Ask owner Tim Quinn about Quinn’s Irish Pub, and he’ll describe the pub as “old-school Irish values with a new school American twist.” Having opened at 715 W. Boylston St., Worcester, in June, Quinn’s is already seeing major success.
“We’ve had a very good summer. We’ve hit the ground running,” the Worcester native said.
While Quinn’s Irish Pub is Quinn’s first venture into the restaurant business, opening an Irish pub has been a lifelong dream of his and his brother, Ryan’s. “We always dreamed of doing this. When my brother passed away, I took time off from pharmaceutical sales and gave it a try,” Quinn said.
With the spirit of his brother ever-present, Quinn pursued their lifelong dream as a tribute to Ryan and also enlisted the help of some veterans of the Worcester restaurant scene.
“I went to get advice from Cal Dolan and Dessie McKane, owners of Funky Murphy’s,” he said. “They have such knowledge of the industry, how to work a kitchen and customer service. I trained under them for a year. We have a great relationship and decided to partner on the pub.”
The atmosphere at Quinn’s is comfortable and inviting. “When you walk in, what catches your eye are the 15 beers on tap, the 18-seat horseshoe bar, four TVs, as well as Keno screens,” Quinn said.
The menu at Quinn’s is tasty and hearty. Breakfast is served daily, but be sure to stop by on Sundays for the breakfast buffet from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The buffet is $10.99 per adult, while children 10 and younger eat for $5.99 per child. Children 3 and younger eat for free.
Quinn’s menu also includes soups and salads, like homemade chili and Quinn’s Steak Caprese Salad with house-marinated steak tips. The appetizers include favorites like Spinach Artichoke Dip, Quinn’s Irish Potato Skins and Meg’s Mini Burgers. All apps are less than $15!
If you’re looking for something a bit more filling, Quinn’s sandwiches have you covered. The Mighty Quinn Burger, Burncoat Bomber (a delicious take on the steak and cheese) and TQ’s Turkey Club are just a few options. Not only are these sandwiches delicious, but they are all less than $13.
The entrees at Quinn’s are a must-try. The Jameson Pepper Steak is a 12-ounce New York strip filet coated with cracked black pepper and finished with Quinn’s homemade Irish whiskey glaze. Pete’s Irish Homestyle Meatloaf is a mix of pork and ground beef, topped with gravy and fried shoestring onions. Another standout is The Big Fish and Chips. Are you drooling yet? All entrees are less than $15.
Quinn’s also holds events and plans on more to come. “Right now, we have trivia on Tuesdays and plan to have live music and specials for all the football games,” Quinn said.
As for parking, don’t worry – there’s plenty! “We have designated spaces with three other businesses – Family Dollar, Enchanted Fireside and an auto store – that let us use their lots after 5:30 p.m. A parking lot attendant will assist!” Quinn said.
Quinn’s Irish Pub is open 8 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Sundays. For more information, visit quinnsirishpub.com.