Roasted loin of ham with cabbage and mashed potatoes, beer-battered fish-and-chips, a very froufrou but yummy Shepherd's Pie, chicken-and-wild-mushroom pie. The must-have appetizer is the Dalkey Duo: batter-fried cocktail sausages with a mustard dipping sauce.
Lunch $15-$27 (child $7-$14), dinner $15-$29 (child $7-$14)
A night in a good Irish pub, Raglan Road included, is a joyous and uplifting experience. As the Irish say, it’ll set you right up.
Setting and Atmosphere
Many elements of this pub, including the bar, were hand-crafted from hardwoods in Ireland and sent to the United States for reassembly (“lock, stock, and beer barrel,” as the website advises). The venue is huge by Irish-pub standards, but the dark polished-wood paneling, as well as the snugs (small, private cubbyholes), preserves the feel of the traditional pub. The pentagonal main room sits beneath an impressive but very unpublike dome. In the middle of the room is a tall, tablelike platform accessible to Celtic dancers via a permanently attached short staircase. A modest bandstand is situated along the wall in front of a large pseudo-hearth. Branching from the cavernous domed center room are cozy dining areas and snugs.
Celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, star of the Irish reality shows Guerrilla Gourmet and Heat as well as Kevin Dundon’s Modern Irish Food on PBS, oversees the kitchen, which turns out classic Irish fare with a twist. The must-try appetizer is the Dalkey Duo: batter-fried cocktail sausages with a mustard dipping sauce. And while you could order a burger, we recommend branching out and trying something different— say, Kevin’s Heavenly Ham (glazed loin of bacon with cabbage and potatoes), Cluck Curry (chicken curry with almond rice), or Sod the Stew (beef stew Infused with a hint of Guinness). And of course, beer-battered fish and chips.
Fun “Host the Roast” family-style brunches—offered weekends and including sides and dessert—serve six or more and must be ordered 48 hours in advance. Choose from lemon-thyme chicken, stuffed leg of lamb, pork loin, or beef rib roast. Brunch also includes boxty (a “sandwich” of Irish ham and Cheddar between two hash-brown cakes, topped with a fried egg), omelets, pancakes, sausages, and the requisite Bloody Marys and mimosas.
Though you could consider a great selection of Irish lagers and stouts an amenity, the real draw here is the Celtic music. A talented band plays daily. Starting in the early evening with a couple of superb acoustic sets, the band sets up as the diners filter out and the pub crawlers settle in. A Celtic dancer wanders in and dances on the aforementioned table to some of the numbers. (Think Riverdance, not stripper pole.)
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Requires Pre-payment in Full: No
|Type||Discount||Valid Weekdays||Valid Meals|
|Tables in Wonderland||20%||All||All|
|DVC Member||10%||All||Also includes purchases at the retail store|
Disney Dining Plan
Requires 1 credit
|When to go||Monday-Saturday after 8 p.m.|
|Parking||Marketplace lot or lot near former Pleasure Island complex.|
|Bar||Full service specializing in Irish whiskeys and beers.|
|Wine||Better than a pub's but not extensive.|
|Lunch Hours||11 a.m. -1 or 1:30 a.m.|
|Dinner Hours||Served until 11 p.m., with pub food available until closing|