Looking to experience some classic Irish dishes and vibes at local restaurants, and don’t want to travel too far? Check out these Irish restaurants in the Toledo area and the featured list of The Best Reuben Sandwiches in Town. Whether you’re looking to have a night out with friends or family fun, enjoy it with games, laughs, and good food from these local restaurants:
The Blarney Irish Pub is a downtown destination that is loved by the community. It offers a full menu with featured items and live entertainment from Thursday nights to Saturday nights.
In addition to the variety of reuben sandwiches, The Blarney offers reuben egg rolls; potato latkes with corned beef and Swiss cheese; Irish Boxty, featuring corned beef, braised cabbage, and potato pancakes; and Shepherd’s pie with ground lamb, caramelized carrots and other vegetables.
Location: 601 Monroe St. Toledo, OH, 43604
O’Shea’s Irish Pub
O’Shea’s Irish Pub is a local favorite and serves good quality food in the Toledo area daily. This location engages customers with live entertainment, a spacious patio, and games such as pool, darts, and giant jenga.
Location: 1851 W Sylvania Ave. Toledo, OH 43613
Paddy Jack’s bar and grill is home to over forty creatively stuffed grilled cheeses and a worldwide beer selection. All sandwiches are served with Paddy Jack’s homemade coleslaw and french fries. Kids eat free every Monday through Thursday and there is trivia every Tuesday. Though there is not much in terms of traditional Irish food here, the atmosphere will transport you to a pub in Ireland.
Location: 6725 W Central Ave. Toledo, OH, 43617
Shawn’s Irish Tavern has been serving quality food to the Toledo area daily since 1968. Their menu features homemade soups, fresh burgers, pizzas and other comfort foods.
To get in touch with the restaurant’s Irish roots, every Thursday Shawn’s Irish Tavern serves corned beef and cabbage. There are also regular Irish menu items like the reuben sandwich, the reuben balls and Shepherd’s pie.
Location: 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd.Toledo, OH. 43614
Slip Mahoney’s Irish Pub
A good time is promised at Slip Mahoney’s. This local restaurant does not have much in terms of Irish food, but has a lively pub atmosphere with music and pool tables. Their menu offers beers and predominantly American food with the Irish corned beef sandwich.
Location: 932 Woodville Rd, Toledo, OH, 43605
This casual hangout has a menu of classic Irish & American bites, plus weekly events such as Tuesday Trivia and live music every Wednesday!
In addition to the reuben here, Stones Throw offers Irish spring rolls as a sort of deconstructed reuben; Scotch eggs, which are hard boiled eggs wrapped in Irish country sausage and herbed bread crumbs, then fried; Irish stew, which has beef sirloin, fresh vegetables, and potatoes in a Guinness beef broth.
Stones Throw also offers an assortment of Cornish pasties; Stone Shepherd’s pie, which has ground beef, vegetables, a rich wine sauce and garlic mashed potatoes; and Bangers & mash, the grilled pork sausage dish with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
Location: 176 Wooster St. Bowling Green, OH, 43402
This small town bar has a traditional Irish tavern energy with drinks and food to spare. OB’s version of a reuben is pretty classic, with corned beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, and melted Swiss cheese. It is served on marble rye bread. Occassionally, OB’s Tavern will offer a Jigg’s dinner, corned beef sandwich and Bangers & mash.
Location: 2243 Tremainsville Road, Toledo, OH, 43604
Fairways Bar & Grill
This restaurant and bar offers not only a signature reuben with home cooked corn beef brisket, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and a special house dressing grilled on pumpernickel rye bread.
Additionally, though, Fairways offers a traditional Jigg’s dinner on the 17th of each month. For $15.99, you can get corn beef, cabbage, red potatoes and carrots. The lunch portion is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is only $9.99.
Location: 8256 Central Ave. B, Toledo, OH 43617
The Best Reuben Sandwiches In Town:
Whether you are craving a classic Reuben sandwich, one with coleslaw instead of sauerkraut, or even a veggie Reuben, these local restaurants have got you covered! Each restaurant gives their sandwich it’s own unique touch. Which of these community favorites do you like the best?
The Big Apple Deli is a long-running New York-style deli that specializes in fresh sandwiches and catering in Toledo. Their reuben sandwich features corned beef and swiss cheese, topped with sauerkraut and thousand island dressing, on grilled rye bread. It is served with a pickle on the side.
Location: 2118 Woodville Road, Oregon, OH, 43616
This New York-inspired hangout may not seem Irish at first, but the pub vibes are tough to miss. Manhattan’s offers both a corned beef and turkey reuben with sweet sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing on seeded sourdough rye.
Location: 1516 Adams St., Toledo, OH, 43604
Focaccia’s is a family-run restaurant that serves downtown Toledo quality brunch and dinner options. The reuben sandwich is the customer’s choice of slow roasted corned beef, pastrami, chicken, or turkey breast, with melted swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing, on fresh baked marble rye bread.
Location: 333 N Summit, Unit 100,
Toledo, OH, 43604.
This brunch deli situated in downtown Toledo uses unique flavors to inspire a new vision on food. Their version of the classic reuben sandwich is called the smoked Detroit Pastrami and has slow roasted shaved corn beef, smoked mustard, heart of gold spicy pickles, pepper relish, and goat cheese, on pressed ciabatta bread.
Location: 614 Adams St. Toledo, OH, 43604
Local Thyme features a smoked reuben with hand selected corned beef, smoked to perfection. Sliced thin and topped with swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and dressing. Served with hand cut french fries.
Location: 6719 Providence St. Whitehouse, OH, 43571
This menu is filled with sandwich classics, alongside a few creative options. The Reuben features thick corned beef covered in sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing, all piled on lightly toasted rye bread.
Location: 5827 Monroe St. Sylvania, OH, 43560
Jamo’s pub serves both the Irish reuben and American food with friendly service. Enjoy the music and fun events!
Location: 3223 W Sylvania Ave. Toledo, OH 43613
The Original Sub Shop is Toledo’s first and longest running sub shop. It is just South of Downtown Toledo and offers a corned beef or pastrami reuben, a turkey reuben, and a veggie reuben with marinated veggies. Each sandwich is served with sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing.
Location: 402 Broadway, Toledo, OH, 43604
Ye Olde Durty Bird
This traditional tavern is located in an 1867 building and has an extensive menu with creative entrees. Their reuben sandwich has slow cooked corned beef topped with sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing, on warmed rye bread. Served with a pickle spear and the standard side of chips. Ye Olde Durty Bird also offers a corned beef hash open faced brunch sandwich on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: 2 S St. Clair St., Toledo, OH, 43604