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“A Friday outing to Dahlonega”

Shenanigans Restaurant & Irish Pub
Ranked #6 of 93 Restaurants in Dahlonega
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 7 - USD 20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Shenanigans Restaurant & Irish Pub- or simply "The Pub" to its loyal guests and staff- is the "Cheers" of Dahlonega: a welcoming place to enjoy delicious food & drinks while making friends & memories. Shenanigans is located just off the picturesque Dahlonega square in the historic Strickland House. Look for the white building flying the Irish flag! Step inside and you'll quickly discover a very special atmosphere & dining experience. From the walls plastered with dollar bills decorated by guests, to the smiling servers behind a full liquor bar covered with photographs of celebrations past, it is clear that this is a place where people love to be. Shenanigans offers intimate indoor seating, a covered heated patio, and a pet-friendly deck & courtyard. This space allows us to host events and serve parties of various sizes, and could be the perfect location for your next meeting, rehearsal dinner, or get-together. We also feature weekly live music, Trivia, & Open Mic Night. Our fun, creative menu offers something for everyone and keeps our guests returning time after time. Classic pub foods like burgers, pizza, & wings are served alongside Irish favorites like Shepherd's Pie, Fish & Chips, or Bangers & Mash. Shenanigans also features lighter "Leaves & Ladels" fare and hearty entrees like Balsamic Basil Sirloin, P.E.I. Mussels Linguini, or Seared Ahi Tuna. Don't miss out on the legendary "Crack Dip." Do you have special dietary needs? Don't worry! We have many vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options, and we will help you find a tasty meal for any allergy. Catering available.
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We went with another couple from Gainesville and went on a day outing to Dahlonega. We drove around town and decided to stop at Shenanigans because of the great reviews. I had fish and chips with the fries and my friend had fish and chips with their home made chips. My hubby had the Philly Cheese Steak and our other friend had the Grouper sandwich. I had the stout beer which was really good. All in all the food was great and we really enjoyed it. We ate upstairs on a Friday afternoon and it was so enjoyable. We will be back!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Barb G
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This is one of those places you remember and count the days until you can get back to enjoy the food, atmosphere, drinks and desserts. We stop in every time we go to Dahlonega. They actually know how to pour Guinness too!

Don’t forget to order their famous crack dip. The shepherds pie is delicious...in fact I’ve never had a meal I didn’t enjoy thoroughly at Shenanigans. Just go and enjoy!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank KenMu
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Quaint little Irish pub. Monday night Open Mic was good entertainment but the pub food was just average.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank alightsey
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Dropped in for lunch by myself and sat at the bar. Felt right at home immediately. Great folks taking care of customers, good food, atmosphere....it was all good. This place is located just off the square in Dahlonega, in an old house. It is tight, old school feeling, bar is just perfect. Outdoor seating too and a covered patio area, and as you can tell I loved the bar which is just perfect and located downstairs. You enter by the way downstairs, another little twist to a house that sits right on the corner. Looking forward to St. Paddy's Day here in a couple of weeks!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank jgwisdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Great Irish Pub located in Dahlonega. The food is great and the service is very professional and fast. Give them a chance, you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank Randy H
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