This restaurant was a favorite meeting place for friends and family for years mainly due to Dick Coakley and his attention to detail. He sold this restaurant approximately two years ago and it has not been the same since. One would think that if you buy a successful business then the formula would be not to make changes.
Unfortunately the new owners have made many changes and they have not been good ones. Although the food quality remains good the prices have steadily risen and the selection has decreased.
My family and I have been coming to Coakley's for approximately 15 years but sadly we have witnessed many of the regular customers not return over the past two years. The overall appearance of Coakley's has gone downhill. The bathrooms in the bar are dirty and definitely need attention. They smell of urine and are badly in need of attention. If the bathrooms are in this condition it makes you wonder what else is being neglected.
Coakley's appears to have been attacked by a cancer and it is not being treated. Sadly this icon of the West Shore is dying and my suggestion would be to avoid it and go to one of the Irish themed bars in Harrisburg or a sports bar like Arooga's
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