When Irish eyes are smiling they may steal your heart away, but if you ask nicely, they’ll return it wrapped in a warm Aran sweater. Enjoy heart-stealing, eye-smiling fare with today’s deal: for $12, you get $25 worth of Irish pub fare and drinks at K.C. Branaghan's Irish Pub and Restaurant, located in Long Beach.
K.C Branaghan's menu puts burgers and sandwiches alongside five different boxty (Irish potato pancake) dishes and a hearty list of traditional Irish fayre, including fish and chips ($12.95), shepherd's pie ($12.95) and corned beef and cabbage ($13.95). To start, dig into a bowl of creamy house-made potato leek soup ($6.95 for a bowl) or a plate of Irish nachos, freshly made tortilla chips smothered with corned beef and melted cheese and topped with a jalapeño cream sauce with avocado ($10.95). Wrap mitts around a Stilton blue-cheese pub-burger ($11.95) before summoning a serving of the grilled Atlantic salmon topped with a raspberry-port coulis ($17.95). Branaghan’s special cottage pie is stuffed with vegetables and tender beef, slow-cooked with Guinness in rich brown gravy, and topped with mashed potatoes ($12.95). Pair your eats with a side of fresh homemade Irish brown- or soda-bread ($3.50), a glass of wine, or one of more than 12 draft beers.
K.C Branaghan's aims to replicate an authentic Irish pub experience not only for taste buds, but also for frontal lobes. The warm, welcoming interior has cozy lowered ceilings and walls accented with dark wood paneling on the lower half and buff antiqued paint on top, reminiscent of a cottage pub or a fossilized coconut. On Saturdays and Sundays, breakfast is served with bottomless mimosas, starting at 9 a.m. Reservations are recommended, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.
Yelpers give K.C. Branaghan's Irish Pub and Restaurant an average of four stars: