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Doolin's Irish Pub-Durham, NC

Panski | Oct 19, 2012 11:40 AM

I am going to try and be a better Chowhound and post more often so here is a report on today's outing.

Had a great lunch today at Doolin's Irish Pub on Shannon Road. (Same building as G2B Gastropub).

I like the look and feel of the place and really enjoyed the Irish music playing in the background.

Husband and I shared the Shepherd's Pie ($12). Menu description--"Traditional Irish baked dish overflowing with creamy potatoes, veggies and seasoned beef." The best rendition I can remember having. Nicely seasoned. Good flavor. We both loved it. It was a contest to see who could eat faster to get more than their fair share. Even though one should have been enough for us (it was a generous portion), I wish we had each gotten one- leftovers would be welcome. I wouldn't have minded having a side of something like pickled cabbage or beets for a little contrast but that is a minor quibble.

We never order dessert at lunch but couldn't resist the special which was sticky toffee pudding. So good--hot pudding with lots of cream and caramel. Light and not over sweet. The kind of dessert if you weren't out in public you'd lick the plate clean.

I look forward to trying some of the other Irish dishes listed on the menu.

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