Flynn’s Irish Tavern in Myrtle Beach, SC has made good use of old space by establishing its business in North Myrtle Beach’s old jail. This makes a really interesting facility for a favorite pub for many locals and regular visitors to the area. Tours of the former jail cells are even given upon request for those who may be interested in seeing them. The tavern is a family owned operation in which the Flynn family takes great pride. Don’t let the outside of the building fool you, once you walk in you’ll be welcomed by an atmosphere that is reflective of Marty Flynn’s memories of his home in Ireland.
Prices at Flynn’s are amazing for a tourist town and the servings are very ample. You definitely get a lot for your money here with the most expensive item on the menu being only $16.95. The weekly specials always draw crowds when their favorite dish comes up. Monday offers a fabulous All You Can Eat Roast Beef, Tuesday is Lemon Pepper Pork Chops and Wednesday brings on the Irish tradition of Corned Beef & Cabbage that is said to be terrific.
Their regular menu features a nice variety of tempting selections starting with grilled steaks and pork chops. The Seafood portion of the menu ranges from $13.95-$15.95. Some of the favorites here seem to be the Barbequed Salmon and Potato Crusted Grouper. Other choices are shrimp, salmon and cod fish prepared several different ways. Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Liver and Onions and Hamburger Steak are in their Tavern Favorites section. The Fish and Chips and the Guinness Stew come very highly recommended. They wrap up the menu with their list of burgers and sandwiches. The burgers can be ordered classic style or with added American, Swiss or Bleu cheeses, mushrooms and bacon. The Bully Boy, Reuben and Hot Corned Beef Sandwiches are spectacular. Kids will love the Chicken Fingers and Grilled Cheese.
Soups and salads range in prices from only $2.95 to $4.95 with cheesy crocks of Irish Onion and Irish Potato soups, a house salad and the She Crab soup that attracts many regular customers. The appetizers, priced at $5-8 start with the expected Mozzarella Sticks and Chicken Wings and move on to Crab Dip, Smoked Salmon and Bruschetta. Two of the most popular appetizers are the Crab Stuffed Mushrooms and Flynn’s Chips loaded with Bleu Cheese and Bacon. Yummy! Such delicious food and great prices. Some other favorites that guests to Flynn’s rave over are the Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers and Mash, the hand cut fries, mashed potatoes with horseradish and the wonderful homemade Bread Pudding. Other desserts are the Chocolate Bliss, Banana Cream Pie and the Eclair Pie. No wonder Flynn’s Irish Tavern is loved by so many. Business at Flynn’s begins at 4 pm Monday through Saturday.
The service and staff at Flynn’s is great and the owners, Marty and Jane, love to visit and talk with guests while sharing some of the history of the restaurant. Set in a true Irish pub atmosphere with locale music playing in the background, this is a great place to sit back and appreciate the food, ambiance and company. Saturday night is the time to enjoy live Irish music that really sets the mood. If the crowds aren’t too large, you may even get the chance for a dance or two.
The restaurant and bar areas of Flynn’s are in the same building but are separated, so the restaurant has a great family atmosphere and kids are certainly welcome to come and enjoy a taste of the Irish. The small veranda offers a serene atmosphere right outside the bar area for a meal in the pleasant outdoors that is especially nice when the rose garden is in bloom.
A visit to the bar is always a great way to finish off the evening with a spirit of the Irish. Flynn’s is well known for the high quality of their extremely fresh tasting Guinness that is served at exactly the right temperature between 39 and 44 degrees. They don’t just pour “The Perfect Pint” of Guinness, they build it. They start with the right type of tall glass that is held at a 45 degree angle to be filled ¾ full with a fully open spout. Then they let the stout settle while the creamy head separates from the dark body of the brew. Once the Guinness has set, it it filled until it all rises to the top with never an overflow. As you can see, great pains are taken to serve their Guinness just as it was meant to be. Though it takes a little longer, glass after glass prove this method to be perfect.
Flynn’s has a very impressive selection of 31 different Irish Whiskeys that can be enjoyed on their own or in one of their wonderful secret recipe Irish Coffees. The John Powers Gold Label Irish coffee, the Hot Bunratty Meade and the Tullamore Dew are all recommended. Some other favored choices are Smithwicks, Black & Tan, Snakebite, Half & Half and Blacksmith. They also have a range of gin, rum, vodka, brandy, tequila, whiskey and scotch offerings. Happy Hour is from 4-7 pm Monday through Friday.
You’ll find that Flynn’s Irish Tavern in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is not a tourist trap in a tourist city, it’s just a tried and true restaurant with great service and wonderful food. Its genuine Irish heritage adds the real feel and taste of an authentic Irish Pub that ranks up there with the best. They have earned a superior reputation as one of the very best places to eat and relax in all of the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach. It’s not unusual for visitors to Myrtle to come to Flynn’s 2-3 nights during their stay in the area because of the outstanding experience from start to finish.
Flynn’s Irish Tavern
421 Main Street
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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