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Where to Eat Irish Food on St. Patrick’s Day in Westchester

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Sláinte! Grab some corned beef, put on a festive hat, and raise a pint to everyone’s favorite emerald isle at these Westchester County locales.

By Tim Palmieri, Carlos Villamayor, Sabrina Weiss, and Dave Zucker

You don’t need to be Irish to be lucky this St. Patrick’s Day. You just need to be in Westchester! While we may not be able to cheer in St. Patrick’s Day parades this year, we rounded up the most festive spots to safely enjoy Irish cuisine with dine-in and takeout options. With corned beef, shepherd’s pie, soda bread, and more, the best way to celebrate March 17th is with a full stomach.

Spillane Restaurants

Mickey Spillane’s
431 White Plains Rd, Eastchester; 914.395.3838

Maggie Spillane’s

571 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon; 914.699.8900

The Spillane restaurants serve the traditional Irish fare you’d expect from these popular restaurants, no green required. Mickey and Maggie both offer traditional Irish joyfulness alongside soda bread, corned beef, shepherd’s pie, Irish curry, and live Irish music.

Ben’s Kosher Deli

718 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale
914.468.2367

Westchester’s favorite Jewish deli goes all out for St. Patrick’s Day with its annual Corned Beef Celebration. That fresh USDA choice brisket is cured in-house and will be served up both as a catering option for 10 people or in the dining room, as combos featuring corned beef, cabbage, and potato platters, sandwiches, and Ben’s legendary soup. Hey, it’s St. Patrick’s Day; everybody’s Irish.

Corned beef

Photo courtesy of Ben’s

The Butcher’s Fancy

961 Mclean Ave, Yonkers
914.237.8260

While many establishments offer a few Irish specials when St. Patrick’s Day roll around, Butcher’s Fancy specializes in Irish delicacies year round. This Yonkers establishment isn’t a restaurant, but that doesn’t stop it from serving some of the best Irish boiled bacon and specialty imports around.

Chocolations

607 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck
914.777.3600

Every holiday deserves to be celebrated with some sweets. Chocolations of Mamaroneck is the pot of chocolates at the end of the sweet rainbow in Westchester. Holiday favorites include Baileys Irish cream truffles, shamrock-shaped nonpareils, and as always, clover- and leprechaun-shaped pops and other fun treats.

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Sam’s of Gedney Way

52 Gedney Way, White Plains; 914.949.3543

If you want to enjoy a classic Irish meal while helping the White Plains community, Sam’s of Gedney Way is the spot for you this St. Patrick’s Day. With Irish soda bread, corned beef, stewed cabbage, and roasted vegetables, the holiday meal packs all of the Irish essentials. From individual servings ($19.95) to a dinner for six ($119.70), partial proceeds will fund The RDC Center for Counseling & Human Development in White Plains.  

Jacks Bar & Restaurant

219 Main St, Eastchester; 914.652.7650

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a menu full of classic Irish cuisine and modern twists on your old-time favorites. Smoked seafood chowder, Scotch eggs, and, of course, corned beef and cabbage are delicious dishes for lads and lassies looking for the standards. For a spin on the traditional, there’s flavorful corned beef Caesar salad or crispy black pudding croquettes.

The Heritage Bar & Restaurant

960 McLean Ave, Yonkers; 914.776.7532

This local and welcoming gathering spot has been serving authentic Irish cuisine and homemade baked goods for nearly 30 years, and this St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. On March 17th, expect Galway Bay crab cakes, Shepherd’s pie, and bacon and cabbage with extra Irish cheer. All the offerings here are hearty and delicious, but the real pot o’ gold is the soda bread, homemade with the original recipe from the owner’s 81-year-old Irish mother.

Rory Dolan’s Restaurant

890 McLean Ave, Yonkers; 914.776.2946

The extensive beer menu is a draw year-round, along with daily Irish favorites like shepherd’s pie and Dublin-style fish and chips, and you can be sure corned beef and cabbage will make an appearance on St. Patrick’s Day. In addition, all month long, Rory’s celebrates Irish Heritage Month with live Irish music and dancers for added fun and revelry. 

Hudson Social

11 Station Plaza, Dobbs Ferry; 914.478.3634

This trackside, waterfront bistro serves up more than beautiful Hudson River views this St. Patrick’s Day; expect braised corned beef and cabbage, as well as less traditional dishes like Irish nachos topped with corned beef. Call to pre-order from the special St. holiday menu or dine in or take out on March 17 (or be green with envy).

Read More: The Origins of Corned Beef and Cabbage