes to satisfy wee cravings, and homemade soups and sauces. Our happy hour highlights a round-the-clock sense of value, with a diverse appetizer menu and loads of drink options. Our Wee Lunch, which includes salad, fries and wee sandwich or burger, is perfect if you normally don’t split or share items. We haven’t limited ourselves to traditional Irish fare – healthy choices abound which will satisfy your hard-working appetite any day of the week.

The Pub Life is our heart. Relax with a newspaper and a 2 Gingers Whiskey, invite some friends for stimulating conversation over perfectly poured pints, or engage in some old-world-inspired friendly competition over a game of darts or billiards.

Whichever you choose, come in. Make yourself at home. Stay a while.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open Daily till 1:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm.
Also Late Night Food Menu: 10:00pm - Midnight
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Phone number
(952) 698-2000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Paying homage to our geographical heritage, we have christened our secluded private dining / party space the “Cutting Room”, evoking the activity that ensures perfection and passionate attention to detail. (Just don’t end up on the cutting room floor…)

The Cutting Room features slide-up windows that open onto our main bar, allowing you to control the privacy of your event. Cut your whiskey with ginger ale to enjoy our signature Big Ginger, or with orange juice, lemon and fresh ginger for our O’Ginger. If you prefer your whiskey uncensored, we feature a wide variety of premium and special reserve varieties that perform nicely either neat on the rocks.

Book the Cutting Room for your meeting, cocktail party, special dinner, or the big game – a 50” flat-screen plasma television, slyly masked in the beautiful mill-work and laptop-compatible, will facilitate all your audiovisual needs.
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Private party contact
Jessica Stone: (612) 252-1618
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Xenia Avenue
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Parking details
Indoor parking can be found underneath Cooper or in the ramp behind the movie theatre.
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Special events & promotions
Fine whiskey, fine fare and throwing unforgettable parties - that's what the Irish are known for. With space for 15 to 150, there are plenty of options to accommodate any manner of revelry. Contact our event coordinators at 612.252.1618 or jessicas@carairishpubs.com to plan your event!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1058 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 7 days ago

We just happen to like a few items on the menu. Fish & Chips, Beef & Veg Pie and the Reuben. 3 gingers is a great cocktail.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Have always enjoyed dining at Cooper’s. We went for a later dinner and reservations were kind of a last minute thought. Our table was ready when we arrived and our server was promptly at the table. We ordered an appetizer and on the recommendation of our server sandwiches for each of us. The sandwiches were served first as there was some mixup with the order but the app came out soon after and the manager came to the table to apologize and comped the app. The sandwiches our server recommended were fantastic and would order them again. ‘til next time.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great service and food. Also had a very good beer selection.

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DS
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The menu options at the Cooper are diversifying in a great way. They still have their healthy sized portions if you are extremely hungry, but have added smaller sized versions of items like fish-n-chips to their app menu.

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KJ
3.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Don't order the corned beef! And don't go with a group if you plan to easily talk to each other.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The wild mushroom flatbread with white cheddar cheese was fantastic. Even one of our friends, who doesn't usually like appetizers, had 2 pieces! The Fish and Chips had great flavor, but the chips were very limp. One of our diners had the Chicken Pot Pie and devoured it. She said the Tarragon Cream sauce was perfect. The manager could not have been more accommodating. My Husband, who ordered a Stella, did not have it served in a "Stella Chalice". She went out of her way to make it right! We will be back

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PO
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great outdoor happy hour with lots of apps! Lots of outdoor tables, and many with umbrellas. I brought my puppy and the staff was very accomodating, even bringing him treats and a doggy bowl of water. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Four of us dined there following a movie at the Icon Theater. We were seated, per our request, at a table far enough away from others that we were able to talk comfortably . Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The food was quite good - from the salmon entree to an Indian curry dish. The fish and chips were exceptional - a huge piece of deep fried fish on top of very good home-made french fries. All in all, it was a good experience and we would definitely return.

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r
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We eat at Coopers pub often. The staff is well trained and personable. We know servers and managers by name. Coopers Pub is our “Cheers”. Some of the best pub food around.

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1.0Dined on May 23, 2018

I prefer writing positive reviews but this needs to be noted. We usually love Cooper and caras pubs in general so of course we made a reservation through opentable to celebrate boyfriends birthday... and noted it on the reservation. It was not very busy at all. There were two tables by us finishing up when seated. We were not greeted for over 10 minutes. When our server finally greeted we put in our drink and food order cause sitting there waiting had plenty of time to figure it out. After the food runner delivers our meals, our server doesn’t check on us for another 15+ minutes after and we needed something. Then when the side dressing was delivered 9 mIn later by the food runner and watching our server stand around because she ordered the side dressing in the system and couldn’t go get it apparently herself. This was such a terrible and frustrating dinner celebration and didn’t feel happy about celebrating there. We are taking a time off from dining at Cooper now for a while and when we do make it back, if we ever have that server again, we will move to the bar.

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F
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Cooper is one of our favorite spots. Great food and service. Love the Wee Lunch!!

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MW
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Requested a quiet corner which it was not as my 96 year old Mother-in -
Law joined us. Buffet was a joke @ $13. We should have picked other options

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went to Mother's Day brunch at Cooper's. It was outstanding food and service. We had a group with very different dietary preferences, but everyone was able to find food on the buffet to meet their needs.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

They were out of several items, including the chicken entrée my husband ordered. He got the pork instead and it was mostly fat. In hindsight, he should have sent it back, but he didn't want to make it a big deal. We were told we could have a free dessert for the trouble, but they were also out of the cookie dessert we would have chosen. Very strange and disappointing meal to celebrate my daughter's engagement.

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EF
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

My husband and I took out our college age kids for a birthday and graduation dinner. The food was very tasty, the service was excellent and it was a great place for conversation. Reasonable prices.

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TO
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food and staff! Had the Vincent burger, highly recommend! Love the ambience and outdoor seating option. Free parking in the ramp makes this place really accessible!

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

This is a great restaurant, relaxed and the staff is very professional but friendly. The food was great and we were never rushed. We enjoyed the time just to go out on a nice date starting at Coopers.

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NH
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had brunch and it was very good. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Prices are a lot lower than I expected, so that’s awesome. 10/10 will go back for brunch or anytime.

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F
4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Cooper is one of our favorite places !! The food and the service are always great. We love the Wee Lunch. They make a great turkey burger and Reuben sandwich. We also love their omelets and breakfast potatoes.

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J
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The mushroom steak pie was incredible!

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S
1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Disappointed, cold food. A person in our party got upset stomach from meal

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OT
1.0Dined on April 20, 2018

I’m my son requested Cooper to celebrate an achievement. He wanted their fish and chips. I ordered the salmon. Server was rushed and inattentive. Food came, salmon was over cooked and too salty and was sitting on what I can only describe as puréed baby food. My sons fish has nothing but double deep fried breading and what fish was in it was poor quality. The fries were cold and old. He couldn’t eat any of his dinner. I mentioned this to the waitress and she couldn’t have been bothered. Took my credit card and charged for everything, even leaving untouched plates behind. As we were leaving, a manager asked about our dinner. At this point it was too late. We already paid and were now in a hurry to get some real food somewhere else. The lack of quality food and good service really put a damper on our celebration. We won’t be back. And frankly, the waitress is in the wrong profession.

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DD
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

I had a great birthday dinner there. The staff is always friendly and the tap beer is outstanding. The menu has Irish favorites but also and interesting selection of Indian dishes.

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F
4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Cooper is one of our favorites spot . We love the atmosphere and the good food. The Wee lunch is delish.

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DS
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wife had Fish and chips, I had corned beef and cabbage, Great renditions of the Irish classics. The Cooper also has great salads and standard pub fare. Always a great place to visit.

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LE
4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was great. For us seniors the din was too much and made conversation harder.

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AG
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband, two young children and I really enjoyed the Easter brunch buffet. They had a great variety of options that all seemed very fresh and like they hadn't been sitting out for hours. We always love the fun and classy atmosphere and also appreciate that it is a place we feel comfortable bringing our kids occasionally. Thanks, Cooper! You never disappoint.

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CS
3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Unfortunately we ordered and then 5 min later the server returned and told an individual in our party that they ran out of the walleye he ordered so he changed his entree. Then 5 min later she returned to let the same person know they were also now out of mashed potatoes.

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NK
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great restaurant. This was my first time to Cooper's Pub and I really enjoyed it. Good ambiance and food. Our server was fantastic. I'd definitely come back again.

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LB
3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I have been to this restaurant a number of times and have generally had good experiences. This time the server was fantastic, and half of the meals got good reviews, but the marlin was so overdone and dry it was hard to swallow!
Three out of six of us had the marlin because the server recommended and she felt terrible when the meal was of poor quality.
I will be back, but will stick with the staples.

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RM
4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Very pleasant - good service, food and people. Great for pre theater. Close to hotels.

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CM
3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We went on Sunday to do the Pub Club deal of a burger and beer. Going at 2 PM we also could benefit from their all day Happy Hour food. The stuffed mushrooms were my favorite and I love the Boulder Chocolate Shake Porter that is on tap now. My husband thought his burger and beer were tasty and a good value. They were seating everyone is one area but it was not too noisy going at the off time. Glad that Cooper is in our neighborhood.

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PB
4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

My wife and I joined two friends for a lunch visit. Our friends suggested Cooper, being about halfway between both of our families. It was very nice, and free parking in nearby parking garage was an unexpected perk. Definitely will come here again.

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P
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Cooper is my favorite place on the West End. They have a great whiskey selection and tasty food. Been awhile since I've gotten here, but the staff is still friendly!

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RH
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food, awesome service for brunch! I will most likely make Cooper my new go-to spot.

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C
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We were quickly greeted and seated. The waitress was quick to get our drink order and quickly returned as our other quests arrived. I had the Salomon salad and my husband had the chicken sandwich. The food was good and we’d definitely dine here again.

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F
4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We give Cooper a thumbs up. The food is always good! We really like the Wee Lunch. It has great choices and is the perfect size. Love the turkey burger! The service has consistantly been very good.

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SH
3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I love Cooper! However, our server didn’t acknowledge our presence for 20 minutes. She then apologized, saying everyone wanted their tabs at the same time...which as a former server, I get. I gave her a restart! However, she was nonexistent after that too. (Even though she told us without asking we’d have her full attention). Food was dropped off by coworkers, one meal was ice cold and we had to go get her (walk a ways to find her) to send it back because the quick follow-up...”how is everything never happened?”

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Cooper was a nice setting for some casual business discussions. The food was very good and the service was great, very accommodating to our discussions. We started off with the tomato basil soup (killer) and followed that up with Rueben’s. Lots of other options you’ll love - we both enjoyed these.

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AC
3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Not sure what happened to this place, but in the last year it seems like a lot has changed and it wasn't for the better. My wife and I don't frequent it often, but it is our place to go for special occasions. Not sure if it changed owners or the staff has had a lot of turnover but the waiter we had wasn't that friendly or caring. The food wasn't as good as what I remember it being either. We were really disappointed in it. We went there on Valentine's Day and it wasn't busy, which to me, seemed odd. Any place worth going to, should be busy on that day.

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