It may be too late to book a last-minute flight to the Emerald Isle, but with three authentic Irish restaurants located in close proximity to Automotive Training Center’s (ATC) Exton, PA, campus, you don’t have far to travel to dine like the Irish do!
Check out ATC’s recommendations for the top Irish restaurants near campus for enjoying some genuine fare with friends and family during St. Patty’s Day week.
Named after a scared stone in Ireland that bestowed “the gift of gab” on all who kissed it, the Blarney Stone on West Chester Pike definitely offers the atmosphere of an authentic Irish pub, encouraging visitors to settle in, laugh heartily, enjoy great conversation, and savor some tasty Irish eats.
Blarney Stone’s menu specialties include a delectable Guinness Stew with braised Black Angus beef, traditional Shepherd’s Pie, and a meatloaf with Colcannon mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. You can also choose one of their satisfying pub plates, many of which are served with Guinness-blend dipping cheeses, mustards, and more.
Find out when to catch acoustic jams or special daily deals by connecting with the Blarney Stone on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Kildare’s Irish Pub
Integrating influence from Ireland’s five pub styles—Shop, Gaelic, Cottage, Victorian, and Brew—Kildare’s Irish Pub is a delightful mix of Irish mealtime tradition celebrated all under one roof. Kildare’s serves up dishes that represent Ireland well too. A number of signature items, both classic and adventurous, keep customers coming back to their Celtic transport year-round.
Try Kildare’s Irish Craig Nachos that combine house-made potato chips and your favorite fixings, an abundant traditional breakfast served the Irish way, Bangers & Mash, or classic Corned Beef & Cabbage.
This West Chester pub also has an extensive live music show lined up to soundtrack your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Make plans to stop in on the evening of March 11, March 17 for lunch and after dinner, or March 20 from 12 to 6 pm.
Like them on Facebook to stay tuned to their updates for St. Patty’s Day weekend.
With a first-floor bar and seating area, quiet second-floor dining room, and open-air seating running alongside Gay Street in downtown West Chester, Ryan’s Pub is a great place to stop in for a quick authentic Irish bite or to enjoy a meal at length with friends and family.
Ryan’s menu features a number of delectable and creative American and Irish-inspired pub classics, from tender and flavorful crab cakes to Mile High Corned Beef and their perfected recipe for Fish and Chips, “dredged in Guinness” and served with refreshing coleslaw.
Ryan’s Pub offers karaoke nights and a variety of high-value specials, including family night on Sunday and prime rib dinner served Thursday through Saturday night.
Check out Ryan’s Pub’s website or visit their Facebook page for more information.
St. Patty’s Day is Thursday, March 17
Don’t forget to pencil in celebrating St. Patty’s Day at one of these fun and local distinctly Irish restaurants!