Logan’s Irish Pub: Feel Fulfilled

. April 3, 2017.

Nestled with my family in a secluded, booth and chatting comfortably, I marvelled at how cozy and inviting Logan’s Irish Pub is. The wind whipped and the snow whirled outside, but there we were, feasting on a tasty meal, listening to spritely Irish music, as content as we could be.

When asked what Logan’s is known for, Manager Daniel Copus agreed. “I think of comfort food and a cozy atmosphere,” he said. “The benches are like couches; it feels like you’re at home, or it almost feels like you’re at your grandma’s house.”

Owned by Karen Logan, the Pub opened in 2010 and features authentic Irish food with the slogan, “Experience a little touch of Ireland.” Between the decor and menu, Logan’s surely offers that.

Rich Decor and Intriguing Menu

Guests are greeted by a cheery host or hostess. The decor is inviting – a look around reveals rich, wooden floors, a beautiful wooden bar, wooden partitions dividing dining areas with stone and stained-glass finishes, colorful soccer flags and jerseys hanging from the ceiling, striking painted murals on the walls, a crackling fireplace in the back…it’s just wonderful.

A sweep through the menu sparks more intrigue with great options for the kids, too. Logan’s offers eight starters, for example, the Irish Boxty – traditional Irish potato pancakes served with Smithwick’s cheese sauce. There are 12 entrees with fun Irish names and tastes like the Logan’s Mac and Cheese, Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers and Mash, or the Irish Boxty Dinner. Diners can also choose from a variety of sandwiches, burgers, soups, stews and salads, and, of course, indulgent desserts. I’ve got my eye on the Guinness Chocolate Cake for next time – homemade, with chocolate mousse and an Irish cream filling.

If you’re looking for a deal or some variety, Logan’s offers specials often. When we were there, Copus said seafood options for Lent were available, such as mako shark and cod chunks. Children eat free with an adult purchase on Sundays.

Food That’s No Blarney

My 8-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son have discovered the joys of fried cheese, so they now ask for a mozzarella stick appetizer when we’re out. Our ears had barely registered the sound of the Logan’s Fried Cheese plate hitting the table when youthful fingers darted in competition. Smiling, we told Rosalynn that she could “just take a few pieces for your plate so that everyone can share.” Ben triumphantly declared it his favorite fried cheese in town.

For his entree, Ben chose the appetizer portion of chicken bites over the same chicken, but in a smaller portion, on the kids meal. It was half-off because we were there earlier in the evening. Waffle fries and applesauce came with his meal. “The fries are really good,” he said. “They’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.”

Rosalynn ordered the kids’ chicken bites and waffle fries and happily chewed away. She enjoyed her food but added, “I really like that I can sit in this little corner.” We were tucked away in a little alcove booth that felt quite private. There are three or four such spots in the back of the restaurant, near the fireplace.

My husband went with a cheeseburger, and it arrived cooked just as he ordered with waffle fries. For him, this night was one of enjoyed variety, a step away from his favorite Logan’s Mac and Cheese with added hot sauce.

I ordered the Shepherd’s Pie after a tough time selecting it over the Fish and Chips. Copus was kind enough to bring me both, “for research purposes,” he said, smiling. The shepherd’s pie was comfort food, deliciously seasoned beef and lamb, the perfect amount of mashed potatoes with a burst of corn, peas, and carrots in each bite. It was wonderful, and I highly recommend it.
A bite of the beer-battered cod, had crisp breading give way to fish that truly melted in my mouth. It was exceptional. And I had to agree with Ben, the waffle fries are always something fun to taste.


The Debate

As I tasted my two entrees, commentingto my family how enjoyable they were, my son Ben presented a challenge: If I could only have one and eat only that for the rest of my life, which would I pick?

I tried, I really did. I gave it some serious thought, weighing why I liked each entree, but what if I was eating it forever? I apologize, but I couldn’t choose.

I happily ate a lunch and dinner of leftovers (part of each of my entrees) courtesy of Logan’s the very day.

You can’t go wrong.

The Short Course

Kid-friendly: Very
Noise level: Medium
Bathroom amenities: Clean and adequate
High chairs: Yes, also booster seats and slings
Got milk? Yes, white and chocolate. Apple, orange and pineapple juice, too.
Kids’ menu? Yes, a nice variety. Coloring pages and crayons available.
Food allergy concerns: Logan’s can tailor to anyone and guide guests to their best options, just let your server know. Gluten free menu available.

Logan’s Irish Pub
414 S. Main St., Findlay | 419-420-3602
Hours: 11am-11pm Monday-Thursday | 11am-12am Friday-Saturday
11am-10pm Sunday | 
On Facebook under “Logan’s Irish Pub” Takeout available.
“The Bridge” private event space available.