Many restaurants claim to be Irish, a pub, or both. And having a husband who will not let me forget that he is about one–third Irish, I have been to several. Make no mistake, not one St. Patrick’s Day passes without corned beef and cabbage, either homemade, or at whatever local eatery is serving it. That being said, I am not an expert, but definitely a fan.
Upon entering the Olde Blind Dog in the Crabapple area of Milton, you are greeted by Braveheart. The entire pub is furnished with dark, beautiful woodwork, which is all original and brought over from Ireland. No cheesy, Irish themed posters here — it’s the real deal. The dark wooden booths are almost like a private room, making conversation much more pleasant and enjoyable. They have a bar area as well for a more casual experience.
Now, my rule is to always check the dessert menu first, as that will then determine what I order. I was thrilled to see they offered traditional bread pudding and a sticky toffee pudding. Got them both!
Of course there is much more to the menu than dessert. If you appreciate Irish fare, you won’t be disappointed. Scotch Eggs, bangers and mash, fish and chips, Irish stew, Guinness stout onion soup, corned beef and cabbage and shepherd’s pie are offered. We had the fish and chips and the Irish stew and were very impressed. Not in love with Irish food? There are plenty of traditional choices on the menu, so you will be able to find something.
And, not to be stereotypical, but the Irish are known for their whiskey, and the Olde Blind Dog has an impressive list of Irish Whiskeys to choose from. Scotch and bourbon choices are also on hand, and they offer about 18 specialty pint creations for beer drinkers.
The Olde Blind Dog is a great spot to go either with your children, or later at night on a weekend for a night out with adults. If you haven’t had much experience with Irish food, it is a great place to give it a try. The atmosphere is fun and welcoming. The only thing missing are those charming little Irish accents! But, we are still in Georgia, after all. Stop in and tell them Scoop sent you!