Flani­gan’s a fun and fes­tive spot for fam­ily din­ing

The Palm Beach Post - Neighborhood Post - Central Palm Beach County - - Front Page - By Teresa Lane Spe­cial to The Palm Beach Post

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Ap­pe­tiz­ers, soup, sal­ads, sand­wiches, burg­ers, pasta, seafood, chicken, ribs, steak, desserts.

AT­MOS­PHERE

Fun and invit­ing, with a nau­ti­cal theme and fest ive t i ki - hut pa­tio. You’ll pass by an el­e­gant aquar­ium and schools of fish figur ines as you en­ter, and comfy wooden booths are scat­tered across two large rooms. There are sev­eral flatscreen TVs play­ing sport­ing events, and a full bar.

OUR FA­VORITE FOOD/PRICE

We dined here on St. Pa­trick’s Day, so in ad­di­tion to the nor­mal menu of­fer­ings, the eatery of­fered some tra­di­tional Ir­ish dishes. To kick things off we or­dered an ap­pe­tizer of loaded na­chos ($9.99), a tow­er­ing plat­ter of tor­tilla chips, chili, pico di gallo, jalapenos, let­tuce, cheese, gua- camole and sour cream. The dish was a little light on top­pings half­way down the stack, so the wait­ress gra­ciously agreed to pile a few more on. I or­dered the corned beef and cab­bage ($14.99), and found it a su­pe­rior ver­sion of the tra­di­tional Ir­ish dish, with ten­der and nicely sea­soned beef and not-too-soggy cab­bage. Sev­eral steamed car­rots and pota­toes ac­com­pa­nied the meal, and I sa­vored the once-a-year op­por­tu­nity to en­joy the Ir­ish fa­vorite.

REA­SON TO GO

Fun, lively at­mos­phere and a wide as­sort­ment of fam­i­lyfriendly food in a charm­ing set­ting. Get a sou­venir plas­tic cup with ev­ery soda pur­chase. This South Florida restau­rant chain also has lo­ca­tions in West Palm Beach, Welling­ton, Lake Worth and Boca Ra­ton.

SER­VICE

Good ser­vice de­spite hav­ing to wait more than 30 min­utes for a ta­ble, given the hol­i­day crowd. The wait­ress was very friendly and checked on us reg­u­larly to re­fill drinks.

NOISE LEVEL

T h e mus i c a n d c rowd were very loud, when most pa­trons were decked out in green and green beers were the nov­elty of the day.

KID FRIENDLY

Chil­dren have their own fun menu of burg­ers, mac and cheese, ribs, chicken nuggets shaped like di­nosaurs, grilled chicken ten­ders and mini corn dogs.

CONTRIBUTED BY TERESA LANE

Flani­gan’s in Stu­art is fun and invit­ing, with a nau­ti­cal theme and fes­tive tiki-hut pa­tio. Other lo­ca­tions of the restau­rant in­clude West Palm Beach, Welling­ton, Lake Worth and Boca Ra­ton.

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