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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Patrick's of Pratt Street

934 W. Pratt St. (S. Schroeder St.) Send to Phone
Crab cakes are the big draw at “The Oldest Irish Pub in America.”

Dinner Tues.-Sat. (open some Sundays)
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Patrick's of Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Patrick's of Pratt Street Restaurant Review

: Where better to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than “The Oldest Irish Pub in America”? Interestingly though, for much of its history, Patrick’s of Pratt Street (originally Patrick Healey’s) was not open on March 17, as the owner did not approve of his Irish-American compatriots “making fools of themselves on a holy day.” Things have relaxed somewhat since then, and Patrick’s --- owned by the same family since 1847, and in its current location since 1862 --- has all the requisites of a favorite “local”: picturesque Victorian surrounds (photos of the pub’s past show derby-hatted men bellied up to the bar), genial host, eccentric regulars, and live Celtic music. What it doesn’t have is Irish food, although the menu is sprinkled with dishes from other international ports of call, including samosas and cod with Thai lime sauce. A steak du jour and a handful of burgers are also on offer, as is a nice lean corned beef on rye. But what everyone comes for is the crab cakes, which have achieved a measure of fame even in a crab cake-centric town like Baltimore. Finish off your meal with Anne’s rum pie, a recipe that has been handed down for generations.


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