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Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Irish,
9853 W US Highway 20, Galena, IL 61036-9186
+1 815-776-0707
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (58 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (69 reviews)
“irish nachos” (13 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I came for the first time this weekend. Weather was bad and we didn't want to go into town. Sat at the bar and served right away. Great service! So going to an Irish pub we got the fish & chips and...More

Thank Jdbfitch
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this pub so much we went three times! We went for lunch when we checked in the hotel and came back for a nightcap.. then we knew we had to take advantage of the complimentary breakfast offered by the pub in the morning....More

Thank JessicaShaughnessy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool place with live music. It was a nice place to go to have a few drinks at the end of the night. We didn’t eat, but the food looked good.

Thank iheartplaya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner there on Saturday nite. Good food with some genuine Irish entertainment. Service was excellent! Definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank tcz155
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great service, even on a quiet day. The decor of the restaurant was unusual and rather stunning. Would stop again!

Thank kmptmp2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t eat dinner here so can’t comment about the food. Beer selection was good and they had a nice Irish beer promotion going on with free tastings and giveaways. We really liked the atmosphere and were able to get a nice table close to...More

Thank eric s
Reviewed 20 March 2018

My wife and I stopped by this local pub for some really good Irish food and fun on the 17th. We have been here before and the food is always really good. They also generally have some live music as well. Good place to hang...More

Thank nosemedic
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We had corned beef and cabbage, and shepherd’s pie, which was all-good! They offered drink specials which were tasty for our group, and certainly, the Guinness too. They also had great entertainment for the afternoon as well!

Thank Maxahartwig
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Have made this a tradition for several years now.. Always awesome. Authentic Irish pub, music, food and drinks. Love it!

Thank Marcia W
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

It doesn’t get any better than being in an authentic Irish pub for St. Paddy’s Day. Began with an Irish Coffee followed with delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage with a pint of Guinness. Service was fine, Joy at the bar was superb and the music...More

Thank jbedfordd
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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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