The Shannon Rose of Clifton

4.3
185 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
Before you even step foot into The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, the pub-shop exterior architecture and Gaelic phrases will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Dublin. Inside you'll find four bars, large dining rooms, and a friendly staff. In our traditional pub atmosphere, you’ll feel continents away from America! The Shannon Rose features an abundance of mouthwatering appetizers and traditional Irish fare, including corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and Guinness beef stew. You'll want to try them all! The pub is open daily for lunch and dinner. Each pub features over 20 beers on tap, including Guinness, craft beers and your favorite domestics, along with great scotch malts, Irish whiskeys, signature cocktails & wine.
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NotFromAroundHere
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

took over one hour for food to arrive. Had to ask fir menus and utensils and refills. noisy super loud. Freezing cold AC. server could not be less interested.

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vipMM46
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Our server, Nick, was poor. He was unprepared and didn't seem to think. One of my party requested a glass of water and Nick walked away without asking the other person seated at the table if they wanted water, too. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich and asked for a side of coleslaw. Nick says it comes with coleslaw so I said fine. When the sandwich came, I didn't see the coleslaw at first then noticed it was on the sandwich. Nick said "i told you it came with coleslaw" so I responded that yes, he did but I anticipated it was a side serving, not on the sandwich. After he brought the glass of water, he said, oh, I forgot a straw. He must've had to go to target to buy them because he was gone a while. Then came back with an unwrapped paper straw and placed it on the dirty table after touching it with his bare hands. We couldn't even get a menu but you can place a straw on the table? Thoughtless. Then the music was blasting and made any conversation futile. Overall this was not a pleasant visit and it'll be a long time before I think about going back. Btw, the pulled pork sandwich was not as good as the sliders that used to be on the menu.

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CarlosS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time, we came a tad late but the overall experience was great.

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MonicaD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Reserved a table for lunch on a weekday. Employees courteous and prompt seating. Food portions are very generous. The onion rings are awesome!

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vipKimberly
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I can’t comment on the reservation because when we got there, they said they were closed. Despite allowing me to make a reservation on OpenTable.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Burgers and Chicken sandwiches were above average. Cocktails were done right. Guinness was poured correctly. Considering Covid’s devastation on the Hospitality industry’s serving staff, we all need to over tip, to encourage good service going forward, but these guys did very well.

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JonD
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was slow and inattentive. Waitress brought the food out, dropped the food on the table without saying anything. Didn’t bring us silverware. Won’t be going back

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vipDanielleC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok. Service was very slow. Asked for water three times and had to ask a different waiter for water who then brought it immediately.

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njtvgal
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried something different. I ordered boneless bbq wings over salad. It was delicious. We sat under the overhang it was very comfortable.

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VeronicaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was dry and overpriced. Waitress was not pleasant and did not check up on us until we were almost done.

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LouisR
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outside area was great experience. Food was always on point

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PatrickL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pretty standard pub food which is what made it amazing.

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vipMPaulJC
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your staff delivers: hustle, courtesy, attentiveness that doesn’t become overbearing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Mother’s Day and the hostess (a bleach blonde) gave us an attitude and made us and our little ones wait even longer although we had a reservation. Then they didn’t have Mac and cheese. Food wasn’t bad.

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NYOES
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall dinner was good, food was good, however the Shepherd's Pie was not as it normally is. Potatoes were a bit grainy and it was dry. Smaller portions as well (which is happening everywhere now.) Expected a fresh warm cookie for the cookie sundae dessert, the cookies were hard.

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markk
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience2

Excellent service. Hostess and wait staff were welcoming and attentive.
Food was early tolerable, and the restaurant is definitely dated. Looks like a great place for heavy night drinking, not so much for family lunch.

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Riskbuster8
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Rude and unresponsive manager! At the beginning, we requested to be moved to another table (3/4 of all tables empty and available); he claimed that they were reserved. It was a pure lie, half of the table were not occupied during our lunch!

Our special celebration was ruined!

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JustinM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A nice spot, good food, nice ambiance. We went there because their Mother's Day menu looked interesting (and it didn't disappoint.) I recommend! Will go back.

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PMitch
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place ! Friendly staff .. Highly recommended!

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JT1229
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly friendly and attentive greeters, service staff, wait staff, very quick. They all came by to check up and see if anything was needed (just enough, not overboard), kept the drinks full and then food requests filled perfectly. Highly recommend visiting, whether it's for apps of dinner...
Great nachos! Well made drinks, yep...will be back!

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Frequentdiners
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Our outdoor seating should have been covered with an umbrella to protect us from the sun. We all got sunburned.

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EttoreS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Orribile service this time, usually it’s good but this time.......

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AnthonyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We sat outside in the area with an overhang. It was a week day and not super busy. Service was fine and food was as expected. Nice place to chill and catch up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was treated well and with respect. We enjoyed everything.

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njtvgal
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Irish fare at Shannon Rose. The corned beef & cabbage was delicious. My mom and sister had the chicken pot pie. They loved it. Service was great. We sat outside. Time to put up the umbrellas!

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Joe0103
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time there went for Easter food was good. They have a kids menu and brunch the service was good the. Even gave me son a Easter treat. Will definitely be back.

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SemraM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great as always! The entire staff is always friendly and the drinks are great.

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ROGER
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and the atmosphere was nice.

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EverlyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Buffalo Cauliflower is the best.
Whoever was making the margaritas that night: A+
My server was Maya and she is excellent.

MP
vipMPaulJC
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Smithwick’s & soda bread

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MarieF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was a very busy night there as it was St. Patrick's Day so I get that things were a little crazy but our waiter was largely inattentive and didn't seem happy when we returned our drinks (Shirley Temples) because they tasted weird. He was arguing that was the way they were supposed to taste. No need to argue. We just didn't like them.
The main entrees were good but it just took forever to get everything and the restaurant itself was not overly busy as they're still only at 35% capacity -- The take out line, however, was nuts.
So all in all - not great this time around.
We've been there before and it's been better. Food is always very good but unfortunately, the wait staff is always a little disappointing.
On a normal night, I would recommend for the food and the atmosphere. Just don't expect too much from your servers.

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chrisn
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

We went there for St. Patrick’s Day. It was the first time out in months, due to work schedules and COVID restrictions. The food and the service were great. The waitress was excellent. We made a reservation way in advance. The hostess was not good. She asked us if we wanted bar seating. When we said no and wanted a regular table, she purposely sat us in a tent, away from the restaurant, people and ambiance. We were the only people seated there except for a guy alone and some seated at the end of our time. When my wife asked to be relocated, we were told no, that she couldn’t accommodate us. We were only a party of four, three adults and a child. We were seated in the most undesired seating as a penalty for not not accepting her suggestion of high top bar seating. And we paid the same price for sitting in a white tent like second class diners. But like I said, the food and waitress were great. The hostess sucked.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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LaurS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for St Patrick’s Day- loved the food, music and Covid protocol in place. Staff was awesome

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JeanineC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

I feel like the service is getting worse at Shannon Rose. It took forever to order an appetizer after our drinks came and then the server never even asked if we wanted an entree. Twenty minutes by the time we were able to flag him down and ask to order dinner. My friend ordered a ginger ale that came out looking like club soda, but it didn’t dawn on anyone that the machine needed attention. Food and drinks were delicious, thank goodness. Overall, I’d say the staff have a lack of attention to their customers and detail. Prior to finishing, I noticed a party that was seated nearby who also asked if a server would be coming to the table so they could place an order. Clearly, it’s an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Ambience was great. Cocktails were delicious. The service was average with multiple reminders of the 90 min time cap which was annoying. Server was too busy and went missing for a bit and we had to flag someone else down to get our order in. The food was just ok. Fish and chips came out too brown and flavorless and the tacos were lacking as well. This is a fun bar, less of a dinner experience place.

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vipBlaiseG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice beer menu. Favorites were the corned beef egg rolls, corned beef sandwiches and burgers.

SM
SemraM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our waitress was a little lost at times but wont stop me coming again! The staff overall is really good.

MP
vipMPaulJC
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rose has COVID dining down: good spacing & barriers. The staff are friendly & attentive.

SM
SemraM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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The Shannon Rose of Clifton does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton is rated 4.3 stars by 185 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.

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