Morrissey's Irish Pub mixes luck and hard work

The new Uptown pub's grub prices are hard to swallow, but the drinks are nice

The appetizer menu consists of dishes like mussels in tomato broth, wings (crispy and meaty but glazed with a too-sweet whiskey sauce), and more pub chips, but one of the most unique and well-received items we tried was the boxty wedges. These soft Irish flatbreads had the appearance of toasted triangles of pita but were texturally at the intersection of lefse and a McDonald's breakfast hash brown patty — and I mean that in the best way possible. For a double dose of the things Morrissey's does best, order the corned beef rolls, which have the same basic components as the Reuben but are tucked and rolled into a griddled boxty.

So will Morrissey's be able to lift the supposed curse on this Uptown storefront? Well, I certainly prefer the Irish theme over the Miami one, and I think the rest of the Lyn-Lake neighborhood will too, but if Morrissey's wants its food to have as much of a draw as its whiskey program and lineup of live entertainment, it will need to consider its competition and do a little rejigging.

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Morrissey's Irish Pub

913 West Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Uptown/ Eat Street

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Morrissey's Irish Pub
913 W. Lake St. Minneapolis
612.465.8555; morrisseysuptown.com
appetizers $6-$15; entrees $11-$18

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Longtime
Longtime

I have been there twice and had great food and service. Cheeseburger was delicious. My dining partner had the fish and chips and we both enjoyed it. We had fried fish at another " food critic's hot fave" restaurant" and was sorely disappointed by the size of the filet and the price. When we go out, we don't look for the happy hour deals. We go to a spot, because we like it.

UptownEater
UptownEater

This place will close within 6 months.  Service is lacking.  The food may be photogenic but it's totally average, and below average when the price is factored in.  Weak happy hour "deals" if you can even call it that.  Without a solid happy hour in Uptown, a business isn't going to work. 

UptownEater
UptownEater

This place will close within 6 months.  Service is lacking.  The food may be photogenic but it's totally average, and below average when the price is factored in.  Weak happy hour "deals" if you can even call it that.  Without a solid happy hour in Uptown, a business isn't going to work. 

 
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