Awesome Food and Great Atmosphere!!!.
I don't know how we missed this place before, but it's exactly what northtown needs! Although the outside could use a few bigger signs so people see the place, the interior is very well done. As soon as we walked through the door, I felt comfortable and at home with the dark wood and Irish feel - The smiles on the employees faces only made it better.
The food - WOW. I can honestly say there is no other Pub restaurant around that serves meals this tasty. There was a pretty decent mix of choices on the menu and the server also told us that more signature dishes are being added by the Chef.
After enjoying our meal, we moved to the bar to try our luck at some video poker and had a few beers - served in ice cold glasses (always a welcome plus). We didn't leave as millionaires but basically enjoyed a free meal from what we won on the machines.
We are definitely going back to try new menu items and perhaps a few different types of beer. Suffice it to say - we found our new hangout.
I highly recommend checking out Kavanaughs - you won't be disappointed!
Great local bar/grill. Best homemade soups in town! Food is consistantly good. The friendly bartenders keep us coming back time after time for great gaming & food. Check them out
Changed drastically since previous reviews. It's been years since a review has been posted on this establishment. There are five new flat-screen TVs in the bar area, all new Video Poker machines and a Game Room with Shuffleboard, Darts and Golden Tee. The staff is friendly and the food is great. I recommend anyone in the area to come check Kavanaugh's out. If you're looking for a local bar where "everyone will know your name," this is it!!
Good food but horrible bartender. I have been there several times, since I live nearby and am Irish, but I will never return. One of the bartenders is just horrible. He is lazy, unfriendly, and makes the whole experience unpleasant. He should find a job in a different field.
Good food bad service. Well first you walk in and you get overpowered by the STENCH of smoke from the pub. I have been here before so I know to ask to sit far,far away from the pub side. After we are seated we sit and order. Meal comes and no fanfare. The only reason I am writing this is because after the food was dropped at the table we NEVER saw our server again. The drinks were long gone and the meal was finished and I was waiting for my server to come back and give us refills on the sodas,and give us our check. I waited about 5 minutes (everyone is done just sitting there), before I asked another server walk by to please send us our server. It really isn't saposed to be that way, and there is alot of other restaurants out there to spend my money at and get better service.
One machine per customer "I thought".
We have been going in this pub for 5 years until I was told I could not pay a machine. It was being held until another customer was done with the machine she was playing on.??
The bartender said she is a regular that has priority over every one else. Maybe because she had 60.00 for a tip in front of her machine she was playing??????
She got mad knocked over a bar stool when she thought I was going to play it, so I left, will not be back.
Not bad for bar food, but not an Irish Pub.
Using CitySearch and other online sources to find an Irish Pub (Fado being just too far to drive after a long day), we found Kavanaugh's, read the reviews - admittedly puzzled by the kudos to fiesta salad and barbeque at an Irish pub - and decided to give it a shot.
The exterior was definitely Vegas with neon green lights outlining a 'trying too hard to prove we're a pub from 'cross the pond' architecture which, incidentally, made it quite clear that it was not. The place was busy, so our spirits were lifted (after all, it had to be good if it was busy.... right?).
The interior has a lot of authentic-looking European charm which helps with ambience and atmosphere. There was a nice big fireplace in the center of the restaurant, effecting a nice separation of the dining and bar areas. The stained glass and other doorways were definitely warming us up to an Irish pub spirit. Seating is a mix of tables, booths, and half-table/half-booths good enough for just the two of us or larger parties (a separate room helps with the latter as well); the wood is nice and dark and actually feels like real wood seating - not that laminated stuff at so many other places. I don't know that I agree with feeling that I was "beamed" into authenticity, but the interior layout and decor definitely helped make up for the exterior.
The food is bar food. It was tasty, there was a lot of it, but an Irish menu it was not. Slapping an Irish-sounding name or geographical reference into quotes and then placing it above Taco Salad does not lend any authenticity to it. They had an Irish stew, fish and chips, bangers and mash.... and that's basically it.
Again, the food was GOOD. Real bleu cheese dressing, large, fresh produce, potatoes, etc.... but this is NOT an Irish pub.
If you want to eat at a UK-style pub with actual English and Irish, go to Crown and Anchor on Tropicana, go to Fado on Eastern (formerly inside GVR).
User review by cabersowl.
Not a huge beer selection for an irish pub but they do have Guinness and Beamish. Sunday morning/afternoon brunch is by far their best feature. For several extra dollars over their regular breakfast meals you can get unlimited champagne, and these meals are very large including toast, home fries, eggs, and whatever your meal might have been i.e. steak. It's also a good location for other meals too.
Bar wise it's not too impressive, the pub portion isn't anything special, no abundance of tv to watch sports or like I said before a large beer selection. Service here is great though and the servers tend to be very friendly and happy to be there.
Finally on the North side. If you feel all great fun places are on the strip, or in Summerlin, this is a refreshing find on the North side - Yes, we in North Las Vegas like to have fun too. The moment you walk into Kavanaughs you are "beamed" into an authentic Irish Pub. Only thing missing is the accent, although I've heard it an Irish braugh or two while enjoying the Irish stew, or their great Steaks and Bar B Que
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