While Irishmen tell tales of the free-flowing rivers of Guinness in County Cork, forlorn Americans are forced to harvest the creamy nectar from sinister barmen and unpredictable delivery toucans. Today’s Groupon makes Irish fare slightly more accessible: for $12, you get $25 worth of Guinness, ribs, and more at O’Tooles Irish American Grill and Bar. Your Groupon is redeemable at the Waterford and Royal Oaks locations.
O’Tooles offers a massive menu of Irish-inspired American fare, sure to please that dashing ex-Emerald Islander in your jazz aerobics class. The juicy beef tenderloin bites are char-grilled to order and served with the house horseradish sauce to properly lubricate the palate for delicious beers and bites to come ($9.99). Appetized seafarers can dive into the battered and fried calamari with two dipping sauces and lemon wedges ($7.99). Savory sandwiches and burgers, such as the corned beef or turkey and kraut- or slaw-stuffed Celtic Reuben ($8.49) or the customizable burger ($6.99) with more than 20 available toppings ($0.29–$1.29), satisfy diners' desires to hold hands with their meals in public for once. Meat enthusiasts will prefer to sharpen their incisors on hearty entrees such as the locally renowned ribs smothered in tangy barbecue sauce ($13.99–$22.99), while piscivores needn't go fishing with a bounty of flavor in each forkful of the lobster mac 'n' cheese ($12.99) or Guinness-battered fish and chips ($9.99–$13.99). Wings, salads, soups, and pizza round out the menu, ensuring that each member of your book club or fight club will emerge from the dinner satisfied and fully fed.
The warm and welcoming grill and bar houses plenty of HD plasma TVs and the Waterford location has a full game room, complete with pool tables and arcade games, making it an ideal location for your next 21st birthday party or Masterpiece Theatre viewing session. The expansive lakeside patio at the Waterford branch serves as the blissful backdrop for a breezy date with a dashing dry-cleaner or an intimate night of fresh-air-infused dining.