O'brien's Public House

4.4
40 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are currently taking reservations for indoor dining only. Patio dining will continue to be first come, first served.
O’Brien’s Public House is a unique Irish Restaurant located in historic Downtown Shakopee. The authentically decorated pub is a mix of local structural antiques as well as touches from the old country. We welcome you to come down, take a peek around, and find a comfortable spot to enjoy by yourself or with friends and family here at O’Brien’s Public House.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 40 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmilyL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for happy hour - the smoked wings are amazing!

Our waitress was great as well!

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Observant
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I wasn’t real impressed with the menu... wine listed from Nappa? Didn’t anyone spell check before the print? There was another as well... thought that was strange. And looking at the light fixtures full of dust and dead flies in an eating establishment was pretty gross. I would think they have an established cleaning crew that could tackle that.

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CatrinaR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Server was polite but a bit slow and not very attentive.
Ordered wings, cheese curds and a salad. Wings were definitely leftover. The skins was soft and the meat tasted like they were cooked the week before! Cheese curds were good, and the salad was properly dressed. It just lacked zing.

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vipMaddieF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here with our family that we haven’t seen since pre-COVID - great food and the live music was fun!

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Friendlypatronsupperclub
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere always ideal! I hope they keep the breaded Parmesan shrimp around!!

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ToddR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

There were 3 of us, my wife had pow pow shrimp (?) and she liked them a lot, our friend had the rueben she said it was delicious, I had the lobster Mac and it was fair at best, no flavor (I had my wife and friend try it as well) it was warm at best, not hot at all and to get a waitresses attention was impossible, we had the Fries and Pountine and that was cold as once again to find someone to have them taken back was virtually impossible,,, I will not be going back anytime soon

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Vikesbabe
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Don't go for the food. You will be disappointed. Go for the outdoor seating and live entertainment. I had a Ruben sandwich. It had a different taste because it seemed the sauerkraut was fresh not pickled, but then I realized they had also forgot the thousand island dressing. I ended up eating the sandwich without the thousand island because the waitress never came back. I was with other people so I didn't want them to have to wait for me. The outdoor seating was great! There was plenty of room between the tables. We were there on a Wednesday when they had live entertainment. It was loud enough to hear the music and still visit with my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Waitress was terrible, could tell she didn’t want to be there. Took our order and that was the last we seen of her. Food was delivered by someone else and so was the box. Never got check on to see how the food was or even ask if we wanted more drinks. Fries were old as well. Food was just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The have a wonderful patio.

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pazpaz
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Little disappointed because I couldn't order the pork because it was not done smoking.

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Laurens
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and had a wonderful time! Great food and service. Would highly recommend.

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vipCatherine
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and drinks!

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MaggieB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was good and the environment was perfect for our date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall we had a great experience dining outside at O’Briens Public House. Check in was slow, but once helped we seated ourself on patio. We gathered for a birthday event. Delicious cocktails and different beers on tap than typical pubs which was nice! Lots of variety for apps and dinner. A few specials were sold out, but that’s a good thing for business! We would come back again for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We made a reservation but didn’t need one for the patio. There was one waitress for 8 tables and she had a hard time keeping up. We asked prior to ordering if kids ate free and they did but she still charged us. They only had pop for kids beverages but never actually brought the drink for the kid with us

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BBling
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lauren made a great old fashion

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to visit O'Briens Public House. Consistantly good food and service.

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KimK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lobster Cobb Salad was fabulous

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vipCharlie
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Tonight was not our night. They were out of two of the beers we ordered, but the waitress did not know. Then she came back to tell us that one of the items in a featured cocktail was out. We ordered food and they were not making another of our choices that day even though it was on the menu. The waitress had to come back to let us know each time. Unfortunately, we had another couple with us who we raved about the place prior to bringing them. I would recommend hoping this was not a new pattern.

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JessH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good quality, both in terms of ingredients and portion sizes. Ambience was nice, quieter but not forcibly, everyone just had their own space. Servers were attentive and nice. Music was cool, wish we would've stayed longer.

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KymA
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very tentative waitress. She was great & nice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, tasty drinks, and an excellent Boston Lobster Roll

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great dinner and service on the patio.

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BetsyT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was excited to see that they had expanded their menu options from the last time I visited. The Raspberry Apple Cider was a great surprise cocktail! Great patio seating, and friendly staff.

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vipJohnW
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great outdoor option with spacing. Chilled water appreciated on summer afternoon.

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Kris
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great fish tacos! Drink special ($5) was just okay, not much alcohol in it for sure but refreshing nonetheless.

Outside patio was pleasant and waitress was nice.

I would definitely return...again, I've been there many times before.

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TammyW
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Will go back again.

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mnpete
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service and ambiance are great but they need to step the ford up a notch. Good but merely average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food but service could’ve been a little better

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MaggieA
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I were here on a Friday. The food was great, drinks were awesome, and atmosphere was great for us. Something that really stood out to me was out OUTSTANDING waitress. I didn't catch her name but she was a young blonde girl. She was very friendly and helpful. She also made excellent and appropriate conversation with both of us.

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Marnie
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places! Great service and AMAZING food!!

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PaulR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was good, service was terrible.

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RossT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Patio is wonderful, food was great as well as service!

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LauraA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, delicious cocktails and a wonderful server!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had not been offered desert or even received the last of our food before we were told our check was coming . Then repeated walk-byes by hostess staff until we left. We were not there very long. Not professional

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vipmaryh
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place. Great food, warm atmosphere and wonderful service

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LenG
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Server was over seated, inattentive and forgetful. Bar was extremely slow in getting drinks out. Food was good.

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vipTAO1
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food. We were there for brunch and it was delicious.

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SheaZ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at O’Brien’s. They’re always great with our two young kids, they have good gluten free options too. They’re always having specials going on and the food is always great!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from O'brien's Public House using the Order Online button. O'brien's Public House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 217-5490.

O'brien's Public House is rated 4.4 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.