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McGuire’s Irish Pub

The Appetizer-Irish Boxtys with Three Sauces

McGuire’s Irish Pub was not my choice today. I thought it would be a good idea to try local Destin seafood, but the lure of the Irish to the rest of my family won out. Irish it was.

We walked right in and had excellent service. Our charming Irish waiter helped us decide on lunch.

What he helped us find was one of the best meals we have had in a while.

Fish and Chips

The 18 Cent Bean Soup

Best Steak in Destin-Now Served with Blurry Potatoes! (Sorry, it was dark in there.)

We started with the Boxtys, potatoes which are round like a hushpuppy, coated, and fried. Yummy. They are served with three sauces-sweet and sour, horseradish sour cream, and guacamole. Weird and delish. Just the way I like it. 

Then, we enjoyed our 18 cent bowls of Senate Soup. A good Southern girl can immediately spot the ham and good white beans in this warm and satisfying soup.

I had the authentic fish and chips served on newspaper. The fish was crunchy, and the fries were the best I have had in Destin.

But what my husband ordered beat it all. The steak. I usually avoid ordering steak at a restaurant because they are usually so disappointing. I mean, steak isn’t rocket science. Beef. Fire. Salt. Yet, I have had some of the worst steaks in my life in restaurants. I can do better at home.

McGuire’s, though, knows steaks, and they are known for them and rightfully so. I only got a few bites since my husband was nice enough to share, but they were the best bites of steak I have had in a while. Chargrilled and seasoned perfectly, the steaks hit the mark.

Our bill was very reasonable, and the service was good. 

Go to McGuire’s.  It was worth the trip.
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