Dan Kelly's Pub

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$30 and under
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American
Dan Kelly’s Pub is a locally owned, independent restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis. We specialize in contemporary pub cuisine and highlight an array of emerging craft beers, ciders and distilleries. Our space is anchored by a 44 foot, pre-prohibition mahogany bar filled with stained glass. The warmth and feel of our room, coupled with the quality of our service and food will make you feel like you came to the right place.
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3.4
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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good no frills local place to catch a good bite of food. The vibe is very much neighborhood bar.. Our waitress was super!

AC
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was mediocre in general. Apps were tasty. Service was attentive and pleasant ( Aj was our server ).

OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good comfort food.

N
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We made a reservation and when we got there they said they do not take reservations on game days. We eventually got a spot but two of us had to stand.

DD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

When we got there, there was no table for us and the waitress said that they were told not to take reservations, and clearly there was no table for us, so we left. Very Disappointing!!

KF
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our Open Table reservations were not honored. They were understaffed and unprepared for an event night. Skip this place - will never go back!

AL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. Waited forever for drinks. Never even got the second drink we ordered. Food was decent but not worth it due to the awful service.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We didn’t end up getting to eat because the restaurant underestimated the volume of customers and despite having a reservation we waited 20 minutes to be sat and another 30 to have our order taken.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Went there before a concert. There were a ton of open tables but no staff. We waited for 1/2 hour and no one even came over. I asked if we could order food and they told us we’d have to move tables into the only servers section. We eventually got our food after 45 mins and it was good but I’ll never go back.

l
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was awful.. It was seat yourself so I get how that can make a server really busy but there was no apology for taking so long. I had to ask 3 times for a water. We were there before a concert and ran into 2 other groups of people who also had bad experiences. The drinks were expensive for the small glass it comes in. I would never go here again.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

If being ignored by your server, eating with plastic cutlery and, literally, never getting your food (even after reminding your server) is your idea of a fun night out, this is the place for you.

G
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

I had invited customers to a Vikings game and thought we would meet for pre party at Dan Kelly’s Pub. This was not a good choice. We could not get drinks we ordered, we ordered food (breakfast) waited 45 mins asked where our food was and was told the kitchen lost our order. We had to reorder and food arrived promptly. Still had to order drinks gain because they were forgotten but finally came. There were only 2 waiters on a game day and quite a few tables walked out because nobody came to the table to take orders.

They did comp our food order, but will never go back again.

o
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Was hoping for the buffet, but for some reason it wasn't offered. Optioned for the regular menu. Food was average for a bar.

d
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made reservations, but when we got there it was open seating and there wasn’t an open table in the place. Went to Mercury down the street, which was amazing.

ND
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although our reservations were not actually honored when we arrived, a server found a spot quickly for us when this was reported. And the pub had a sign at the front that seating was "seat yourself" which I suspect was due to our dining time being 2 hours prior to Flogging Molly/Dropkick Murphys show. The staff seemed very busy, yet our server was attentive, friendly and very kind. Our food came quickly despite the busyness of the pub and was quite good for the price. We definitely will plan to visit this pub again. But do they actually take reservations?

OT
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was fairly good, but offset by how incredibly slow it was. When the food arrived at about the one hour mark, some in our group had to take it to go because it had been so long. Drinks were empty, ordering was slow, and we were literally the only table at the time.

FYI - was self seating, no check in on the reservation. Ultimately wasn’t needed as, per above, we were the only table at 12:30 on a weekday.

JS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Made a reservation on opentable for 8 people at 4pm on 5/5/18. Walked in the door to a sign that said “please seat yourself”. Needless to say no reservation. No food. Took 30 minutes to get a beverage since place was understaffed. Staff was hustling but couldn’t keep up.

BM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

For starters we had a business reservation for a party of 9 on 4/17/18 and when we showed up, it was up to us to seat ourselves and there was no table ready. We had to push tables together to create the space for our business party. We then sat and noticed there was one person on staff to wait, clear and serve drinks to all tables in the bar and restaurant areas. There also seemed to be a wait for drinks because our waitress Jessie (server #20152) kept referring they are really busy at the bar. This wait continues throughout the night with our food as well. She had no sense of urgency at anytime throughout the night.
After we are done eating, which was interesting as well, we had a couple people who wanted to catch the 6:45 bus. This was not possible since when they asked for their bills Jessie didn’t bring them for 20 Minutes. They then had to take the last bus at 7:15 and were not too happy.
There were quite a few issues with our food/drink orders as well...
-fountain Diet Coke was flat and watered down
-Jessie took the pickle off the top of the buns of the sandwiches instead of preparing a new bun (after she had been told no pickles)
-her attire was not professional at all, and as a Irish man who holds a high regard for Irish culture and heritage, this should be custom.
(Tattoos bring flaunted/stockings/short shorts, etc.)
-last but not least; you were completely out of Guinness, which is the whole point I reserved the space in the first place.
Traveled from out of town (Lacrosse, Wisconsin) to host a business work meet and greet and told everyone how it’s Irish and it’s my heritage, so it’s going to be great, and I got a big slap of reality.

CH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had the reuben, brat and cheese curds and all were outstanding. Everyone in our group was impressed by how good the food was, which you don't always find in an Irish pub.

KR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was entertaining and knowledge about the menu. Oddly they don't have Pepsi or Coke products they have MN cola.

S
Minneapolis
59 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and tasty menu, excellent service, friendly and warm atmosphere.

LD
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came in after a busy NFL game day and they said the did not take Open Table reservations, even though we had made one. However, They quickly found us a table and made us very comfortable. Food was good and the atmosphere was fun

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic and the food was excellent. Highly recommend!