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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, Anthony Tornatore, 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! To go hand in hand with the holiday parades happening 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 on March 17 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.

The Butcher’s Fancy

961 Mclean Ave, Yonkers; 914.237.8260

While many establishments offer a few Irish food 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 tastiest 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.

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 Guinness-braised corned beef and cabbage along with traditional corned beef sandwiches. You can also get Jameson shots and cans of Guinness for just $5. Call to pre-order from the special holiday menu or dine in or take out on March 17 (or be green with envy).

 

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Jacks Bar & Restaurant

219 Main St, Eastchester; 914.652.7650

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a menu full of classic Irish food and modern twists on your old-time favorites. Jameson seafood chowder, shepherd’s pie, 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 shredded corn beef Caesar salad or a corned beef pizza. The St. Patrick’s Day menu specials start this Sunday, March 13 and run to Thursday, March 17.

Rory Dolan’s Restaurant

890 McLean Ave, Yonkers; 914.776.2946

The extensive beer menu is a draw year-round, along with daily Irish food 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. 

The Snackery Bakeshop

64 Purchase St, Rye; 914.481.1636

After you have finished your corned beef and cabbage and had a few pints of Guinness, what better way to end your night than with a delectable dessert from The Snackery Bakeshop. The sweet spot is currently taking preorders for all St. Patrick’s Day desserts, so make sure you get those orders in as soon as possible. By the way, how good does that cake look?


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