Lunch $12-$16 (child $6.50-$9), dinner $15-$30 (child $6.50-$9)
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. 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.
Roast 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.
Though you could consider a great selection of Irish lagers and stouts an amenity, the real draw here is the knockout Celtic music. A talented band plays Monday-Saturday. Starting in the early evening with a couple of superb acoustic sets, the band plugs in as the diners filter out and the pub crawlers settle in. A Celtic dancer who wanders in and dances on the aforementioned table to some of the numbers. (The dancing is tasteful - think Riverdance, not rump shaking.)
The great thing about Irish pubs is that folks of all ages can have a wonderful time together. The traditional feel-good drinking songs, reels, and sentimental ballads transcend age. A night in a good Irish pub, Raglan Road included, is a joyous and uplifting experience, and as the Brits say, it will set you right up.
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Disney Dining Plan
|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|
Lunch and Dinner Prices