Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Paddy's Bar and Grill

Paddy's Bar and Grill
65 SW Yamhill St.
Happy Hour 4-6:30 p.m. and 10-close
 www.paddys.com

I have been to Paddy's more than once, usually with my family members. (Fun fact: one of my sisters had her 21st birthday here and threw up at the table!) I had never been here for Happy Hour, though, so when my brother suggested it for dinner I decided to go a little early to try it out.

 

We were able to sit outside, which was nice, but there was a strange fishy smell nearby.  For Happy Hour they offer a variety of flavors of mac and cheese, all for $6, and other $5 food specials.  I wish we had been a bit more adventurous with our food selections to be honest.  My fiance ordered BBQ pork sliders and I ordered nachos.  After ordering, I noticed that someone at the table behind me got the Irish corn dogs, which the server said was their bangers and mash made into a corn dog and served with french fries.  Why didn't I try that?! My nachos were very big and were made with, I think, house made corn chips.  The chips really made these nachos.  Watch out, though, they come with red onions (even though there is no mention of onions on the menu).  These nachos are not for people who are sensitive to spice--with lots of chunks of jalapenos, my mouth was on fire.  I still managed to eat the majority of them.  The BBQ sliders came with two, so they weren't as great of a value as the nachos were.  I was full and wasn't able to order anything for dinner when my brother and sister-in-law arrived, but my fiance still had to order more food.


 For dinner everyone else got sandwiches that came with fries.  No one complained, but no one raved either.  The food looked pretty good, but I only tried a few french fries.


Although they don't offer Happy Hour specials for drinks, the drinks still were the best part of my meal.  If you remember, one of my favorite things in life is a drink with more drink on the side.  At Paddy's they have more than one drink like this.  The lemon drop is served with an additional side of drink with a strainer, and so is the kamikaze (not the shot, the drink).  I love having a full drink and then being able to give myself a refill.  I recommend the kamikaze over the lemon drop, because they put orange juice in the lemon drop here.  I tend to avoid drinks made with orange juice other than mimosas. The kamikaze was perfectly made and great for people who like lime and vodka. Considering the fact that these drinks both came with extra drink, they were a great value (I think they were $8.50 each).


Service was great the whole time. For some reason we had two servers, and they both kept up on drinks and food. They even split the bill four ways without us asking, which made it easy to divide up the cost--sometimes awkward in a group.

 
Food: Meets
Drinks: Exceeds
Service: Meets
Ambiance: Meets
Value: Meets

--E

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4 comments:

  1. It's been a few years but Paddy's was my go-to happy hour place for a long time. Part of the reason was that it was right on the max line. I remember their nachos being awesome.

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    1. I know, we hopped right on the max afterward! It was awesome.

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  2. Hi Erin! I was the second half of your serving team. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience! We do offer happy hour drink specials on well drinks and house wine, and one of our craft beers will be on special. The Irish corn dog is a new addition to our happy hour menu and it's awesome! If you like spice, I would also recommend the jalapeno popper mac and cheese. I look forward to seeing you guys again soon! If I'm working, your first Kazi is on me. Thanks for the nice review :) Holly

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    1. Thanks, Holly, that is awesome! My coblogger wants to try it out now, so we will definitely be back.

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