The best traditional Irish dishes to eat at local restaurants for St. Patrick’s Day

Traditional Irish grub and where to get it in Dayton



This Sunday is the feast of Saint Patrick. And if you want to feast, there are many restaurants serving up special dishes. Here are five dishes you can get anytime that get into the Irish spirit with their favor, preparation and presentation. Slainte!

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Dublin Pub's St. James Bangers and Champ, $13.99 

Sausages slow-cooked in Guinness, then seared and served on a bed of Champ (mashed potatoes, sautéed cabbage, applewood bacon, onion) and topped with Guinness gravy.

300 Wayne Ave, Dayton 

937-224-7822 |

The Highland Stag's Heather's Corned Beef Supper, $15.50 

Made from a family recipe, this dish features corned beef served with sour cream mashed potatoes, sautéed root vegetables and vinegar slaw.

75 N. Main St, Springboro 

937-751-2949 | 

The Old Bag of Nails Pub's Fisherman’s Platter, $16.99 

A hearty combination of fried white fish served alongside hand-battered scallops and shrimp, served with coleslaw and steak fries.

101 E. Alex Bell Road, Centerville 

937-952-5749 | 



The Pub Beavercreek's Shepherd's Pie, $13.50 

This is a well-executed dish featuring lamb, beef, bordelaise, peas and carrots, smashed potatoes, mozzarella, Parmesan bread crumbs served with an accent salad.

39 Greene Blvd, Beavercreek 

937-320-1199 | 

Dingle House Irish Pub and Grub's Corned beef and cabbage, $14 

Go with corned beef, cabbage, garlic mash and Irish cream sauce for a traditional meal, or travel outside of the box with the Irish Meatloaf ($14) made with a beef and corned beef mixture, onions, peppers and bacon served with garlic mashed potatoes and veggies. Finish off the meal with Eddie's Whiskey Wiggle (which is just fun to say), a yellow cake with a whiskey praline sauce, pecans, vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream and cinnamon for $7.

9102 West Chester Towne Center Drive, West Chester 

513-874-PINT (7468) | 

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