Listen up you guys, if you are local to the Lakewood Ranch/ Sarasota/ Bradenton area, I found THE best new dinner spot for you! Whether it’s date night or a family night out, McGraths Irish Ale House & Restaurant is the best new place to go!
Cody and I had date night there tonight and the service, atmosphere and food blew me away! The restaurant is located on Lakewood Ranch Main Street near the roundabout. If you are local, I am sure you already know, the atmosphere on that street is always so lively and welcoming– the perfect date night spot because there is a movie theatre and mini golf just steps away for after dinner fun! Inside McGrath’s is no different, the atmosphere is amazing and the staff was very attentive. That is always so important to me when choosing a good restaurant for date night!
To start off, McGraths has a huge drink menu, from Beers, Wine, Specialty Cocktails & Irish Whiskey. We started off with some cold beers and ordered a Charcuterie Board for an appetizer. The board was not only aesthetically pleasing but had everything on it to make a Charcuterie Board delicious. And it was only $16, which is such a great value for everything we got (I would know, I tend to order a lot of Charcuterie Boards..)!
Their menu had so many yummy options, we had a hard time deciding on what to order! Something Cody & I like to do when going out for dinner is order one savory plate and one healthier plate and then split them to get the best of both worlds (it’s called balance.. right?). We ordered their Caesar Salad & the Guinness Cheddar Burger. It sounds weird to hype up a Caesar salad but oh.. my.. gosh.. When I tell you this was the best Caesar salad I have ever eaten, I am not kidding! It had Cream Cheese Croutons.. I didn’t even know such a wonderful thing existed. As for the burger, I think it speaks for itself- looks amazing, tasted even better. McGrath’s had a ton of different sandwich options and entrees that sounded SO good and I cannot wait to go back & try!
Keep McGrath’s in mind next time you want to go out for dinner (like.. tomorrow maybe?) and you will NOT be disappointed. Let me know what you try! Be sure to tag @McGrathsIrishAleHouse in your stories when you are there so maybe they can repost you & I can see!