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The 12 Best Irish Restaurants Near Arlington

Updated: August 22, 2022

Stew, Guinness pie, black pudding - The Irish know how to do comfort food and these are the best spots in Arlington. We referred to millions of reviews and analyzed top local sites and these Irish restaurants came out on top. Indulge in Irish whiskey, steak and kidney pie, and trifles at these local favorites in Arlington.

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The Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant

Irish, $$, ArlingtonIrish, $$Arlington, Columbia Heights
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5
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O'Sullivan's Irish Pub

Bar, $$, ArlingtonBar, $$Arlington, Lyon Village
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastro Pub

Irish, $$, ArlingtonIrish, $$Arlington, Fairlington-Shirlington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Mattie & Eddie’s

Bar, $$, ArlingtonBar, $$Arlington, Aurora Highlands
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

Pub, $$, AlexandriaPub, $$Alexandria, Old Town
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Ireland's Four Provinces

Irish, $$, Falls ChurchIrish, $$Falls Church
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Daniel O'Connell's Irish Restaurant & Bar

Irish, $$, AlexandriaIrish, $$Alexandria, Old Town
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
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Irish Channel Restaurant & Pub

Irish, $$, WashingtonIrish, $$Washington, Chinatown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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Kirwan's On The Wharf

Bar, $$, WashingtonBar, $$Washington, Southwest Waterfront
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Kelly's Irish Times

Pub, $, WashingtonPub, $Washington, Swampoodle
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0
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The Blaguard

Mexican, $, WashingtonMexican, $Washington, Adams Morgan
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Shenanigan's Irish Pub

Bar, $, WashingtonBar, $Washington, Adams Morgan
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best Irish restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16302 spots across Arlington, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 518 lists and articles from the likes of Thrillist – applying our boam magic to sift through results. For example, we considered Thrillist - 13 of the Best Irish Bars and Pubs in Washington, DC as we sourced this ultimate list. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Recurring questions

The Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant and Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastro Pub are the highest-rated Irish restaurants that serve breakfast in Arlington.

Two of the highest-rated late-night Irish spots are The Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant and Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastro Pub in Arlington.

The Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant and Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastro Pub are the highest-rated Irish restaurants for take-out in Arlington.

The Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant and Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastro Pub are the highest-rated Irish restaurants for a quick lunch in Arlington.

There are 2 Irish restaurants in Arlington.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for fish and chips

    When having fish and chips, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Cava, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Rueda and fish and chips


    If your food palns include Fish and chips, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Rueda, with its hits of citrus, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Did you know?

  • A whole lotta salmon chowder

    The name is Bob Shoudt, and they ate a ridiculous 23 pounds of salmon chowder in 6 minutes.

  • fish and chips milestone

    The fish and chips was only thought up in 1860s! We wonder what people ever did without some good fish and chips in their lives...

  • A traditional dish

    If you take a trip to Irish stew, then the well-known, tasty Irish stew should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

Parking in the area

Finding parking in Arlington can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Irish spot.

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