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The Claddagh: Irish Restaurant/Pub Review- Menu & Prices

Updated on April 20, 2018
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Sondra and I love visiting new restaurants and trying different cuisines, then sharing the experience with others. Bon a petit!

The Claddagh (pronounced "Clodd-ah")

The Claddagh ring is, by traditional definition, an Irish ring given to a loved one that symbolizes love, loyalty, and friendship. The warmth and friendly environment of this restaurant embodies those virtuous sentiments.

Delicious Cod With Colesaw & Cranberry/Horseradish Sauce

The Claddagh's award winning fish dinner
The Claddagh's award winning fish dinner

Sampling Of Entree', Burger Menu, And Irish Fare: More On Full Menu

Ambience and Decor

Sondra and I arrived around 7pm to a moderately busy venue. Traffic increased slightly during the 45 minutes we were there.

The first thing you appreciate about the Claddagh is the atmosphere. The dining room and bar are absolutely beautiful. So much hard wood! I've spent time in European pubs and there is definitely a similarity between this one and the ones I frequented while living in Europe. The only difference- the Claddagh is cleaner.

I love visiting restaurants and I find that every venue has a feeling, a sense of it's own as unique as the dishes they serve. Each venue has an impact on the patron and the Claddagh is no exception. The first impression I had was that I was in a mood to talk. The décor and ambience invites a cerebral experience. You definitely don't want to go to the Claddagh alone. Like the legend of the ring claims, it's for friends who are loving and loyal and...ready for good food!

A Restaurant Named After A Ring

Business Casual

As we drank up the atmosphere I thought of how the Claddagh would be the perfect place to take a client or new employee for dinner. The food is good and the prices are high enough to merit the expectation of a quality experience, but affordable enough to play the host for your special guest. I liked the business casual feel. I didn't notice many, if any, children. You decide if that's good, bad, or neither. I love kids, but sometimes it's refreshing to eat out and not hear crying or have to deal with kids menus, crayons and the like. We may have just found our "grown up" dining experience.

I would feel equally comfortable in a suit coat and tie. Not many venues have that eclectic touch as to make me feel at ease as far as dress goes. It's one of those touches that doesn't seem intentional, but is discovered by pleasurable accident.

Slideshow Of Our Dining Experience at the Claddagh

Location

The Claddagh is conveniently located on the grounds of the Eastwood Towne Center mall. What a great place to end the day after shopping and walking for hours! A superb NCG theater is also on the property, so dinner before or after the show is a no brainer.

Map to the Claddagh

A
2900 Towne Centre Blvd, Lansing, MI 48912:
2900 Centre Blvd, Lansing, MI 48912, USA

get directions

The restaurant is easily found on the grounds of the Eastwood Towne Center mall.

Trivia Anyone?

If you like to have some fun while you eat you're in for a treat. Play along with other patrons as everyone does their best to answer trivial questions about pop culture's favorite TV shows including Seinfeld, How I Met Your Mother, Game of Thrones, The Office, and more!

Trivia Night at the Claddagh

How I wish we could've been there for this!  Make sure to check in advance, online or by phone, to get your reservation as trivia nights have a packed house.
How I wish we could've been there for this! Make sure to check in advance, online or by phone, to get your reservation as trivia nights have a packed house.

Food Quality and Service

This portion of the article would usually come first, but I was so smitten with the decor of The Claddagh that I felt impressed to feature it right away.

The food was terrific. The only complaint I had was that my chips, while still very good, were on the threshold of cooling. I think this may have happened because the chips function as a bed for the cod. I can see the logic in this arrangement because since the cod is deep fried in batter it makes sense that it would help keep the chips hot. Perhaps they sat a minute too long prior to the addition of the cod. It happens. I think next time I will request the chips on the side.

The cod itself was cooked to perfection and tasted fresh.

The coleslaw, while tasty, was on the threshold of getting warm.

I had visited the week before and had A+ service and food. This time I would rate it at a B+ just because of the temperature issues. The atmosphere more than compensated for those minor deficiencies. All in all it was a fabulous experience that I recommend to all without hesitation.

The Best Fish And Chips I Ever Had

Fish Sandwich
Fish Sandwich
Fish Dinner (Cod)
Fish Dinner (Cod)
Pub Chips
Pub Chips

Working Up an Appetite

Work up an appetite by hiking the beautiful trails at Granger Park located just behind the mall where The Claddagh is located. (see map below) Or maybe you're like me and Sondra. I don't like to go into a nice restaurant like The Claddah having worked up a sweat. I'd rather go for a good hike after an early dinner, an early movie, then hit the trail for that hike to rejuvenate and rid myself of some of those calories. Heck, by then I'll be ready to head back to The Claddagh for an appetizer and a drink!

(It's also driving distance to Sleepy Hollow State Park- approximately 25 minutes away)

Granger Park

A
16980 Wood Rd, Lansing, MI 48906:
16980 Wood Rd, Lansing, MI 48906, USA

get directions

Conveniently located near The Claddagh Irish Pub: A perfect place to go hiking for working off a meal or working up an appetite!

Come To The Claddagh

This venue is perfect for us, and I believe you will like it as well. The location is vibrant and bustling with shops and stores for every fancy. A marvelous theater, as I mentioned previously, is within walking distance. Granger Park, coffee shops and deli's, even a new/used video game store is right around the corner- a post dinner behavioral incentive for your little gamers. Sondra pointed out that it would also be an ideal stop for a tour group. Lansing features tour groups to the Michigan State Capital regularly, about a 10 minute drive to the pub. You may have to plug your ears for the Capital tour as listening to bantering politicians may cause nausea and diminish the appetite. Groups visiting Michigan's Historical Museum, Lugnut Stadium, etc, would be glad to have the chance to dine at The Claddagh. Seating is abundant and inviting. Traveller's heading north or south on US 127 would find a hearty meal and a wonderful experience here as well.

I've written a few restaurant reviews and I can honestly say that this has been my favorite thus far, both to visit as well as write about. I hope this review is of value as you plan your next outing, business dinner or vacation. Cheers!


"May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand."

— An Irish Blessing

4 Out of 5 Stars

4 stars for The Claddagh Irish Pub

Contact Information And Hours For The Claddagh Irish Pub

  • website: http://www.claddaghirishpubs.com/
  • Phone: (517) 484-2523
  • Address: 2900 Towne Centre Blvd, Lansing, MI 48912
  • Opening Hours

    MONDAY11:00 AM – 11:00 PMTUESDAY 11:00 AM – 11:00 PMWEDNESDAY11:00 AM – 11:00 PMTHURSDAY 11:00 AM – 11:00 PMFRIDAY 11:00 AM – 1:00 AMSATURDAY 11:00 AM – 1:00 AMSUNDAY 11:00 AM – 2:00 AMKitchen closes at 10pm Mon-Thurs, 11pm on Fri & Sat and 9pm on Sunday (with SIN night apps available til 1am)

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    • Leland Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Leland Johnson 

      6 months ago from Midland MI

      Hi Linda,

      Yes, if you're in the Lansing area you should definitely give it a try. Best pub fries I've ever had too :)

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      6 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like a fun place to visit. The chips look great! I would definitely order some if I visited the pub.

    • Leland Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Leland Johnson 

      6 months ago from Midland MI

      Yes ma'am, I highly recommend it!

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      6 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing the experience. I'd try the fish and chips if I got the chance.

    • Leland Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Leland Johnson 

      6 months ago from Midland MI

      Hi Louise- Yes, very tasty and we loved the ambience!

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      Louise Powles 

      6 months ago from Norfolk, England

      It sounds a lovely restaurant. The fish dinner looks delicious.

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