Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Rstrnt

★★★★☆
  • 111 Central Way

    Kirkland, WA 98033

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  • 425-822-8940

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I went to the bathroom and when I came back the (BLACK) bouncer was sitting next to and hitting on my girlfriend and she was pretty drunk. I walked up to her and the bouncer tells me to leave! I said no and he stands up and starts pushing

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★★★★★

I went to the bathroom and when I came back the (BLACK) bouncer was sitting next to and hitting on my girlfriend and she was pretty drunk. I walked up to her and the bouncer tells me to leave! I said no and he stands up and starts pushing

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I have been to the Rover many times as it used to be pretty good. But, in the past couple years, it has really gone downhill! The wait staff acts like they're doing YOU a favor by taking your order (when and if they ever do). Possibly because they aren't receiving very good tips, go figure, so why try at all. The Bartenders rarely ever smile.I swear they water down the bottles of liquor in the back room, as the drinks have no taste of alchohol period. Not to mention...they are very expensive. I liked it better when it was 'Waimea', those people were great and so was the food!!!
Take time to read all of the other reviews and how similar they all are. That should tell you something...if you want good service, good food and a friendly atmosphere, certainly don't waste your hard earned money here. ***Walk around the block to 'Georges's Place' for truly authentic Greek food!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to the Rover many times as it used to be pretty good. But, in the past couple years, it has really gone downhill! The wait staff acts like they're doing YOU a favor by taking your order (when and if they ever do). Possibly because they aren't receiving very good tips, go figure, so why try at all. The Bartenders rarely ever smile.I swear they water down the bottles of liquor in the back room, as the drinks have no taste of alchohol period. Not to mention...they are very expensive. I liked it better when it was 'Waimea', those people were great and so was the food!!!
Take time to read all of the other reviews and how similar they all are. That should tell you something...if you want good service, good food and a friendly atmosphere, certainly don't waste your hard earned money here. ***Walk around the block to 'Georges's Place' for truly authentic Greek food!

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The rover is a kirkland favorite. I recommend the fish and chips. Great staff a beautiful location. HIghly recommended!

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★★★★★

The rover is a kirkland favorite. I recommend the fish and chips. Great staff a beautiful location. HIghly recommended!

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Great food, good atmosphere. Kerrick is the greatest server! He always takes good care of our group for lunches!

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★★★★★

Great food, good atmosphere. Kerrick is the greatest server! He always takes good care of our group for lunches!

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I know it sounds odd to rave about a black bean burger for an irish pub but you've got to try it. Thanks to the kind staff, friendly atmopshere and superb food!

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★★★★★

I know it sounds odd to rave about a black bean burger for an irish pub but you've got to try it. Thanks to the kind staff, friendly atmopshere and superb food!

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I've been to many irish pubs. This one is pretty darn good. Great location, friendly staff and lots of beer choices.

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★★★★★

I've been to many irish pubs. This one is pretty darn good. Great location, friendly staff and lots of beer choices.

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I had a hard time leaving a tip. I made reservations for a party of 10 two days in advance. When the party arrived we were ignored at the front for several minutes. They did not set up a table for us. Instead sat us in the back and we had to help push tables together. Trying to get drinks, even water refills was like pulling teeth. The waiter also forgot to order one of our meals. So there was one person at the table with out food for 15 min. Whenever we asked the waiter for something it was like we were putting him out.
I will never return!

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a hard time leaving a tip. I made reservations for a party of 10 two days in advance. When the party arrived we were ignored at the front for several minutes. They did not set up a table for us. Instead sat us in the back and we had to help push tables together. Trying to get drinks, even water refills was like pulling teeth. The waiter also forgot to order one of our meals. So there was one person at the table with out food for 15 min. Whenever we asked the waiter for something it was like we were putting him out.
I will never return!

Pros: Location

Cons: Customer service, overpriced, food,drinks

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This is definitely not an IRISH PUB . Was there last pm , Oh by the way they will hold your credit card and charge whatever. Anyway , maybe the owner of this establishment will email me and explain how you can call this a pub and why your staff were so rude to me my friends an especially my wife . Your drinks were not Bacardi , I worked for them , You are watering them down. I expect a reply from the owner asap as we are all trying to keep our buisinesses going but apparantly some just want to take your money . I am pretty sure unless I recieve a response , that you do not want to spend your money at this establishment , it is way overpriced ,the staff should all be let go and the owner should go into another buisiness.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is definitely not an IRISH PUB . Was there last pm , Oh by the way they will hold your credit card and charge whatever. Anyway , maybe the owner of this establishment will email me and explain how you can call this a pub and why your staff were so rude to me my friends an especially my wife . Your drinks were not Bacardi , I worked for them , You are watering them down. I expect a reply from the owner asap as we are all trying to keep our buisinesses going but apparantly some just want to take your money . I am pretty sure unless I recieve a response , that you do not want to spend your money at this establishment , it is way overpriced ,the staff should all be let go and the owner should go into another buisiness.

Pros: NONE

Cons: NO SEATING VERY RUDE STAFF

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i'm not one who normally critiques a restaurant and the waitstaff but when i'm having to force myself to leave even a 10% tip, you know it's bad. this was my first time at wilde rover. i could even copy/paste the reviews from below and, in part, i will: "the wait staff is rude, had nachos that looked like they had been under a broiler way too long" was my experience as well! i waited at the front of the restaurant while two staff persons watched me for 10 minutes (not exaggerating). no greeting, no offer of a table, nothing. when other people arrived, they decided to resume work and offered to seat me and my friend. during our meal, service was slow, waitress was rude (in an aloof, "i'd rather be sipping on my drink that i have behind your booth," kind of way, and the nachos in particular were not good. our water glasses remained empty for a good part of the meal until i finally asked for a refill on water.
hopefully the management takes note of these valid concerns and does some waitstaff training (or an overhaul), as well as looks into the quality of the food.
i won't be back!

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★☆☆☆☆

i'm not one who normally critiques a restaurant and the waitstaff but when i'm having to force myself to leave even a 10% tip, you know it's bad. this was my first time at wilde rover. i could even copy/paste the reviews from below and, in part, i will: "the wait staff is rude, had nachos that looked like they had been under a broiler way too long" was my experience as well! i waited at the front of the restaurant while two staff persons watched me for 10 minutes (not exaggerating). no greeting, no offer of a table, nothing. when other people arrived, they decided to resume work and offered to seat me and my friend. during our meal, service was slow, waitress was rude (in an aloof, "i'd rather be sipping on my drink that i have behind your booth," kind of way, and the nachos in particular were not good. our water glasses remained empty for a good part of the meal until i finally asked for a refill on water.
hopefully the management takes note of these valid concerns and does some waitstaff training (or an overhaul), as well as looks into the quality of the food.
i won't be back!

Pros: can't think of one from my experience...

Cons: waitstaff

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My boyfriend and I have been here several times and love it. We are excited about trying the breakfast that they now offer. Every entree has been wonderful from salads to burgers, the atmosphere is always fun and there seems to be less posers here than some other places in Kirkland. Servers are alwasy nice and courteous, we have sat at the bar and had fun there, too. Live music, a nice deck outside in the summer. Love it!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I have been here several times and love it. We are excited about trying the breakfast that they now offer. Every entree has been wonderful from salads to burgers, the atmosphere is always fun and there seems to be less posers here than some other places in Kirkland. Servers are alwasy nice and courteous, we have sat at the bar and had fun there, too. Live music, a nice deck outside in the summer. Love it!

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: None

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I've been to this place 3 times, giving them the benefit of the doubt the last two. Never again. The staff is pompous and they give the impression that the presence of customers is annoying and a headache. The service is slow, the bartenders seem to be oblivious to customer service, and the crowd is fairly pretentious. The food, however, is pretty dam good!

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to this place 3 times, giving them the benefit of the doubt the last two. Never again. The staff is pompous and they give the impression that the presence of customers is annoying and a headache. The service is slow, the bartenders seem to be oblivious to customer service, and the crowd is fairly pretentious. The food, however, is pretty dam good!

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If you want to drink, this place isn't bad. If you want food and the whole experience you can do much better with other Irish themed restaurants. Have a pint!

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★★☆☆☆

If you want to drink, this place isn't bad. If you want food and the whole experience you can do much better with other Irish themed restaurants. Have a pint!

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We love going to the Wilde Rover on weekends. Its also the perfect place to go after a day on the boat. The live music almost every night makes it stand out from the rest! I'm glad they keep the cover reasonable though, after all, people go out in Kirkland for its small town charm.

The service is inconsistent on week days but much better on weekends. We have definitely found our favorite server and we go out of our way to sit in his section. He always works hard to get us what we order even when its standing room only.

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★★★★☆

We love going to the Wilde Rover on weekends. Its also the perfect place to go after a day on the boat. The live music almost every night makes it stand out from the rest! I'm glad they keep the cover reasonable though, after all, people go out in Kirkland for its small town charm.

The service is inconsistent on week days but much better on weekends. We have definitely found our favorite server and we go out of our way to sit in his section. He always works hard to get us what we order even when its standing room only.

Pros: Live music, great burgers and desserts & a great waterfront location

Cons: Pricey entrees and desserts & you will have to learn the hard way that there are only about 2 good servers

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We had some hurdles during our dining experience, but the manager was very gracious and took care of our concerns. I am happy to say, he was very professional and that is what I look for and hope for when patronizing any business.

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★★★☆☆

We had some hurdles during our dining experience, but the manager was very gracious and took care of our concerns. I am happy to say, he was very professional and that is what I look for and hope for when patronizing any business.

Pros: Manager

Cons: Parking

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Wild Rover has definitely gone down hill! I was reading the reviews from a year ago and maybe there was change in management???? I was definitely a fan of Wild Rover, was there practically every weekend last summer but as of the late, the wait staff is rude, had a nachos that looked like they had been under a broiler way too long, couldn't even separate the chips and what you would call bouncers are a joke! One of the bouncers was totally hitting on this gal who was way to drunk to even walk! When I go out, I'd like to think the establishment I frequent would take care their patrons if they are too intoxicated, so much for feeling safe!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Wild Rover has definitely gone down hill! I was reading the reviews from a year ago and maybe there was change in management???? I was definitely a fan of Wild Rover, was there practically every weekend last summer but as of the late, the wait staff is rude, had a nachos that looked like they had been under a broiler way too long, couldn't even separate the chips and what you would call bouncers are a joke! One of the bouncers was totally hitting on this gal who was way to drunk to even walk! When I go out, I'd like to think the establishment I frequent would take care their patrons if they are too intoxicated, so much for feeling safe!!!!

Pros: have alcohol

Cons: food is stale, wait staff is rude, bouncers are cantankerous

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After a long hard Monday at work and a gruelling dance practice, me and my girls stopped into a local pub. Never again. As our first round dwindled down to empties, we contemplated asking for more. When I politely asked for another round of drinks, the bartender snidely retorted "not with that attitude." Mind you, we were the ONLY people sitting at the bar. In shock, I asked, "MAY I please have another drink?" He then proceeded to tell me that we could go sit at a table if we wanted service - and blithely wiped the counters, or put away glasses, acting too "busy" to provide us beverages. Excuse me, but when I go to a bar, I go for the experience, and this was DEFINITELY not a pleasant one. I was so disgusted with his behavior that I walked out. I would not reccomend this place to anyone. Great atmosphere only goes so far - rude customer service leaves a lasting impression.

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★☆☆☆☆

After a long hard Monday at work and a gruelling dance practice, me and my girls stopped into a local pub. Never again. As our first round dwindled down to empties, we contemplated asking for more. When I politely asked for another round of drinks, the bartender snidely retorted "not with that attitude." Mind you, we were the ONLY people sitting at the bar. In shock, I asked, "MAY I please have another drink?" He then proceeded to tell me that we could go sit at a table if we wanted service - and blithely wiped the counters, or put away glasses, acting too "busy" to provide us beverages. Excuse me, but when I go to a bar, I go for the experience, and this was DEFINITELY not a pleasant one. I was so disgusted with his behavior that I walked out. I would not reccomend this place to anyone. Great atmosphere only goes so far - rude customer service leaves a lasting impression.

Pros: great atmosphere

Cons: rude bartender, horrible service, bad food

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I've been there twice. I know restaurants have their second string cooks on these days, so my expectation were moderated.
My first visit was a Monday night, and I had the lamb stew. What I got was a huge bowl filled mostly with gravy, that had obviously been sitting in the window for some time, judging from the film that had formed on the surface. It tasted ok, but I would guess it was left over from thursday or friday and it had been reheated a few times. The meat and vegies were broken up into shreds, and were hard to eat without getting big spoons full of the gravy. Late that night I suffered a bit of GI "inflation". Nothing too serious, but something set me off.
On the second trip, I had my heart set on the ruben, which is made with what they claim is house made (or is it house "carved"?) corned beef. The moment I walked in the door at 8:00, a surly looking fellow, with no distinguishing markings on this clothing, came up to me and demanded $5 with no explanation. I looked at him and asked him who the hell he was, and why I should give him money. He said it was a cover charge, but there was no band to be seen. In fact, the Sunday night football game was playing on a big projector screen. "We always charge cover from 8 on Sundays". So I gave him his money and sat down in a mostly empty pub. After having a decent but unremarkable ruben, I was ready to leave at 8:45. Still no band, so I found the surly fellow and demanded my $5 back. He acted like no one had ever dared do such a thing. When he refused, dispite my pointing out that there was still no band for which they could justify charging a cover, I insisted on seeing the manager (this was simply a matter of principle at this point). So he goes off to get the manager, but the manager won't talk to me. Instead, he has the surly fellow give me back my "cover" charge, which he does with obvious hostility.
The food might be good on peak nights. But I won't go back.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been there twice. I know restaurants have their second string cooks on these days, so my expectation were moderated.
My first visit was a Monday night, and I had the lamb stew. What I got was a huge bowl filled mostly with gravy, that had obviously been sitting in the window for some time, judging from the film that had formed on the surface. It tasted ok, but I would guess it was left over from thursday or friday and it had been reheated a few times. The meat and vegies were broken up into shreds, and were hard to eat without getting big spoons full of the gravy. Late that night I suffered a bit of GI "inflation". Nothing too serious, but something set me off.
On the second trip, I had my heart set on the ruben, which is made with what they claim is house made (or is it house "carved"?) corned beef. The moment I walked in the door at 8:00, a surly looking fellow, with no distinguishing markings on this clothing, came up to me and demanded $5 with no explanation. I looked at him and asked him who the hell he was, and why I should give him money. He said it was a cover charge, but there was no band to be seen. In fact, the Sunday night football game was playing on a big projector screen. "We always charge cover from 8 on Sundays". So I gave him his money and sat down in a mostly empty pub. After having a decent but unremarkable ruben, I was ready to leave at 8:45. Still no band, so I found the surly fellow and demanded my $5 back. He acted like no one had ever dared do such a thing. When he refused, dispite my pointing out that there was still no band for which they could justify charging a cover, I insisted on seeing the manager (this was simply a matter of principle at this point). So he goes off to get the manager, but the manager won't talk to me. Instead, he has the surly fellow give me back my "cover" charge, which he does with obvious hostility.
The food might be good on peak nights. But I won't go back.

Pros: Nice decor

Cons: mediocre food, neglectful service, bogus cover charges

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My husband and I go there regularly, love sitting out on the deck. The breakfasts WERE wonderful, I understand they no longer serve them however - disappointing. But, the fish and chips, curry fries, caesar salad, shepherds pie, nachos, among other selections, are delicious. And the Guiness - oh wow, how satisfying to sit outside (or inside) and sip that fabulous pint. Great service, great chef, too. In fact, we love everything about Wilde Rover - it's our favorite spot in Kirkland!

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★★★★★

My husband and I go there regularly, love sitting out on the deck. The breakfasts WERE wonderful, I understand they no longer serve them however - disappointing. But, the fish and chips, curry fries, caesar salad, shepherds pie, nachos, among other selections, are delicious. And the Guiness - oh wow, how satisfying to sit outside (or inside) and sip that fabulous pint. Great service, great chef, too. In fact, we love everything about Wilde Rover - it's our favorite spot in Kirkland!

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I was in Kirkland for one day visiting a friend, and we happened to stumble upon this restaurant right on the waterfront. First of all, they seat you almost right away, and they are very nice and polite. All the waiters and waitresses are friendly, and talk to you like a normal person, not someone they're just serving food too, and cleaning up for afterwards. And the food...my GOSH the food is good. The chef there must have LOTS of experience, because everything smelled and tasted so good! It's absolutely the best place. And the view from outside the window is wonderful, you can see Lake Washington at it's best! And the Argasy Lake Cruise is right across the street, a great activity to do after you eat! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT

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★★★★★

I was in Kirkland for one day visiting a friend, and we happened to stumble upon this restaurant right on the waterfront. First of all, they seat you almost right away, and they are very nice and polite. All the waiters and waitresses are friendly, and talk to you like a normal person, not someone they're just serving food too, and cleaning up for afterwards. And the food...my GOSH the food is good. The chef there must have LOTS of experience, because everything smelled and tasted so good! It's absolutely the best place. And the view from outside the window is wonderful, you can see Lake Washington at it's best! And the Argasy Lake Cruise is right across the street, a great activity to do after you eat! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT

Pros: Right on the waterfront, very good service, friendly waiters/waitresses, amazing food.

Cons: They should open earlier in the day and serve breakfast all week long, not just on Sundays!

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Let's start with... Boddingtons on tap with Nitrous... delicious! Your typical pub grub for meals with a good helping of the usual Irish fare. The corned beef and cabbage wasn't anything to write home about but that dish rarely is, haha. The Irish Nachos are a great companion for your pint. This is truly the definition of a pub. Good service, great great crowds, decent food, excellent pricing, and very convenient for Kirkland residence. Very relaxed, good service, outdoor patio for you smokers, outstanding wait staff.

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★★★★★

Let's start with... Boddingtons on tap with Nitrous... delicious! Your typical pub grub for meals with a good helping of the usual Irish fare. The corned beef and cabbage wasn't anything to write home about but that dish rarely is, haha. The Irish Nachos are a great companion for your pint. This is truly the definition of a pub. Good service, great great crowds, decent food, excellent pricing, and very convenient for Kirkland residence. Very relaxed, good service, outdoor patio for you smokers, outstanding wait staff.

Pros: Great Pub Atmosphere and Service

Cons: Irish Food... HAHAHAHA

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Wilde Rover is the best place to eat when you're down in the water front. They serve awesome food, and I love the chef Scott Siemers. He prepares the greatest meals. Go down to Wilde Rover!!

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★★★★★

Wilde Rover is the best place to eat when you're down in the water front. They serve awesome food, and I love the chef Scott Siemers. He prepares the greatest meals. Go down to Wilde Rover!!

Pros: Food, Survice, Chef Scott Siemers

Cons: Should open earlier and have brunch on more days than Sunday.

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The food was filling and tasty, service wasn't as great as it should be since it wasn't very busy the night I went.

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★★★★★

The food was filling and tasty, service wasn't as great as it should be since it wasn't very busy the night I went.

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My son and I went there last Sunday. Being of Irish descent, we love to find an Irish "pub" and were anticipating a fun experience with good food. Our waiter was very inattentive and either disappeared entirely or was engrossed in the Seahawks-49ers game. When someone else brought our food, we received our entree and appetizer at the same time. The potato leek soup was delicious, but the salad dressing was very bland and the lettuce was still wet with water (or the dressing was so bland it only tasted diluted). The potato skins were average, but there was something on them that made them taste sweet. We had to ask for a refill of our water and then flag someone else down to get our check because our waiter had disappeared again.

I might try this place again to give it a second chance. They're new and maybe still experiencing growing pains.

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★★☆☆☆

My son and I went there last Sunday. Being of Irish descent, we love to find an Irish "pub" and were anticipating a fun experience with good food. Our waiter was very inattentive and either disappeared entirely or was engrossed in the Seahawks-49ers game. When someone else brought our food, we received our entree and appetizer at the same time. The potato leek soup was delicious, but the salad dressing was very bland and the lettuce was still wet with water (or the dressing was so bland it only tasted diluted). The potato skins were average, but there was something on them that made them taste sweet. We had to ask for a refill of our water and then flag someone else down to get our check because our waiter had disappeared again.

I might try this place again to give it a second chance. They're new and maybe still experiencing growing pains.

Pros: Great atmosphere

Cons: Spotty service

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we went here on a Friday night for dinner and had a wonderful waitress. I was enjoying my awesome meal of corned beef and cabbage when a large group was seated behind us. One of the girls was very intoxicated and started throwing napkins over her shoulder onto the floor. Then she threw her glass and it barely missed my head. Glass was everywhere and the girl was oblivious to what a mess she made. Our waitress had to clean it up and no one said anything to the out of control crasher. Our waitress told us they were regulars and they did nothing about the incident. I do not know if I would go back there considering there "regular" patrons flagrant disrespect for others around them.

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★★★★☆

we went here on a Friday night for dinner and had a wonderful waitress. I was enjoying my awesome meal of corned beef and cabbage when a large group was seated behind us. One of the girls was very intoxicated and started throwing napkins over her shoulder onto the floor. Then she threw her glass and it barely missed my head. Glass was everywhere and the girl was oblivious to what a mess she made. Our waitress had to clean it up and no one said anything to the out of control crasher. Our waitress told us they were regulars and they did nothing about the incident. I do not know if I would go back there considering there "regular" patrons flagrant disrespect for others around them.

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My friends and I have been waiting for an Irish Pub on this side of the water for a looooong time. Wilde Rover definately hits the nail on the head. The staff are super nice and helpful; not the usual for the Eastside. It's not overly kitschy like some other Irish Pubs, yet is has a very warm and lively atmosphere like the Irish Pub's I have frequented in Seattle and other parts of the country.

Try, the Corned Beef and Cabbage, your mother doesn't make it that good. I think my girlfriend had the Caeser Salad wihich said was on par with any other she's had. Good beer selection as well. Prices are reasonable and our server said they have two food Happy Hours daily, can't beat that. We haven't been for the entertainment yet, but we'll definately be back to check it out.

Cheers.

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★★★★★

My friends and I have been waiting for an Irish Pub on this side of the water for a looooong time. Wilde Rover definately hits the nail on the head. The staff are super nice and helpful; not the usual for the Eastside. It's not overly kitschy like some other Irish Pubs, yet is has a very warm and lively atmosphere like the Irish Pub's I have frequented in Seattle and other parts of the country.

Try, the Corned Beef and Cabbage, your mother doesn't make it that good. I think my girlfriend had the Caeser Salad wihich said was on par with any other she's had. Good beer selection as well. Prices are reasonable and our server said they have two food Happy Hours daily, can't beat that. We haven't been for the entertainment yet, but we'll definately be back to check it out.

Cheers.

Pros: Food, atmosphere, pub atmosphere

Cons: more menu choices

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Now I have read the other two reviews listed on this site. I'm surprized by what was written in them. We have had a totally different experience. My first visit to this place was on a Friday night. It was busy but we were able to get seated right away. The the server was prompt and friendly. She did take a little longer checking up on us, however it was busy. I had the Fish and Chips which was excellent. The drinks we had were mixed well and not watered down or weak. There was a live band that played and made it interesting for some people watching.

After our first visit we like it so much that we brought a group of friends with us. Again the seating was prompt and the service was good. It wasn't as busy as the first time. We had the sheppards pie and it was really good. Drinks were good. The friends that came with us said they enjoyed it and would come back.

The last time we were there we brought some more of our friends, basically we feel that we have found a new neat place to go and want to show all our friends it. This time was on par with the other experiences we had there. This time we started off with the curry chips! These were so good, they were all I really wanted to eat.

Over all if you haven't I would recommend this restaurant to other people. Matter of fact we will be going there this weekend!

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★★★★☆

Now I have read the other two reviews listed on this site. I'm surprized by what was written in them. We have had a totally different experience. My first visit to this place was on a Friday night. It was busy but we were able to get seated right away. The the server was prompt and friendly. She did take a little longer checking up on us, however it was busy. I had the Fish and Chips which was excellent. The drinks we had were mixed well and not watered down or weak. There was a live band that played and made it interesting for some people watching.

After our first visit we like it so much that we brought a group of friends with us. Again the seating was prompt and the service was good. It wasn't as busy as the first time. We had the sheppards pie and it was really good. Drinks were good. The friends that came with us said they enjoyed it and would come back.

The last time we were there we brought some more of our friends, basically we feel that we have found a new neat place to go and want to show all our friends it. This time was on par with the other experiences we had there. This time we started off with the curry chips! These were so good, they were all I really wanted to eat.

Over all if you haven't I would recommend this restaurant to other people. Matter of fact we will be going there this weekend!

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I, for one, being Irish am getting a bit tired of the redunant "irish concept". What is it exactly, that you, being american, I assume because of your snarky remarks, makes you so up on the concept anyways? I understand you didn't exactly get what you were expecting, mind you. But to be critical on the owners concept of Irish? I've met him, on many occasions, he's neither rude, or unprofessional. And I'm not sure, but him being from Dublin.. makes him a pretty good at getting the "irish concept".
I've been in there plenty of times, and I must say, yes, I have had a few run ins, snags, what-have-you. I've been for trivia night, World Cup and various other times with friends. I would NEVER force my opinion on anyone else. The only reason I'm writing this is I'm annoyed at the way you people post your "opinions". Just because YOU'VE had one bad evening, does that make the whole effort bad? Does that mean you can get on your soapbox and try with all your might to ruin what other people might have? (i.e. a good experience?? ) I loved the place.. It might not be as "IRISH" as you assume it should be, but the place is huge, they've done an excellent job with what they had, which I can say from experience with real Irish Pubs, real Irish concepts, and real Irish people. If you're going to be a critic, stick with what you know.
To the owners, Billy & Ben, I believe you guys are doing a marvelous job!! From what I read, this is your first "go". I wish you the best of luck! Slainte!

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★★★★☆

I, for one, being Irish am getting a bit tired of the redunant "irish concept". What is it exactly, that you, being american, I assume because of your snarky remarks, makes you so up on the concept anyways? I understand you didn't exactly get what you were expecting, mind you. But to be critical on the owners concept of Irish? I've met him, on many occasions, he's neither rude, or unprofessional. And I'm not sure, but him being from Dublin.. makes him a pretty good at getting the "irish concept".
I've been in there plenty of times, and I must say, yes, I have had a few run ins, snags, what-have-you. I've been for trivia night, World Cup and various other times with friends. I would NEVER force my opinion on anyone else. The only reason I'm writing this is I'm annoyed at the way you people post your "opinions". Just because YOU'VE had one bad evening, does that make the whole effort bad? Does that mean you can get on your soapbox and try with all your might to ruin what other people might have? (i.e. a good experience?? ) I loved the place.. It might not be as "IRISH" as you assume it should be, but the place is huge, they've done an excellent job with what they had, which I can say from experience with real Irish Pubs, real Irish concepts, and real Irish people. If you're going to be a critic, stick with what you know.
To the owners, Billy & Ben, I believe you guys are doing a marvelous job!! From what I read, this is your first "go". I wish you the best of luck! Slainte!

Pros: Great seating, friendly atmosphere.

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Yes it s kind of an eastside Irish Pub but it is so nice to go there the people the food and the staff are nice kind courtious and there Beer is to die for Billy one of the owners of the pub is great the staff as well worth a try or two in my opinion live music as well

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★★★★★

Yes it s kind of an eastside Irish Pub but it is so nice to go there the people the food and the staff are nice kind courtious and there Beer is to die for Billy one of the owners of the pub is great the staff as well worth a try or two in my opinion live music as well

Pros: It's big its nice it has a little somthing for everyone

Cons: I'm not there right now

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Quality pub food and an upbeat, classy ambience make Wilde Rover's a popular place to hang out in chichi downtown Kirkland. Regular live entertainment and TV screens for sports viewing draw a crowd at this traditional pub with a…

 

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