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Green lights on Reunion Tower mean that it's time to party.
Green lights on Reunion Tower mean that it's time to party.
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Where To Drink & Dine Like An Irishman On St. Patrick's Day

Well, sort of.

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Green lights on Reunion Tower mean that it's time to party.
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As much as St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are synonymous with binge drinking brightly colored and potent adult beverages, one would think there’d be more emphasis on the meals tasked with soaking up all that alcohol. Which begs an important question: Where can one eat Irish fare in Dallas?

Whether you’re looking for a bite to eat on the parade route or a comforting plate of corned beef hash located as far as humanly possible from the crowds, these 11 spots will satisfy your St. Patrick's Day cravings.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Checkered Past Winery

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This new Expo Park winery is far from the parade chaos on Greenville Ave, but you should still plan to party. Pair wines with Irish cheddar cheeses, dig into an Irish-inspired flatbread special, and drink $3 pints of Guinness until it's time to head home for a long holiday nap.
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Dubliner

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As the city’s longest-running Irish pub, it’s obviously a go-to destination at the heart of the Lower Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day block party. Holiday specials include classic Irish fare such as shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Guinness beef stew. Arrive early, as the dishes are available while they last.

Green Door Public House

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If you’re looking to experience the novelty of green beers without the crowds, Green Door Public House fits the bill. In addition to the benefits of a full menu, there’s also a spacious patio with a view of Downtown, and free parking if you’re not already convinced.
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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In the tradition of ingesting green comestibles on this day, all Hopdoddy locations will serve the Luck O' The Doddy burger. This emerald-hued treasure features a fresh, green egg bun and is topped with Kennebec fries, green beer cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and sassy sauce. The festive offer is only available on St. Patrick’s Day, so stop by and pair it with a brew from their craft beer selection.

Paul Martin's American Grill

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On March 16-17, Paul Martin’s American Grill is offering an Irish dinner special in honor of the holiday. The special features braised corn beef, cabbage, baby carrots and red potatoes with a house salad for $25.

Ragin Crab Cafe

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Because Ragin’ Crab Cafe knows that you want a stress-free dining experience during the day’s festivities, this newly-opened Greenville Avenue seafood haunt is featuring an easy-to-eat menu on March 19. Options include fried catfish and shrimp, sausage on a stick, chicken tenders, house Cajun fries and hush puppies.

The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub

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While English, it's only natural that Denton’s go-to option for pub fare on The Square would be a St. Paddy’s Day destination. Enjoy traditional dishes from Ireland and the United Kingdom, such as Scotch eggs, fish and chips or bangers and mash. Cap off your meal with a Guinness float or a car bomb sundae.
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The Quarter Bar

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day as it is truly meant to be enjoyed: with plenty of cocktails. Starting on March 17, you can order up Irish Car Bombs for $5 each, $4 shots of Jameson, and perk back up with $3 Irish coffees. If you're late to the party, don't worry – Quarter Bar will celebrate St. Paddy until the March 19.

The Second Floor

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Corned beef sliders are the perfect compliment to Irish Whiskey flights and, and $5 happy hour Irish Coffees made with the classic San Francisco Buena Vista recipe. Add in the complimentary valet parking and even the designated driver will be satisfied.
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Trinity Hall Irish Pub and Restaurant

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Rather than a singular day, Trinity Hall Irish Pub celebrates St. Patrick’s Week with a slew of activities leading up to, and following parade day. On Sautrday, early birds can carbo load with the hearty breakfast options, or choose from a menu of vegan and gluten-free options.
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Val's Cheesecakes

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At some point during the day’s drinking festivities you’re bound to crave something sweet. Anticipating this well-known reality, the Oak Lawn sweet shop is featuring small batches of Irish cream cheesecake slices. While supplies are limited, the offer is available from now until St. Patrick’s Day, meaning more chances to grab a slice prior to the holiday.

Checkered Past Winery

Checkered Past/Facebook
This new Expo Park winery is far from the parade chaos on Greenville Ave, but you should still plan to party. Pair wines with Irish cheddar cheeses, dig into an Irish-inspired flatbread special, and drink $3 pints of Guinness until it's time to head home for a long holiday nap.
Checkered Past/Facebook

Dubliner

As the city’s longest-running Irish pub, it’s obviously a go-to destination at the heart of the Lower Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day block party. Holiday specials include classic Irish fare such as shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Guinness beef stew. Arrive early, as the dishes are available while they last.

Green Door Public House

Green Door/Facebook
If you’re looking to experience the novelty of green beers without the crowds, Green Door Public House fits the bill. In addition to the benefits of a full menu, there’s also a spacious patio with a view of Downtown, and free parking if you’re not already convinced.
Green Door/Facebook

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

In the tradition of ingesting green comestibles on this day, all Hopdoddy locations will serve the Luck O' The Doddy burger. This emerald-hued treasure features a fresh, green egg bun and is topped with Kennebec fries, green beer cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and sassy sauce. The festive offer is only available on St. Patrick’s Day, so stop by and pair it with a brew from their craft beer selection.

Paul Martin's American Grill

On March 16-17, Paul Martin’s American Grill is offering an Irish dinner special in honor of the holiday. The special features braised corn beef, cabbage, baby carrots and red potatoes with a house salad for $25.

Ragin Crab Cafe

Because Ragin’ Crab Cafe knows that you want a stress-free dining experience during the day’s festivities, this newly-opened Greenville Avenue seafood haunt is featuring an easy-to-eat menu on March 19. Options include fried catfish and shrimp, sausage on a stick, chicken tenders, house Cajun fries and hush puppies.

The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub

The Abbey Inn/Facebook
While English, it's only natural that Denton’s go-to option for pub fare on The Square would be a St. Paddy’s Day destination. Enjoy traditional dishes from Ireland and the United Kingdom, such as Scotch eggs, fish and chips or bangers and mash. Cap off your meal with a Guinness float or a car bomb sundae.
The Abbey Inn/Facebook

The Quarter Bar

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day as it is truly meant to be enjoyed: with plenty of cocktails. Starting on March 17, you can order up Irish Car Bombs for $5 each, $4 shots of Jameson, and perk back up with $3 Irish coffees. If you're late to the party, don't worry – Quarter Bar will celebrate St. Paddy until the March 19.

The Second Floor

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Corned beef sliders are the perfect compliment to Irish Whiskey flights and, and $5 happy hour Irish Coffees made with the classic San Francisco Buena Vista recipe. Add in the complimentary valet parking and even the designated driver will be satisfied.
The Second Floor

Trinity Hall Irish Pub and Restaurant

Trinity Hall/Facebook
Rather than a singular day, Trinity Hall Irish Pub celebrates St. Patrick’s Week with a slew of activities leading up to, and following parade day. On Sautrday, early birds can carbo load with the hearty breakfast options, or choose from a menu of vegan and gluten-free options.
Trinity Hall/Facebook

Val's Cheesecakes

At some point during the day’s drinking festivities you’re bound to crave something sweet. Anticipating this well-known reality, the Oak Lawn sweet shop is featuring small batches of Irish cream cheesecake slices. While supplies are limited, the offer is available from now until St. Patrick’s Day, meaning more chances to grab a slice prior to the holiday.

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