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

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.

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 and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, soda bread, and more, the best way to celebrate Sunday, March 17 is with a full stomach.

Chocolations

607 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck; 914.777.3600

Every holiday deserves to be celebrated with sweet treats. Chocolations of Mamaroneck is the pot of chocolates at the end of the rainbow in Westchester. Holiday favorites include clover- and leprechaun-shaped pops and other fun treats.

 

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Hudson Social

11 Station Plz, Dobbs Ferry; 914.478.3634

This trackside, waterfront bistro serves up more than beautiful Hudson River views this St. Patrick’s Day. Expect classic corned beef and cabbage along with traditional corned beef sandwiches, soda bread, and loaded Irish nachos. A corned beef and cabbage family meal is also on the menu; it feeds four people and features sides of glazed carrots, potatoes, and Irish mustard. You can also get Jameson shots for $4 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).

Jacks Bar & Restaurant

219 Main St, Eastchester; 914.652.7650

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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 Guinness short rib mac and cheese. The St. Patrick’s Day menu is being served on March 17 alongside live music.

J.C. Fogarty’s

60 Kraft Ave, Bronxville; 914.337.1122

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at J.C Fogarty’s, a fine dining hub, with a special menu full of classic Irish food and modern twists on your old-time favorites. While the dinner menu offers classic poached salmon, soak up all the Guinness of the day with hearty bar menu dishes such as lamb stew, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and many more. The restaurant will also host a live bagpipe performance to celebrate the joyous occasion. On Parade Day on March 16, doors open at 8 a.m. with traditional fare, live music, and more. And on March 15, you could get your likeness made on the creamy head of your Guinness.

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McShane’s Public House

123 Main St, Port Chester; 914.937.7800

This Irish-style gastropub is steps from the Metro-North in downtown Port Chester, open late, and offers traditional fare like shepherd’s pie, stew, and more. Consider it a “throwback to the traditional Irish pub.”

Rory Dolan’s Restaurant

890 McLean Ave, Yonkers; 914.776.2946

This classic neighborhood spot, serving Westchester for more than 25 years, will have your favorite Irish dishes and drinks and a late-night menu, too. Expect a traditional Reuben, chicken pot pie, broiled rack of lamb (whole rack with fresh herbs served with rosemary mint sauce and a side of mint jelly), roasted cod (with crispy Brussels sprouts and creamy mashed potatoes in a lemon-thyme sauce), shepherd’s pie, Irish breakfast, chicken curry, pan-seared calf’s liver (with onions, mushrooms, and bacon), steak and mushroom pie, and Dublin-style fish and chips. An Irish folk and ballad group, Kings of Connaught, will perform at 9 p.m., so get your tickets now to join the March 17 celebration. There will also be an outdoor bar and marquee for the McLean Avenue St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 23. In addition, all month long, Rory’s celebrates Irish Heritage Month with live Irish music and dancers for added fun and revelry.

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 hangouts, no green required. Mickey and Maggie both offer traditional Irish joyfulness. March 15-17, Maggie’s has a special St. Patrick’s menu including catering-sized dishes and dine-in classics such as Dublin-style fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash (Irish sausage and Guinness sauteed onions and mashed potatoes), Reuben sliders, Irish beef stew, potato leek soup, and Irish chicken curry. She’s been known to have live Irish music, too. Mickey’s also has corned beef and cabbage, Galway Bay fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and a Reuben sandwich.

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 rolls around, Butcher’s Fancy specializes in Irish delicacies year-round. This family-owned Yonkers food seller isn’t a restaurant, but that doesn’t stop it from selling some of the tastiest Irish bacon, Irish sausage, black pudding, and specialty imports around. Also, for the holiday, a special catering menu includes Irish dinner and breakfast meals such as lamb stew and Dublin Coddle (chunks of sausage and rasher boiled in potatoes and onions).

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 pre-orders for all St. Patrick’s Day desserts until March 13, 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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