by Tracy Dietlin
“I think the public is misled about the term pub. Pub is short for a Public House. A Public House is a place where everyone is welcome and offers entertainment, alcoholic beverages, and a full menu in a restaurant, with a family and people-friendly atmosphere. A bar typically is a place to drink. There is a difference between a bar and a Pub. Dickie O’Neals is a Pub,” states Joey Leffel, Vice President and Director of Marketing of the establishment.
And a fine pub it is. On a recent visit my husband and I had dinner and drinks and were pleasantly surprised by the extensive menu and affordable prices. He had their signature Western Irish Burger, which was cooked to perfection accompanied by delicious shoestring french fries. I went for the crab cakes, which tasted so fresh I felt like we were at the ocean and the crab had been caught that morning. There were three large cakes served on a bed of baby greens. We also split an order of their Buffal’o Chicken Wings which had more meat on them than I’ve ever seen on a chicken wing and were served with ranch dressing and some kickin’ sauce.
Our first experience at Dickie O’Neals was so satisfying that we have been back several times since. I highly recommend their fish & chips, which are not dripping in grease like some other places we don’t need to mention. Their homemade spaghetti and meatballs is also a crowd pleaser and is all you can eat every Thursday night for only 6.95 and includes salad and garlic bread. And of course the shrimp Caesar salad is another one of my many favorites. You will have to log on to their website to find out about their amazing Irish Chicken Picnic Special, as it’s too much to even talk about here. Their entire menu is also available “to go.”
Dickie O’Neals offers a full bar and have the best $2.00 Bloody Mary’s in town (every day from 7-11am) and friendly bartenders that serve them up. Wednesdays they have $1 beers (Pabst, MGD & Rolling Rock) along with $5 cheese pizzas. They also feature Trivia, 12 large TV screens that host DirecTV Sunday Football Ticket and a smoking patio which they are in the process of renovating. They have karaoke on Fridays and live entertainment on most Saturdays.
“Dickie O’Neals Irish Pub is a place where anyone can come and gather for a good time. We do not affiliate ourselves with any one type of guest. Everyone that steps through our doors are treated like a respected guest and welcomed as a friend,” shares owner Michael Farber. “We also recognize that in this economy everyone is watching their pocketbooks and so we are trying to make it affordable for people to go out again.”
So if you’re looking for a fun time in a relaxed atmosphere and want to have some good grub then Dickie O’Neals is the place to go.