Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Flanigan’s

By: Surfside Mar 09, 2018

Surfside’s Local Spot Has the Luck of the Irish

Ready to celebrate the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day? Visit Flanigan’s Seafood Bar & Grill in Surfside for a fun St. Patrick’s Day festival happening all day long on March 17th.

The bar and grill will be celebrating the green holiday by serving up an Irish classic – homemade corned beef and hash – as well as offering specials on Guinness and Guinness Blonde. There will be a contest and a visit from the Leprechaun Express at Noon, a bus that will travel to the restaurant to spread some Irish cheer with live music, bagpipes and prizes. For guests who dress in green, Jimmy Flanigan will be handing out gift cards, with $100 going to the best dressed for the day.

All About Flanigan’s

Flanigan’s Seafood Bar and Grill is a South Florida family restaurant started in the late 1980s that is famous for its legendary Baby Back Ribs and fresh fish. The restaurant prides itself on using fresh ingredients and offering homemade items, including prime rib, ten-ounce burgers and “WayTooBig Sandwiches” - a signatures style of sandwich that even has a trademarked name. If you have room for dessert, try the "FLANIGAN’S SHENANIGAN™, a HUGE slice of candy walnut apple pie, topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel and Heath Bar crunch. It is best shared with a friend.

The Flanigan Name

A true Irish name, Flanigan comes from the Gaelic name "O Flannagain," from the word "flann," which means "red" or "ruddy” and calls to mind the Lucky Charms mascot, Lucky the leprechaun. The name can be traced back to the western side of Ireland, near Galway and Clare and the northeast part of the U.S.

In the early 1800s as the Irish made their way to America, history shows that early members of the Flanigan family settled in North America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York, New York, where the Flanigan family traces their history.

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

Do you know why St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated? Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig or "the Day of the Festival of Patrick") is a cultural and religious celebration held on the traditional death date of Saint Patrick – the patron saint of Ireland – March 17th.

St Patrick's Day celebrations of today have expanded globally with large celebrations happening throughout North America. So much so, that up until the late 20th century St Patrick's Day in the U.S. was often a bigger celebration than it was in Ireland.

Now the holiday is a public holiday in Ireland and (fun fact) is actually celebrated in more countries than any other national festival!

The atmosphere at Flanigan’s on any day is quite lively – with flat screens featuring televised sports and walls covered with customers’ fishing photos from South Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean – so expect it to be very lively for St. Patrick’s!

Whether you’re Irish or just Irish at heart, St. Patrick’s Day at Flanigan’s is sure to be a fun event. For more information about Flanigan’s, visit

Flanigan’s Surfside
9516 Harding Avenue
12:00 pm | Leprechaun Express & Contest

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