Food Friday: Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub

Waxy O'Shea'sMmmmm it’s lunch time and I bet you’re thinking about food!

Well, next time you find yourself at the Branson Landing and you’re in the mood to try a new restaurant, grab a bite to eat at Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub.

The mood here is casual and relaxed, with ample seating for both smaller and larger groups.

The menu brags a nice variety of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, desserts and entrees and the prices are fair for what you get. This place even has a special late night menu, drink specials, live music and quiz nights for all you night owls out there.

If you’re looking for a truly Irish experience, try something like the tasty Dublin’s Coddle, “a traditional Irish dish of sausage, bacon, onions, potatoes and fresh herbs blended together in a light broth” which comes served with a roll and butter. Or maybe try the filling and savory Shepherd’s Pie, “lean beef, peas, carrots and onions cooked in a hearty beef sauce and topped with whipped potatoes and brown gravy” which also comes served with a roll and butter.

I ordered the Waxy’s Irish Egg Rolls for my appetizer and was pleasantly surprised. They were hand-rolled and stuffed with corn beef and cabbage and then fried to a perfect crisp. Delicious!

For my entrée, I went the more non-traditional route and ordered the Waxy’s Fish and Chips, a favorite from the UK.

Fried in Waxy’s pub beer batter, the Atlantic Cod was deliciously crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. It was served with french fries (or chips), coleslaw and a creamy tartar sauce foWaxy O'Shea'sr dipping that’s made in house.

Instead of the coleslaw, I opted for the potato salad, which had a mouthwatering sweet and smoky flavor. Long after my belly was full of that stuff I kept having to tell myself, “PUT DOWN THE FORK. JUST PUT IT DOWN.”

It’s harder than you think.

By the end of my meal, my stomach’s dinner shelf had overflowed onto my dessert shelf, so unfortunately I had no room for sweets. But I was definitely eyeing the bread pudding, a delicious combination of apples and bread with cinnamon and spice. You can bet I’ve made a note to try that next time I stop in.

Overall, Waxy O’Shea’s left a good taste in my mouth (literally) and I was very pleased with the attentive service and delicious food that I received.

Hours are Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. It’s located on the Branson Landing at 235 Branson Landing Boulevard. To view the complete menu, visit http://waxyosheas.com/html/branson/home.html.

If you decide to try it out you’ll probably find me there seated in a quaint window seat, daintily stuffing my face with potato salad.

 

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