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O'Shea's Traditional Irish Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish
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956 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204-2065
+1 502-589-7373
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 02:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great pub with a really cool ambiance. The wait staff are very friendly and prompt. The owner is friendly as well and eagerly greeted guests at the door and stopped in at the tables to introduce himself. We chatted for quite a while while we ate our lunch. Now on to the food..... The fish and chips... More 

Thank Drive24x7
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very authentic Irish bar. A great selection of Irish and other craft beers. The decor is well done except for the add on which they cut corners on. The service can be a bit slow and uneven but the food for the most part is pretty good pub food. There is an alfresco patio which is a... More 

Thank djh529
Louisville, Kentucky
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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went only for drinks and appetizers so I can't comment on the full menu. Yet. But the drinks were excellent! Service was very, very good...attentive and friendly. Just the right amount of interaction with the server. Appetizers delicious but the beer cheese and pretzels are to die for! They are so incredibly good. We will go back many times!

Thank jeweber02
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Came to see Wicked. Love the music and atmosphere!! I've not been to Ireland, but it seems authentic, to me.

Thank Cheri E
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is our favorite spot for our September anniversary. When I have guest from out of town, I always bring them to Irish town and stop at O'Shea's. They love it.

Thank kimbrady55
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

So many choices! After a few, we ordered their 'Lamb Stew' and 'Fried Green Tomatoes'. Both were great. For the entre, Scottish Salmon (I thought Ireland had salmon, too??) which came w/ fried greens and grits (fancy). The salmon was the best Atlantic Salmon I've had. Sides and waitress were great, too.

1 Thank WestTrekker
Vancouver, WA
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Super cute pub. Awesome history, excellent service and cool atmosphere. Take the time to stop in! Bought a tshirt because they were cool saw the tag that says proceeds all go to buy bikes for local youth and bought a second one!

1 Thank Janice T
Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This young kid Kevin behind the bar was a delight....nice to see someone so young so well rounded and friendly...

Thank Jenny C
Louisville, Kentucky
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

O'sheas really feels like an Irish Pub. The wait staff is super friendly. Guinness is on tap and poured just right. They also have a very healthy menu of specialty brews! Some are really unusual and tasty. My husband and I like the half order (plenty for one) of fish n' chips--he likes the European style beer battered, I like... More 

Thank Debra S
Charlotte, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Have been to Louisville many times, arriving late and hungry. They offer a good selection of food & drink. Fried chicken is excellent and large enough to get two meals.

Thank Susan B

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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
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 956 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204-2065
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighbourhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 502-589-7373

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