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Kelleher's Irish Pub

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
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619 SW Water St, Peoria, IL 61602-5114
+1 309-673-6000
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I adore going here; the atmosphere is intimate yet energetic, the food (bread pudding!) and drinks are delicious, and the servers are friendly and attentive.

Thank landlockedinIL
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here after regional gymnastics meet. It was very crowded as Bradley college graduated that day and it was Mother's Day weekend. They were very accommodating for our group of 9. They food was very good! The potato wedges/fries were really good.

Thank Tammy S
Oswego, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had sons rehearsal dinner! Nice atmosphere and food hot and good considering we had 30 people all at once! Waiter and waitress could not have done a better job.

Thank tinap55
Jefferson City MO
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not only were the employees friendly but the food was great and I asked the bartender to suggest a drink. It was some kind of tasty concoction! The people in Kelleher's Irish Pub were friendly, too. Everyone seemed to be smiling. We decided to eat outside and it wasn't a problem at all. They want you happy! Highly recommended.

Thank Marianne20
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a great pub. They had the best selection of craft beer in the area. We went for dinner early around 4:30-5pm. There was a bit of a crowd we got seated right away. The service was great fun and friendly. The food was really good we had a sampler and roast beef. Nice setting and atmosphere. We would... More 

Thank jaimmonsx
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids and I stopped by one Saturday for lunch. The kids menu is limited, but adequate. The full menu is quite extensive. Food is excellent and the beer selection is great. At the end of the day, the most important thing is they know how to properly pour a Guinness. Great place for lunch.

Thank Gallopingghost_77
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Fun Irish pub with authentic Irish food. The fish as chips is more greasy than I like but still good. Beer and whiskey selections are always nice. Live music on the weekends usually. Cool old industrial building and outdoor beer garden.

Thank Seth B
Marion, Illinois
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230 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Kelleher's has a pretty big following in Peoria because of the Irish background in the town, but the restaurant is pretty overrated. Everything is generic and overpriced.

Thank AandE_G
Peoria, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We choose Kelleher's for drinks and appetizers, mostly for small groups. The service is good and the small bites are very good. Ongoing and different specials.

Thank golfgirl822
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151 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stopped here for dinner. Place was not super busy, they were able to seat 5 of us very quickly. I great relaxing ambience and lots of tables with plenty of room. Food was ok, nothing great, nothing terrible. It is hard to rate this place. Nothing was bad but nothing was so great that we left saying "we have to... More 

Thank Ron T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 SW Water St, Peoria, IL 61602-5114
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peoria
  • Phone Number: +1 309-673-6000

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?