Irish Bar in Elgin, IA

Looking for delicious food and a place where you can tuck in comfortably? The Irish Shanty has a full menu of classic Irish entrees and traditional bar food, served up in a venue that’s welcoming and fun! We’ll put on the big game, serve up a fresh drink and welcome you like an old friend. While you’re here, try and take on The Gunderburger!

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Your local Irish sports pub

We’re your destination for sports! We have access to ESPN, NFL network, Fox Sports and the big 10, showing the games you want to see.

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Home of the The Gunderburger

We’re famous for The Gunderburger: a 22 oz “loaded” patty with bacon, cheese, grilled onions, caramelized onions, mushrooms, pickles and fries!





Authentic Irish Food in a Classic, Comfortable Environment

irish sports pubYou don’t have to be Irish to enjoy every moment you spend at The Irish Shanty! We welcome everyone with open arms and a full menu of options. Enjoy freshly-made Irish favorites, a tasty selection of beers or our world-famous Gunderburger—whatever you order at our Irish restaurant in Elgin, IA, we promise every bite of it will be delicious. We take care to use only the freshest ingredients, making every meal to-order.

Wash your meal down with a draught or craft beer, kick back and feel welcome! Whether there’s a game on TV or you’re just enjoying the company of friends, our Irish bar in Elgin, IA is the perfect place to take it all in. With lunch and dinner specials that are always changing and always mouth-watering, it won’t be long until you work your way through our menu, finding a new favorite each and every time.

See if you can finish off The Gunderburger without a fork, ask your bartender about the perfect craft beer pairing, cheer on your favorite team or just stop in when you get the hankering for a great meal. We work hard to make sure you feel at-home and are always up to the task of keeping you well-fed and properly hydrated. We promise to treat you right, every time. Fáilte!

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  • irish sports pubEnjoy one of the many domestic beers we have on tap or expand your horizons with one of the many craft beers with have on our menu.
  • irish sports pubEverything we serve is cooked fresh to order, using only the best ingredients and the safest food handling processes. We promise a delicious meal each and every time!
  • irish sports pubOur building went up in 1985 and today, we still maintain an authentic, down-home atmosphere that keeps people coming back.
  • irish sports pubReady for a challenge? We’re home of the The world-famous Gunderburger, a 22oz “loaded” burger that will push your limits!

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Ready to dig into a delicious burger or a classic Irish favorite? Come on down to The Irish Shanty for great food and spirits! We’ll put the game on and welcome you like an old friend. Proudly offering up an Irish Pub and an Irish Bar to the local patrons of the following areas:

  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Decorah, IA
  • Dubuque, IA
  • Gunder, IA
  • Independence, IA
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Mason City, IA
  • Maquoketa, IA
  • Monticello, IA
  • Postville, IA
  • Waterloo, IA
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