The Shannon Rose of Clifton

4.3
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126 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish

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Before you even step foot into The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, the pub-shop exterior architecture and Gaelic phrases will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Dublin. Inside you'll find four bars, large dining rooms, and a friendly staff. In our traditional pub atmosphere, you’ll feel continents away from America! The Shannon Rose features an abundance of mouthwatering appetizers and traditional Irish fare, including corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and Guinness beef stew. You'll want to try them all! The pub is open daily for lunch and dinner. Each pub features over 20 beers on tap, including Guinness, craft beers and your favorite domestics, along with great scotch malts, Irish whiskeys, signature cocktails & wine.
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LM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The people were nice as well as the ambiance. However...the planko chicken and spinach entree was awful. The cook did not drain the water from the spinach and what was supposed to be crispy chicken was soggy after a couple of minutes. The veggie burger was pretty bad as well and the corned beef on the rueben was far over cooked. I barely touched my meal and the waitress did not see at all concerned about it. We will not return nor recommend.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 13 November 2019

Hello Lisa, we are extremely disappointed to hear about your recent experience with us, as it certainly wasn’t up to our standards. If you wouldn’t mind private messaging us your phone number our general manager would love to reach out!

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s
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favorite places. I haven’t been here for a while, glad to have come back.

CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience2

a group of 10 of my colleagues was there celebrating my friend new job. we had a great time. the server Kevin was very attentive to our needs even though the bar was a little pack he managed to keep the drinks flowing to our table. the happy hour menu was really good and inexpensive. we will definitely go again after he gets his 1st check!!!! lol

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time here and everything was very good from the food and the sangria.

I will definitely be back!

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 30 September 2019

Hello Janette, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our sangria and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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HT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The spicy margarita and turkey burger were ammmaaaazzziiiinngggg! I came all the way from Queens,NY to go there and I would make that drive again

P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful day outside. Very quiet because of the holiday but the Irish soda bread French toast and the Shannon Rose bloody Mary made it even better. My server suggested a another drink afterwards which was made with the Apple cider, it was delicious like dessert.

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Can't believe I'd never been there before

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 10 July 2019

Hi Andrea, we are so happy to hear that you think our menu items are delicious and we hope to serve you again soon!

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r
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good local establishment with friendly and helpful staff. Indoor and outdoor seating, several bars, live music once in awhile.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 10 July 2019

Hello, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that our team was a friendly addition to your visit. We hope to serve you again soon!

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c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Would only recommend if you wanted to be with your friends for drinks.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 24 June 2019

Hello, we are disappointed to hear that your visit with us wasn’t perfect. If you wouldn’t mind private messaging us your phone number our general manager would love to reach out!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Slow service, food was too greasy and salty. The drinks were OK

MT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had the vegan shepards pie, it was so good. My next visit will be the cauliflower steak! I hope you can purchase a side order of mashed cauliflower. Much healther option.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 5 June 2019

Hello Mary, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our vegan menu items and we look forward to serving you again!

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Three of us enjoyed a pre-movie Sunday lunch on the patio. The drinks were well made, especially the mint julep. The bar does NOT stock Campari, my first choice. The variety of food offered was impressive, with good vegan or gluten-free option. I recommend Shannon Rose and am looking forward to returning soon.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 5 June 2019

Hi Catherine, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed a range of our menu items and we can’t wait to see you again!

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, staff professional and always had a smile! Would highly recommend!!

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 22 May 2019

Hi Susan, we are pleased that your time with us was enjoyable and we can’t wait to serve you again!

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D
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We were a party of 8, and early for our reservation, but they had no problem seating us. The menu has many creative and delicious selections. We ordered several appetizers, among them was the Provolone Crisps which were a big hit. Our waiter was very friendly, however not as attentive as I would have expected as he seemed distracted with the other staff members. Despite some lapses in beverage refills, and a missing en·trée the experience was very good and we all had a great time. We will definitely return.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 22 May 2019

Hi David, we are happy to hear that your time with us was enjoyable and we will be sure to pass on your review to our team so that we may improve.

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RM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

My party of five on May 11 had a good time at the Shannon Rose . The two concerns that I have though are first the noise level before the band went on . It was extremely difficult to hold a conversation even with someone who was sitting right next to me . Second after the food was served service declined and the waitress was hard to find she probably could’ve used more help . Also when we sat down we received menus but there was no water on the table and no silverware set up .

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 14 May 2019

Hello Robert, we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was less than perfect. We will be sure to pass your review onto our team so that we may improve.

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I'll rate my first time at Shannon Rose as good. The service was the highest, the waiter was attentive and nice with us. The food was Ok, not considering I found a hair in the middle of my cauliflower steak. The beer menu is great, but, most of the items are out of stock, we were only able to have our beer after our fourth choice ;)
I'll give another try since they have live music and I would like to see the bands playing.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 7 May 2019

Hello Sabrina, we are extremely disappointed to hear about your recent experience with us as cleanliness is an extreme priority of ours. If you wouldn’t mind private messaging us your phone number our general manager would love to reach out!

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W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience2

It took the waitress 15-20 mins to refill water. I was shocked. Good amazing food though just service was horrible.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 1 May 2019

Hello, we are disappointed to hear that your time with us was less than perfect. If you wouldn’t mind private messaging us your phone number our general manager would love to reach out!

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SM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

My partner and I decided to come back here on our 8 year anniversary. It was were we had our first date. We both enjoyed the Guinness, he had fish and chips and I had one of the slider options. Food was yummy, ambience was lively.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Met up with friends for lunch before Wrestlemania- it was a great experience

TM
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful time there. Food service was great, so were the drinks and music. A great tome by all.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 2 April 2019

Hello Trisha, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed some of our menu items and we can’t wait to serve you again soon!

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TR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

Service was great !

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 2 April 2019

Hello Theresa, we are delighted to hear that our team was able to make your time with us memorable and we hope to see you again soon!

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was very good served hot. Waitress was very nice and pleasant.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 2 April 2019

Hello, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to serve you again soon!

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r
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is a nice Irish setting pub with several bar areas and a lot of seating. There food is standard and beer selection is pretty big. In the nice months they have a Froze which is amazing. They always have the sporting events on.

JV
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We were seated at a small round table for two with another table next to us and felt very squeezed in. The food came out and the plates were super hot, especially the cast iron pan! It could have been a disaster if it was a child getting that! Our experience was just okay.

e
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

The food, ambiance and server were fine. The wait for food was horrible. 45 minutes to wait for dinner while others who came in after us were getting their meals and desserts. We had 3 children with us. My wife spoke to the manager and they took the meals off our bill for the inconvenience.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 19 February 2019

Hi Eric, we are disappointed to hear about the time it took for your meals to arrive as this isn't up to our standards. We're glad that you had the chance to talk to our manager, but if you’d please private message your phone number our general manager would love to reach out as well.

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e
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Band on Saturday's at 1PM, great food. A fun place to spend with family and friends.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 15 February 2019

Hello, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed some of our menu options and we hope to serve you and your guests again soon.

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MM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pleasantly surprised. Will definitely visit again

KH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this place. Great Irish comfort food and my Vegan daughter can still find food she likes. I come for the wide selection of Irish Whisky but the kids enjoy the craft beer menu and the wife enjoys the decor and having food that reminds her of our trips to Ireland.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 23 January 2019

Hello Kevin, thank you for such a great review! We are so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time with us! We hope to serve you again soon!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Food is fresh and hot, great tasting.

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 23 January 2019

Hello Michele, we are so pleased to hear that our food was great and we hope to serve you again!

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Deviled eggs, spinach dip, chicken pot pie, Dublin traditional pie all worth a try!

The Shannon Rose of Clifton
Responded on 7 January 2019

Hello, we are so pleased that you were able to try some of our awesome menu items and we hope to serve you again soon.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. We enjoyed everything. The food was good and the service was perfect. We are coming back soon.

SB
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very good, the server was great. We will be going back

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Food, service and beer selection always great. But for the love of God, either have the band play or blast the house music. Not both! I came out of there with a headache. Lesson learned, leave before 10 pm on Saturdays

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Shannon Rose is overall a nice place with great friendly wait staff and authentic feeling ambiance. It was surprisingly not busy and fairly quiet for a Saturday night. For those that drink there are plenty of options including many beers and ciders on draft, the cider I had was somewhat flat but still very tasty. The corned beef and cabbage egg rolls are excellent, I definitely recommend them as an app. Had the bangers and mash for my entree- the sausage was very good and the garlic spinach was tasty but the mashed potatoes were nothing special and the gravy tasted like Heinz jar gravy but saltier.

WR
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The Food was FANTASTIC! I found this place by accident and sooo glad I did. If O ever come back to New Jersey, I will definitely eat here again!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

My friend and I went for dinner after coming home from NYC and dinner was delicious. I had the Shepard’s pie which was phenomenal. My friend had the chicken pot pie, which she enjoyed but had noted it was rather dry inside, which is the only reason I deducted a star for the food. The corned beef spring rolls were delicious as well.

SD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We came to the Shannon Rose in Clifton to see The Mighty Spectrum Band play on 9/8/18 .assuming that it was as good as the Shannon Rose in Ramsey, NJ. Boy were we wrong. We had a reservation for 8 people @ 8:00 & finally got seated @ 8:45. While waiting, we only got updates when we asked for them before finally getting seated at a table a low table that seated 6 adults comfortably if you were on the throne bench & became a squeeze when the 7th person arrived.

Our waiter, 517 Sims, showed up to get our drink orders & looked at us like we had two heads when we asked if there were any specials on the menu (Ramsey has specials). Once he took our orders at 9:28, we rarely saw him the rest of the night. The Corned Beef Spring Rolls were luke warm & he was no where to be found to send them back. We had asked for mustard to be brought to the table for my turkey burger when the entrees were served & we had to ask the waiter for it again when he came over to see how our food was. The food was okay, but the portion of Sweet Potato friens was small & luke warm as they had been sitting waiting to be brought out & while I was waiting for the Mustard.

After our food came & he asked how it was, the next time we saw him was when he was rushing us to pay the check so he could go home. We could not find him so that the 7th member of our table could order when she got there (she ended up not eating & got her drink at the bar along with refills of some of our drinks). When he came to drop the check, we asked for dessert menus so we could order dessert & finally brought them after we paid the check. He told us the other server would be able to take our dessert order & never told her we wanted dessert. By the time we flagged Catherine down, the kitchen staff said the kitchen was on the late night menu and could not make desserts.

We drove over an hour to see the band and have dinner and the only way we will come back is for the band and if Catherine is our server the whole night

JL
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful Experience. Loved the food, and the service.

m
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pub food

IJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I chose to go here because it's hard to find a decent meal after 10 pm in most areas of NJ and I waa very pleased.

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