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At A Glance
This cozy neighborhood eatery serves the ultimate in comfort food. It’s a fun place to hang out, have a drink and listen to music.
Dining hours are:
Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The restaurant is located in an historic home built in the late 1800s. It was once a general store with horse hitching posts out front. In addition to the bar and dining rooms inside, there is an outdoor patio in a gated courtyard for al fresco dining as well as an enclosed porch that can be used year-round.
“We want to create a place in our community where everyone feels welcome to come in and enjoy food and drinks. A place the epitomizes what a pub really is.”
—Sean and Michelle Lackey, owners
With a nod to European influences, new Executive Chef Edward West cooks up hearty comfort food. From Shepherd’s Pie to Bangers and Mash, Chicken Paprikash, Beef Stroganoff, Corned Beef Boxtys and Lake Erie Perch, the entrees offer a sampling of global flavors.
Even the appetizers are hearty here, with Reuben Pierogies stuffed with corned beef and sauerkraut then finished with Thousand Island dressing, caramelized onions and scallions. The popular Irish Nachos with kettle chips are layered with pulled pork, apple wood smoked bacon, scallions and beer cheese sauce.
In the true sense of a pub, Gandalf’s is a neighborhood gathering place serving libations and hosting live music on Saturday nights. From beer on tap to fancy raspberry swirl martinis, the bar delivers on a fun time. On Thursday nights, everyone is invited to take the mic and belt out a favorite song during karaoke.
Tuesday – Taco Tuesday featuring three tacos for $6
Wednesday – Wing Night featuring half-pound chicken wings for $3
Thursday – Burger Night and karaoke
Saturday – Prime Rib Dinner Night
Sunday – Brunch served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring omelettes, eggs Benedict, pancakes and all of your breakfast favorites.
Creativity Beyond the Kitchen
In addition to being a restaurant owner, Sean Lackey studied improv and acting at the famed Second City and is currently producing Flanagan’s Wake at Kennedy’s Cabaret at Playhouse Square. He also has a feature film coming out called “The Yank,” which was filmed in Cleveland and Ireland and stars Colm Meaney, Fred Willard and Kevin Farley. It will be available on Pay-Per-View across the U.S. and Canada.
Gandalf’s Pub & Restaurant is located at 6757 Center Road in Valley City. Dining hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.