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The Irish Cottage Restaurant and Pub

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1111 Riverside Dr, Methuen, MA 01844-2240
+1 978-208-4347
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there 3 times, also with neighbors. great variety of food. food always tasted wonderful, but some of us felt sick after. we will not go back. too bad, because the place seems very authentic. and the staff really is great. they also have live music on the weekend

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Thank 1bigwave
Methuen, MA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like this place because of their food, drinks and service. Have visited many times with family and friends.

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Thank 439jesser
Tewksbury
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite Irish restaurants. Their corned beef dinner is fantastic and HUGE! Well worth the price. I normally visit this place with friends for beers, but recently brought my wife and two teenage boys for my birthday dinner. I enjoyed the corned beef as usual, but the kids enjoyed steak and the other a Reuben sandwich.... More 

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Massachusetts
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delightful lunch here with friends, felt like we were in Ireland! Corned beef and fish sandwiches were huge and delicious, fries and onion rings outstanding, crisp and tasty. Restaurant was full, yet service was fast and efficient. I'll be back ! Highly recommend.

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Thank thornegagnon
Methuen, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have heard good things about this restaurant but we stopped to grab lunch there what day we waited over 30 minutes just to receive her bed use it heart breaks for power waitress who placed our order 15 minutes later and a half hour after that we just got up and left whatever food never showed up bed is... More 

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Thank Rudy L
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We are from out of state and wanted to eat at a locally owned Irish restaurant, and we had Siri search for nearby places. The Irish Cottage came up, and we went for it. So glad we did! It was packed, but we got seated within 8 minutes, and our servers were friendly and accommodating. Great variety on the menu,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very nice Irish pub with a large selection of beers. Food options are also excellent and nice diversity. I tried the cod with asparagus and it was excellent. Friendly staff as well. Positively surprise for such a small town.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great breakfast this morning. My husband had Eggs & Hash (he said it is the best hash he has ever had). My daughter and I had Veggie Omletes with Hash browns, baked beans & toast. They also have Gluten Free bread and the server asks if it's allergy or preference. The food came out fast and hot.... More 

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Boston
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120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Been here a few times, usually really good, not this time. Started with guinness onion soup......not bad, not very hot.......nothing special. Finally tried the fish and chips, fish was good, too bad it was on top of the fries making them soggy, but since they were already just lukewarm it matter I guess. Wife had the special Irish dinner of... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Had a wonderful dinner this week at Irish Cottage. Food was wonderful with large portions and serve piping hot. Our server Gina was absolutely delightful and provided lots of helpful suggestions since they have such a large menu. I live in Maine and my mother lives in Central MA but this will certainly be on the list of 'meet-up' locations... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Riverside Dr, Methuen, MA 01844-2240
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Methuen
  • Phone Number: +1 978-208-4347

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