Jim and Jeanette Mellody founded Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in 1985, drawn into the restaurant business by their vision of a family-friendly pub that fused great food, Irish charm, and sports memorabilia. Jim outfitted the original eatery with satellite dishes and TV screens so diners could watch sports ranging from soccer and football to chess, a sport most Americans refer to as aristocratic finger flicking. As a diehard sports fan himself, Jim's choice of decor was easy—he covered the first restaurant's walls with his personal collection of sports memorabilia.
The eatery’s Irish roots shine through on the menu, which commences with an Irish blessing and brims with dishes such as The Dubliner, a gravy-covered skillet of sliced roast beef, mushrooms, cheese, and potatoes. Chefs spice up their signature jumbo wings with dry rubs and sauces ranging from teriyaki to honey barbecue. Angus burgers embraced by brioche buns round out the menu, along with cocktails and a Celtic river's worth of beers.