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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
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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181 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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149 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Peoria, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kelleher's is on of our favorites in the riverfront area. We like to boat to downtown and this is one of the better destinations for food and a tasty beverage. Food is consistently good as is the service.

Thank tmc2017
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79 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had ththe corn beef sandwich, my wife had the beef manhatten. Both were good. They also had a beer of the ,month with a glass with $3 refills. Great decode. Good service,. We did lunch

Thank jtkoehler2
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This amazing indoor/outdoor Pub in the downtown area offers great food and a remarkable beer selection on draft or bottle. It's a place to start with or end up the night. Wonderful atmosphere and a fun place to hang with friends.

Thank Andy H
Macomb, il
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went on Saturday after seeing the Titanic exhibit. the place was jumping at 1:00.I had a great burger and my wife had the BLT "Toastie" Mine was very good and her's was outstanding. She had the second half for dinner on Sunday. Generous glass of wine and Stella..Good service and a fun place

Thank Bruce B
East Peoria, IL
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

My husband and I didn't even have any alcohol during our visit. I had an open faced turkey sandwich which was awesome. Generous serving and seemed homemade (no budding sliced turkey from the grocery store here). Hubby had a big lunch, so he just had a piece of cheesecake which he enjoyed. It was mid afternoon, way past the lunch... More 

Thank midwesterngirl75
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I am not Irish, but I love Irish bars. They just have character and history. Kelleher's never disappoints. I don't have a taste for Irish food (sorry), but their steak was so good. I actully crave it now.

Thank Littlefitters

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?