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About Skosh Monahan's Steakhouse & Irish Pub

Skosh Monahan's Steakhouse in Costa Mesa is a comfortable bar and grill serving up famous steaks, Irish spirits and much more. It's the perfect place to go out for drinks with the friends or catch the game and a meal.

Skosh Monahan's Steakhouse favorites include thick cut pork chops, chicken parmigiana and much more. You'll find the famous steaks like the New York strip and T-bone are great choices, as well. Skosh Monahan Steakhouse also serves a selection of fresh seafood, burgers, pizzas and much more. And if you're thirsty for a beer, the bar offers a huge selection of imported and domestic brews.

2000 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Irish, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:30am
Lunch: Open Saturday @12:30 pm...Sunday @ 9:30 am

Cross Street:
20th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 548-0099

Website:
http://skoshmonahans.com/

Entertainment:
In addition to our 12 HD TV's showing all major sporting events, nightly games, NFL Sunday Ticket, NHL Center Ice and MLB Extra Innings, Skosh Monahan's has live music and/or Karaoke every Friday and Saturday starting at 9 pm. With our Late Night Dining, Skosh's is a good tome all the time!

Catering:
Catering Food & Beverage including liquor available for business, personal or holiday events. Please call Gary Monahan @ 949-548-0099 to arrange.

Executive Chef:
Martin Morales

Private Party Facilities:
Skosh's separate dining room can seat up to 60 people for a fantastic banquet, birthday party or other special occasion. With preset menus, the hassles of coordinating the meals for your occasion are taken care of. We also can host mixers or for a truly special occasion, the entire restaurant may be available...

Private Party Contact:
Michelle Mauro : (949) 548-0099

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Skosh Monahan's Steakhouse & Irish Pub Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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3.9

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3.5

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Energetic

84% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (75)
Vibrant Bar Scene (54)
Good for Groups (48)
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Late-night Find (32)
Great for Lunch (25)
Hot Spot (22)
Kid-friendly (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Special Occasion (10)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 26, 2014

I looked at the Open Table list of restaurants for a place for our small (6 people) group to dine and found Skosh Monahan's, an Irish pub with a 4.2 rating. I checked out the menu and it looked like a great place for us. All of the reviews I read mentioned the great food, especially the steaks. The six of us all had different dishes, ranging from salads to a rib eye (I had the rib eye). Not a single one of us enjoyed our meal. Two sent their meals back, my steak was tough and the sauce was bland. One person ordered a full rack of ribs, planning to bring half of it home. She ate three ribs and left the rest. The waitress (who was very good) apologized for "the new chef," but no accommodation was offered. Can't recommend this place.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 13, 2014

We wanted to watch the final World Cup game, and Skosh's was just the place to enjoy a delicious Lamb Chop lunch special and watch Germany defeat Argentina in extra time! Perfect afternoon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 26, 2014

It really is surprising to find such good food at a pub. We go there with our baby. They are so nice and accommodating. It is great

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 8, 2014

This was the first time at Skosh Monahan's. The restaurant is equally divided with a small bar but it totally works. The menu is a nice compliment of seafood, steaks, chicken and pastas. I had a steak which was absolutely delicious. The steak was served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. I was pleasantly surprised at the whole experience of ambiance and food. The owner came over and introduced himself and he was very nice and inviting to him establishment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 6, 2014

We dropped in for a late night burger, and I decided to try their "Corned Beef Burger". I was impressed, a tasty combination of burger, corned beef, grilled onions and bell peppers, and cheese. I'll definitely be back for one of those!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 14, 2014

Really enjoyed our first experience. Good food. A tad expensive but good enough that it was a good value. Worth the price. Great beer and liquor selection (didn't check the wine list).

Would recommend and will be back.

Great job.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2014

always a great place to drop in, have a bite to eat, watch a favourite sport (or the Olympics!), and see friendly faces.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2014

We made a reservation for Valentine's Day. My hubby and I were at a seminar in Irvine and it was on our way home. The seminar let out way early, but we stopped at Skosh's to see if we could change our time. They did not have any booths available but were happy to seat us in the bar at a high top. We were cool with that. They apologized a couple of times, but it was our bad, showing up an hour and a half early! The food was good and our bottle of wine was nice and reasonably priced. Chocolate creme brulee was the bomb.
Only drawback is they looked to be short staffed. Things took awhile and there was some confusion on a change to the order. But we had a great time, and the bar was a cool place to hangout. We'd love to come back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2014

We mainly go for the quality of the food, the drinks and friendly service, but do enjoy the sports bar atmosphere that it is noted for as well.....For Valentines Day the food as always was delicious, however there was a large crowd and they were obviously understaffed....the wait was very long after we ordered. A salad was cancelled as it didn't arrive prior to the meal. We've had great experiences in the past at Skosh Monahans, so we would still recommend this restaurant to others... .I just really hate to complain to waiters about their oversights when our evening is predicated on having a wonderful experience overall....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2014

The cheeseburgers were great and very delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 2, 2014

The rack of lamb was very good. We had a lovely experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 2013

We love coming to Skosh's whether it is meeting a friend, or a big group meeting up. It is always welcoming. Service is great. Looking forward to the next visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2013

Food was good, service was great!! Drinks were STRONG!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2013

They offer an extensive gluten free menu and (I asked) a dedicated prep area and dedicated frier, so you are actually getting gluten free food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 28, 2013

Late afternoon on Thanksgiving day. No other diners, only bar and sports bar patrons but chef still in residence and we had three very satisfactory meals at a reasonable cost.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 16, 2013

Skosh's is a classic neighbourhood pub, where food, family, and friends all spill together. Family-owned, Skosh is there to make sure everything goes well. It is not a fancy place, but it definitely has the feel of a pub. Too many tvs for my tastes, but if you wanted to watch a game, this is the place.
Came with a group, and on less than 15 minutes notice, had a table set and ready to go as we arrived! No complaints

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 14, 2013

This was our second visit. The first visit was excellent. The steaks this time seemed of lower quality. Will give another try.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 25, 2013

The service and food were excellent. Had the 16oz New York. Best ever. No wonder they are famous for their steaks.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on May 31, 2013

My husband and I really want Skosh's to be our go-to place, but it continues to disappoint. I have been telling him for years (we have been in the area for 10) that we are too old for bad food or service, which is what we get at Skosh's half the time. He has continued to believe that things will get better. They have not. They have gotten worse.

Four of us arrived on Friday night for dinner.
It's uncomfortable for dining. The leather booths have been replaced by a clutter of bar-height tables. The beer from the tap was warm. Food was fair. The server said the fish of the "fish and chips" was tilapia. (Really? We had it. It was NOT tilapia.) There were plenty of servers but they were no where to be found. It's done. We're not going back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 17, 2013

Food was very good (steak) service very good... low key restaurant in neighborhood

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 20, 2013

We have been to Skosh Monahan's several times & always enjoy our meal.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 7, 2013

Service was excellent. The owner came over to talk to us and made us feel special. The variety of dishes meant everyone found the perfect choice. I can' wait to go again and try something different. The corned beef and cabbage was fantastic.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Mr Monahan himself was on duty and took great care of us on Christmas!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2012

Fun and upbeat atomosphere. Customer friendly. Very good food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 7, 2012

Love everything about this place except the service. While the owner is affable, the waitress were awful. Our waitress had no clue about drinks, was absent / inattentive, and when I mentioned she brought me a broken glass (the rim was broken with sharp edges - I have a picture of it) she rolled her eyes at me before taking the replacing it. Sorry, but I don't tip because the waitress wears short shorts. I tip good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2012

First of all, calling this a steakhouse is like calling McDonalds a place for Haute Cuisine. Call me silly but when I hear the word steakhouse I think of a place that specializes in steaks, not burgers and bar food.
That being said, the food was very good. We started with an artichoke that was okay but did have a very good dipping sauce and then my girlfriend got a lobster dish that she said was great and I got the cheese steak which was okay. The apple cobbler for desert was also very good.
The waitresses were very friendly and the service was quick and efficient so no problems there.
But please drop the steakhouse from the name and just call it an Irish pub and it would be more accurate.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 14, 2012

Food is good, local owner is friendly and available, some of the waitresses are good, some need an attitude an adjustment, live music is welcoming, not a fan of TVs, but then pubs are like sports bars these days.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 11, 2012

My wife ordered the seared ahi and I ordered the fish and chips. As an appetizer we ordered the Irish nachos. The nachos were excellent and her dinner dish was great too. My dish however was horrible, the fish smelled very fishy and we could smell the fish before she even sat it on the table. The fish tasted very fishy and gross. I am willing to give this place another try but the only way that I would ever try the fish again is if they were to let me try a piece for free. The waitress did not know drinks that well and neither did the bartender, but that is somewhat passable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 17, 2012

consistently good; family-friendly too!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 6, 2012

What a wonderful local hot spot! The food was hot, fresh and tasty! They had a extensive gluten free menu! Service a great! Will definitely be back next time I'm in town!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 17, 2012

This place is a bar. It is not kid friendly, except for the menu. The one area to sit in for kids (where there is no smoking and you can hear each other w/o shouting) is so dark kids can't see what color the crayons are. Service was hard to get at first, but they stepped up. Pub food was good. Steak was okay - not good. As loud as the bar was for a Sunday evening, I'm not sure I'd go back w/o the kids. Definitely will not be back with them, though.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 8, 2012

Decided to try out Skosh for Friday dinner and watch the Dodger Game. Greeted well and found a table in the dinning room to watch the Game. However a large group with loud screaming kids running around made the ambiance less along with a loud obnoxiousness man drinking for four people did not make the experience nice but the food is very good. next time will just sit in the pub area. What ever happened to Children should be seen and not heard?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 25, 2012

Another great meal at Skosh's: this time an halibut dish on a bed of spinach, tasty.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 24, 2012

It was my first time here and missed the place once. The sign seemed to be smaller than what was shown on-line. The food was good and we really enjoyed our after dinner Irish coffee. I had the fish & chips and my friend had the lamb chops which were both delicious. For dessert, we had apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Yummy! However, I was not very impressed with our main server, Echo. It was very difficult to find her when we needed something. The other servers seemed to be much better since I see them more than our server and they had helped us on several occasions. My impression is that they share the tips since everyone jumped in & accomodated our requests. Overall, it was not a bad dining experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 1, 2012

Food was good, service somewhat slow.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 24, 2012

Great burger, very nice waitress. She got the order taken and in quickly, and came back to make sure everything was great. Just the kind of service you want in a neighbourhood pub. Thanks again!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 24, 2012

very casual and offers a wide variety of food....good place for the sport
enthusisast as they have many wide screens

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 25, 2012

The Food was very good as well as the service...Thanks

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2012

Nice neighbourhood pub. Consistently good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2012

Held a group gathering for the NFC/AFC Championships. They reserved a table for us which was perfect for watching the games. Service was great. Owner came by regularly to see how we were doing and if we needed anything. They even bought us a round or two. A great time was had by all and we'll see you again next year!

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