O'Keefe's Irish Pub

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3 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

115 S. Rockingham Ave.
Tavares, Florida, 32778
United States

(352) 343-2157 | map

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Added by ChuckR343 on 10-14-2009

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Update: 16-Feb 2014

This place hasn't changed much since my last visit four years ago, and that is reason for this update: It hasn't changed.

There is sooo much more availability of good beers since that time, and while O'Keefe's has a decent albeit VERY SHORT rotation list, it just hasn't kept up with the rest of the area.

The food is still decent, and the service and location are pleasant. If beer isn't #1 on your list of priorities I still recommend O'Keefe's. It it is---you will likely walk out dissatisfied.

Hey! It's good to see this place on BA again. It vanished for the longest & I never knew why. McKeefe's was one of the first places where I began my journey with trying REAL beer. I am the proud owner of one of those mugs too--sorry it's not for rent.

This is a nice diversion for this area of Florida. No it is not world class---you won't find the staff as knowledgeble as you would like, and you will need to check the dates on your bottles, but still---the place is inviting. Unfortunately for me I've always went with my woman, so I have yet been able to sit at the bar for a session, but there is always hope :-)

One thing I can say is that whoever stocks their kegs is no slouch. Central Florida is notorious for establishments being proud of their taps serving fresh swill from the pre-1985 days of American beer. Not here. You will of course find Guinness & Smithwick's, but if I recall right, the remaining taps had some nice surprises.

I recommend this for the beer but too, if you are looking for a decent lunch or dinner only, stop in and soak up the atmosphere. I don't think you will regret it.

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4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

My second stop here and it won't be the last. Anytime I get nearby, I'll be here.
A great atmosphere and great staff. A nice, cozy U-shaped bar to the right upon entering. Dining area to the left. Clean throughout.
Medium colored wood throughout. Tons of mugs on the wall. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Outside looks over a park and the lake.
Food is awesome! Steak sandwiches, salads burgers, big fries, the best kind IMO. The pub steak sandwich I had was huge, juicy, tender and delicious. Strangely, the bottled beer I had was brought with no offer of a glass. That's the only knock I can come up with.
Tons of beer mirrors, even in the men's room. Oh, and the local police eat there. Always a good sign.

65 bottle beers offered, 12 draft. The beer list is divided up by country.
Offering (when I visited) include Val Dieu, Hoegaarden, Chimay,Stella, Lindemans, several Unibroue, Karlovacko, Weihenstephaner, Sinebrychoff, Mackeson, Fuller's, Bass,Grolsch,Murphy's, Morreti, Red Stripe, Sapporo & Nest White, Kalnapilis, Okocim, Skull Splitter, Tiger, Golden Pheasant, Estrella Galacia, Avery White Rascal, Dogfish Head, Rogue Dead Guy and about 40 more.
I promise I'll return the beer menu when I next visit.

Even if you don't drink beer (GASP!) you should absolutely eat here.

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O'Keefe's Irish Pub in Tavares, FL
Place rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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