The Killarney, an Irish pub/restaurant located at the base of the Okemo Mountain access road in Ludlow, has in some ways suffered from its reputation as a great spot for Irish pub food.
The Killarney has a great bar and great pub food, no doubt about it, but it has so much more than that.
Owner Mark Verespy said that he still has customers come in surprised at the extent of The Killarney's menu, all of which is made from scratch, from the sauces to the mashed potatoes.
Sure you can get a burger there, but The Killarney also features chicken, steak and seafood dishes, as well as traditional Irish fare like bangers and mash, shepherd's pie, Killarney meat loaf, fish and chips and an Irish BLT.
Now there is also a specialty menu, with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free dishes. The kids menu at this family-friendly restaurant also has a healthy slant to it, offering a lot of kid's grilled favorites and not just the typical fried food.
Jim Allen has been the Killarney's chef since it opened five years ago, and has always emphasized taking advantage of local agriculture.
"We buy as much locally as we can," said Verespy. "All our breads are made next door at the Sweet Surrender Bakery."
The pub has a special selection of drinks, with 15 beers on tap, 24 Irish whiskeys and 29 single malts. It also hosts a good deal of live music, with an open mic on Mondays, a very popular trivia night on Wednesdays, and live entertainment on most weekends throughout the winter.
Call The Killarney at 228-7797 for more details.