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Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub and Grill

4.4
386 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.

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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Irish
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Friday-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Dinner:
Everyday 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(815) 776-0707
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Cross street: HWY 20 (3/4 mi from Main Street)
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What 386 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNickiK (Chicago)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

The chicken kebab was the BEST. Nice live music as well!

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Outoftowners 
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

My fiance and I traveled to Galena from Cedar Rapids for a weekend getaway to ring in the New Year. Because we were booking late there was only one room left at the Irish Cottage! We jumped on the opportunity and booked the room. After reviewing the website and the events for New Years Eve, we made sure to reserve a table for the Irish New Years at 6pm. I loved the Pub like atmosphere from the lighting, the beautiful carved woods and the Irish inspired artworks. I was delighted to see the staff so happy and joyous as it seems they love their job and that is reflected in their level of service they provided us. My critique of the Pub would be the menu and the drink selections. I'd love to see more craft cocktails,a larger whiskey library Drinks and ingredients inspired by Ireland. The hotel and the pub do a great job of transporting you to Ireland except for the menu, which takes you right back to the US. The food was good but it was too "American bar and Grille".
I also thought it would have been great to have a drink special from 5-6 for the Irish New Year to initiate purchasing action. 1/2 off Guinness Pints for the New Year!

Thank you for the great stay, the excellent service, and for making it feel so special :)

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved all of it!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Atmosphere was terrific, the food was EXCELLENT! Our family LOVED it there. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting there and likes a good Irish pub!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

WOW! Love, Love, Love this Gem of a Place!!!!
The Food was Wonderful and authentically Irish. Great Selection of traditional and Irish Beers.
Live Music was pretty Great too.
We're Hooked and will go back every chance we get.
Already miss their Shepherds Pie and A New Favorite.

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Slemner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

Alway our first stop for a weekend in Galena! The staff, food, drinks and entertainment is always spot on. A fun cozy place to have s great meal and Guinness! A++

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

Went there for entertainment and decided to have dinner. Food was fair . Fish and chips, fish was over cooked. Music system was poor singer sounded muffled. Did not stay. But singer was good.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful!

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CardsandPack 
5.0
Dined on October 19, 2017

Our first visit was for dinner. The traditional Irish beer and food selection was great. The decor and Irish folk singer brought back memories of the pubs we visited in Ireland. We enjoyed it so much we came back 2 days later for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0
Dined on October 18, 2017

The food and service were very good. The music was a nice addition to our meal.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Irish
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Friday-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Dinner:
Everyday 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
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Cross street
HWY 20 (3/4 mi from Main Street)
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(815) 776-0707
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Entertainment
Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill offers great year round live entertainment. Every weekend, the Pub is energized with talented musicians performing live on stage. 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.
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Parking details
Lots of free parking!
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Executive chef
Rusvel Martinez
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine