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Dining Guide for Families in Orange County

St. Patrick’s Day Dining in Orange County


Photo courtesy of Hennessey’s Tavern

St. Patrick’s day is one of the most festive days to dine out in Orange County. Whether looking for a fun place to have a date night or a place to dine with the family, we have the best guide to dining out on St. Patrick’s Day in Orange County.


Family Dining Destination

Ruby’s Diner
(multiple locations)

Ruby’s has a special March Madness Monday dining deal for St. Patrick’s Day. Families can order 2 classic RubyBurgers with fries plus your choice of 2 classic shakes for $19.99. (Cannot be combined with any other offer)

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
(multiple locations)

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is a fun family dining destination for St. Patrick’s Day where families can even bring along their four-legged family member! On St. Patrick’s Day, they will feature Half & Half ($5.95-$7.50) Harp Lager topped with Guinness in 16oz and 22oz. Their cocktail special is James & Ginger for ($7.50) featuring Jameson Irish Whiskey and Gosling Ginger Beer with fresh squeezed lime. Their food special is their Irish Nachos ($7.50) that comes with fried potatoes covered in Lazy Dog Chili topped with Jack and Cheddar cheeses, sour cream, onions, tomatoes, and house-made pickled jalapenos.


Date Night Destinations

Hennessey’s Tavern
34111 La Plaza
Dana Point, CA, 92629

213 Ocean Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Known as “your neighborhood meeting place” Hennessey’s has some of the best Irish food in Orange County along with a wide selection of drinks. With St. Patrick’s Day on a Monday this year, come between 4-7pm for their great Happy Hour specials.

Silky Sullivan’s
10201 Slater Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708

They are hosting a fun St. Patrick’s Day party with green beer, delicious food, and live entertainment.

Durty Nellie’s Irish Pub
2915 Red Hill Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626

During St. Patrick’s Day weekend, they will have Fireball and Jameson for $5 (Friday to Tuesday). On St. Patrick’s Day they will feature $3.50 20 oz. draft Guiness.

Harp Inn
130 E. 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627

The Harp Inn is one of the best places to have a true authentic Irish St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Orange County. They open early for the fun to begin starting at 9am!

Malarky’s Irish Pub
3011 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Malarky’s has been a popular Irish pub since 1977. They recommend arriving early for Irish Food and Fare starting at 7am on St. Patrick’s Day.


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