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The Irish Cottage Restaurant and Pub

€€ - €€€American, Irish,
1111 Riverside Dr, Methuen, MA 01844-2240
+1 978-208-4347
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (18 reviews)
“cottage pie” (9 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1111 Riverside Dr, Methuen, MA 01844-2240
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1 - 10 of 349 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch and breakfast here on a recent trip I highly recommend the homemade corned beef hash. This place was great!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peterdm22
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The new restaurant is beautiful. Great Irish theme throughout the place and the food is also good!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kalliman G
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

The food in the Irish Cottage is great. Quick service. Since there are separate rooms it is good to have a nice conversation when being with friends.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mennov274
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Recently had dinner here with a few friends on a Thursday night. The bar has extensive beer offerings as well as a wide selection of Irish Whiskies. The place was busy even at 4:30. We were seated promptly and placed our drink order and reviewed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RRguy99
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Excellent food. New digs, but still as noisy as before which makes the experience hair raising. It appears that the bar is the focal point for our younger crowd. But we do not choose to sit at the bar. No provisions have been made to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tjgil2931
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We went to the old Irish Cottage many times and enjoyed it, food and ambience. The new building is beautiful; so much like the old but bigger, brighter and just a great place to go. My husband got fried shrimp and chips which feature a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank patj0hn
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Nice restaurant with a kind of pub atmosphere. The food is good. The service is good. And the people there are nice. Speaking of people, the place is always busy. Get there early or wait in line.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MadMaxie40667
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Much needed nite out with the girls at work. The new location has much more parking, roomier inside and an added function room. Crackers and pub cheese started off the night with drinks that followed. We had a choice of breads, and went with The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank shirleys594
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This place is pretty much amazing! I had the Guinness Beef Stew and a Smithwicks and it literally took me back to Ireland! The beef stew was tender, tasty and flavorful and of course the Smithwicks was delicious. Friends both had the Braised Short Ribs...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JennaR392
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Good food, great service, even better atmosphere. Menu runs the gambit from hot and fast to take your time and enjoy yourself. Lunch or dinner this place should be at the top of your restaurant rotation.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lougleason
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24 November 2015|
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Response from leed809 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, They do have a full and varied menu,
Michelle E
1 November 2015|
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Response from Sydney B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know....but I would think so. They have full bar.......and great breakfasts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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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