Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub (Port Saint Lucie)
***** Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub, 464 Southwest Port Saint Lucie Boulevard, 34953, (772) 785-6202.
Before Jeff Eats tells his story, I just wanted you guys to know that Shindig had been previously “reviewed” on 8/19/11…today’s review” came about in part as a result of reader Mike N’s suggestion to “re-test” the joint with a claim that Jeff Eats’ August, 2011 outing -and I quote-“Must have been an off night because I have been eating there for years and the food is always terrific.”
With the above in mind, here’s a new-review…
Gonna assume you that you guys know what an Irish Pub “looks” like…you know-dark woods, dim lighting, tables, booths, big bar, all types of beer, Irish bands, Shepherd’s Pie, corned beef & cabbage. When you check shindigpub.com for menu/prices you’ll also find a ton of “decor” pictures.
The other night Jeff Eats “did” Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub and I gotta tell you-I loved the joint. In addition to the requisite Irish-decor, Shindig served killer food. Now this is just an observation, but my past dealings with South Florida-Irish pub joints-have on the whole not been culinary-thrill-rides…nothing terrible, but average stuff at best.
Jeff Eats’ party of 4- “tried” bacon cheeseburger ($10.99), Shepherd’s Pie ($14.99), Bangers & Mash ($12.99), Fish & Chips ($14.99), baby back ribs ($4.99) and I gotta tell you everything was delicious. No fooling here, definitely one of the best-Irish-pub meals I’ve had down here in sunny South Florida.
Before I close this one out, I just wanted to mention that Shindig has all kinds of food and drink “specials”- like $5 burgers on Mondays. The full list of “specials” is listed under EVENTS on shindigpub.com.
One- almost final thought, I’m just thinking…since Jeff Eats has only “done” Shindig twice-with different results-who’s to say which review is more accurate? To that end, I’ve republished below- the original review of 8/19/11 so I’m – like FOX NEWS: FAIR AND BALANCED!!
Did you hear the one about the leprechaun who walked into a bar carrying a rooster, a baseball bat and large jar of Skippy Peanut Butter- and the bartender said…
Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub is open 7 days a week 11am-2am.
August 18, 2011
***** Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub, 464 Southwest Port Saint Lucie Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34953, (772) 785-6202.
Got a good Irish pub for you…Shindig Irish Restaurant & Pub in Port St. Lucie.
A recent dinner had me “trying”…braised short rib sliders, bacon cheeseburger, shepherd’s pie, fish & chips, corned beef & cabbage. Nothing to get hysterical about “foodwise” here…but the stuff is decent enough. Do like-I did…hit this joint on either a Friday or Saturday night when it features live bands. For “small” money (the most expensive item on the menu is the flat iron steak-$21.99), you’ll eat and drink good and have a blast listening to some of the better rock bands in the area.
Check menu/prices/entertainment schedule at www.shindigpub.com.
The joint is open 7 days a week, 11am-2am.