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Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub

) #3 of 50 Restaurants in Galena ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Irish,
9853 W US Highway 20, Galena, IL 61036-9186
+1 815-776-0707
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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9853 W US Highway 20, Galena, IL 61036-9186
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1 - 10 of 571 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good food, decent atmosphere and very attentive wait staff. We would definitely go here again. Not recommended for young children as the following sign is at the door:

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located in the Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel and as the name denotes, specializes in Irish cuisine and beverages. Our meals were served with by a very friendly server who wasn't afraid to engage in conversation, which made the experience all the more...More

Thank JGMM
Reviewed 1 week ago

so I ordered a cheese plate, mistake! I could have gone to any grocery and bought what they brought me. My husband's dinner was somewhat better. The scones in the morning were a nice touch, if hard!

Thank floribel1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for a 2 night stay and visited the Pub on first night. We had an amazing server who made sure we understood everything about the menu and the specialties. We went with traditional Shepard pie as well as fish and chips and...More

Thank tkane97599
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish and chips hot and crispy. Shepherd's pie was tasty. Nice wide selection of beers on tap. Good service. Desserts are large and meant for sharing. Young girls doing a bit of Irish dancing (although awkward when they come up to the tables to chat...More

Thank gport
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great here. They were extremely busy Friday night but the waitress was forthcoming about telling us the food was going to take a bit longer. We enjoyed our drinks and the food came out hot and delicious. We ate here both nights...More

Thank BethWe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant because we have been there before. Never fails us. Had a great server Amber. Services was fantastic. Husband had the Shepherds Pie. I grabbed a taste and it was very good. I had the fish and chips which was also...More

Thank B M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on the top ranking in trip advisor. While the service was fast, it was not an overly relaxing experience. The fish and chips were average and overdone. Shepherd pie was pretty good but not exemplary. Scones for dessert were meh. If...More

Thank vegakathleenv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Irish pub with actual pub fabricated in Ireland, dismantled and reassembled here. Great service great selection of food and drinks. Lovely Irish atmosphere

Thank Amberbambi1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful and unique experience. Enjoyed the restaurant and the staff. Fun gift shop with Irish theme

Thank lindaDev16
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Questions & Answers
28 December 2016|
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Response from gr82birish | Property representative |
We offer live entertainment every Friday and Saturday. Seats fill quickly and we do not take reservation. During the winter months, most guests arriving before 6 pm have little or no wait time. Because of the popularity... More
Joanne L
8 October 2016|
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Response from Jesse S | Reviewed this property |
Their website says usually just Friday and Saturday. Sometimes more nights if close to a holiday. I was disappointed when I read that. I'm getting ready to go back to Galena for my birthday on the 18 with my husband and... More
7 August 2015|
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Response from gr82birish | Property representative |
The Irish Dancers perform one twenty minute set between 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm in Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill. We strongly recommend enjoying dinner prior to the show. There is no cover charge for Katie Sullivan's... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:01
16:00 - 00:01
16:00 - 00:01
16:00 - 00:01
16:00 - 00:01
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9853 W US Highway 20, Galena, IL 61036-9186
    (HWY 20 (3/4 mi from Main Street))
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-0707
  • E-mail
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day every day at Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill. The beating heart of The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel, the Pub’s rich ornate interior, designed and handcrafted in Ireland, embraces an earlier time.The menu includes American favorites mixed with several iconic Irish dishes. Start with an expanded selection of appetizers. Meat and potatoes lovers will enjoy selecting entrees featuring fish, chicken and beef. While those seeking a taste of the “Old Sod” will delight in homemade Shepherd’s Pie or Hand Breaded Fish ‘N’ Chips.
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