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Traditional, original and delicious! These words best describe the Irish foods that can be enjoyed at many Baltimore area restaurants and pubs. We carefully selected the following five to satisfy even your deepest Irish cravings! Cead mille failte! – Roxana Bardan

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The James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant

616 S. President Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 727-5107

Welcome to “Baltimore’s Home of Irish Hospitality!” Located in beautiful Harbor East, James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant serves some of the best Irish foods in Baltimore, such as shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash and Irish lamb stew. Its authentic Irish interior imported from the Emerald Isle, together with the great selection of beer and whisky make the pub the best place for a cozy evening. Make sure to check their website for events, specials and their live Irish musicians!

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Tír na nÓg

201 East Pratt Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 483-8968

“Welcomed I will be in a tongue I know, love and hospitality will be offered me…” Come discover your Irish tongue at Tír na nÓg, where you’re bound to live a truly unique Irish experience. Here, the Irish tradition mingles with the New American cuisine, creating a charming, very hospitable and authentic atmosphere. And if you’re looking for an Irish-sophisticated dish, Chef Matthew Geraghty will have it for you! Irish Oak smoked salmon, between warm, corn blinis, potato leek soup, and a rack of herb crusted lamb are just some of the mouth-watering dishes served here. Check out their website for hours of operations and their sports calendar!

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Patrick’s Of Pratt Street

934 W. Pratt Street,
Baltimore, MD 21223
(443) 869-6136

Looking for an “Irish charm with international flavor?” Patrick’s Of Pratt Street’s Baltimore location has everything you need for a perfect Irish day, from food to atmosphere. Established in 1847, this is America’s oldest Irish pub, being run by family members of its founders. In 1999, its owners discovered an old photograph from the pub’s 19th century heyday. This prompted a historic renovation “back to the pub’s roots,” stripping away the modern and uncovering its original walls. Go online to find out more on their history, menu and why many think of Patrick’s as the best Irish pub around.

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Mick O’Shea’s

328 North Charles Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 539-7504

Located in historical Mount Vernon, Mike O’Shea’s bar offers a cozy Celtic atmosphere. Their menu is upscale tavern food with a focus on the British Isles. The music here varies from Irish rock ‘n’ roll to traditional Irish songs, which makes the bar really stand out. Check out their menu for weekly specials, upcoming events and start getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day!

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Ryan’s Daughter

600 East Belvedere Ave.,
Baltimore, MD 21212
(410) 464-1000

Inside the Belvedere Square near Towson, there’s Ryan’s Daughter Irish Pub. The pub defines itself as a classic Irish house and restaurant, where traditional Irish music is played weekly. Their delicious menu is a mix of Irish and American dishes, catering to all tastes in town. Every Sunday you can enjoy their special brunch with bottomless mimosas. Their website has more on their specials and hours of operation.