In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this week’s Minnesota Mondays post is all about one of the state’s best Irish pubs!
There’s a reason this St. Paul establishment has been around since 1941—the food here is down-home-delicious and the atmosphere combines the feel of an Irish Pub with a local hometown atmosphere. The menu features a variety of American and Irish options, but my favorite is the Fish & Chips. Perfectly beer battered and served with a side of fries and coleslaw, O’Gara’s Fish & Chips are reminiscent of some of the best pubs in Ireland. Looking for something a bit meatier? The Shepard’s Pie is pretty delightful too.
In addition to the menu, the restaurant’s game room was once the home of Carl Schultz’ Barber Shop. He lived along with his son Charles Schultz (the creator of Peanuts) in an apartment above the barber shop. The restaurant features a variety of photos and Peanuts memorabilia, including a Snoopy drawing created especially for Dan O’Gara.
Can’t make it to the original location? You can also grab some classic fare to go at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport—Terminal 1 or enjoy special menu items and live music at the Minnesota State Fair at the corner of Dan Patch Avenue & Cosgove Street.
What’s your fave O’Gara’s memory?