With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, visitors to Orlando will most be looking for the best in authentic Irish foods and pubs.
When we speak about authentic Irish pubs there are a few things to keep in mind. Number one Irish pubs will be named after the family that owns them. Secondly– an authentic Irish pub only serves alcohol. Over time as more Irish families started dining out, more pubs started to serve food just to increase revenue. In many countryside Irish pubs, you won’t typically find food served there.
Another thing to keep in mind is that Irish pubs aren’t what you call fancy, they were originally created for the working class and with that in mind, have a very low key environment where you can unwind, listen to cool folk music and knock one back with ‘yer wee friends.’
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Irish restaurants differ in that while they still may have a more laid-back feel, you can expect a full menu with all the traditional Irish foods like: Soda Bread, boiled bacon and cabbage, smoked salmon, Irish coddled pork, and more.
Below are some of the best Irish Restaurants Orlando has to offer, and you’ll see that most of them are not just restaurants but pubs as well. Meaning, they’ll not only have all the delicious tastes of Ireland that you look forward to as St. Patrick’s Day gets closer, but you’ll also be able to purchase your favorite drinks as well.
Although Raglan Road considers itself a pub, they have a delightful menu of award-winning Irish food that will have your mouth-watering. From slow-roasted baby back ribs to handmade potato gnocchi.
Their pub menu boasts Irish and American whiskey to a long list of specialty mixed drinks. Located in Disney Springs, you can see their full all-day-menu here:
Cooke’s of Dublin
With more of a fast-food Irish restaurant feel, you can still get delicious fish and chips, eat an authentic Irish plate of beef and lamb pie and sit and relax in a clean, modern environment, though the outside if reminiscent of the buildings of Ireland. Check out their menu here:
Finnegan’s Bar and Grill
Finnegan’s is a more Americanized version of an Irish establishment, but you’ll still enjoy the array of drinks and authentic cuisine. What makes Finnegan’s a favorite is the live music and fun environment. You can take the whole family for an enjoyable meal out. Check out their menu here:
Claddagh Irish Pub
With a name like Claddagh, you can expect the best of the best here. While the name boasts a pub, Claddagh’s offers five-star service and meals for even the most refined Irish taste buds. Name one of Trip Advisor’s best, if you’re looking for authenticity, you’ll want to check out Claddagh’s.
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Still not tantalized, or not sure what you’re looking for? Here is a list of the best Irish Pubs and Restaurants to eat in Orlando, as suggested by Trip Advisor.