O’heap of delights

. October 11, 2012.
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Logan’s Irish Pub
414 S. Main Street, Findlay, OH 45840
phone: 419-420-3602
web: www.logansirishpubfindlay.com
hours: Mon-Wed 11am – 12am
Thurs-Sat 11am – 2am

Before we tried Logan’s Irish Pub for lunch one weekend, our family had a spirited discussion regarding the menu. The two main questions were: What exactly are bangers and mash?  And can a kid get a good meal at a place with “pub” in the name? The answers are sausage and potatoes, and a definite yes.

A recent addition to downtown Findlay dining, Logan’s is located at 414 South Main St. It offers an atmosphere rich in Irish lore, and a menu to match. While many of us think of a pub as a drinking establishment, the name actually comes from the term public house, where people would gather to mingle and enjoy good food. And while my youngest wondered why we were going to an “Irish pug,” and wanted to know where the dogs were, we found Logan’s to be a family-friendly place where it is easy being Irish green.

Walking in we  were greeted with Irish music and wall murals by artist Beth Covert. Two large-screen televisions played college football, and a patron leprechaun watched from the mirrored
bar area.

Trying it first

We started with fried artichoke hearts ($6.29) and stout onion rings ($5.95) as appetizers. My adventurous eight year old loved the artichoke hearts, while my 10 year old stuck with the onion rings. My husband noted that the dipping sauce for the onion rings was hot, but I didn’t think it was overly so. Still, it’s always wise to try these things before your child does.

The kid’s menu offers traditional children’s fare—pasta, hot dogs, burgers, grilled cheese and chicken bites. My daughters both ordered pasta with marinara sauce ($5.99). I, the token vegetarian, ordered a roasted veggie wrap ($6.95) but there were other veg offerings including traditional Irish potato pancakes. My husband ordered the seared chicken sandwich ($8.95).  All the servings were generous.

Begging for brulée

And then a strange thing happened: My older daughter, the doyenne of desserts, declared herself full. What, no dessert? No way, she assured us. Meanwhile, my younger daughter, who has watched every episode of Top Chef: Just Desserts, begged for crème brulée. How could we say no? We got one order of the dessert ($4.95) and four spoons. The adults barely got a taste before it was devoured by the kids who apparently discovered they weren’t as full as they thought.

So if you are looking for something a little different, yet family friendly, walk into Logan’s Irish Pub. You’ll feel right
at home.