Guy actually visited The Nook in St. Paul on Diners, Drive ins and Dives, but it was closed since a fire on December 14th. Ted Casper & Mike Runyon started with The Nook, ” the small place with the big burgers” and later opened a second location, Shamrocks, a larger place with the same great food. So we decided Shamrocks would (almost) count as going where Guy went.
Shamrocks has a great atmosphere. A great bar with great beer while you wait for a table. At the end of the bar is “The Lobster Zone” – one of those claw games but the prize is a lobster – if you catch it, they cook it. We didn’t.
Live music is featured on weekends, and while we were waiting to be seated, the Mouldy Figs were setting up for a great night of jazz.
Shamrocks menu has a distinctive Irish flair, so we ordered the Pot O’ Gold Wings, but couldn’t resist trying the Wasabi Wings flavor
Shamrocks has a great laid-back atmosphere, great music, and incredible food. It felt like we were on vacation, if only for a night.