Corned beef and cabbage

St. Patrick’s Day might immediately bring to mind clovers, leprechauns and certain types of alcohol, but food plays a big part in the fun as well. Fortunately, many Valley restaurants and bars offer special Irish and St. Patrick’s Day dishes you will want to try.

Dillon’s KC BBQ

Dillon’s KC BBQ might not seem like an obvious choice for a St. Patrick’s Day feast — the “KC” stands for Kansas City, not Kilkenny County. However, for the famed Irish holiday, all four Dillon’s locations around the Valley will offer a special Irish-theme dish, green beer and live entertainment.

Beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 17, the Dillon’s locations at Arrowhead, Thunderbird and World Wildlife Zoo will offer a full Corned Beef & Cabbage meal that costs $15.99 for adults and $7.99 for kids. The scenic Lake Pleasant location will opt for an $11.79 Reuben sandwich. The live entertainment begins at 6 p.m. at all locations.

Locations: Arrowhead, Lake Pleasant, Thunderbird, World Wildlife Zoo
When: Friday, March 17


The popular deli Chompie’s brings a little New York flare to the festivities. The central deal on March 17 consists of a $21.99 all-you-can-eat corned beef and cabbage meal. This dine-in only meal also includes boiled red potatoes and fresh-baked Irish soda bread. But for $18.99, you can buy a single-serve option for dine-in and take-out.

The celebration doesn’t stop there! Chompie’s will also feature fun treats like green cupcakes, cookies and bagels. And, of course, there will be beer. These celebrations are valid at the deli’s multiple locations in Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix, Chandler and Glendale.

Where: Many places around the Valley
When: Friday, March 17

The Hash Kitchen

For St. Patrick’s Day, The Hash Kitchen features golden brunch dishes to add some luck to everyone’s morning.

  • Luck of the Irish Doughnuts ($11) are green Irish soda doughnuts with Irish caramel whiskey dipping sauce and sprinkled with edible gold dust.
  • Lucky Charm French toast ($13) features encrusted French toast topped with a warm maple reduction, vanilla cream and dehydrated marshmallows.
  • Green eggs and ham breakfast ($13) includes Spinach buttermilk biscuit with sliced honey ham, poached eggs and a side of green chili hollandaise.
  • Corned beef and cabbage hash is stout-braised corned beef with potato hash, poached eggs and roasted cabbage.
  • Finally, the $14 corned beef and potato frittata is just how it sounds: stout-braised corned beef with fingerling potatoes and Dubliner cheese.

Where: Gainey Village, 8777 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale and 14838 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale
When: Sunday, March 12 through Saturday, 18

Miracle Mile Deli

Diners can grab a fresh meal from this popular local deli between Monday, March 13, and Sunday, March 19. The 68-year-old family owned and operated restaurant will serve meals of corned beef, Irish potatoes, a quarter of cabbage, and bread and butter for only $11.50.

Where: 4433 N. 16th Street, Phoenix
When: Monday, March 13 to Sunday, March 19

Padre Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day Under the Big Top

Founded in 1993, Padre Murphy’s is one of the oldest local Irish pubs, and it boasts plenty of food for St. Patrick’s Day. Traditional corned beef and cabbage meal will be served, while live bands like Status entertain.

The pub opens at 10 a.m. Friday, March 17, and the family can stay until 6 p.m., when it becomes 21 and older. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., leprechauns, clowns and face painting will be available for youngsters. There is a $10 cover charge after 2 p.m. The prices rise to $15 after 6 p.m.

Where: 4338 W. Bell Road, Phoenix
When: Friday, March 17

Pedal Haus Brewery

Mill Avenue’s resident brewpub and nightlife destination, Pedal Haus Brewery will toast St. Patrick himself with a variety of shot specials including $4 Guinness and snake bites, $6 Irish car bombs, $6 Dickel ‘n’ Cider Bombs and $5 green beer.

Guests can pair their green beer with Irish food specials like corned beef and cabbage with roasted country vegetables ($13) and shepherd’s pie ($11). Live folk music will also be going on throughout the evening.

Where: 730 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe
When: Friday, March 17

Social Tap Eatery

Scottsdale’s neighborhood casual eatery and bar, Social Tap Eatery celebrates the Irish holiday March 17 with $5 green beers, $5 Irish Whisky shots and a specialty menu item, the corned beef and cabbage sandwich for $12.

Guests can also enjoy traditional happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. that day, interactive yard games like Jenga and corn hole and ample sports viewing on the 29 TVs.

Where: 4312 N. Brown Avenue, Scottsdale
When: Friday, March 17

Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant

Executive Chef Tomaso Maggiore of Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant celebrates the Irish Catholic holiday by adding a colorful twist to his signature pasta entrées. Just a few of the handcrafted specialty menu items that are “St. Patrick approved” include the Spinach tagliatelle San Patrizio, with handmade spinach pasta with fresh fava peas and artichokes ($21), and the gnocchi Fiorentina al Pesto Genovese with potato dumplings, basil and pine nuts ($23).

Where: 3225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
When: Friday, March 17

– Connor Dziawura and Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, The Entertainer! Magazine / Edited for