The weather may be cooling off, but lunch is heating up at Claddagh Irish Pub in Livonia. The restaurant has a newly redesigned patio, complete with fire features to keep guests comfortable even when the fall afternoons have a chill in the air. Variety and affordability can be found across the lunch menu.
“Nothing says fall like a hearty lunch and a pint of Guinness,” says Karen Murphy, corporate director of food and beverage. “That’s why we’re menuing traditional favorite dishes from the homeland, all priced under $8.”
What better way to have a customary Irish lunch than with an order of Claddagh’s crave-worthy Fish & Chips, a wild cod fillet coated in a Bass Ale batter and fried up golden brown, accompanied by pub chips, coleslaw, and tartar sauce. A handheld lunch version of a traditional Irish breakfast is the Irish Breakfast Roll, with choice of Irish rasher (bacon) or banger (sausage), a fried egg, and cheddar cheese served on a toasted roll with a side of fries. The Shepherd’s Pie is a tasty combo of ground beef, root vegetables, and green peas, topped with mashed potatoes. For a vegetarian-friendly option, try the Claddagh Flatbread loaded with fresh buffalo mozzarella, marinara sauce, sweet onion, and thyme.
The Jameson Burger is a half-pound of ground steak, smothered with signature Jameson Sauce and cheddar cheese sauce, topped off with onion strings. For a homey and comforting sandwich, the Meatloaf Melt, a hearty slice of beef meatloaf in rich gravy with Swiss cheese and onion straws on sourdough bread, is sure to hit the spot.
The Claddagh Irish Pub-Livonia, MI (17800 Haggerty Road, 734.542.8141) is open Monday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
About The Claddagh Irish Pubs
With 15 locations throughout the Midwest, the Claddagh Irish Pubs bring the best of Ireland to American guests, serving modern twists on the finest traditional cuisine paired with perfect pints in an authentic and friendly setting. The Livonia location serves up several Michigan craft beers on tap, as well as “whiskey flights” including Bushmills Collection flight– Black Bush, Bushmills malt 10yr and Bushmills malt 16yr, $15.00; and Premium Irish flight– Jameson 18yr, Bushmills malt 16yr, and Middleton 25yr, $25.00.
With an Irish-born manager at every location, the hallmark of the restaurants’ public house environment is the “craic” (pronounced “crack”)-meaning a fun, friendly, and exuberant atmosphere. U.S. corporate headquarters are in Solon, OH, and the pubs are located in Ohio (Polaris Park and downtown Columbus, Lyndhurst, Mason, Toledo), Indiana (northside and downtown Indianapolis, Plainfield), Michigan (Lansing, Livonia), Illinois (Geneva), Kentucky (Newport), Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), Minnesota (Maple Grove), and Wisconsin (Middleton). The Claddagh Irish Pubs franchise was started 12 years ago by Irish founder and owner Pat McDonagh, who also created Supermac’s, Ireland’s largest and fastest-growing indigenous food chain, and introduced Papa John’s and Quizno’s Subs throughout Ireland.