Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant will be the center of the St. Patrick’s Day universe at Walt Disney World this weekend. The Downtown Disney eatery has plenty of special entertainment planned over the next two days, and there will be plenty of Irish food to enjoy and Guinness to drink.
Tonight’s entertainment starts at 6 p.m., with guest entertainers Murphy’s Law & The Irish Rogues, Creel and the Raglan Road Dancers.
And on St. Patrick’s Day, doors will open at 11 a.m., with all-day entertainment starting at noon. Elevation, a U2 tribute band, will perform inside Raglan Road at 10 p.m. Saturday night.
I checked out the food and entertainment last night at Raglan Road, and here are some tips for enjoying your weekend there:
1. Bring the kids. While the words “Irish Pub” and “family friendly” typically don’t go together on St. Patrick’s Day, Raglan Road is a family friendly place. Kids were having a fabulous time last night interacting with the Raglan Road Dancers, and some even got up on the stage to dance themselves.
2. Plan for a wait. Raglan Road is not taking reservations this weekend, so expect big crowds. Plan to come and get on the list, and then enjoy the music and other entertainment happening outside the restaurant while you wait. Warn the kids so that they’ll know to expect it, too.
3. Cover charge. There will be a $10 cover charge per adult (18+) on St. Patrick’s Day itself. No cover charge on Friday.
4. Wear green. Really. Just do it.
5. Eat this:
Tart Art - Asparagus & goat cheese tart with garden peas, leeks & lemon oil dressed arugula.
Keen Eye for the Shepherds Pie - We give the traditional shepherd’s pie a little makeover with our contemporary twist to this favorite dish.
And, most importantly, this:
Ger’s Bread & Butter Pudding for dessert. (This you can share.)
Well, actually, eat anything you want, because at my table of 10 last night, every single thing brought out looked amazing.