A quaint little pub on 2nd and Market Street called Dugan's Pub. They specialize in Irish food and have a great selection of beers. As it is a pub, it's casual dining and does have a takeout menu. Due to its proximity to the historic Pinehurst #2 golf course, the pub has the ambiance of an old time golf hang out. It reminds us of an old restaurant and pub in St. Andrews. The décor is all about good beer and golf. The place seems to be the best choice to unwind after a good or bad 18 rounds of golf. If you're staying at one of the local B&Bs or at historical hotels nearby, Dugan's is within walking distance.
So lets get on to the menu. When we visited St. Andrews, fish & chips was a must have (probably second to haggies with a side of neeps and tatties). I really missed a good old fashioned beer-battered fish and chips so naturally I ordered just that; three pieces please. We also had the crab cakes. Next time we would like to try the Gaelic rib eye and the beef stew. The salad was fresh and arranged beautifully. The onion porter soup was delicious; it was generously topped with swiss cheese and looked like it just came out of the oven with some of the cheese melted around the soup bowl rim.
They had English bread pudding on the dessert menu. I have never eaten anyone's bread pudding except for my grandmother's and there was Irish coffee on the menu also so this was a hard decision. I decided on the bread pudding since it was homemade from the owner's old family recipe. The dessert was a boat load of bread pudding and presented scrumptiously. The portion was more than enough for one person. The taste matched the presentation. It was a good choice. Before we left I was lucky enough to speak with one of the owners, Allen, who was very busy in the kitchen but still took the time and thanked us for coming in.
Ellen, who pleasantly served our food, told us that every Tuesday is Karaoke night and since I really enjoyed the fish & chips she reminded me that every Monday is all you can eat fish & chips at Dugan's. They also have vegetarian fare.
Finding good places to eat close by to the golf course you're playing at is like getting a good tip from a local golfer or caddy; where the sweet spots are and where to stay clear of hazards (as in places that will give you the stomach aches later). Pinehurst No.2 is definitely on most golfers' bucket list. So when in Pinehurst, go to Dugan's Pub for your post-round dining experience and you'll find great food, reasonable prices and friendly golf atmosphere. lifecameracreation.comDugan's Pub in Pinehurst NC lifecameracreation.comDugan's Pub in Pinehurst NC
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