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5 Picks For Irish Food In Chicago

October 5, 2010 8:11 PM

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Everyone loves the Irish, and we don’t mean the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. We are talking about St. Patrick’s Day, Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day, a pint, a kilt, bagpipes, and of course the food.

Nothing goes better with an ice cold Guinness or a hot toddy then corn beef and cabbage or some Sheperd’s Pie. Whether it is March 17th or July 17th we have the best list of Irish places in the Chicago area for eating. With some luck of the Irish, you might just find a special or two!

Irish Times


Irish Times Pub and Restaurant:

8869 Burlington Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513

Step into this pub in suburban Brookfield for a “cozy, friendly atmosphere” that boasts authentic and delicious Irish food. This bar is easily accessible from the city as it sits across the street from the Brookfield Metra Train Stop. Come in for some corned beef and cabbage, or nestle up near their fire place, listen to some live Irish music, and Sheperd’s Pie.

Johnny O'Hagans


Johnny O’Hagan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant:

3374 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657

At Johnny O’Hagan’s you can get a taste of Ireland in the heart of the Lakeview/Wrigleyville neighborhood. Nestled next to the Red Line tracks, this bar boasts the best specials in all the land. Come on in for a Cod Sandwich and wine by the glass on Fridays.

Paddy Macs


Paddy Mac’s:

4157 N. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60641

This north side bar and restaurant has a little bit of everything from Ireland and beyond. Come on in for a Reuben sandwich, and you may change your mind and sample the Fish and Chips. Paddy Mac’s “is known for it’s Irish food and great drink specials.”



Emmits Irish Pub:

495 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654

This Irish Pub and Eatery is right off the Blue line stop, so even in the coldest weather, you are a hop, skip, or a jump away from this near west side pub and eatery. Emmits also seems to be “the spot” for bar scenes in movies and television. Some films include “Uncle Buck”, “Only the Lonely”, “Backdraft”, “Oceans 11 and 12”, “Eagle Eye”, and more!




4328 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60641

This bar and restaurant is located on Irving Park Road, just west of the Kennedy Expressway and boasts a menu that includes Irish classics, as well as succelent chops, steak, and seafood that also includes daily lunch and dinner specials, that take on a life of their own during holidays and special occasions.

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  • Nancy

    Ever had the corned beef and cabbage at Dublin’s on State at Rush? They do a great job and the place is lots of fun on St. Paddy’s Day. Tom, the bartender, is the best! Dublin’s is always a great place with very good food.

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