In this country, St. Patrick’s Day is most often associated with rowdy crowds, seas of green, and a hangover that could’ve been prevented four drinks ago. And while this is certainly a holiday that’s typically celebrated more emphatically with drinks than food, there are a number of dishes that are associated with the celebration of Ireland’s patron saint.
The classics, like corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, and bangers and mash, are traditional staples on many St. Patrick’s Day-inspired menus, and quite a few restaurants in The Daily Meal’s featured cities have elevated these dishes with creative flavor combinations, like Irish whiskey-infused desserts and a Guinness pizza.
So, if you can’t decide where to grab some grub before your drinking or after you’ve made your rounds, here’s a list of restaurants in our featured cities that are serving St. Patrick’s Day-inspired food to accompany you in your lucky festivities.
• Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant — Grab some Guinness BBQ wings or burgers made with Smithwick’s Ale while enjoying a pint or two at this behemoth Austin bar.
BD Riley’s Irish Pub & Restaurant — At this local pub, start off with their chips, which come with a Kilkenny dipping sauce. Follow that up with their beer-braised corned beef and cabbage and finish with creamy Guinness ice cream.
• Sherlock’s Baker St. Pub & Grill — The classic Irish dish of bangers and mash gets an upgrade at this popular establishment with the addition of Guinness mushroom gravy.
• Black Rose — Black Rose will celebrating this year’s St. Patrick’s Day with a Jameson dinner — Irish sausages with a Jameson whiskey mustard sauce will kick off the meal. Then, a braised lamb shank with a confit of root vegetables and Colcannon whipped potatoes will serve as the entrée. The boozy meal will finish with a decadent Jameson Irish whiskey chocolate mousse.
• Parker's Restaurant at the Omni Parker House Hotel — This historic downtown Boston hotel restaurant will be serving a Guinness-braised Irish lamb stew, corned beef and cabbage with a horseradish sauce, and a bread-and-butter pudding with a Baileys anglaise to finish.(Photo courtesy of Yelp/Emma L)
• 29 Newbury Street Restaurant — At this Boston establishment, take a bite of the chicken shepherd’s pie, a special for St. Patrick’s Day. Other menu items include roasted cod with Colcannon in a rich parsley butter sauce, warm potato leek soup garnished with crispy fried leeks, and a warm bread pudding with bourbon crème anglaise.
• Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar — This pizza joint is known for whipping up an extra-special pie for St. Patrick’s Day, using Guinness, of course. Making an appearance only once a year, the Guinness stout pizza is topped with potatoes, béchamel, and white onions.
• Jake Melnick’s — Grab brunch at this popular Chicago bar before heading off to your St. Patrick’s Day plans. Choose from Guinness pancakes drizzled with Irish whiskey syrup, "green" pesto portobello omelettes topped with Irish Cheddar cheese, and corned beef brisket hash.
• The Gage — Chef Flanigan plans on filling you with Irish cheer with his St. Patrick’s Day-inspired menu that includes a curried goat loin with a rutabaga hash, and a "Coddle" house rabbit sausage served with pork belly, mustard, potato, and cabbage. Other inspired dishes include a "pepper and salt corned" Irish salmon with a brown bread salad topped with a horseradish, leek, and Guinness vinaigrette.
• Sugar Factory American Brasserie — Enjoy an Irish sandwich piled high with corned beef and mustard on marble rye bread, Guinness-braised Irish lamb stew, and a green velvet fondue for two here.
• Simon Restaurant at Palms Place — Come to Simon after your St. Patrick’s Day festivities for their hangover brunch. Fill up on green eggs and ham, corned beef hash with a poached egg, and Lucky Charms treats before deciding if you want to head back to bed or not.
• Public House at The Venetian — Munch on an order lamb "shepherd’s pie" pierogies and Irish coffee cheesecake crafted in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.
• Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse — At this upscale restaurant, enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with a menu featuring an Irish cheese board, Guinness and onion soup, corned beef sliders, and Brussels sprouts served with an Irish Cheddar flatbread. Finish off with the delicious Guinness bread pudding.
• Rock & Reilly’s — At this Irish pub in West Hollywood, grab a pint of Guinness and an order of the Irish nachos. The Irish classic corned beef and cabbage is also on the menu.
• Pinot Grill — Enjoy classic Irish food with a twist, with dishes like sweet potato Irish nachos, Kilkenny-braised beef short ribs with lazy cabbage and wood oven-roasted potatoes, and corned beef and sauerkraut sliders with an Irish "whiskey and honey" dressing.
• John Martin’s — Sink your teeh into the Gaelic steak or the Irish stuffed chicken at this Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day. Other festive dish include shepherd’s pie, smoked salmon, and a homemade Baileys ice cream.
• Raglan Road Irish Pub — If you’re looking for an alternative to bangers and mash and corned beef and cabbage, look no further. On St. Patrick’s Day, Raglan Road will be serving a roasted tomato and gin soup, hickory-smoked Irish salmon with a cream reduction, and a loin of traditional Irish bacon with an Irish Mist glaze.
• Duffy’s Sports Grill — Kick back with some Jameson and traditional fare, such as corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie.
• The Irish House — Enjoy an Irish breakfast buffet with including a spread with Guinness-braised short ribs and fish and chips.
• Finn McCool’s Irish Pub — From 4:30 p.m., this Irish pub will be giving out meals of Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage, and potatoes for free. Participate in the Irish Olympics, which includes a potato cook-off, Guinness relay race, and cabbage bowling.
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• Dos Caminos — Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with a bit of Mexican flare with ancho-rubbed corned beef with stewed cabbage, topped with pickled jalapeños.
• Benjamin Steakhouse — For an upscale alternative to the St. Patrick’s Day pub fare, feast on corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and corned beef and cabbage sliders at the bar in this chic steakhouse.
• The Wren — Indulge in a tender Guinness-braised steak, Stilton pie, and creamy chicken liver mousse. (Photo courtesy of Yelp/viN)
• The Plough and the Stars — Have some Irish-style curry, Guinness casserole, and shepherd’s pie at this Philly bar on St. Patty’s Day.
• Hawthornes Café — Try the house-cured corned beef and sausage with red bliss potatoes, carrots, and Irish soda bread before you start your day of drinking so you make sure to remember how good it is.
• McGillin’s Olde Ale House — The oldest Irish pub in Philly is sticking with the standard bangers and mash, Irish lamb stew, corned beef and cabbage, and shepherd’s pie on St. Patrick’s Day.
• Palio Paninoteca — For a fusion of Irish and Italian cuisines, try the beer-braised corned beef and cabbage with horseradish sauce or the slow-roasted pork loin with a mustard sauce.
• McCormick & Kuleto’s — Take a bite of the Irish classics such as corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and a corned beef Reuben sandwich.
• The Chieftain Irish Pub — Wash down Irish ribs, fish and chips, and bangers and mash with a cold pint of Guinness at this Irish pub.
• Mulleady’s — Enjoy some brown soda bread with shepherd’s pie and a Guinness ice cream to finish.
• Kell’s Irish Restaurant and Pub — While you indulge in bites of their steak and kidney pie and corned beef pasty, remember to save room for a slice of their Irish whiskey cake. (Photo courtesy of Yelp/Steph H)
• Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant — Throw back a few pints of Guinness with some Irish boxty and corned beef and cabbage at this popular Seattle bar.
• Irish Whiskey Public House — Bite into some corned beef and cabbage spring rolls at this traditional Irish pub with a modern flare.
• PJ Clarke’s — Enjoy a "kegs and eggs" brunch buffet with traditional Irish fare on the menu, like corned beef and cabbage and Reuben sandwiches.
• Duffy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant — From noon to 3 p.m., feast on a buffet of corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and shepherd’s pie.