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The Best Spots for Irish Fare on St.Patrick's Day

By Lindsey Paradis | March 14, 2018 | Food & Drink

Pass the soda bread and shepherd's pie. This St. Patrick's Day, eat like your on the Emerald Isle at these five Irish pubs.

Mr. Dooley’s


Located in the heart of the financial district, Mr. Dooley’s has been serving up classic Emerald Isle fare since 1991, and has become known as the place to go for “a pint and chat.” If you’re in the mood for a little bit of everything, we suggest their Irish sampler, a trio of Guinness beef stew, shepherd's pie, and cottage pie. While you nosh, you can also enjoy their eclectic lineup of live music—seven nights a week! 77 Broad St., 617-338-5656

The Plough & Stars


This long-time Cambridge favorite not only serves up good eats, but inspires bright ideas—it's known for being the location where the literary journal, Ploughshares, was conceived. For fare, we suggest the classic fish and chips paired with a pint of your favorite brew. 912 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, 617-576-0032

The Banshee


The perfect place if you want to grab some grub while watching the latest Euro sports match on the telly. With 10 flat screens and two floors of entertainment, slide yourself up on a barstool and indulge in their Guinness stout bangers n mash, Dublin mac n cheese, or the O’Malley Gaelic fries. 934 Dorchester Ave., 617-436-9747

The Black Rose


Join in the craic at this premier Irish pub, located in the historic Faneuil Hall. Grab a pint of cold ale and chow down on their Reuben spring rolls, chicken pot pie, and other festive dishes. 160 State St., 617-742-2286

Sola's Irish Pub


A little more upscale, this pub, located in the Lenox Hotel, is the perfect spot for you to grab some St. Patrick’s Day eats. Special for St.Patrick’s Day, Sola’s will be serving up a menu comprised of bangers and mash pizza, Irish brie dip, braised corned beef, and green velvet cake for dessert. Party the day away with a pint and then sleep it off in one of the hotel’s luxury rooms. 710 Boylston St., 617-933-4803

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