Intrepid treasure seekers are all disappointed to find that leprechaun pots aren't filled with gold, but rather with uncooked yukon-gold potatoes and coin-shaped marshmallows. Savor more valuable bounty with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Irish fare at Irish Cottage Inn in Franklin.
Irish Cottage Inn fills grumbling foodsacks with authentic Irish meals, served in the cozy confines of a traditional Irish cottage. Jumpstart appetites with Gaelic mussels ($8.99) steamed in Guinness and garlic and sidled up next to grilled ciabatta bread. The Gaelic burger ($13.99) occupies fists with a 10-ounce patty adorned with irish bacon and Guinness-infused cheddar cheese, the only substance known to sate wild packs of feral fiddle players. A selection of traditional Irish platters includes bangers and mash ($12.99)—with irish sausages smothered in mashed potatoes—and the Gaelic grill ($14.99)—a mountainous dish of irish sausages and bacon, black pudding, and pork medallions—allowing diners to sample the flavors of Ireland without the trouble of eating the Blarney Stone.
Irish Cottage Inn envelops its guests in environs that feel like a true Irish cottage, nestled between exposed stonework walls and a thatched roof installed by a Scottish master thatcher. Within the building, four dining areas provide plenty of space to stretch out and unfurl leathery wyvern wings, and 15 HD televisions are scattered throughout, tuned to the exciting plays of myriad sports games.
Irish Cottage Inn
The Irish Cottage Inn is just that--an interior filled with hardwood floors and old-fashioned stonework walls, only a little at odds with the flat screen televisions that dot the space. The highest tabletops sit on altered whiskey barrels, and the dining room features eyefuls of photography from Irish artist Annette Maleney Pelaez. The owners report that it took six months of solid renovations to make the place look exactly right.
The menu, on the other hand, boasts dishes from all over the world. Alongside bangers and mash or shepherd's pie, chefs whip up wasabi-seared tuna, Mexican-style burgers, and shrimp alfredo. Whenever possible, they craft these dishes from fresh, locally farmed ingredients, getting their produce from nearby farmers and sourcing their Irish soda bread rolls from every single Irish citizen.
602 State Rte. 23
Franklin, New Jersey 07416Get Directions