Last year around this time, America was closing up shop because of Covid. St. Patrick’s Day took the brunt of it, with restaurants and bars abruptly forced to close and parades swiftly being canceled.
This year, St. Pat’s is back in a reduced form, but at least we can do what Kansas Citians do best—eat out. If you’re ready, here are just a smattering of Irish-centric specials available at local pubs and eateries.
Summit Grill — Lee’s Summit, Waldo and Gladstone
Summit Grill is serving special St. Patrick’s Day fare through March 17. The menu includes traditional Irish food available for lunch, dinner, and happy hour, including options like shepherd’s pie, Dublin coddle, and corned beef and cabbage. Additionally, the grill is offering drink specials, including Guinness, Irish coffee, green beer, and Jameson Irish Whiskey. The lunch and dinner menu items are available for both dine-in and carryout. Happy-hour specials are available daily from 3 to 6 p.m. in the bar.
O’Dowd’s Gastropub — Plaza
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all this week with O’Dowd’s. Don’t miss their Irish breakfast menu on the morning of St. Patrick’s Day, with traditional Irish fare, including corned-beef hash, biscuits and gravy, and French toast. Keep the flavor going with their special Irish lunch and dinner menu, with tasty bites like shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, and more! Grab a Guinness or two (or three!) and enjoy music every night with your favorite Irish tunes performed live.
Plowboys Barbeque – Overland Park, Blue Springs
Who wants a Rub Me for Luck sammich? There’s a rainbow of flavors in this unique collaboration sandwich showcasing great Kansas City brands: Plowboys Barbeque smoked pastrami with Bovine Bold rub + Helga mustard + Meshuggah bagels. It’s available now through Sunday, March 21 for dine-in or carryout. Online carryout and delivery order available on Plowboys ChowNow app.
Best Regards Bakery & Café – Overland Park
Trust us, Best Regards’ St. Patrick’s Day sugar cookies are to-die-for. Big, thick, buttery, and almost flaky, made with premium ingredients such as European butter, top-shelf flour, and Madagascar vanilla. And check out the festive St. Patty’s designs! Pre-order by calling 913-912-7238 or purchase online through Best Regards ChowNow app or at the bakery, while supplies last. Available now through March 17.
Q39 — Midtown and Overland Park
Yum! Q39 is serving two Irish-themed entrées featuring smoked corned-beef brisket available exclusively on March 17. The entrées, a smoked corned-beef brisket reuben and a smoked corned-beef brisket plate with cabbage, new potatoes, and root vegetables, are available for dine-in and carryout. In addition, Q39 is offering drink specials to pair, featuring Guinness and Jameson Irish Mule cocktail.
Third Street Social — Lee’s Summit
Now through St. Pat’s, Third Street Social’s lunch and dinner entrées include Guinness mussels, bangers and mash, Dublin coddle, and more. Happy-hour specials include corned beef sliders, Irish banger dog, and more. In addition, Third Street Social is offering daily drink specials featuring Guinness, Irish coffee, green beer and Jameson Irish Whiskey. Lunch and dinner menus are available for both dine-in and carryout. Happy hour specials are available daily from 3 to 6 p.m. in the bar only.
Pearl Tavern — Lee’s Summit
Enjoy a twist on classic Irish fare for St. Patrick’s Day. Pearl Tavern’s special menu will be available through March 17 for lunch, dinner, and happy hour and includes $2 O’Scanny oysters all day, salt-cod croquettes, Guinness mussels, and more. In addition, Pearl Tavern is serving drink specials featuring Guinness stout, Black & Tan, Jameson Irish Whiskey and—of course!—green beer.
Courthouse Exchange — Independence
Courthouse Exchange Restaurant, located on the Square in Independence, will feature their Reuben sandwich, with its slow-roasted corned beef topped with sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, and Swiss cheese on grilled marble rye bread. They’ll also have Irish-inspired drinks such as an Irish mule, Irish ale, and Irish coffee. (All Irish—all the time!)
BRGR – Prairie Village and P&L
Forget burgers! BRGR is branching out this month with their March special—a tasty Reuben sandwich packed full of house-made corned beef, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, Swiss cheese, and local Farm to Market marbled rye bread.
Donutology — Westport
Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with Donutology’s 30-pack Mini Donuts or Classic Donuts with festive toppings from one of Kansas City’s favorite gourmet donut shops. Pre-order only, available now through March 17. Or if you’re more of the classic donut type, try the St. Patrick’s Day Classic Donut Dozen. Pre-order or walk-in (while supplies last). Need a kick with your donuts? Add a to-go box of hot Roasterie coffee to the classic dozen. Pre-order or walk-in (also, while supplies last).
Barley’s – Overland Park and Shawnee
Blue Moose – Lenexa, Prairie Village and Red Bridge
Tradition—that’s what Barley’s and Blue Moose’s all-day Irish food fest is about. Features include tender house-braised corned beef and cabbage and a traditional Reuben sandwich piled high with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing served on locally baked rye bread. Or enjoy light and flaky fish and chips and delightful Dublin coddle soup. And drink up! Guinness, O’Hara’s Irish Stout, Warbeard, Irish ales, and more will be available. Entrées available for dine-in and carryout.
Flying Horse Flatbread — Independence
Flying Horse Flatbread, located at 3 Trails Brewing, is not limiting their St. Patrick’s Day special to one day. They are celebrating the entire month of March with a Reuben flatbread special—packed pastrami, sauerkraut, mozzarella, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. (Hint: it pairs perfectly with the Irish stout from 3 Trails Brewing.)
Tavern in the Village – Prairie Village
Behold this behemoth Tavern Irish beer burger—an 8-ounce Angus beef burger, Dubliner cheddar, pastrami, sauerkraut, Guinness beer mustard with a swirled marbled rye bun. It’s being served all day long on St. Pat’s. And, trust us, after all that green beer, you’ll need it.