Open for a little more than a year, Cattle ’n Clover Irish Steakhouse quickly became one of Wildwood’s most popular destinations for locals and visitors alike.

The restaurant, owned by local restaurateur John Sheppard, is a melding of an authentic Irish pub with a traditional modern steakhouse and a menu made to match — think shepherd’s pie and in-house, dry-aged steaks.

It’s located on the corner of Spicer and Pacific avenues, in the space of the former Kahuna’s Bar and Grill. Before Kahuna’s, it was the Rainbow Club, “the first place Chubby Checkers ever sang his song and did the twist,” Sheppard says.


Cattle ’n Clover carries more than 30 whiskeys, two dozen specialty house cocktails, wines and 25 draft beers — 16 on tap — with Irish favorites such as Guinness, Harp Lager and Smithwick’s.

Cattle ‘n Clover also has its very own micro beer, Sheppard’s Irish Ale, named after its owner and brewed locally by Tuckahoe Brewing Company.


Cattle ’n Clover is open year-round with live entertainment several nights a week, including during the offseason. This Saturday, Dec. 7, DJ Denny Oh will DJ the night away, so be prepared to dance in the between the tables.

The restaurant also has several flat-screen TVs, a pool table, ping pong table and a shuffle board.

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