6 Long Island Pubs Serving Shepherd’s Pie

St. Patrick’s Day means parades, bar crawls and, of course, festive Irish fare. Among the latter is shepherd’s pie, a meat dish cooked in gravy and topped with mashed potatoes. Enjoyed by folks in Ireland for centuries, the delicacy can also be found at six Long Island restaurants. What better way to celebrate the holiday than with this authentic dish?

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Flanagan’s Pub, Lake Ronkonkoma

Open for lunch or dinner, this family-run tavern has the look, feel and taste of an authentic Irish pub. Its Irish specialties include seasoned corned beef and cabbage, beer-battered Limerick fish and chips and the highly recommended West Clare shepherd’s pie. It’s made with seasoned ground beef and various vegetables and topped with a thick layer of golden brown mashed potatoes. Address: 451 Hawkins Avenue | Phone: 631-588-9843 Click to go

Carney’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, Amityville

A warm welcome awaits visitors at Carney’s Irish Pub. Open seven days a week, the place has a friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and tastes that are praised for being delicious. That includes the shepherd’s pie, a medley of ground beef, onions, peas and carrots. The mashed potatoes on top are a little bite of heaven. Address: 136 Broadway Avenue | Phone: 631-464-4445 Click to go

Grafton Street Pub, Hauppauge

The authentic atmosphere, delicious food and lively music are what make this pub a “must go.” Customers rave about its superb service and tasty shepherd’s pie. The mix of ground beef, vegetables, herbs and spices topped with mashed potatoes is “the one all imposters try to imitate.” Address: 1261 Veteran’s Memorial Highway | Phone: 631-360-0761 Click to go

Still Partners, Sea Cliff

This lively gastropub is a crowd favorite. Featuring live music, delicious food and fun drinks like Dales Pale Ale and Ace Perry Cider, it is the perfect weekend spot. Its shepherd’s pie made with all natural sautéed ground beef, vegetables and mashed potatoes comes highly recommended. Address: 225 Sea Cliff Avenue | Phone: 516-200-9229 Click to go

O’Hara’s Ale House & Grill, Port Washington

Between its glowing reviews and traditional Irish pub atmosphere, this restaurant is another can’t miss on St. Patrick’s Day. The surroundings are warm and the bar has more than 40 craft beers to choose from. The shepherd’s pie here is made with ground beef, peas, carrots and mashed potatoes. Address: 611 Port Washington Boulevard | Phone: 516-321-9254 Click to go

Paddy’s Loft Irish Restaurant & Pub, Massapequa

Come down to this Irish eatery for live music, drinks and satisfying pub grub. Its traditional Irish dishes like corned beef and cabbage and bangers are tasty, but its shepherd’s pie is in a league of its own. Topped with roasted mashed potatoes and served with a garden salad, the dish is known for leaving hearts and stomachs full. Address: 1286 Hicksville Road | Phone: 516-798-7660 Click to go