Last Updated on May 2, 2013 by Jody Halsted
The Raglan Road website gives a great visual of the pub being built in Ireland and “plunked down” in the US. Of course they are talking about the first Raglan Road in Orlando. They did the same thing with the Kansas City pub- you can even see how right here. Just go back through the archives.
The pub's two bars were hand crafted from salvaged materials found in Ireland- some from past pubs. The wood shines, the bottles stacked behind the bar sparkle and the atmosphere makes you want to dance a ceili in entry.
We visited Raglan Road for the traditional Irish breakfast they were serving during Irish Fest. It was almost like being in Ireland again. It was delish! And, according to Tir na Blog, the inside guide to the KC Irish Fest:
In other Raglan Road news, that delicious traditional Irish breakfast they served Irish Fest weekend, the one my mother raved about, is now a regular feature on weekends from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
My cousin, who was a bit put off by the thought of black pudding, pronounced it “really good”. Will they have the rest of their amazing breakfast menu? I'm not sure. But I can totally vouch for the French Toast with berry compote and fresh cream. Oh. My. Gosh. Yummy.
If you can't make it for breakfast Raglan Road has a wonderful dinner menu. I wish I had remembered to take my camera along because the presentation was beautiful. The Scallop Forest appetizer was presented on the tines of forks, the Not Bleedin' Chowder was filled with huge chunks of seafood, the Salmon of Knowledge looked good enough for me to eat it (and I don't like salmon) and the Sod the Stew was presented in a small cauldron.
Of course we weren't hungry after eating that but we couldn't resist the Bread & Butter pudding and the Bailey's Creme Brule Tart. Both were incredible. Truly, there are no words to describe how good they were.
Next time you're in Kansas City head downtown and take in Raglan Road Irish Pub. Whether you enjoy their breakfast or dinner- or skip the food altogether and just head in for a pint and the live music- it's as close to Ireland as you're likely to get in the middle of the US.