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Johnny McTighe’s Irish Pub

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Johnny McTighe's Irish Pub — Where Delicious Foods Meets Great Times in Santa Rosa Beach
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

At Johnny McTighe’s Irish Pub in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, the crew prides themselves on serving top-notch savory creations and icy cold drinks in an environment fit for the whole family. Although it’s a pub through and through, their dining room is set up to delight adults and kids of all ages.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

When you want great food, cold drinks, and plenty of fun, get on over to Johnny McTighe’s Irish Pub in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. With their game room, comfortable seating, and chill atmosphere, this pub is designed to delight kids and adults of all ages. From the second you walk through the doors, it’s sure to become your home away from home.

At each visit, you can grab a seat at the bar or get a table for your group, then head over to the game room to kill some time. They have foosball, air hockey, and arcade games galore, all ready and waiting to keep you well entertained. If you’re feeling really lucky, you’ll want to try your hand at the crane machine. Who knows, you could walk away with a memento of your visit — if you have the skill, that is.

No matter how much fun you have, the highlight of your visit will always center around the food. They have all the classic Irish pub fare plus many of additional delights to enjoy. You can fill up on individual plates of corned beef and cabbage, for example, or just go with a pizza or two for everyone to share. The starters are incredible as well, always pairing perfectly with all their beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

You absolutely must try their:

McTighe’s Award Winning Wings
When you need to kick back and relax, treat yourself to an icy cold brew and a huge plate of McTighe’s Award Winning Wings. Their wings are made either fried up crispy or grilled and baked just right. They come in servings of 10, 20, and 50 and covered in your sauce of choice. You can select between tiger, garlic teriyaki, mild, medium, and hot sauce or mix it up with several selections.

Philly Cheese Steak
When nothing but steak and cheese will do, you absolutely need to try their Philly Cheese Steak. They build this classic sandwich on an Amoroso Roll, adding shredded steak and white American cheese by the boatload. Although it’s an extra charge for each one, you’ll definitely want to add the sauteed peppers, onions, mushrooms, and hot peppers.

Authentic Irish Calzone
If everyone wants a different kind of pizza, get a few Authentic Irish Calzones instead. They are made using hand-tossed pizza dough that’s filled with mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and ricotta. You can then customize them with your favorite pizza toppings for an extra fee.

Don’t worry about getting good and full-on all their savory creations because they don’t have dessert. That’s right, not a sweet treat in sight. But you won’t likely care since there are so many delicious things ready to order on the menu. If you stick around for a while after your meal and find your hunger growing, just go for another round of wings or other starters to satisfy your cravings.

Insider Tips:
– As with any popular pub, the crowd can get rowdy after 8 pm, so arrive early if you want a chill dining experience.
– They do not accept any credit cards, so make sure to bring enough cash to cover all your food and drinks plus a bit extra for the arcade games.
– If you want to save time and take your meal to go, give them a call to place your order. If you arrive before it’s done, you can have a drink at the bar while you wait.
– Happy hour always runs from 3 pm to 6 pm on Monday through Saturday. During that time, you can get discounts on beer and many other awesome drinks.