Are you the kind of person who looks for green beer and Lucky Charms on St. Patrick's Day? This article isn't for you. This if for those lads and lasses who want to take advantage of the holiday for a true, hearty Irish meal.
The Blarney Stone
Located near just about every great entertainment venue in downtown, The Blarney Stone aims to provide the best Irish pub experience right in your own backyard and since bigger is better, the pub has recently doubled its seating as well as the two full bar areas (with their “plentiful selection” of Irish Whiskey) and Chef Oz has expanded its menu of Irish dishes make from fresh Northwest ingredients. From bangers and mash to corned beef and hash, you’ll find everything from traditional favorites to creative creations including shepherd’s pie, Guinness lamb and beef stew, Irish colcannon, halibut fish ‘n chips and more. Be sure to allow time for a game of pool, dart or shuffleboard while listening to great tunes on the jukebox.
Feed Co. Burgers
Spoiler Alert: This menu does include Lucky Charms, but we'll allow it. In case you’d rather do a more untraditional route, we suggest stopping by Feed Co. Burgers. Usually known for their burgers, fries and shakes, we recommend that you try out their new Spicy Corned Beef Sandwich with braised pulled corned beef, manchengo cheese, spicy thousand island sauce, pickled pepper with cabbage slaw on rye bread. You might also want to wash that down with a Cereal Milk-Lucky Charms-Frosted Flakes Shake with green vanilla ice cream. In case the rest of your party do not share your excitement for new things, there’s plenty of other great things to try on their seasonal menu which also includes ten local beers, ciders and kombucha.
T.S. McHugh’s boasts of serving 21 draught beers, 31 single malt Scotches, a full line of spirits and Seattle Best Irish Coffee thank you very much. But don’t go there just for the booze, free pool shuffleboard and darts. Come in and try their beef and Guinness pie, the chicken and vegetable pie or the classic shepherd’s pie (made with beef and Guinness stew and topped with Irish champ). Or sit yourself down with a plate of ale-battered (but also dusted with panko crumbs) fish and chips or the crunchy tiger prawns or just go settle in for the classic meal of banger and mash (traditional banger sausage and Irish champ).
Irish owned and operated, Paddy Coynes is both a family-owned and family-friendly, full service restaurant featuring “made from scratch” Irish and American favorites. Considered a “cozy oasis located in the heard of upscale Bellevue, Paddy Coynes offers up such taste treats as Guinness BBQ chicken tenders (cooked crispy and tossed in a Guinness BBQ Sauce), Irish style potato skins (topped with shepherd's pie sauce, Tillamook white cheddar cheese, sour cream and green onion), lamb skewers (marinated in fresh garlic, rosemary and olive oil and served with sautéed peppers, onions, mashed potatoes and peanut sauce), Corn Beef & Cabbage Cakes (corned beef, cabbage and mashed potato crispy cakes) as well as fish and chips, beef stroganoff, shepherd’s pie, Guinness braised Irish beef stew, bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage and more. They also offer a full, varied drink menu which of course include Guinness.
For years, the only Shawn O’Donnell’s restaurant was located smack dab in the middle of Everett, but O’Donnells family has shared the love in recent years by placing two other locations at the Smith Tower and Fremont. Each offers breakfast, lunch and dinner serving American pub favorites and a whole slew traditional Irish dishes all served with authentic soda bread. Some crowd-pleasing favorites include corned beef and cabbage, Guinness beef stew, Irish stranger’s shepherd’s pie, Irish whiskey mac and cheese, braised pork shanks, fish and chips and more. (Courtesy of shawnodonnells.com)
Mulleady's Irish Pub
Found within a beautiful two story house in near Ballard, Queen Anne and Magnolia neighborhoods you’ll find Mulleady’s which serves up seasonal food in a pub atmosphere. Come in and try unique dishes like the Pot o’ Pickles (individually house-brined assortment of vegetables and fruit), poutine (seasoned fries, rich gravy, Beecher’s cheddar and Guinness braised pork), corned beef hash (roasted red peppers, green cabbage, corned beef and a sunny side egg), the Dravus St. Sandwich (egg, ricotta, arugula, honey and bacon, Knockers and Chips (Uli’s Irish pork sausage and seasoned fries) and the traditional shepherd’s pie. Mulleady’s takes stock knowing that they offer the largest collection of Irish Whiskeys on the west coast featuring extinct and Irish imported offerings you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll also find 13 beers on tap with most of them coming from local brewers and breweries.