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The Marlay House

429 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. (Commerce Dr.) Send to Phone
404-270-9950 | Menu
MARTA: Decatur MARTA Station
Irish comfort fare --- shepherd’s pie and fish ‘n’ chips --- rules at The Marlay House.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late (varies)

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The Marlay House , Decatur, GA

The Marlay House Restaurant Review

: A pub gathering place and a home-away-from-home for Irish ex-pats, The Marlay House is owned by three family members from Dublin. Dark woods, low lighting and intimate subspaces create an interesting atmosphere. Chef Zach Thigpen keeps the faith with traditional Irish comfort fare classics of shepherd’s pie (although made with beef), Guinness-braised beef brisket and fish ‘n’ chips, along with weekend brunch. For that experience, go with rib-sticking brisket and eggs or the full Irish breakfast, complete with black-and-white pudding. American pub grub includes a burger and a good meatloaf. Among the Southern touches are shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, collard greens and mac 'n' cheese. Dense chocolate Guinness-infused cake is the dessert choice, but apple raisin bread pudding is available, too. There’s a wine list, but this is brew heaven, with choices that range across the globe, including many on draught as well as by the bottle. St. Patrick’s Day is taken seriously here. Euro football (soccer, that is) is the frequent bill of fare on the TVs. Inexplicably, the good bangers and mash with onion gravy aren't listed on the menu, but if you ask for them, they appear in a twinkling. Ditto the occasional rarely seen Dublin special called "coddle."

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