Counterfeit Irish pubs can be detected by their poorly concealed sake taps, five-leaf clovers, and bartenders who cast no reflection in mirrors. Experience the real deal with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Irish fare and drinks at Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill in Franklin.
Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill keeps customers’ stomachs from crooning doleful ballads with a fully stocked kitchen that fires Irish specialties until 1 a.m. each night. Executive chef Joe Piscatello dapples palates and freshly washed bibs with creations such as the fish ‘n’ chips—battered in Harp lager and lightly fried to a gilded hue ($9.95)—and the pub-style Reuben pizza, which unites shredded corned beef, swiss cheese, and cabbage on a bed of creamy thousand-island sauce ($12.95+). Main courses also include the twin Irish fillets—a duet of 4-ounce tenderloin medallions wrapped in Irish rasher bacon—and the Jameson-glazed Alaskan salmon fillet, served with grilled vegetables and colcannon mashed potatoes ($12.95). While basking in the glow of 12 high-definition television screens and watching favored football teams, diners can explore the intricacies of the cheese-, bacon-, and vegetable-ensconced tavern fries ($7.45) or the Bailey's irish-cream crème brûlée ($4.95). Pints of Guinness ($5) and 15 other draft beers pair with dining selections or raise high to toast mankind's ability to reach top shelves.
Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill
Of the 113 intrepid souls who've attempted to conquer the Paddy's Lament burger challenge at Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill, only two have succeeded. It's not a feat that ought to be taken lightly—contestants have 60 minutes to finish a three-pound burger topped with a half-pound of cheese, a pound of corned beef, and veggies, as well as a mountain of beer-battered fries. Victors are rewarded with bragging rights, a $50 gift card, and an approving head nod from the cook.
For diners not hungry enough to take on the challenge, however, there's plenty of other more reasonably sized pub favorites on the menu, such as tangy buffalo-chicken pizza and meaty nachos. Mulligans is a three-time winner of the Sticky Fingers Chili Cook-Off, a four-time winner of the Milwaukee Chili Bowl, and the people's choice winner at the Taste of Ireland for best Irish stew. There's also a sweeping variety of authentic Irish favorites, including corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, and fish and chips in a Harp beer batter that's been lauded by reporters from Express Milwaukee as "feathery" and "flavorful." On weekly Friday fish fries, the kitchen serves fried haddock, lake perch, and bluegill along with internationally inspired specialties such as barbecued asian shrimp and spicy seafood linguini.
The bar also boasts 16 draft beers and more than 20 varieties of Irish whiskeys. There are 21 HD TVs scattered throughout the bar and seating areas, broadcasting everything from thrilling football games to thrilling laundry detergent commercials.
8933 S 27th St.
Franklin, Wisconsin 53132