6 places to get the best Irish food in Chicago this year


What’s St. Patrick’s Day without traditional Irish food in Chicago, right? If you are celebrating this week, be sure to visit some of Chicago’s Irish pubs and restaurants to enjoy some Irish food. These six restaurants and pubs mentioned here won’t disappoint and will become your go-to spots for Celtic cuisine. And if drinking is more your bag, try these Irish pubs for a refreshing pint this week!

661 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

The location of the Kerryman was once a notorious gangster haunt known as the McGovern Saloon. In 1978, the place became home to one of the “original” punk clubs and was considered the pinnacle of the original Chicago punk movement. Now known as Chicago’s liveliest Irish bar, located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s River North neighborhood, The Kerryman is a little piece of Ireland. The 3 owners are all from County Kerry, Ireland and Chef Damo Moloney from County Limerick, Ireland creates an authentic and premium Irish menu. The menu includes staples like Shepards Pie, corned beef and cabbage, and of course Irish beer to feed your soul.

3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

In the heart of Chicago’s North Center, Mrs Murphy’s has been serving up favorites of home-cooked Irish pubs for over 14 years, complemented by a thoughtful assortment of craft beers, a friendly wine list and an extensive selection of Irish whiskey. The best part though? You can shop directly at the restaurant to have a piece of Ireland at home! From traditional Corned Beef to Beef & Guinness Stew, there’s something for everyone!

2442 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Known for its Irish hospitality, Celtic cuisine, and Lincoln Park’s best tentative list, Galway Arms is a must-see if you’re indulging yourself in St. Patrick’s Day. Irish Sausage Rolls, Galway Salad, Shepherd’s Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage are just a few of the items you’ll find on their menu. In addition to their extensive Cetlic cuisine, you can sample Irish beer from their long list of alcoholic drinks.

3471 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Since 1999, Chief O’Neill’s has had the privilege of serving Chicagoland as well as many people around the world. If you are planning to come here for St. Patrick’s Day, they have a dedicated menu for you to enjoy their Celtic cuisine. The menu consists of all traditional Irish cuisine. They also have an extensive beer and wine list to accompany your meal.

1367 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60642

From real Guinness breaded fish & chips to our juicy chuck and brisket burgers, gluten-free and vegetarian options – The Irish Nobleman has something everyone can enjoy. The Chicago pub offers a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere with rustic details straight from Ireland. A vintage dark hardwood bar is the centerpiece you’ll notice first, then perhaps the classic Chicago brick on display, antique stained glass accents imported from Ireland, and a cozy fireplace in the main dining room.

5260 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

Located in Andersonville, Lady Gregory’s is also a must to add to your Irish cooking list. Since St. Patrick’s Day festivities take place, they have a menu specifically for it. Their main courses consist of Irish puppies, corned beef and cabbage (duh), bangers and mash, and drunk bacon burgers. And of course, what is a meal without a drink, right? They are spoiled for choice. From ciders to stouts to whiskey, there are plenty of Irish and Irish inspired alcoholic drinks to choose from.

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