Every time I go to Disney I try to stay somewhere new, eat somewhere I haven’t eaten before, and try new things I haven’t done previously. Usually I travel with my youngest daughter so of course anything new comes after scheduling all the favorites!
I recently had the opportunity to travel down to Disney for an agency meeting, sans family, which meant lots of opportunity for trying new things. One of the best choices I made was to head off for a bite to eat with a few of the girls from our agency to Raglan Road at Disney Springs.
Raglan Road is an authentic Irish Pub featuring live, Irish bands and a true Irish menu with an updated take.
We arrived late in the evening and walked right in, normally reservations here are strongly recommended (and sometimes hard to obtain) but I suspect as it was about 10:00 on a weeknight that was the reason for us getting in and seated so quickly. There was a decent crowd both inside and out but we were greeted warmly and enthusiastically by both the hostess and our waitress.
The inside of this place is awesome. You truly feel as though you are in a real Irish Pub over in Dublin. The decor is rich and warm and there is one band inside and another outside.
They bring Irish soda bread to the table to start along with a beer and oil dip. We ordered drinks while we perused the menu. My companions opted for a true classic, Shepard’s Pie, which definitely did not look like the Shepard’s Pie I grew up with but they gave “two thumbs up” to and did not leave anything for taking home.
I chose the Guinness basted ribs with a side of onion rings. The food was simply fantastic! The flavor of the ribs was amazing and they were so tender, falling off the bone as I cut into them. The onion rings were the size of coasters and had a crisp, yet light, batter.
The prices are slightly on the higher side, but the portions are huge, and I felt like I definitely got my money’s worth. If you're on the Disney Dining Plan, you can eat here for one table service credit each.
As we left the restaurant we stopped to enjoy the band that was playing outside and were drawn in not only by the lively music but the response from the crowd who were clearly savoring every moment.
Overall this has definitely made it onto my “favorites” list and calls for a repeat visit very soon.
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