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The Celtic Cowboy Pub and Restaurant

3.9
3.9
85 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
Located in the oldest commercial building in the heart of Downtown Great Falls and co-located with the soon to open 33 room boutique "Hotel Arvon", The Celtic Cowboy Pub and Restaurant brings outstanding food, drink and live music to a wide variety of patrons. Utilizing over 10,000 square feet of this 1890 livery stable, The Celtic Cowboy is not just a Pub, it hosts the Darkhorse Wine Snug; a private wine bar, the Darkhorse Hall meeting and banquet space and the Pub itself, featuring over 30 beers on tap, outstanding wine list and full compliment of liquor, and one of the finest Live Music venues in the area with live music Wednesday through Sunday. Don't miss their Pub Quiz nights on Tuesdays and their Whiskey Wednesdays with half Price on one of the finest selections of Whiskeys in the territory! The Celtic Cowboy, Eat, Drink and be Irish!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:30am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm

  • Phone number

    (406) 952-0393

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Terry Perdue

  • Neighborhood

    Great Falls

  • Cross street

    2nd St.

  • Parking details

    Parking during the day (9 am - 5 pm) is city street metered parking. After 5 pm, free parking is available on the street on any of the city lots surrounding the pub.

  • Entertainment

    The Celtic Cowboy offers the finest in local and regional live music 5 days a week: Wednesday though Sunday. With our Sunday Jazz Brunch every Sunday at 10:30 am - 1:30 pm and then our Traditional "Irish Seisun and Sing Along" from 2-5 pm on Sundays. Join in with our talented musicians, sing along or just sit back and enjoy traditional Celtic Sounds played on true Irish instruments. Wednesdays and Thursdays we feature live acoustical music from 5 pm until 9 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays our bands take the stage from 7 pm until 11 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 85 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They do not have access to the reservation database through your website so it was a hassle to get seated.
  2. JB

    JenniferB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The staff was very nice, but the service was extremely slow. We ate at the restaurant two nights in a row, and waited quite awhile for our food both nights, especially on the 14th. Unfortunately, the server rarely checked in with us during our wait to ask if we needed drink refills, and completely forgot one of our drinks. The food was good, but not exceptional. Limited gluten free options. We were told when arriving for our reservation that they didn’t have it. Apparently they do not have access to Open Table, so I’m not sure why it is an option to reserve through the site. After a half an hour of waiting we pushed a couple of tables together.
  3. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    There was a change in ownership and having made a reservation through open table, the owners did not have access to the reservation. They told us it would be 25 minutes for a table but they would squeeze us in. It took over an hour and a half to get a table. Once we got a table we waited another 20 minutes and left since no one came to take our order. Went to Applebees instead and were not the only patrons to do so. Would not recommend to anyone as service was terrible.
  4. LT

    LoranT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    There were six in our party and each had commented that the food was really good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, fantastic food and excellent service! I’ll definitely be back any time I’m in the area.
  6. A

    Angelea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything all around was great! From the food, drinks, service, & live music!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a blast, ringing in the New Year at the Celtic Cowboy!
  8. r

    ralphc

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and entertainment. We will return.
  9. PA

    PeterA

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    After being shown to table it was 17 minutes before a server arrived Simarly after bill was provided it was 10 minutes even though I tried to catch eye of server 4 times as she walked within a reasonable distance
  10. e

    esquaredtravels

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Tried the Celtic Cowboy Pub on a snowy evening in Great Falls. The selection of Irish Whiskey is excellent as are the beers on tap. Service was friendly and fast. The huge servings of Irish Stew and Shepherd's Pie were full of tender lamb pieces. Both dishes were made with quality ingredients but needed a bit more seasoning IMHO. The Irish Soda bread was the only disappointment because it tasted more like a dessert than a soda bread.
  11. c

    cliff

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    A little too noisy for my taste. Mostly pub food which was just ok
  12. RW

    RobertW

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and amazing help in deciding new beers to try
  13. RC

    RCJLP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The table looked like it had hand prints all over with crackers smashed on the floor. The bathroom garbage was overflowing with paper towels. Service was lackadaisical. Food tasted okay but all party members had a complete bowel cleanse with two different breakfast orders. Long wait for food and drink.
  14. MR

    MexiRican10

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was great! Everyone in our party of 5 really enjoyed their meal. Our waitress was a bit forgetful, as it took us asking her 2-3 times to get water and other requests. Overall though, a fun experience and will definitely try more from their very appealing menu.
  15. CL

    CarlaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Fun atmosphere, however our order was incomplete and service was a little slow. We did receive a N/C for a meal that was forgotten.
  16. CV

    CharleneV

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The Celtic Cowboy Restaurant did not honor our reservation made through Open Table. The hostess said they do not transfer Open Table reservations to their reservation books. We were told we had to wait 30-40 minutes even though the tables were less than half full. After escalation to a manager and showing Open Table email proof of reservation, they grudgingly seated us.
  17. DR

    DougR

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Overall, just OK. Pub grub, so no surprises. Draft beer choices impressive. Server cheerful enough.
  18. B

    Beth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Service was terrible. The waitress couldn’t even get straight the beer that was on tap, she was not friendly and inattentive. Food was ok. The live music was awesome (a couple from WA) but the volume was way too loud.
  19. FJ

    FJOH280

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Needed dinner and a drink before flying home. Checked out yelp and open table and both had good reviews for the Celtic cowboy. So thought I would give it a try. Got there and there was a band with good music, had a local beer and the corned beef and cabbage dinner. The meal was delicious and soda bread that came with it was extremely good as well. Finished off with an Irish coffee for dessert and was a great way to finish up my trip to Montana. Will definitely be stopping by here again next time I am through the area.
  20. MN

    MikeN

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was excellent...woulsmd definitely eat there again
  21. RJ

    RuthJ

    Montana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    We came a bit late for the Sunday brunch, and the food that was left was unappetizing and dried out. No option for ordering from the menu, so we left without eating.
  22. A

    Abeier

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Under staffed, service really sloooooowwwwwww
  23. JF

    JeanF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Yours has been my favorite dining spot for 5 years. The last two times, however, the food was cold and limited, last time the service was good, but the time before that it was AWFUL. I was shocked, because it had always been so good before. My husband’s birthday is St Paddy’s Day and whosever idea it was to serve such a limited menu was dumb (and 2 items were out at 7:00). Sorry, folks-I might do lunch again but no more dinners. We’re not drinkers, either.
  24. M

    Matt

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The Valentine's Menu was a joke. Most of the dinners on their main menu were unavailable that night. They had a Valentine's menu, which was not flexible. For instance, my date asked if she could order the soup from the Valentine's menu, and our server went to ask, and then came back to tell us that we could not order the soup. We would have to order the entire dinner, which included an app, soup/salad, main course, and then dessert. If you didn't like the tiny selection that was available, you could order off the burger/sandwich menu - not something that appealed to us on Valentine's Day. We went to this place because they had lamb advertised on their website. The lamb was unavailable because it was Valentine's Day. I've never been to a place that forced their paying customers to submit to all their rules. We will not be back.
  25. MF

    MarkoF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I love the Celtic Cowboy,but not on this night. I made reservations for 7pm dinner and received my confirmation number. When we got there I went to let them know we had arrived. I was told that there was no reservation for us. I assured him that we did indeed have a reservation and showed him the conformation number. I was boringly told that we no longer do reservations online. Super irritating.
  26. KS

    KimS

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    I took 4 friends to dinner last Friday night. We had a reservation for 7pm. The food, service and drinks were good. As always the music was too loud to permit normal volume dinner conversation. If they would keep the volume of the music down until after the usual dinner hour (8:30?), I would go there more often.
  27. JG

    JimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I’ve been there a bunch of times for the music, beer and stew. I really haven’t had dinner there in a long time. It was great! Had the medallions and was very pleased.
  28. J

    Jhgsst

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Steak sent back and never returned avocado two days under ripe. Staff could not handle Open Table.
  29. DH

    DanaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Oktoberfest and the Pub was hopping and the music was conducive to beer drinking and good conversation! Highly recommend this place!
  30. I

    Irisgardener

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I came to hear the Irish music on Thursday evenings(also most of the day on Sunday). The music was great. I had Shepherd's pie and my friend had fish and chips. Both were excellent. The chips are homemade. They have an extensive beer list on tap, but I opted for a hard cider from Ireland and my friend had wine.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and our server Cynthia was awesome..
  32. PP

    PysankaPrincess

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good but the music was way too loud for the time of day. Service was slow and they didn’t actually get my reservation at all. A friend was there first and the server said they didn’t have the reservation when he got there. It also took 30 min for her to get his drink to him after he ordered it. The deep fried pickles were very good.
  33. T

    Twix24

    Montana

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2018

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    It took over an hour to get our meal. We were all starving and ready to eat anything!
  34. NF

    NonnieF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Only reason fora ding was we got lost and had to wait a long while. Good bar, good food, and drink.
  35. P

    Pgary

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Enjoyed our evening. A bit noisy but the service wa great and if we could get Theresa as our server again it would well worth it
  36. CJ

    CarlJ

    Denver

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We picked Celtic Cowboy because of its interesting history, location and local atmosphere; we weren’t disappointed. This is not fine dining but a rather good bar menu. We had both versions of the fish and chips. The red beer batter was excellent and the portions quite generous. An impressive bar with top shelf selections and about 3 dozen beers on tap.
  37. JJ

    JeffJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2018

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    We ordered the corned beef and cabbage like always The Corned Beef was just mush I ordered a black and tan all I got was a Guinness beer it was not even close to a black and tan and when we got there we just stood at the door like idiots cuz no one would help us
  38. M

    Maureen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I liked the rehabed facility and the Irish Theme in the building and the menu. We like the irish like food and the beers on tap. We come before the music starts because the sound acoustics are poor. We are not sports fan so being in the restaurant while there are multiple sports fans and tournaments on the TV make it impossible to enjoy ourselves. Service was good, table was sticky even after they cleaned it off, waitress said it was going to be addressed in the near future. We both had steaks and they were little more done than we would have preferred, however overall the meal was really good. This evening out was our 24th wedding anniversary and they offered us our dessert gratis. We are happy to go back because it is a good resteraunt and place to meet with our friends that enjoy a good craft beer.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Friendly, warm atmosphere. Fun Irish theme in an awesome historic building. Unique. Good food and beer.
  40. P

    Phoebe

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Would not recommend. We left after 45 minutes of waiting for the server to take our order. It was an awful experience. Management needs to do significantly better. NEVER go here for Sunday brunch.

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The Celtic Cowboy Pub and Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (406) 952-0393.

The Celtic Cowboy Pub and Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd St.

  • Neighborhood

    Great Falls

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:30am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking during the day (9 am - 5 pm) is city street metered parking. After 5 pm, free parking is available on the street on any of the city lots surrounding the pub.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Terry Perdue

  • Entertainment

    The Celtic Cowboy offers the finest in local and regional live music 5 days a week: Wednesday though Sunday. With our Sunday Jazz Brunch every Sunday at 10:30 am - 1:30 pm and then our Traditional "Irish Seisun and Sing Along" from 2-5 pm on Sundays. Join in with our talented musicians, sing along or just sit back and enjoy traditional Celtic Sounds played on true Irish instruments. Wednesdays and Thursdays we feature live acoustical music from 5 pm until 9 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays our bands take the stage from 7 pm until 11 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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