You simply cannot come to Chicago without visiting one of their famous Irish Pubs. Irish Pubs are great places for business meeting, hanging out with friends, or having a private party. And if you are visiting family or friends in Chicago, why not treat them to a night on the town in an Irish Pub with traditional Irish Pub food and fun. You will feel as though you have taken a quick trip over the pond, and will not want the evening to end Irish Pub’s meals are all reasonably priced, and the portions generous and delicious.
The prices listed are from the dinner menu as that is usually the most expensive, so if you go for lunch, you might be paying less. They are entrees only unless it says otherwise. Appetizers, soups, deserts, drinks will be extra, unless it says otherwise, but you should be able to get a good idea of what a meal will cost by comparing the entree prices. The prices are in effect as this is written, but they are subject to change at any time. And the restaurants all have menus, so you will be able to get a sneak peak.
North Side, Chicago Irish Pubs
Galway Arms Irish Pub
2442 N Clark St, Chicago 60614
At W Arlington Place
Galway Arms is sure the place to come if you love sports. They have sports from all over the world, so no matter what you like, you can keep track of your favorite. And live music on Friday nights, from traditional Irish to some of the newest artists in Chicago. And special deals every night, like this
TUESDAY All-You-Can-Eat Fish & Chips
(No Plate Sharing, Minimum 1 Drink Purchase Per Person)
$9.95 Per Person. All you can eat anything for this price is a great deal and match it up with one of their fine beers, and you have a great time. The cuisine is a mix of traditional Irish, with a touch of modern, so if you like the old favorites, or like to try new things, or maybe a bit of both, you will find something here to make you smile, such as
Sweet Potato-Encrusted Salmon Served on a bed of wilted baby spinach, garden vegetable ratatouille and a yellow tomato vinaigrette $17.95
Jameson-Glazed 14oz Pork Chop
Mesquite dry-rubbed center cut pork chop served on a tower of smoked colcannon with a sweet Jameson glaze
Traditional Shepherd’s Pie
Ground sirloin cooked in a stout gravy with pearl onions, sweet peas, diced carrots and celery topped with a generous portion of mashed potatoes and aged Parmesan shavings
Hidden Shamrock Irish Pub
2723 N Halsted Street, Chicago 60614
Btwn W Schubert & W Diversey Parkway
Hours Mon-Thu: 4pm-2am Fri-Sun: 11am-2am
There is no more traditional Irish Pub in Chicago than Hidden Shamrock. They have a big screen TV in the back room if you want to catch up on your favorite team, or you can sit and relax in front of one of the fireplaces and chat away with friends, old or new. They have three options available for private parties and when you come for a meal, you can enjoy one of these house favorites.
Traditional Lambstew tender cooked lamb pieces with carrots, onions, celery, fresh herbs, barley and potato served with Irish brown bread( This is true Irish Stew, with lamb and not beef and brown bread is the traditional Irish Bread, even for soda bread.9.95
All Day Irish Breakfast bacon, sausage, puddings, mushrooms, beans, eggs, tomato and fried potatoes. The pudding is not what we think of as pudding it looks more like sausage, but it is different. An Irish Breakfast will keep you going for hours. 8.9
And if you are not in the mood for a full meal, give this one a shot.Build Your Own Burger grilled onion, mushroom, bacon, bbq sauce, and choice of cheddar, blue cheese, jalapeno jack, american, or swiss cheese8.50
North West Side, Chicago Irish Pubs
Abbey Irish Pub
3420 W Grace St, Chicago 60618
At N Elston Ave
Hours Sun-Fri: 2pm-2am Sat: 2pm-3am
A lot goes on at the Abby, there is sports, a lot of sports. You can catch the games on the gigantic 15ft screen, or on the smaller sets through out. And you need a calendar to keep track of all the entertainment going on. There are food and drink specials every night. And they can cater parties for from 10 to 300. As for regular dining, give one of these a try.
Corned Beef and Cabbage – Slow cooked lean corned beef, boiled potatoes and garden fresh cabbage with horseradish sauce 9.95
Bangers and Mash* – Irish sausages served with our creamy mashed potatoes and brown gravy 7.95
Our Famous Guinness Meatloaf* – An old family recipe spiked with Guinness Stout for body 8.95
South Side, Chicago Irish Pubs
Gilhooley’s Grande Saloon Irish Pub
3901 W 103rd St, Chicago 60655
At S Springfield Avenue
Hours Mon-Sat: 11am-1am, Sun: 9am-10pm
Gilhooley’s is located at St. Xavier University and has been here since 1982. They can cater private parties for up to 100 guests. They have wireless internet and of course the big screen TV for the games. And you can’t beat one of these for a great meal.
Apple Brandy Pork Chop $13.95
10 oz. pork chop marinated in apple brandy and grilled to perfection served with a fresh apple chutney. Served with choice of one side.
Grilled Salmon $12.95
Fresh Atlantic salmon grilled, and glazed with a balsamic reduction topped with a Tomato basil and onion relish and served with choice of one side.
amison Turkey Pie
Jameson braised turkey with carrots, celery onions and diced potatoes in a puff pastry crust. Served with choice of one side.