Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Live music, great food, green beer and lots of fun are what’s on tap at many local restaurants. There’s no reason that kids and families can’t join in the revelry too. Keep in mind most of these restaurants are Irish Pubs so lunch and early dinner are the best dining times for the whole family!
Bennigan’s, 1810 Army Post Road, Des Moines
Bennigan’s is an Irish-Pub themed family friendly restaurant chain. The Menu includes salads, sandwiches, steaks, soups, and they also serve up Irish inspired fare such as Housemade Cottage Pie and Irish Country Pot Roast. Little Leprechauns can chow down on mac ‘n cheese, grilled cheese and other typical Kids Menu items.
Murphy’s Sports Bar & Grill, 2675 100th St, Urbandale
There’s nothing fancy about Murphy’s Sports Bar & Grill with its wood booths and comfortable interior. On St. Patrick’s Day you can enjoy Irish stew, corned beef, reubens, and shepherd’s pie off of a special menu. You can also order off of their regular menu which serves up typical American bar fare. They also offer a kid’s menu for the “Wee Ones”.
Royal Mile, 210 4th Street, Des Moines
Walking into the Royal Mile feels like you’ve just been transported to London or Ireland. This terrific pub serves a vast array of English inspired food, such as fish and chips, bangers and mash and Guinness stew. And if you’re looking to fuel up before the parade, have one of their breakfast items such as corned beef and hash. Prices range from $7-12/entrée. All Kids Menu items are $5.95.
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