6 Places to Get the Best Irish Food in Chicago This Year

What’s St. Patricks Day without some traditional Irish food in Chicago, right? If you’re celebrating this week, make sure to head to some of Chicago’s Irish pubs and restaurants to enjoy the Irish cuisine. These six restaurants and pubs mentioned here will not disappoint and will become your favorite go to places for Celtic cuisine. And if drinking is more your bag, try these Irish pubs for a refreshing pint this week! 

The Kerryman

661 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

The Kerryman’s location was once a notorious gangster hangout known as the McGovern Saloon. In 1978 the location became home to one of the “original” punk clubs and was considered to be the zenith 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 all hail from Co. Kerry Ireland and the Head Chef Damo Moloney from Co. Limerick, Ireland who creates an upscale authentic Irish menu. The menu includes staples like Shepards Pie, corned beef and cabbage, and of course some Irish beer to feed your soul. 

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Mrs.Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro

3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

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In the heart of Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, Mrs. Murphy’s has been serving up scratch made Irish pub favorites, complemented by a thoughtful assortment of craft beers, a friendly wine list and a deep selection of Irish whiskey for more than 14 years. The best part of it though? You can shop right at the restaurant for groceries so you can have a piece of Ireland at home! From the traditional corned beef to beef & Guinness stew, it has something for everyone! 

Galway Arms 

2442 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Known for their Irish hospitality, Celtic cuisine, and the best draft list in Lincoln Park, Galway Arms is a must if you’re indulging yourself in St.Patrick’s Day. Irish sausage rolls, Galway salad, shepards pie, and corned beef & cabbage are just a few of the items you’d find on their menu. Along with their extensive Cetlic cuisine, you can enjoy Irish beer from their extensive list of alcoholic beverages. 

Chief O’Neill’s Irish Pub

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 from around the world. If you’re planning on coming here for St.Patrick’s Day, they have a dedicated menu so you can enjoy their Celtic Cuisine. The menu consists of all the traditional Irish food. They also have an extensive beer and wine list to compliment your meal. 

The Irish Nobleman 

1367 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60642

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

Lady Gregory’s Irish Bar & Restaurant  

5260 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

Located in Andersonville, Lady Gregory’s is also a must to add to your Irish cuisine list. Since St. Patrick’s Day festivities are going on, they have a menu specifically for that. Their mains consist of Irish hush puppies, corned beef & cabbage (duh), bangers and mash, and drunken bacon burgers. And of course what’s a meal without a drink right? They’ve got plenty to choose from. From ciders to stouts to whiskey, you’ll be able to choose from many Irish and Irish inspired alcoholic beverages.

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