Meehans Of Huntington
By Peter & Will / email@example.com
The 1980s television staple Cheers as the theme song
stated was the place where everybody knows your
Warm, bustling and always friendly, Cheers could easily have
been modeled after Huntingtons Meehans, a friendly
pub-style restaurant where the bar is always busy, the food
hearty and families welcome.
Meehans occupies a good stretch of New York Avenues
restaurant row, behind an impressive brick façade.
Wrought iron lamps, carved wooden signs and a clean, contemporary
oak interior are signs that the restaurant is run by folks
who care. The family operation is run by brothers and native
Huntingtonians Michael and Patrick Meehan whose hands-on management
is evident throughout. Service is friendly and attentive,
food is always fresh and portions are generous.
Meehans is, at its heart, an Irish pub, and its menu
offers hearty fare. Famous for its burgers, they dont
disappoint. A solid half-pound of beef with char-broiled flavor
and served with a generous helping of the pubs signature
waffle fries, it could be Huntingtons best burger value
at $10. The house burger adds Swiss cheese and sautéed
onion and mushrooms ($11), and the Bison Burger ($16) is billed
as a leaner, tasty alternative.
Being a pub at heart, Meehans has an extensive menu
of finger foods and appetizers to start a meal or just for
picking. Favorites include fiery Buffalo Wings ($12)
ask for more napkins and Baked Clams ($10), a spicy
and flavorful start to any meal. Maryland Crab Cakes ($12)
are tasty with lump crab meat and served with a sun dried
If its bar food youre after, choose The Good,
The Bad and the Ugly ($17), an assortment of wings, potato
skins and mozzarella sticks with a dipping sauce.
Being Irish at its roots, Meehans offers a selection
of specialties from the Emerald Isle. Shepherds Pie
($17) is Mother Meehans recipe. Irish Stew
is a hearty, traditional bowlful, generous with the meat and
made better with a splash of Guinness Stout. And theres
no place better for Corned Beef and Cabbage ($17) which, in
our minds, is a great excuse to eat mustard. Its lean,
available year round and, yes, theres a hint of
The kitchen handles a number of entrées well. Meehans
is one of the few spots in town with pot pies. Turkey Pot
Pie ($16) is a crispy-topped helping with potatoes, carrots,
peas and heres the kicker stuffed with
mashed potato. Its a favorite.
Or try Tipperary Chicken ($13) a sautéed cutlet
in a wine sauce with red potatoes.
For lighter fare, Meehans salads are a meal. A favorite
is the Waldorf Salad with grilled chicken ($14). The Char-Grilled
Steak and Portobello Salad ($16) brings a NY Shell Steak to
Desserts at Meehans are traditional Apple Strudels
a must and lingering over coffee is a welcome activity.
Family-friendly and always busy, Meehans is a perfect
mid-week meal or weekend destination. Summer brings patio
dining to the restaurant scene.
Meehans of Huntington
371 New York Avenue
Cuisine: Modern Irish American
Atmosphere: Casual, Irish pub with class
Price Range: Inexpensive to moderate
Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. 4 a.m.
Saturday - 11:30 a.m. 4 a.m.
Sunday - 11:30 a.m. 4 a.m.