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LFoodie
Minneapolis
1 review
Reviewed on November 22, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

So many food options....always great food!!!!
Fun atmosphere, great outdoor seating during the warm weather months.

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Mimi8
Minneapolis
1 review
Reviewed on June 19, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Very noisy inside. Beautiful patio.
Service fair and food so-so

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JoanK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake O’Connor’s never disappoints! Our waiter was charming and just the right amount of attentive. I ordered the salmon and it was delicious.

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RoxaneK
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great choices from the menu and the food was delicious .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

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vipFamily3
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average across the board. Not super busy but felt a bit rushed to order etc. menu has a wide selection with healthy options too.

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ShellyB
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant opened at 11; my reservation was for 11:30. The place was very empty except for a back room where a party was going on. I waited almost 5 mins for host to show up to seat me. (No one was around.) The server took my drink order and the bar tender abruptly plunked it down on the table on his way past to somewhere else. Food (fish and chips) was fine. Probably would not go back again.

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HaraldM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Service incredibly slow my husband had corned beef and cabbage which was obviously a prepared meat that they simply heated. All on plate was cold. We sent that back came back Luke warm. My pot pie was ok but the puff pastry crust was not done. I did not eat that. Our server was ok but as soon as my husband sent his plate back to be heated server disappeared.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience4

Took 40 minutes to get food and never even brought appetizer that was ordered. When food was brought out, we had to wait to ask for silverware.

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vipThomas
Minneapolis
83 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

St Pats Day and the place was jumping. Good food and good service. Fun time.

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SherBear
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

St Patrick’s day atmosphere and Irish fare did not disappoint!

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I wanted Shepard's Pie, but didn't see it on the menu. Then I saw it on table behind us. You called it something else. Why? That's like calling a "burrito" a Mexican Roll. Why would anyone do that?

So, I had the Corned Beef sandwich, which was just ok.

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DHBA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great ambiance; everything else OK

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CJEdina
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

They offered a limited menu due to St. Paddy's weekend. Not a great selection of entrees. The Potato Soup was just average, Smoked Hog “Wings” were over-cooked. The live music was country... not sure why because it was a St. Paddy's weekend. They did play one Van Morrison song though.

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SCOTTF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First two items are not refreshing we’re out- maybe no longer on the menu?
No descent desserts- none that were on the dessert menu.
Probably won’t go back.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Waited half an hour for a table no one would serve us at the bar I had to get my own drinks which took 15 minutes. The food took 45 minutes to come to the table once we finally got one. Our drinks were poorly mixed and my food came out cold. 2 and a 1/2 hours for 2 drinks and dinner. I'll never go back!

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RonB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Every time I order their world famous fish it is under cooked and I have to send it back. How hard is cooking it at the right oil temp and time??

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AmyM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake O'Connor's is one of my favorite places to eat for special occasions and it didn't disappoint me. Everything was perfect. I had the corned beef and cabbage which was delicious. Our table split the caramelized onions as an appetizer and they were also delicious. My sons ordered the potato soup and it looked so good I decided to order a cup too. It was as good as it looked. The ambience was perfect and the service was great.

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MarsifromMinnetonka
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Noise level was high and service could have been a tad better. I like this place a lot though. Neat atmosphere. Clean. Friendly. Great food, reasonably priced.

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Merk
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Fish and chips wasn’t good, quality, quantity and presentation not worth the cost. Impressed before but can’t recommemd now.’

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vipZekeDeb
Minneapolis
67 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I am not a regular so I was disappointed to learn that the lobster sandwich was no longer on the menu as that was what I wanted....The service by Alex was superb and my mussels were excellent.

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vipBillE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Must have been a big run on food earlier. Many items were sold out. I was informed my order was not available after I finished my salad. Made for a long wait.

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AnnieM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A little noisy, but expect that at an “Irish Pub”! Fish and chips excellent and highly recommended! Also great potato soup!

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1funchick
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

We decided to go here for Valentine’s Day, because we just wanted a casual night out to drink some Guinness and eat some good food. We have eaten here a few times in the past and knew it would be a good experience. Upon arriving, The place wasn’t very full, which was surprising because we expected more people to be there on Valentine’s Day, also, looking at the menu, we realized that the menu on OpenTable, their website, and the one in the restaurant, were all completely DIFFERENT. This was disappointing, to say the least, because the things we thought we could order weren’t even available. Our server, who was working her very first night that night did a wonderful job! She was friendly and attentive which was great! They do know how to do pour a Guinness and that was probably the best part of the night. The food was made mediocre at best. Which was unusual, because we have had better experiences in the past. One of the servers announced that the lamb shank, salmon, New York strip were not available. I found this surprising since it was Valentine’s Day. We ordered the crab and shrimp dip which was OK. The fish and chips was a nice portion, but tasted like it had been fried in old oil that needed to be changed. The shepherds pie tasted like sloppy Joe mix that had peas dumped into it topped with mashed potatoes on top, very sweet not savory, very bland. At the end of the night they did offer us an Irish coffee on the house for Valentine’s Day which was a nice touch. Neither one of us felt very good the rest of the night. Not sure we will go back to Jake’s, which is a bummer, because we used to enjoy the food there. It has really gone downhill.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Enjoyed the atmosphere.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We went there to celebrate a friend's birthday. Got our drinks right away. Didn't get the food for another hour. Extremely loud. Reserved a table, got a high table by the bar. The food was good.

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DaleM
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We have eaten at Jake's many times and will be coming back. It's one of two local restaurants we can count on for great food! The service was a little slow this time -- the place was jumping on this Friday night! This is a great pub atmosphere with the heavy oak trim, wood floors and heritage Irish pictures donning the walls. The lively furnishings seem to amplify the sound so it is a little loud. However, we've never been disappointed with the food!

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LilyJay
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It was a busy Saturday night. We were seated at the same time as another couple. We ordered right away. 45 minutes later, we had received NO FOOD, and the couple who was seated at the same time as we were, had already finished their food and gotten their check! We asked our waiter about the delay, and were told, "it's crazy busy tonight." THEN, a couple who was seated next to us, about 35 minutes into our sitting time, ordered and received their food BEFORE we were served. It was as though we were invisible. My partner had to go to the bar to get a refill on his water. We finally received our food....along with a "sorry". All I can say, is that this is unacceptable service. My partner asked if they had forgotten to place our order (which was nothing fancy...a chicken sandwich and a shepherd's pie), and was told "no", but it felt like a lie. Again, there was plenty of evidence that OTHER PEOPLE were ordering and receiving their food in a timely manner. I'm really disappointed; not just in the lack of service....but in the COVER UP OF SOMEONE'S MISTAKE, AND in the lack of doing something extra to try to make it right. The food (when it finally arrived) tasted OK.....but nothing to write home about. The whole experience left a BAD TASTE in both our mouths.

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MarkM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was on a tight schedule so had 5:45 reservations and didn't get seated until 6. That was after pestering the host twice for a table..what's the point of having a reservation?

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LauraB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The only reason I didn’t give the overall rating a 5 was because of the noise level. The staff is wonderful, and gluten free and vegetarian options are on the menu as well as ‘pub food’.

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Myrestaurantsoulmate
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed the corned beef, rye, and Guinness! friendly and attentive service in the pub. i'll be back again and again no doubt

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LucindaR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed. Great food, wonderful server.
Initially, I was a little taken back that we were escorted to the basement but it turns out it was probably a more comfortable atmosphere for us.

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JimJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent service and food. I’ll be back.

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WCBfan
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and live music! I will be back!!

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food. I will definitely be back! I had the chicken orecchiette pasta and it was fantastic!

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Rick
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A night at Jake O'Connors is always a good time. The food never disappoints and the servers are always friendly.

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RadRaider
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Been here several times for happy hour and drinks. This visit was for dinner, which was only ok. I had the reuben, which was pretty dry. Fish and chips were bland, and fries were a little cool. Great beer selection, and good for snacks...but passable for dinner.

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Momsan
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Came on Saturday for lunch, only a few people there. Food was okay, server not very attentive even though there were only two other people dining.

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vipThomas
Minneapolis
83 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a very festive atmosphere on a cool night. Hadn’t been there in a while and the food was as good as I remembered. Service was very good and it had snowed 2” when we came out to make it look like winter scene.

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