History

Welcome to O’Donovan’s Irish Pub, the first Irish Pub in Minnesota built entirely in Ireland and shipped piece by piece to the United States. The Pub’s authentic design was the first step in assuring all our guests enjoy the true essence of an Irish Pub.

Walk into this little piece of Ireland and you’ll feel you’ve been transported to the Emerald Isle itself. O’Donovan’s owner is a native Irishman and no expense was spared importing the entire decor from his native state. Enjoy live folk music most nights and Authentic Irish dishes, especially those made from potato, are found throughout the extensive menu. Try colcannon mashed potatoes or the potato pancake called boxty. Fish and chips, Stout-based beef stew and salmon are also featured.

Words from the owner: I believe and I hope you do too, that we have the best staff this side of the Emerald Isle. Our philosophy here at O’Donovan’s is to “go the extra mile for all our guests all the time.”

I personally want to thank you for coming in and hope you experience what true Irish Hospitality is all about. I hope to say “Hello” to you on your visit to O’Donovan’s however if
I miss you, I encourage you to share your experiences at O’Donovan’s with me personally, by contacting me at or calling 612-227-8463.

Go Raibh Mile Maith Agat.
(Thank You Very much!)

Dermot Cowley
Proprietor