Our Picks to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2015 in Orlando

St. Patrick’s Day is this Tuesday, March 17, so If you’re looking to get your Irish on, here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks to do so.

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2015 in Orlando

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American Q at b resort and spa, Lake Buena Vista

American Q Whiskey SmashFrom 5pm-10pm, American Q will offer a special St. Paddy’s Day buffet with a barbeque spin on some Irish classics. The menu will include BBQ Corned Beef Brisket, Guinness & Lamb stew, Jameson baked beans, Charred Cabbage and House-made Irish Bangers.

Price for the buffet, which include carved meats, and the famous flatbed buffet is $34.95 for adults, and $10 for kids.

Wash it down with an American Q Whiskey Smash cocktail with Teeling’s Irish Whiskey, fresh mint and smoked dill pickles.

For more information, visit AmericanQ.com.

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Duffy’s Sports Grill – several Central Florida locations

Duffy’s Sports Grill is keeping it classic this St. Patrick’s day with $4 Guinness pints, and a corned beef and cabbage special for $12.95.

Fans of the Duffy’s brand will be thrilled to learn that the Reuben Burger, a ½ lb. Certified Angus Beef burger, topped with Swiss cheese, corned beef, sauerkraut and 1000 Island dressing, is back by popular demand for $11.95

There are two Central Florida locations: 4158 Conroy Rd by Mall at Millenia in Orlando; and 951 Market Promenade Ave in Lake Mary. A Waterford Lakes location will be opening in May 2015.

For more information, visit Duffysmvp.com.

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4 Rivers Smokehouse – several Central Florida locations

All 4 Rivers locations will be offering a St. Patty’s Day Irish Burger which is topped with sliced corned beef, caramelized onions, melted provolone, and 4R horseradish sauce.

The Sweet Shop at 4 Rivers will also be offering a bevy of Irish treats to enjoy. They are:

  • Guinness Stout Brownie ($3.50) – an Oreo crust covered by a fudgy Guinness infused chocolate brownie, topped with a mint cookie frosting and a drizzle of chocolate ganache
  • Guinness Mug O’ Cake ($4.75) – a green butter cake with beer in the batter, filled with vanilla mousse, topped with a whipped Guinness frosting and garnished with a white chocolate wall and beer mug handle
  • Over the Rainbow Cupcake ($3.75) – a sprinkle filled butter cake, topped with layers of rainbow frosting and a gold shamrock
  • Guinness Doughnut Holes ($2.99 for 5) – deep fried Guinness donuts, coated in a creamy glaze

For more information, or to find your closest location, visit 4rsmokehouse.com.

The Sweet Shop at 4 Rivers - Irish Treats

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The COOP in Winter Park

In addition to the southern cuisine menu, The COOP will be offering a special treat for the Irish holiday:

  • Irish Coffee Pie ($3.75) — an Oreo crust filled with a coffee pastry cream and topped with a baileys whipped cream

The COOP is located at 610 W. Morse Blvd in Winter Park. For more information, visit asouthernaffair.com.

The COOP - Irish Coffee Pie

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McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon at Vue at 360, International Drive in Orlando

This new food and beverage venue will be hosting Blarney Bash, a sneak preview party on St. Patrick’s Day to introduce itself to Orlando.

McFadden’s is a New York mainstay featuring authentic Irish and American fare, along with its famous Fishbowl drinks. This location will be the brand’s 15th location, and it sits in the shadow of The Orlando Eye.

The ultimate St. Patty’s Day party gets started with an Irish breakfast from noon to 2 pm, then rolls on until 2 am with live music, green beer, bagpipers, leprechauns, drink specials and more than a few surprises.

McFadden’s is located at 8291 International Dr. Guests of the party are asked to RSVP online at McFaddensOrlando.com.

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Oblivion Taproom on E. Colonial in Orlando

Oblivion will host Lá Fhéile Pádraig, their own take on the Feast of Saint Patrick. It will feature Irish food specials, and NO green beer.

On the menu for March 17 are:

  • Shepherd’s Pie – Ground beef & vegetables in a brown gravy topped with mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese (veggie option available)
  • Corned Beef & Cabbage – House braised corned beef served with cabbage and sliced carrots. Covered with a parsley buerre blanc.
  • Bangers & Mash – Three bangers served with mashed potatoes and carrots covered in demi-glace.
  • Apple Pear Cobbler – Apple and pear filled cobbler topped with oatmeal crumble and vanilla caramel ice cream.

Oblivion Taproom is located at 5101 E. Colonial Dr in Orlando. For more information, visit obliviontaproom.com.

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Raglan Road at Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World

Raglan Road is in the middle of their annual Mighty St Patrick’s Festival, which ends on March 17. Enjoy Irish bands on two stages throughout the day, Irish dancers, and Irish cuisine inside the restaurant.

The restaurant is located in the center of Downtown Disney. Parking is free in the garage or surrounding lots.

For more information, visit raglanroad.com.

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Hard Rock Cafe Orlando at Universal CityWalk, Universal Orlando Resort

Hard Rock Cafe Orlando Irish ReubenEnjoy the Irish Reuben, a sandwich featuring slow-cooked, hand-carved corned beef brisket, layered with crispy sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and aged Swiss cheese.

The Irish Reuben is served on a salt-crusted pretzel roll with crispy fries and citrus-spiked coleslaw.

It’s available through March 22, 2015

For more information, visit hardrock.com.

 

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If that’s not enough options for you, check out our Events Calendar for even more ways to get your Irish on this week.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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