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7 places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in metro Atlanta

If you’re thinking, Irish I had a pot of gold good food, you’re in luck.

Wishes for delectable dishes will be granted thanks to the following seven restaurants in metro Atlanta, which will offer food and drink dedicated to St. Patrick’s Day. All events will occur on Friday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, unless noted otherwise.

Murphy’s: This popular Virginia-Highland restaurant will offer a slew of traditional Irish specials all day including complimentary Irish soda bread ; Finnan Haddie Soup, a cream based soup made from hot smoked Cod with leeks, potatoes and onions for $6; and lamb stew with a side of vegetables and potatoes for $18 and $23, lunch and dinner respectively.

997 Virginia Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-872-0904,

Hampton + Hudson: On Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, revelers can purchase $5 Jameson shots and $5 Guinness beers plus Irish-themed food specials. Show off your fancy footwork during live Irish musical performances on both days.

299 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-948-2123,

McAlister's Deli: Two deals, one day. Participating locations will offer free green tea to all guests wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day. For a pot of gold in the form of a pot(ato), try the Reuben Spud, an oven-baked potato topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and dressing, which is available now through March 17.

1425 Market Blvd., Roswell. 770-594-3220.

2950 Busbee Pkwy., Kennesaw. 770-499-1581.

1030 Old Peachtree Road N.W., Lawrenceville. 678-407-0818.

Republic Social House : Enjoy a rooftop patio party with green beer, shorties of Jameson and Tullamore Dew plus $2 Mickey's Malt Liquors. Rare Form DJs will start spinning at 10 p.m. through the wee hours of the following morning.

437 Memorial Dr. S.E., Atlanta. 404-577-3997.

Southern Art : Head to this Buckhead restaurant for Irish fare that will include egg rolls stuffed with corned beef, braised cabbage and Swiss cheese ($7); Guinness Shepard’s pie, a dish of Guinness braised short rib, pearl onion, baby carrots, peas and topped with smashed red potato ($10); and traditional beer battered cod filet plus a side of fries ($10). Live music will begin 9 p.m.

Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta, 3315 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-946-9070, .


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