Stomachs only growl when they're hungry or preparing to bite the hand that keeps tickling them. Tame the beast within with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Irish pub fare at O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub.
Cooks at O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub, listed among the best neighborhood restaurants by Richmond Magazine, prepare a menu of traditional comfort food to deck green cloth-covered tables at the homey pub. Beer batter lends a crisp coating to the cod fish and chips ($13.49), while Irish pork sausages lie like succulent pool noodles in the bangers and mash’s potato- and gravy-filled natatorium ($11.99). Bacon, house sauce, cheese, and onion rings top the beloved O' burger ($8.49), and thousand island dressing bathes the reuben on grilled rye ($8.49). The pub serenades ears with the sound of live music on select nights, as well as the cheering of sports fans as they pass words of encouragement or heartfelt haikus to on-screen teams.
O’Toole’s Restaurant and Pub
Jim O’Toole, the son of Irish parents who immigrated to the United States in 1920, realized a lifelong dream when he opened O’Toole’s Restaurant and Pub in 1966. When Jim passed away in 1998, his third eldest son, John, took the reins and led the neighborhood institution into the new millennium. Through the years, John has spearheaded several updates: he added a sports bar, a reception room, and a VIP room, all while maintaining his father’s original vision. That extra space comes in handy, especially on St. Patrick’s Day, when the pub celebrates with kilt-wearing bagpipe musicians.