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Dick O'Dow's

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British
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160 W Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-3322
+1 248-642-1135
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dick O 'Dow's has become an established part of the social fabric of downtown Birmingham. When it opened a number of years ago, Dick O'Dow's was tad faux. It looked like the owners had ordered a dumpster full or Irish artifacts. However, over time faux becomes authentic! Good range of beers and friendly, efficient staff. Normally plenty of seating at... More 

Thank polymath2016
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't get out here as often as I used to, I moved an hour away. I make sure to stop in whenever I'm in the area. I refer to it as the "anti-Birmingham" bar. This place is not pretentious. It's a great place to have a few pints and relax or watch a game. The food is what you... More 

Thank ErikK16
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The bar food was good, but I didn't like the interior. It's supposed to be an authentic irish pub. I found it dark and drafty on a winter's day. Seemed kind of empty in the afternoon. There are nicer places to hang on late winter afternoon, like Market North!.

Thank Robert M
Clarkston, Michigan
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252 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Fried pickles were excellent, not greasy. Creamy chicken soup was more of a thick stew and very good. Rueben was good + but could have used more meat. Great interior.

Thank Clarkston_Rambler
San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Im not a fish eater....my friend ordered the fish and chips i tasted it and had to have three more bites....i could have eaten the whole plate! I had two sliders that were 2.50 each one was the irish and the country chicken....i was full after that....id come back here....our server emory was a great server....

Thank Ricci S
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is always good regardless of the time of the year. Food is very good. Much better than a lot of similar places in the area, and priced well too. It's been a solid place for year and still is.

Thank Ajn9972
Burlington, Canada
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Sat on the patio and enjoyed the cars going by. Good hearty food. Watch out for the onion rings!!! WOW, never had rings so battered and big! I thought it was an order of fish and chips! Beer was good and cold and server was pleasant. Would recommend for lunch on a nice sunny day

Thank Brad R
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50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I am vegetarian and made it very specific to the server that we are "very strict " vegetarian. No meat , fish before placing the order. First order came out and it had chicken underneath the food. Very rude on their part. No apology . Asked to pay for drinks . Is a NO NO visit place .

Thank PradipSKumar
Clinton Township, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Decided to try restaurant/bar out was in town for a business meeting. Checked menu out online sounded good. Was disappointed that menu in restaurant was different from the one online. There were choices I would have tried but were not available. Food was average. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was good.

Thank 07231983
Troy, MIchigan
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Had a great burger perfect and great steak fries! Perfect. Hubby had homemade chicken pot pie. Very good. Lots of beers on tap. Great pub food.

Thank CathyTroyMichigan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 W Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009-3322
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-642-1135

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