Irish Restaurants Open for Carryout Now

By: Michael Fossbakk | March 16, 2020

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the State of Michigan has ordered the temporary closure of all bars and restaurants for dine-in purposes. That means that carryout, delivery and drive-thru options will still be available.

Being that St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, we thought we’d round up some Irish restaurants that will be providing carryout services on the big day (and for the foreseeable future). Safely enjoy your favorite Irish pub on the biggest Irish holiday of the year by bringing the luck of the Irish home for lunch or dinner.

John Cowley & Sons

A local favorite in Farmington, John Cowley & Sons will be open for carryout orders from 11 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day. Their entire dinner menu plus corned beef and cabbage will be available. You can order over the phone (248-474-5941) or online

Irish Coffee Bar & Grill

Over in Grosse Pointe Farms, Irish Coffee Bar & Grill will be open for carryout orders on St. Patrick’s Day. According to a recent Facebook post, you will be able to order corned beef sandwiches and Irish stew. Ground rounds (burgers) will also be available. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates. Their number is 313-881-5675. 

Pat O’Brien’s Tavern

For St. Patrick’s Day, Pat O’Brien’s Tavern in St. Clair Shores will be open for carryout orders from 11:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. with a “limited St. Patty’s Day Menu.” Starting Wednesday, they will be open daily from 4-9 p.m. with their regular menu. Their phone number is 586-771-5715.

O’Mara’s Irish Pub

In Berkley, you’ll be able to order carryout from O’Mara’s Irish Pub. All of their menus can be found here (I’m partial to the ground round burger and steak sandwich). They will be open from 11:00 a.m till 7:00 p.m. Their number is 248-399-6750. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates.

McShane’s Pub & Whiskey Bar

This Detroit staple will be doing carryout orders on St. Patrick’s Day. You can order from McShane’s menu online or using your favorite third party delivery service. If you’re interested in corned beef & cabbage and/or Irish stew, you will need to call them to order that (313-961-1960). Business hours are subject to change and will vary by location. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates.

Detroit Fleat

While not an Irish restaurant by theme, the popular Ferndale-based food truck park Detroit Fleat will be doing something special for St. Patrick’s Day. From 3-9 p.m. on the big day, you can call ahead to order the “St. Pat’s Party Pack” and then drive through Fleat’s new “Touchless Drive Thru Carry Out Pickup” to get your order without leaving your car. The Party Pack is $60, feeds 3-5 people and comes with fried Reuben fritters, 10 corned beef sliders, “Fleat Fries,” and a 32-ounce howler of Erik the Red, an Irish red lager from Dragonmead Brewery (must show ID). Their number is 248-607-7611. Order ahead and it’ll be ready when you arrive.

Timothy O’Malley’s

In Allen Park, Timothy O’Malley’s will be open during normal business hours on St. Patrick’s Day, providing curbside carryout services only. Their full menu will be available to order from, including corned beef & cabbage and Irish stew in a bread bowl. Alcohol will not be available. Their number is 313-406-2128.

Please be kind to everyone you come across during these trying times. Be courteous and don’t forget to help your service workers whenever possible.