St. Patrick’s Day means parades and green beer, bagels, donuts and milkshakes – plus great deals at national restaurant chains. Some are valid only on Friday, March 17, others for a few days before and after.
Our leprechauns have been busy searching for this pot of gold list of money-saving deals, offered alphabetically, because that’s the only fair way. Since not all locations participate, be sure your favorite one is on the list and you are not disappointed enough to turn orange or red with frustration, even anger.
Thanks to the trade publication Restaurant News and other sources for this list of St. Patrick’s Day restaurant deals for eating and drinking.
our full listing of national restaurant chain deals in March and April,
including FREE sweets on the first day of spring.
The special St. Patrick’s Day menu includes such appetizers as Irish Fries Are Smilin’, entrees like Fish & Chips and the Corned Beef Dinner, and cocktails like the Irish cream Martini, for dine-in or to-go at 99 Restaurants on March 16 and 17.
Beverages cannot be purchased to-go and pricing and participation may vary depending on location.
The chain is celebrating the season by serving its Corned Beef Reuben Meal with 7 oz. of thinly sliced corned beef.
Add the Mint Chocolate Shake if you need some more green in your meal to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit
There are several drink specials on St. Patrick’s Day.
Choose from $3 Bud Light Green beer, $4 Jameson Sidecar, $5 Guinness Draught, and $8 Irish Old Fashioned, made with Jameson Irish Whiskey, house-made Guinness infused syrup and cocoa bitter, and garnished with an orange slice.
Through March 31, Chili’s is in the St. Patrick’s Day mood with the Lucky Jameson Margarita.
Add it to their current limited time special 3 For Me offer of three courses for $10.99 menu.
Order a Mint Shake made with fresh vanilla frozen custard hand blended with milk and mint flavoring.
Dave & Buster’s
Happy Hour specials Monday-Friday include on St. Patrick’s Day. Select your location here for specific info.
Dairy Queen is now serving its new Mint Brownie Blizzard with green deliciousness to get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. Order one now by clicking here
DQ also is offering a FREE cone on the first day of spring.
The current entry for the chain’s well-named Absolute Würst Sausage Series is a Corned Beef and Cabbage Sausage.
Available through March 31, this Irish-themed dog features an all-beef sausage blended with cabbage, garlic and corned beef spices in a sheep casing, served on the chain’s signature grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls. Order – if you dare – in a choice of ways, and be sure to have your Rolaids or Prilosec handy:
- “Würst Way” with grilled sauerkraut, white American cheese and secret sauce;
- “Breakfast Way” (pictured here) – tortilla stuffed with Corned Beef and Cabbage sausage, tater tots, three sunny-side up eggs, white American cheese, caramelized onions and spicy mayo.
- “Your Way” with choice of toppings;
- “Corn Dog Way” dipped in Dog Haus’ root beer batter; and
- “Sliced Way” grilled and sliced with their choice of dipping sauce.
My way is to try not to think about my father, a butcher born in Frankfurt – where wursts are the best and American cheese is verboten on anything, including hot dogs – from spinning in his grave.
The only good thing about this Corned Beef and Cabbage sausage abomination is that Dog Haus donates $1 to No Kid Hungry from every Absolute Würst Sausage Series item sold. The national charity works to end childhood hunger by ensuring that kids get the food they need in various ways.
FYI – ecoxplorer Evelyn Kanter is a longtime contributing editor and writer to Fodor’s Essential Germany, including updating the Frankfurt chapter for the most recent 2023 edition.
The list includes Corned Beef and Cabbage for $14.99, Green Miller Lite Pints for $3, Guinness Pints for $5, and Jameson Shots for $5.
The smoothies chain is offering a BOGO 50% off special on green smoothies on March 17 to all rewards members.
They also has a limited-time smoothie of the month – the Luck of the Tropics Smoothie – passion mango juice, oat milk, kale, and mangoes.
As a part of Jamba’s Mystery Menu, it can be ordered only online or through the app.
The limited-time St. Patrick’s Day Collection features four festive doughnuts in a custom St. Patty’s Day box:
- Golden Cookies & Kreme Doughnut: A golden cookie Kreme filled doughnut shell dipped in white icing and covered in golden cookie pieces and a gold sprinkle blend.
- Hat O’ Gold Doughnut A chocolate iced doughnut decorated with a plaid green icing pattern and topped with a leprechaun hat sugar piece.
- Golden Sprinkle Doughnut – An Original Glazed doughnut dipped in green icing and topped with a gold St. Patrick’s Day sprinkle blend.
- Rainbow Kreme Filled Doughnut – An unglazed shell filled with Kreme™, topped with green icing and decorated with a rainbow sugar piece, vanilla buttercream, and gold coin sprinkles.
On March 16 and 17, the chain brings back its O’riginal Glazed Doughnut (a green Original Glazed doughnut), available to be purchased as a dozen. You can snag one for free if you show up at participating locations wearing green on the 16th or 17th!
Long John Silver’s
When you order online, you can get $5 off an 8-piece Family Meal or get a second platter for free when you buy one.
Use code LENTFAM to get the Family Meal deal and use code LENTBOGO for the platter deal.
Two St. Patrick’s Day favs return for 2023.
Miller’s Ale House
These Irish-theme food and drink specials are available through March 26
- Irish Egg Rolls ($11.99): Egg rolls stuffed with corned beef, sauerkraut, bistro sauce, and Swiss cheese. Comes with a side of bistro sauce.
- Miller’s Ale House Reuben ($15.99): Thinly sliced corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and 1000 Island dressing served on Rye bread.
- Irish Mule Pitchers ($13.95)
- Irish Breakfast and Green Tea Shots ($5)
- Guinness 20 oz. Draft ($5.99)
Drink deals on the “Happy Every Hour Menu” for St. Patrick’s Day include $2 beers, $4 cocktails, and $5 wine.
You can also get deals on Miller Lite Drafts, Dark Horse Chardonnay, and Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon along with cocktails such as Electric Lemonade, Whiskey Sour, and Tequila Sunrise.
The Greene Turtle
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with these drink specials – $3 Domestic Pints, $5 Guinness Pints, $5 Jameson, $5 Turtle Crawl, $5 Irish Car Bombs, and $4 Greene Tea Shooters. Some locations are offering Battered Fish N’ Chips.
On St. Patrick’s Day, beer lovers can order draft pours of fresh Guinness or order it blended with a choice of House beers which includes: House Honey Blonde Ale, House IPA, or House Cuvee.
A festive cocktail option is the Dublin Mule, made with Jameson Irish Whiskey blended with Guinness Dry Irish Stout, citrus agave, and ginger ale.St. Patrick’s Day Dining Statistics
St. Patrick’s Day Statistics
According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, 46% of adults plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, while 20% of adults plan on having a drink to celebrate.
But let’s be honest here – about 80% of adults don’t respond truthfully in surveys, perhaps even more about drinking on St. Patrick’s Day.
ecoXplorer Evelyn Kanter is a journalist with 20+ years of experience as a newspaper and magazine writer, radio & TV news producer & reporter, and author of guidebooks and smartphone apps – all focusing on travel, automotive, the environment and your rights as a consumer.
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