Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub and Grill
SEATING NEAR THE STAGE IS DIFFICULT TO SECURE. YOUR RESERVATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOUR TABLE LOCATION IN THE PUB. GROUPS OF FIVE OR MORE MUST ALL BE PRESENT TO BE SEATED.
The menu includes American favorites mixed with several iconic Irish dishes. Enjoy an expanded selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees. Those seeking a taste of the “Old Sod” will delight in homemade Shepherd’s Pie or Hand Breaded Fish ‘N’ Chips.
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.
Join us for a memorable experience and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every day!
Food was good; but seems too preplated without enough options (i.e. baking potato vs mashed potatoes.) Menu needs more vegetarian and vegan selections.
Great service and lovely live music in a festive environment!
Music and service was great. We got our food very quickly. So quickly I question how fresh things are. Tasted good though.
Food was ok at best. Drinks were good, except my martini that tasted like cough syrup. Just not something I liked. Was very, very loud. Entertainment sound system was horrible. Waitress seemed to be upset with every table...like we were wasting her time...and didn't check on tables like she should have. I'd go elsewhere personally.
Had an absolutely delicious piece of salmon with wonderful mashed potatoes. My husband and the other couple we were with had the Shepherd's Pie. It was good but not nearly as good as my meal. We had an appetizer (the fried cheese curds as our friends were from another state and had never had them) and they were real good as well. We had a fabulous waitress. She was from another country, and I thought I would remember her name, but I can't, darn it. She did everything well, was attentive, friendly, and we enjoyed a nice conversation with her as well. There was no music the night we were there. We would have liked to have sat by some windows in a different part of the restaurant, but that part was closed off the evening we were there. We stayed at the hotel where the Pub is and ate breakfast in that area the next morning. The best scones!!!
Had a Great time at Franks, the waitresses were Great.. We had the Reuben sandwiches and they were Excellent... tried Smithwicks and Harp Beers .. I now have a new favorite Irish beer... We will be back
Great food, great service, great place to eat. Will definitely go again the next time we’re in Galena.
One of the best Reuben sandwiches I’ve ever eaten! Saturday night entertainment was nice, but very difficult to hear. Pub very crowded and noisy.
Food was great and music and atmosphere was wonderful.
The food and price is overrated. I wouldn’t go back.
I was very happy that they opened on a Monday, but myself and my wife's food was cold sent it back and vegetables were undercooked and not hot.
Menu was limited but the food was tasty. Good alcohol selection. Would return.
We had a table reserved for our Anniversary on a Friday night, we arrived a bit early and they were able to seat us. We had a nice card wishing us a happy anniversary on the table which was a nice touch. The service was on point and the food delicious. Absolutely recommend Frank O'Dowd's.
Always a fun time.
I greatly enjoyed our dining experience! The food was excellent, the service was outstanding, and the live music was awesome! I would definitely go back the next time I"m in Galena!
Great place for food and listen to great music!
The hostess greeted us. I told her we had a reservation. She didn't know about any reservation.
I booked the reservation through OpenTable.
Service felt hurried even though the place wasn't crowded. We felt rushed to order our drinks. Then we were rushed to order our food. It felt like she was trying to get rid of us just when we got seated. We were there to eat and enjoy the live music. The waitress' name was Debbie.
FOOD WAS GREAT !!!
Great beer and food. Loved our Reubens! Live entertainment was enjoyable. We were a family of 3 with a 7 year old child and we all had a great time.
Excellent service... good was great. It was slow, but we dug it. Although seeing some live music would've been nice too.
Atmosphere was very nice... people were friendly... service was very good.
The food was acceptable but not incredible. I had a Rueben sandwich and is was pretty good but the French fries were not very good. My husband ordered a side salad at a charge of $3.95...it was very small and not worth the price. My husband ordered the Fish Fry and he said it was mediocre. We'll probably go back and give it another try the next time we're in town.
I was glad that I got to visit this beautiful restaurant in Galena. During weekends, they offer a time of live music and cute Irish dances. Great place to enjoy your evening!
Nice beer and liquor selection. Friendly staff. Quaint pub atmosphere. Downsides would be that the food wasn't that good and seemed overpriced. Would go again for drinks but not dinner.
Loved the place, the Kentucky Creme Ale was amazing!!
This is a very fun place with excellent food and affordable prices.
I expected much more from my Rubin sandwich. The portions were on the skimpy side, to say the least.
Good hot mustard selection.
Great way to end the day with friends. Entertainment added to the experience.
My wife's steak salad was excellent. Well prepared and presented. My Sheppard's pie, however, was disappointing. It lacked fresh chucked vegetables and was a bit watery.
The Irish dancers were a treat and our server was cheerful and efficient.
Pleasant surprise in Galena. The cheeseburger was very good. Our server Tammy was great and very nice to us. The live entertainment was fun!
The food was ok. Service was good. Dancers were cute but very short show.
Took a group of associates to O'Dowd's after a business meeting, was pleasantly surprised. Nice menu selection, food was excellent, and the Guinness was particularly good. Live music was a plus; really enjoyed the singer. Everyone in our group said they will return.
Amazing food and drinks. Good service. Friendly people.
Food was good. We ordered a more expensive meal because we had a Wyndham gift card. We were told they don’t accept them. The GM at Wyndham was not happy when I told him this. Entertainment was great. Wish she could have played longer. She comes from Chicago once a month!
Was a great place. Food was wonderful and the manager treated us like life long friends. Perfect Irish pub vibe
Awesome place. Loved the Gaelic steak
Fun restaurant and great food. We will definitely be going back.
It was our first dinner at the restaurant. WOW, this place was hopping on a Saturday early evening. Complete with Irish dancers .... adorable. Great drink offerings. If you like a very enthusiastic dining experience .... you'll definitely be pleased. The only thing I would improve upon is the dessert menu. It was just the usual treats you could order at just about any other restaurant so we passed on those. Playing off of the Irish theme of the restaurant, I think the desserts could reflect the Irish culture too. Adding perhaps a whiskey cake, Irish creme trifle or Irish cream topped brownie, Irish apple cake or an Irish cream cheesecake. Just a suggestion.
We had a Friday night dinner here during our 3 day stay in Galena. We enjoyed the live music and fun atmosphere! Tammy was a great waitress & we appreciated her recommendations. Definitely worth a stop if you're traveling to Galena!
We came here during a weekend in Galena with family and friends-group of 9. The staff was able to get us all at one table on a Saturday night despite the place being busy. There was great live entertainment while we ate. Service was excellent! Our waitress was attentive and on top of our food and drink orders at all times.
A must if you are in the Galena area. Authentic Irish pub with live music. The food is good, the beer better, and the service is the best. Its just a lot of fun!
We arrived almost a hour early for our reservation but they still accommodated our party. Great food and service. We will visit this place again next time in town