I love St. Patrick’s Day … the parades, the wearing of the green and the best part of all – partaking in Irish Fare.  Where to go for theDublin OH St. Patricks Day Parade best?  To Dublin, Ohio, of course!  Dublin’s restaurants offer their own take and menu offerings, making it well worth the trip. Some offer specials on the day of the City of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 12), some offer deals on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) … and some offer specials both days!  If you plan to eat your way through all things Irish-inspired, I suggest a tasteful itinerary that includes the following:

Morning

  • Sunny Street Café (7042 Hospital Dr.)  Offering bangers and mash, corned beef hash and even green eggs (if you dare). 

Lunch or dinner

  • Mary Kelley’s (7148 Muirfield Dr.) special menu will feature potato leek soap, corned beef and cabbage, Irish salmon cakes, bangers, hot corned beef sandwich, Reubens, grouper and prime rib of beef
  • Hoggy’s Restaurants and Catering (Sawmill & Hard Rd. location)  will offer corned beef and cabbage specials (and even green beer, during happy hour).
  • J. Liu’s (50 W. Bridge Street) special of the day will take an Irish twist.  Hurry to grab a seat at this popular eatery along the parade route!
  • The diner in Whole Foods (3670 W. Dublin Granville Rd.) will have corned beef & cabbage, bangers with champ, stewed cabbage and sautéed spinach.  (Irish themed fare also will be offered at The Grab & Go Chef’s Case.) A strolling musician will provide live entertainment from 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. and 4– 7 p.m. 
  • Crowne Plaza Dublin (600 Metro Place North) offers their famous Limerick chowder, corned beef sandwich and drinks including Guinness and Irish Cocktails.

Spirits & More

  • The Brazenhead (56 N. High St.) will have traditional Irish fare including fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie.   Live Irish bands will rock this local hot spot (modeled after Dublin Ireland’s oldest pub) starting at 12 noon on both March 12 and 17.   
  • Digger & Finch Scottish Pub (6720 Riverside Dr.)Enjoy a performance by Irish dancers while you savor your corned beef and cabbage on March 12 and/or 17.
  • The Dublin Village Tavern (27 S. High St.) celebrates the Irish attitude 365 days each year with their original Irish Egg Rolls and DVT’s Irish Casserole.  Bangers and mashed, a Guinness BBQ burger and Blarney Burgers are also served daily.  End your meal with the Tavern’s Bread & Butter Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce or the awesome Irish Car Bomb Brownie. 

Irish Treats

  • Tehku Tea Company (55 S. High St.) offers Irish themed teas like “Kiss me I’m NOT Irish,”  “My Irish Blend Tea” and—for coffee fans–The Naughty Irishman coffee. Or you can partake in a green tea energy Latte and scones. 
  • Java Jan Gourmet Coffee (16-A N. High St.) offers savory flavors like Irish Cream Lattes and Highlander Grog. 
  • Sisters Sweet Shoppe (45 N. High St.) will feature shamrock sugar cookies with green butter cream frosting.   
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (7545 Sawmill Rd.) will celebrate the day with Irish mint yogurt.

 There’s no doubt that Dublin, Ohio’s signature restaurants embrace this old Irish proverb: “Laughter is brightest, in the place where the food is!”

~Post by Andi