Cuisine: American, Burgers
Restaurant Features: Banquet, Bar, Flat Screen TVs, Games, Happy Hour, Kids Menu, Live Music, On Site Parking, Wi-Fi
Location: St Paul, MN
Address: 995 West 7th St. St. Paul,MN 55102 651-228-9925
Hours: Daily 11am
Links: Shamrock’s Website * Shamrock’s Facebook Page * Google Map
Atmosphere: Located on West 7th at Randolph Ave, Shamrock’s Irish Nook is the second restaurant owned by Casper & Runyon, their other restaurant being The Nook. The space is decently sized, with the restaurant on one side and the bar area on the other. The main dining area has booths and tables and is colorfully decorated with flags and seasonal decorations.
The Bar Area at Shamrock’s easily takes up half the space, with the bar running along the entire wall. There are several bistro tables and seating along the bar. Shamrock’s also has a couple of banquet rooms in the back of the space that can be reserved for large parties.
- Mon-Fri 3-6pm
- 2-for-1 Domestic Taps, $2.25 Bottles, $1.75 Rails
- Thursday Ladies Night $5 All you can drink domestic beer and rails
- Free Taco Bar on Fridays
- Saturday & Sunday- Corned Beef and Cabbage $9.95
- Monday- 8:30-10:00pm Mini Burgers $1.25
- Tuesday- 3 Fried Flour Tacos $6.95
- Wednesday- Ribeye $9.95
- Thursday- Pork Tenderloin $6.95
- Friday- Fried Shrimp or Fish Fry with Cole Slaw and Fries $9.95
What we ordered: I ordered what I order at just about every Irish Pub I visit; Corned Beef, specifically the Reuben Sandwich. The sandwich was made with real corned beef which was flavorful but somewhat dry. The ends of a few slices of corned beef were so hard that they were inedible and had to be taken off the sandwich which was disappointing, but fortunately the rest was pretty good. The thousand island dressing and sauerkraut were both plentiful and tasty, and the grilled, swirled rye bread completed the sandwich. The fries that come with all sandwiches and burgers at Shamrock’s are fresh-cut and oh so good!
One of my companions ordered the Mushroom Swiss Burger, a juicy thick 1/2lb patty of ground angus beef. It was topped with a generous amount of sauteed mushrooms and melted swiss cheese and served on a toasted bun. A delicious burger you can really sink your teeth into!
Another companion ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger, another giant burger perfectly cooked and loaded with cheese and crispy thick-cut bacon.
Another companion ordered the Grilled Chicken Caesar. The salad was tossed with just the right amount of caesar dressing and then topped with sliced grilled chicken breast.
This was the Grilled Salmon Caesar that another companion ordered. The salmon fillet was pre-grilled and served cold atop the salad greens and a generous amount of crispy seasoned croutons. It was good but my companion said she prefers warm salmon on her salad.
A few of us tried this Brownie Sundae for dessert, which was very good. The brownies are handmade by a professional baker and are rich, chocolately and delicious. I recommend it with the ice cream, as the vanilla perfectly compliments the chocolate and cuts the richness somewhat.
Service: My visit was part of a party taking place in one of the new banquet rooms, where we had two servers. We had been given a banquet menu to order from that had only six selections on it, but my server was nice enough to let me order from the regular menu, which made me happy. Drinks were brought in a reasonable amount of time. Overall the service was very good.
Overall Impression: If you love Casper & Runyon’s Nook you will enjoy many of the same tastes in the bigger space of Shamrock’s. Great burgers and a plethora of beers and other cocktails to choose from. Perfect place to have a gathering or party.