You don’t have to travel across the pond to enjoy a tasty meal of fish and chips. Just head to Elkader, a small town nestled in the rocky bluffs and rolling steep hills along Iowa's Turkey River. A taste of Ireland awaits at Fennelly’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, family-owned and operated since 2008.
Smiling faces greet you when you open up the glass doors to this beautiful two-story pub. You'll surely notice the gorgeous, handmade wooden bar, with over 300 Irish coins embedded in it. The kitchen area is open so you can watch the certified chef prepare your fantastic meal. This creates a comfortable atmosphere where you can relax Choose from corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, fish and chips, or shepherd's pie. If that doesn’t fancy your taste buds, how about American burgers, steaks, bacon-wrapped pork loin, or pasta? Fennelly’s also a great kids menu for the wee ones. While you wait for your meal, settle into the comfy leather couch in the casual lounge area. Drink a cold frosty glass pint of Guinness and Harp on tap, or choose from any of the other eleven beers on tap. Fennelly’s offers over thirty different kinds of domestic and specialty bottled beer, mixed drinks, and wine.
Tim and Trisha Finley are the proud owners, with deep ties to their Irish heritage. Tim is a certified chef with a degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management.
By Gianna Manternach
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