Irish Eats at Meg O’Malley’s in Melbourne, Florida
East New Haven Street, located in historic downtown Melbourne, Florida, brings a worldly experience to diners and shoppers alike with its international flair shops and restaurants.
It is only fitting that one of the anchor spots is secured by a lively Irish Pub, Meg O’Malley’s, that keeps people coming back for more. Step up to their Irish themed sports bar, tended by a super friendly staff, or reserve a table for some of the best eats in all of Melbourne.
I live in Vero Beach, 45 minutes away, and make the drive to Meg O’Malley’s because it is that good! Here are some of the tasty things we love eating there.
Meg O’Malley’s Cram-Packed Menu
I’m amazed that Meg O’Malley’s has not only a cocktail & wine menu, but also whiskey, beer, and cordials ones as well. Then there is the happy hour, Sunday brunch, and late-night menus, in addition to the regular dining menu. While Meg O’Malley’s menu is enormous, I have some recommendations on what to try that will make happy campers around the dinner table.
For starters, my favorite dish is the Cheese and Ale Crock; warm and bubbly Irish ale stirred with creamy cheddar and Dubliner cheeses. The melted cheese comes with a bread basket featuring Irish brown bread as the star of the basket. Other great appetizers are the Ten Little Piggies (mini bangers served with relish and dijon-horseradish sauce) or the Meg’s Threesome, a combination platter with sausage rolls, potato balls, and cabbage wraps. I love each one of the trio items. They are all popular choices, too.
Food in Epic Proportions
Next up, soups and salads. Meg O’Malley’s Emerald Island Onion and Creamy Potato Bacon Leek Soups are both fantastic! Salad recommendations would be the Wedge (with crumbled blue cheese) or the Irish Chopped Salad.
You can’t come to Meg O’Malley’s without eating the 18¢ cents (yes, you read that right!) Parliament Bean Soup. Same recipe as served in Irish Parliament, at the same cost.
Main item suggestions would be the Corned Beef and Cabbage or Bangers and Mash, two Irish classics dishes. If you fancy a sandwich, try the Kilkenny (corned beef, cabbage, 1000 Island dressing on rye) or the Crab & Shrimp Cake (Blue crab and shrimp, caramelized onions, and remoulade, on a potato bun).
I will warn you; portions at Meg’s are freaking huge! Ask for a to-go box when ordering as you will need it.
Meg O’Malley’s Bonus Features
Meg O’Malley’s offers a large selection of craft beers, wines, and spirits. Traditional Irish beers are available on tap as well. The TV screens show sporting events all day long and they also have local, live music on weekends, and Irish music on Tuesdays.
Loud and lively would be a great way to describe this boisterous gathering spot. I enjoy the upbeat atmosphere and go here often when in town.
Another plus is that the staff dresses in kilts (short ones) and that may be another reason why it is such a favorite spot with the men. Vegetarian? No problem, Meg O’Malley’s menu features plenty of vegetarian choices as well as gluten-free options.
FYI: Parking is available in the back of the restaurant if you cannot secure street parking.
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