Restaurant of the Month : Dublin Bay Irish Pub and Grill

There is an old Irish philosophy that states “there are no strangers, but rather friends not yet met.” Dublin Bay Irish Pub and Grill has been embracing this philosophy since its opening in 2001.

The quaint little restaurant located just off Duff on S. 16th Street takes pride in their made-from-scratch Irish food. Their extensive menu includes everything from light lunches (soups, clubs and reubens) to exquisite dinner items (steaks, pasta, pork loin and walleye).   

There are many traditional Irish fare dishes to choose from such as shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, lamb stew and their delicious potato pancakes, also known as boxtys. 

It won’t be hard to find the perfect drink to go with your meal. With a list of more than 45 ciders and craft or import beers, there is something for everyone. To top it all off, with one of their unique desserts such as bread pudding or Bailey’s Pie. 

According to General Manager, Justin Kabrick, they also offer “the best patio in Ames”. Their patio is a great place for bigger groups in the warmer months.

If you are looking for a little relaxation, happy hour is from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.  They also offer great daily specials like Tuesday Burgers & Brews and $3 Bloody Mary’s on Sundays. 

If you need some entertainment on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), look no further than Dublin Bay. They will begin serving breakfast at 6 a.m. and will have a variety of entertainment throughout the day. They will have a heated beer garden, Irish dancers, bagpipes, and live music.

“It’s the best Saint Patrick’s Day party in Iowa,” says Kabrick.

It is said that to enter a Pub is “to drop by a friend’s home … the greeting is warm and genuine, the service is gracious and the experience is relaxing and fun.” Expect no less than this at Dublin Bay.