Dig Into St. Patrick’s Day 2018

St. Patrick’s Day landing on a Saturday this year means a festive long weekend is warranted. Many local restaurants are getting into the Irish spirit with a host of authentic dishes and special menus. Get your best green attire ready and dig in!

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The Milleridge Inn, Jericho

A beloved and centuries-old Jericho gem, The Milleridge Inn has prepared a St. Patrick’s Day menu hard to pass up. Offered from March 16 to March 18, diners can look forward to starting the meal with fresh Irish soda bread and appetizers like traditional colcannon soup or Irish gratinee onion soup ($5.95 extra). Main courses are on the hearty side ranging from shepherd’s pie to corned beef and cabbage to bangers and mash. There’s also a chef’s special dessert with a choice of coffee or tea. Phone: 516-931-2201 | Address: 585 N Broadway Click to go

The Wantagh Inn, Wantagh

Have a very merry St. Patrick’s Day weekend at this fun tavern. Starting March 16 at 5pm, the restaurant will have an Irish menu available followed by Irish music with Mike Crowley from 6-9pm. Last year, guests raved about the Irish smoked salmon, baked chicken pot pie, corned beef sandwich and Bailey’s cream cheesecake. The menu will also be available all day Saturday starting at noon and Sunday starting at 5pm. Phone: 516-785-0809 | Address: 3264 Railroad Ave Click to go

The Nutty Irishman, Farmingdale

Located on Main Street, this lively pub knows how to get the party started any time of year, but St. Patrick’s Day is its own story. Get ready for live bagpipers, step dancers and a DJ. Not to mention an Irish menu, which featured the likes of Irish potato skins, Irish nachos and Irish egg rolls last year. Phone: 516-293-9700 |  Address: 323 Main St Click to go

Irish Coffee Pub, East Islip

Featuring live entertainment all day St. Patrick’s Day, reservations are a must at this long-standing restaurant. Irish classics like Dublin style fish and chips and Guinness-battered onion rings are plenty. And the atmosphere is perfect for catching up with family and friends. Phone: 631-277-0007 | Address: 131 Carleton Ave Click to go

Paddy’s Loft, Massapequa

Warm, hospitable and fun, Paddy’s Loft is a must-visit during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. It’s known for its Irish whisky, beers and coffee, but it has equally impressive Irish fare. Think corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, Irish spring rolls and indulgent Irish nachos. Plus, there’s even half and full trays of St. Patrick’s Day meals to-go for those who may be having their own parties. Phone: 516-798-7660 | Address: 1286 Hicksville Rd Click to go

Fulton’s Gate Irish Pub, Patchogue

Everyone can party like they’re Irish at this fun pub. On St. Patrick’s Day, there will be live traditional and modern Irish music with Bouy 34 starting at 6pm. Enjoy classic corned beef on marble rye, Guinness beef stew or bangers and mash amidst a cool, casual vibe. Phone: 631-289-1490 | Address: 124 E Main St Click to go