Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, especially with these dining and beverage specials. Here's a sampling of what local restaurants are offering for the holiday.
A St. Patrick's Day prix-fixe at Max Fish, 110 Glastonbury Boulevard, Glastonbury, offers a choice of three courses for $26: smoked haddock chowder, chopped salad or traditional boxty to start; corned beef and cabbage, grilled organic salmon or Guinness fish and chips for entree and warm date bread pudding for dessert. Add beverage pairings for an extra $12: Smithwick's, Guinness and a shot of Irish whiskey or Irish coffee. 860-652-3474, maxfishct.com.
Litchfield Saltwater Grille, 26 Commons Drive, Litchfield, offers $15 Irish lunch specials March 14 through March 16 from noon to 3 p.m. each day. Choose a soup (cheddar ale potato leek or Connecticut clam chowder) and entree (Guinness stout tenderloin shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage or filet of lemon sole.) Other Irish food and drink specials are available a la carte March 14 through March 17, including corned beef sliders, smoked salmon sliders and Harp-battered fried shrimp. The restaurant features live Irish music all weekend. 860-567-4900, litchfieldsaltwatergrille.org.
Cavey's, 45 East Center Street, Manchester, offers traditional fare like colcannon, nettle soup, braised lamb and spotted dog Sunday, plus 50 percent off select wines and live Celtic music. 860-643-2751, caveysrestaurant.com.
J. Timothy's, 143 New Britain Ave., Plainville, features Irish beers on tap (Guinness, Smithwick's, Kilkenny and Harp) and Jameson 12 Year Select and Tullamore Dew Crock for whiskey selections, to go with a weekend-long corned beef and cabbage special available through Sunday. The restaurant also offers takeout corned beef and cabbage dinner for four, with potatoes, carrots and biscuits, for $37.95. The takeout option is available Friday through Sunday; call in advance to order. 860-747-6813, jtimothys.com.
Spicy Green Bean, 225 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, is encouraging reservations for its St. Paddy's Weekend BYOB Dinner Menu, running March 14 through 16. Specials include Irish pork belly sliders with Kerrygold cheddar, Irish nachos, bangers and 3-vegetable mash, corned beef and cabbage, Reuben mac and cheese and seafood "pot o'gold." 860-657-3500; spicygreenbean.com.
NoRA Cupcake Company, 700 Main Street, Middletown, is taking orders for its limited-time St. Pat's cupcake menu. Special treats include Irish Coffee, Shamrock Shake, Lucky Charms, Over The Rainbow and its signature Irish Car Bomb, with Guinness cake, Jameson chocolate ganache center and Bailey's cream cheese buttercream. 860-788-3150, noracupcake.com.
Mohegan Sun restaurants get in on the fun with several specials. The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House will serve authentic Irish dishes and drink specials all day. Seasons Buffet offers corned beef steamship round, grilled beef sausage, Guinness stout Irish stew, shepherd's pie, boxty, steamed cabbage, colcannon, parsley boiled potatoes, Dublin coddle and Irish soda bread. And at Todd English's Tuscany, a Kobe corned beef and cabbage béchamel served with Guinness-glazed carrots and salt-cured potatoes is $28. mohegansun.com/dining.
Bruegger's, with several Connecticut locations, brings back its annual green bagels March 15 through March 17. Find a Bruegger's near you at brueggers.com.
Wood-n-Tap's seasonal Irish menu is available through the end of the month, featuring Reuben egg rolls, baked potato soup, a corned beef dinner, meatloaf sandwich and meatloaf dinner, shepherd's pie, lamb stew and an Irish cream chocolate cheesecake, plus Irish car bomb and Irish coffee drink specials. woodntap.com.
Mill on the River, 989 Ellington Road, South Windsor, offers traditional corned beef and cabbage Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Order it a la carte for $17.95, or make it a three-course meal with potato leek soup and shamrock pie for just $22. 860-289-7929, themillontheriver.net.
Market Grille, 110 Buckland Hills Drive, Manchester, offers an "American St. Patrick's Day" Sunday with 25 percent off American-made bourbons, whiskeys and domestic drafts along with traditional corned beef and shepherd's pie. 869-644-1011, marketgrillct.com.