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Claddagh Irish Pub, The

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12 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

7890 Main Street North
Maple Grove, Minnesota, 55369
United States

(763) 773-7400 | map

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by oner0002:
Photo of oner0002
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Right across the street from the 3 squares, this pub has a manufactured "Irish" vibe (how many times do I need to read the quote "Working is the curse of the drinking class"???) and the music selection was awful... BUT, in an area with few options, it has some good things too. The Guinness was good enough, they also had Carlsburg on tap (my favorite swill) plus they have a pub quiz Tuesday nite, live music and a patio for us smokers. I didn't try the food. It isn't even close to the Local, but good enough to stop in for a Guinness or three.

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Photo of TooGood
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of thelargeone
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of beerwolf77
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Had a few beers here while staying at a nearby hotel.

Typical cookie cutter Irish pub. Nothing really stood out to make a real impression for me. The tap and bottle list was typical except for the surly offerings. Don't see those on any Irish pubs in my area. Of course that's what I ordered. The server was fairly quick and handled our group of 10 very well. We didn't try any food but the menu looked decent.

Overall nothing out of this world but a nice place for some Irish themed drinks and food.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I've enjoyed my several visits to The Claddagh over the last couple years.

I'd say the best thing going for this establishment is the feel of the environment. Lots of woodwork, some nooks and crannies containing seating, and overall an old, if idealized/Americanized, British/Irish pub.

As Irish pub is the theme of this restaurant, one would not be surprised that the selection of beer at The Claddagh is primarily Irish and British ales and lagers. Although they are pretty much your standards, they're all pretty tasty brews, and more importantly, it feels consistent with the overall feel of the place.

The food and service have both been good every time I've visited. Lots of British and Irish pub grub, along with some more American selections, as well.

I'd certainly recommend this place if you're in the Maple Grove area. This is one of oh-so-many restaurants in a large shopping neighborhood-complex, but once you get inside, it doesn't have that chain restaurant feel, like so many of the other nearby restaurants carry.

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Photo of dpnelson1978
3/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2

I live in the area, so I thought I'd give it a try. Went on a Saturday afternoon and sat inside. Felt a little bit like... standing in line for a ride at Disney World. Nothing was authentic, and it felt really out of place.

The food was "meh" at best, but I can't really say that the British Isles are known for their flavorful food, so it is probably par for the course.

My dad says he wants to go every time he comes to town, and I can't bring myself to tell him that it probably isn't worth the money unless you are going to watch rugby and get drunk.

I probably won't go again unless my family drags me along.

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Photo of hardy008
4/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5

This is a great place to hang out in Maple Grove. True, this is part of a chain, but still has a great look and vibe to it. As most have already stated, the beer selection is nothing you can't find in any liquor store. Guinness, Bass, Harp, etc.

The food and the atmosphere are the main thing here. The decor is beautiful with dark wood and a beautiful bar. Very comfortable.

Fish and Chips, Shepherd's Pie, and the Irish Breakfast Roll are all especially good. I have never had anything bad from their menu, and I have been there several times.

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Photo of skillerified
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Had a nice experience here last night. Love the dark wood look that manages to find it's way to the outside of the establishment giving you something distinctive to look at as you drive by. Just a pretty laid back, yet slightly upscale sort of joint. My kind of place in a way.

Service was decent. Our waitress was pretty quick most of the night. The hostess was quite accomodating to where we prefered to sit. Everyone treated you pretty good. Bar tenders seemed attentive.

Selection was about as good as could be expected for a place like this. Lots of good Irish stuff though. Some things I'd not seen before, not that that means a whole lot. Not sure what the Irish beer scene is like up here. Still, everything was fresh and tasty.

Seemed pretty reasonably priced too. If I was a regular, I'd probably join their pint club. Seems like a good deal.

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Photo of bucko
2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

This pseudo-Irish chain pub sits on the edge of Maple Grove's fake downtown. The decor is what you might expect from an Irish-style pub - lots of dark, elegant wood and contrasting material. The menu is a mix of traditional Irish-style fare and other, more common entrees with Irish names slapped on them. Quality is good, though not outstanding. Service was good... no problems, no complaints. The beer selection is okay... pretty typical for these kinds of places... Guinness, Harp, etc. Probably one of the better choices in the area, but a little spendy for my taste.

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Photo of Scoobydank
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

All though main street Maple Grove is not my favorite place on earth, I prefer that over the Arbor Lakes area. So atleast the location of the Claddagh is preferable there. I love the decor of this place. You walk in and you see all those mahogony wood pilars and quiant little seating areas in what reminds you of a library. It just gives you a nice warm fuzzy feeling, like your at home in front of the fire place. The bar area and restaurant area match up nicely. The tap selection is like everyone else has said, not to out of the ordinary for a place that is an Irish pub. It does have the ones it can get its hand on though. One of few places that has strong bow on top i believe. I have never really ventured to deep in to the food, just apps and such. Those were good, a bit over priced though for what you got. All togethor I enjoy going to this place to end nights. When winding down for the evening this pace is perfect.

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Photo of tempest
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

If the Irish make great beer you wont find it here. However, everything else makes up for the disappointing beer selection. There are about 12 taps, but they're all average, middle-of-the-road, irish beers made to be unoffensive. There are some decent cans such as both Beamish and Murphy's stouts and Belhaven Scottish Ale.

The restaurant itself looks great and has a nice warm feel to it in the middle of a fairly soulless suburb. Great food and interesting menu. While the taps aren't that good, you can at least get a bottle of chimay.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

The Claddagh is situated at the end of a strip mall with lots of other restaurants and has a paking lot thats a little hard to get in to. The place is decked out Irish pub style with lots of wood, stained glass, and has a good open feel. The gothic area is the best with stone arches, exposed wood beams, and rough stucco walls, its like being in a castle. Service is darn good and they suggest all sorts of appetizers and practically pour the tapped beer down your throat. Cuz thats where the money is.
On tap they have the usual, Guiness, Harp, Bass, and New Castle, but also have on tap, Blue Moon Belgian White, Hoegaarden Original White, Boddingtons,
Goose Island Kilcubbin Irish Red, Summit, Labatts, and offer some bottled macros, Corona. Rolling Rock, Killians, and the like.
Food wise, they could use a bit more variety, but what they serve is very good and in large portions, sandwiches come with steak fries that are potatos cut lenghtwise in fourths. Some of the bigger Irish style entrees are pricey but well worth it due to there size and of course the taste.

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Claddagh Irish Pub, The in Maple Grove, MN
Place rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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