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Aug 21, 2008 06:14 AM

Irish Pub/Restaurant in St. Paul?

I wonder if anyone has good knowledge of authentic Irish food in St. Paul. Been to the Local in downtown Mpls. Supposedly St. Paul has a bigger Irish population than its neighbor.

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  1. Authentic.....hmmmmmm

    The Liffey is owned by the same folks as the Local. That's probably the most chowish option. It is in a Holiday Inn which always rubs me the wrong way.

    Shamrocks (the Irish Nook) is mainly bar grub. Nothing truly Irish about it - except lots of beer!

    Patrick McGoverns has really good turkey sandwiches - again, doesn't seem super Irish except for the beer...... & decor & name. (note - full disclosure - its been years since I've eaten there)

    Patrick McGovern's Pub
    225 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102

    Shamrock Grill
    995 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102

    Liffey Irish Pub
    175 7th St, W St Paul, MN

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    1. re: St Paul Susie

      Don't forget O'Gara's and the Hometown Rec.

      1. re: Davydd

        Oh yeah - again I don't know if I'll call anything authentic for food - everything is bar food.....

        And costellos as well.

        O'Gara's Bar & Grill
        164 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

        1. re: St Paul Susie

          You are right. I never thought of them as an authentic Irish like the places that try to replicate Ireland but you sure can feel Irish.

          1. re: Davydd


            Food - not so irish

            everything else - pretty good!

        2. re: Davydd

          more links

          O'Gara's Bar & Grill
          164 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

          Half Time Rec
          1013 Front Ave, St Paul, MN 55103

          Costello's Bar & Grill
          393 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102