A plane ticket to Ireland is prohibitively expensive, and the flight attendant won’t let you drink, sing, or knit her dog an Aran sweater. Fast forward to the fun part of visiting Ireland with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of upscale pub fare and drinks at Duffy's Tavern, located in West Haven.
Since 1983, the family-owned Duffy's Tavern has served a tasty assortment of Irish fare, comfort cuisine, fresh seafood, and juicy steaks, helping prepare bellies for a bevy of pints soon to follow. Duffy's dinner menu starts with favorite Irish entrees such as bacon-topped calf's liver ($14.99) and thinly sliced pot roast ($13.99), in addition to twin 8 oz. pork chops served with Cajun spices ($15.99). Diners can stop by at noontime for lunch, including sandwiches such as the lobster grilled cheese with scallions ($14.99). To drink, Duffy's offers Irish standards such as Guinness and Smithwick's on tap, as well as a seasonal rotation of palate-pleasing martinis and cocktails. Duffy's interior is furnished with oak antiques, giving off a warm vibe that is part speakeasy, part authentic Irish pub, but without the pesky infusion of James Joyce practicing his sitar from beyond the grave. Slide into a cozy booth, or settle into the wicker furniture on the outdoor patio, which boasts custom Celtic iron railings, a blue stone stamped patio, and a see-through gas fireplace.