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Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant

58 reviews
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$30 and under
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Wilde Rover is a classic Irish pub and restaurant. This neighborhood bar was established in 2006 on the principles of food food, cold drinks, great music and a welcoming atmosphere. Like most pubs, everything about Wilde Rover is designed to facilitate great conversation among friends, so most tables seat at least four people, and many can fit eight or more. This makes Wilde Rover an ideal place for going out for drinks or a casual dinner with friends.

The menu is primarily made up of soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches, all things that can be easily eaten with a cold beer in hand. Signature items include a pub burger, lamb burger, turkey dipper sandwich and a drunken pulled pork sandwich made with beer braised pork that's hand pulled and tossed with a house Jameson Irish whiskey BBQ sauce then topped off with kale slaw.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm
Brunch: Sa-Su 11:00am-3:00pm
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Phone number
(425) 822-8940
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The Irish Writer’s Room The Irish Writer’s Room has the charm of old Ireland. A cozy place to party, this inviting space features a custom brick fireplace, collection of writings and pictures by Irish authors, floor-to-ceiling wainscoting and an attached outdoor patio. The Gaelic Room This 980 sq. ft room is perfect for a large reception or party. The completely private space features ten-foot high ceilings, audio and visual capabilities, and a wall of windows overlooking the sparkling water of Lake Washington during the day, or the lights of Seattle at night.
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Private party contact
Teeny Ayento: (425) 822-8940
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Cross street
Lake Washington Blvd
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Parking details
Parking is available on the streets surrounding the restaurant and pub, in the Marina Park Parking lot immediately behind the restaurant and at other city and privately run lots located throughout the downtown area.
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Wilde Rover provides a weekly line-up of entertainment, including Irish Music Mondays with Geoffrey Castle, Tuesdays with 2 Buck Chuck, Quiz Nights on Wednesdays, free music Thursdays, a rotating line-up on Friday and Saturday evenings and local favorites The Herding Cats on Sundays. We also show all available GAA Football & Hurling, English Premiership Football, Rugby, and Australian Rules games on all available non-pay-per-view Direct TV channels; select games shown on our six-foot, big screen television with full sound. We also feature all Seattle Sounders and Seattle Seahawks games live.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

The place was absolutely fun and friendly, my friends and I we had a great time, the band was fun, we danced the night out!!!

Princess (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

We had to grab the attention of the waiter for nearly everything. Food was delicious. Ordered ginger ale that never came and finally waiter offered non-alcoholic ginger beer. The beer was described as strong in flavor by the waiter and indeed it was too strong for my brother but the waiter never checked back. The beer was not consumed but remained on the check. I paid the check and did not want to upset my brother so I did not say anything at the time.

SteamPunkGirl (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

Came here for Halloween. The food and service was great. The Pop Offs were amazing! The only thing I would recommend is clearing some of the tables from the dance floor while the band was playing. There is not enough room for everyone to dance.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

A little upset that I made a reservation for 7 and received a high table that seated 6 next to the pool table. We had guests from our of town that we were trying to show around Kirkland and one of us had to stand the whole time and eat our meal standing. Also, I called in advance to find out if there was a cutoff time for minors. I was told by the woman in the phone that if we arrived before 8pm, the minors could stay until 10pm. Then, at 9pm, we were told by our server that the children had to leave. I explained that I was told on the phone earlier in the day that 10 was the time, the server then said, "well, she was mistaken." Great food, but not great service by the staff.

FunFoodie123 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2015

Awesome atmosphere with live music, authentic Irish fare and decor, awesome selection of whiskeys and various tasting flights, laid back vibe, servers range from personable to a tad icy at first, food can be a long wait but so worth the wait as this is not just simple pub grub, (it's top-notch flavor-bombing entrees and apps), and the seemingly unlimited menu of 80-proof not-your-average liquors along with locals and live music make this place a staple for friends and family - everyone we've treated here ALWAYS want to return time and again

date2nite (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on August 7, 2015

Food Pretty good. Service great. Seated immediately 6:30 on a Friday night. Halibut and chips was slightly overcooked with some areas of dark brown on the crust but overall good

FiveFineIrishmen (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on July 18, 2015

We were from out of town visiting Kirkland for a 60th birthday. Our food was good and servings generous... you may want to come early if you want to ensure availability of some menu offerings. We came for food and dancing... and the band that night did not disappoint! A fun local hotspot.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0  Dined on July 18, 2015

The security person Scott was ordered by the manager to discharge my guest from the restaurant because she "looked" like someone else. This was careless at best and very reckless at worst and a cas e of mistaken identity.

Jaff (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on July 4, 2015

I realize it was the Fourth of july but they weren't terrifically busy when we were there and the service was so inconsistent. Food was ok, not remarkable for sure. Upside was the outdoor patio area.

Skippie22 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2015

My husband was taken here with co-workers, but we've made it a date night destination for lunch or dinner several times. We love the healthy salads and the Wilde Rover burger is gorgeous. This past weekend we enjoyed the most perfect evening weather on the patio and enjoyed the view of the waterfront. Great place, delicious food!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on May 16, 2015

One of the best Bangers and Mash meals I have ever had. Even better than Kells. The sausage was grilled to perfection. Service was fast and efficient. I would go there again even though I live 60 miles away.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

Great bangers and mash!

Emma (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on April 20, 2015

Wilde Rover is our family's 'go to' gathering restaurant; the food is wonderful and seems to have something delicious for everyone's palate. The service is always good and the atmosphere makes this restaurant perfect whether we are with the entire family or it's date night for two. Love this place!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on March 15, 2015

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Our server Lindsay was an absolute pro. We went there for my dad's 71st birthday. His actual birth date is St. Patricks day. A good time had by all.

Billla (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

I was completely disappointed with Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant. My wife and I decided to have a casual Valentine's dinner and opted for the Rover for a little Irish culture. The location is fantastic and the pub looks great from the outside. Inside, two things become immediately apparent. With 80's classic rock playing it's not particularly an Irish environment, and with a rock cover band coming in at 8:00, it's not going to be. The food at best for any restaurant and particularly disappointing from an Irish perspective. The Shepherd's Pie was clearly came out of a can and the soda bread was a poor shadow of what it should have been and came out of a Sysco truck in a loaf. The service was slow and poor; even drinks took forever and weren't interesting in any way. Overall, the bar might be OK for a night out in Kirkland but if you're looking for a touch of the Irish, look elsewhere.