The M Thirsty Third Thursday gang visited O'Sheas Pub last week. O'Shea's opened this spring in the former Saladays location. Long salad counters have been replaced by handsome polished bars. Bright yellow walls have been painted over with mauve and chocolate hues.
O'Sheas prepares exceptional hamburgers. The burgers sit up tall, about six inches above the plate, on homemade buns that are plump and toasted. The thick ground Angus beef patty inside is fresh and cooked to a person's taste.
I especially liked the Loaded Dublin. Onion rings dipped by hand in batter laced with Guinness Stout were neatly tucked inside the sandwich along with mushrooms, bacon and provolone cheese. The Irish glaze was made from a reduction of Guinness that was sweetened with honey.
Cheryl also like her burger. Liz was disappointed that they had ran out of potato skins. So she opted for cheesy potato soup and a french dip. Her boyfriend, Jose, had the fish & chips and commented that they were very good. Girts just had the onion rings and they were delicious.
The pub had a huge selection of beer on tap. And the 16oz glasses were only $3.00. I will probably go back but only if I'm on the west side of Kalamazoo near the restaurant. It was over a 35 minute drive from the office to O'Sheas and the traffic was horrible. But this is probably due to the fact that nearly every other road in Kalamazoo is closed for road repair.