Atlanta Restaurant Scene

5 Places to get REAL Irish Fare

St. Patrick’s Day. You love it or hate it. You love to engage in festivities or you steer clear. So in honor of the Irish holiday, here are a few food and drink specials that the Irish actually eat.

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The Marlay House

426 West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur

Guinness-braised beef brisket. This combines Ireland’s classic beer with beef stew. Fork-tender beef is served in a bowl of steamy veggies, mashed potatoes and onion gravy.

Johnnie McCracken’s Celtic Pub

15 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta

Patty’s English fish & chips. In Ireland, fish & chips are served anywhere from pubs to roadside stands. The best are similar to these: beer-battered cod with salty, vinegar “chips”, or as Americans enjoy them, thick cut fries.

 

Meehan’s

Multiple locations

Traditional Irish Breakfast. The Irish load up on protein at breakfast. Irish rashers (back bacon), bangers (sausage) and eggs are plated with grilled tomato, Irish soda bread, baked beans, and black and white pudding.

Irish soda bread

Murphy’s

997 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta

Finnan Haddie Soup. Chef Ian Winslade instills gaelic influences on Murphy’s classic Southern cuisine. Smoked haddock, leeks, potatoes and onions swim in this cream-based soup. They’re also swapping out regular bread with Irish soda bread.

Farm Burger

Multiple locations

Colcannon and Crubeens. We’re familiar with colcannon, just not the name. It’s merely mashed potatoes and cabbage. Crubeens takes courage, as these are cooked, boned trotters (aka pig’s feet) that are breaded and fried. Act fast, because each Farm Burger only has 20 dishes!

These are the actual pig's feet that will be served!

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