10 St. Patrick’s Day Dining Specials

Here are all the best pubs and places to sate your hankering for corned beef, Irish whiskey, and more.

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Anna’s Taqueria

Anna’s is bringing back that crowd-pleasing Irish/Mexican mash-up known as the cabbage and corned beef burrito. The limited-edition offering is layered in slow-roasted corned beef, steamed cabbage and carrots, and Anna’s beans and rice, and is available in both regular and “super” sizes.

Available at all Anna’s Taqueria locations. annastaqueria.com

Brass Union

Union Square hotspot Brass Union is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish-inspired menu prepared by executive chef Jon Kopacz, including dishes like his shredded corned beef with Irish cheddar cheese fries; a house-made corned beef sandwich; and, the Brass “Traditional” boiled dinner with corned beef, sautéed cabbage, and smashed red bliss potatoes. On the liquid side, beverage director Paulo Pereira has created specialty concoctions like the Donal Sour (Glendalough Double Barrel Whiskey, fresh lemon, clove syrup, grapefruit bitters) and The Abbot (Glendalough 7 Year Single Malt Irish Whiskey, orange/cinnamon syrup, acid phosphate, Angostura bitter).

March 13-17, 70 Union Square, Somerville; brassunion.com.

The Green Briar 

Start your day off right with a massive Irish breakfast of two eggs, two bangers, two rashers, black and white pudding, and baked beans and fries. Then swing back by in the evening for a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage and chocolate bread pudding made with Jameson, Bailey’s, and Guinness. The pub will also host the Take Me to Ireland Party where one lucky winner will take home a trip to Ireland.

March 10-17, The Green Briar, 304 Washington St, Brighton; greenbriarpub.com

The Harp

At The Harp, located just steps from North Station, diners can feast on Irish classics like corned beef and cabbage, beef stew, and shepherd’s pie, or mix it up with a corned beef spring roll with honey dijon dipping sauce. Also, make sure to save room for dessert, as the pub will be offering their “Three Leaf Clover” chocolate bread pudding with Jameson, Bailey’s, and Guinness, all topped with vanilla ice cream.

Thursday, March 12 – Tuesday, March 17, The Harp, 85 Causeway St., Boston; harpboston.com.  

The Independent

The Independent in Somerville is starting the celebration early by opening at 11 a.m. and offering traditional specials like an Irish breakfast, a corned beef dinner, bangers and mash, and a lamb sandwich. As for drinks, The Independent is adding a wide range of Irish beers and whiskey cocktails to the menu, including The Brotherhood (Jameson, Benedictine, Grand Marnier, and lemon) and the Chicory Stout, made with whiskey, chicory maple syrup, and Guinness.

March 17, 11 a.m.–11 p.m., The Independent, 75 Union Square, Somerville; theindo.com

Met Back Bay

Join Michelin-starred, award-winning chef Oliver Dunne from Dublin, Ireland as he presents a multi-course dinner inspired by Ireland’s historic cuisine at Kathy Sidell’s Met Back Bay. Dubbed “An Evening in Éire,” the multi-course dinner will include courses like Dunne’s soft goat cheese panna cotta with heirloom beetroots; organic salmon with broad beans, dill, and potato ragout; an herb-crusted lamb; and the deconstructed Irish Coffee made with Jameson 18-year-old limited reserve gel, chocolate ganache, and almond crumb. The meal will come with select sampling from Jameson Irish Whiskey.

$75 per person, March 17, 7 p.m., 279 Dartmouth St., Boston; eventbrite.com.

MJ O’Connors

This downtown Irish pub will feature its signature Dublin burger: a grilled half-pound sirloin burger topped with beer braised onion, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Each patty is served on a toasted roll, and comes with either fried crepe wedges with cheddar cheese dip or a basket of mini Irish sausages, fries, and curry sauce.

March 17, MJ O’Connors Park Plaza, 27 Columbus Ave., Boston; mjoconnors.com

Olde Magoun’s Saloon

For the week leading up to St. Paddy’s Day, Olde Magoun’s will debut a menu stuffed with Irish-themed specials, including Irish Guinness stew made with beef and lamb in a rosemary and leek gravy; the New England boiled dinner consisting of corned beef with potatoes, cabbage, and root vegetables; as well as a chicken curry turnover, a flakey pastry filled with curried chicken, peppers, and onions. On the final evening, celtic folk rock performer Ronan Quinn will be performing live.

March 13–17, live music Tuesday, March 17, 4- 7 p.m., 518 Medford St., Somerville; magounssaloon.com

Puritan & Company

Chef Will Gilson of Puritan & Company will offer a three-course prix fixe boiled dinner on St. Patrick’s that includes house-made Irish bangers, a New England boiled dinner of corned beef, baby vegetables, and ham broth, and for dessert, a chocolate potato cake covered with whipped crème fraîche.

$40 per person, March 17, 5 p.m., Puritan & Company, 1166 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge; puritancambridge.com

South Street Diner

South Street Diner got an early jump on the St. Patrick’s Day festivities over the weekend, as it began 86 straight hours of Irish-themed fare and drink specials. Try their $10 corned beef and cabbage special, which comes paired with house-made Irish soda bread and a pint of Guinness. The diner will also have be serving an Irish breakfast with bangers, brown and white pudding, and Guinness floats all day. Tall boys of PBR and Narragansett are priced at $2.50 and all other beers are under $4.

March 14-17, 178 Kneeland St., Boston; southstreetdiner.com.