In the vibrant tapestry of Dublin’s culinary landscape, each restaurant tells a unique story. In this episode, we hit the streets to chat with international residents, unraveling their go-to restaurants from their home countries. Our latest encounter led us to a Bostonian who passionately recommended Captain America’s, a Dublin institution that has been serving up American classics with a side of Rock ‘n Roll since 1971.
Meet Captain America’s: Where Rock Meets Culinary Classics
Captain Americas, Ireland’s first cookhouse and bar, burst onto the scene over five decades ago, revolutionising Dublin’s dining experience. The restaurant quickly became synonymous with all-American classics, introducing locals to the indulgence of chocolate sundaes, deep-dish apple pie, and the legendary Captains Burger, initially priced at a humble 49p. The dynamic ambiance, fueled by rock music and adorned with memorabilia from iconic musicians and sports figures, turned Captain Americas into a Dublin institution.
Upstairs at Captain Americas, history unfolded with album launches, acoustic sessions from then-unknown artists like Chris de Burgh, and pivotal meetings for the rising stars of U2. The walls of this establishment are a testament to the last half-century’s musical and sporting greatness, featuring items ranging from Muhammad Ali’s boxing glove to signed guitars from Guns n’ Roses.
The Student Hub: Where Good Times, Good People, and Great Food Collide
For our Bostonian friend, Captain America’s holds a special place because of its student-friendly atmosphere and exceptional deals. The restaurant has become a hub for students, offering irresistible deals from Monday to Friday. With a valid Irish student card, patrons can enjoy a Main Menu Item for only €10.95, select cocktails for €5, and pints of Fosters for €5. It’s the perfect spot for a society or group night out with pals, combining delicious food and affordable drinks in a vibrant setting.
Events and Celebrations at Captain America’s
Beyond its day-to-day offerings, Captain Americas caters to events, providing spaces for quiz nights, karaoke, games nights, and pre-party gatherings. Whether it’s a birthday celebration, a pre-panto feed, or just a regular night out with friends, Captain Americas is all about celebrating those special moments.
Visit Captain Americas: Grafton Street and Blanchardstown
Captain Americas is easily accessible for everyone wishing to experience the magic it has been generating for more than 50 years, with two sites in Dublin. The initial location is at 44 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, which is on Grafton Street. The second location, meanwhile, is located in Blanchardstown in Unit 410, Blanchardstown Center, Dublin 15.
So, whether you’re a Dublin local or an international resident, Captain America’s promises an unforgettable dining experience where good times, good people, and great food collide. It’s more than just a restaurant; it’s a celebration of moments that last a lifetime.