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The Irish Poet Opens in Wantagh

New pub says to come as a stranger, leave as a friend.

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Photo: The Irish Poet Facebook page.

A good Irish pub is worth its weight in gold. The latest incarnation on Long island opened in Wantagh this summer to rave reviews online.


With a tagline, “come as a stranger, leave as a friend,” The Irish Poet seems to encapsulate everything you look for in a cozy, friendly pub.


Photo: The Irish Poet Facebook page.


The menu has what you would want in pub fare including Irish spring rolls ($12), loaded nachos ($12), friend mac & cheese bite ($10), and wings ($12).You can also order up anything from salads ($10-12) to sliders ($12-15), build your own burgers (starting at $12).


Their sandwich menu features steak sandwiches ($18), Irish dip ($14) and a traditional reuben ($14). Then, of course, there’s the fish & chips ($20) and shepherd's pie ($16).


On Yelp, Bob C, from Massapequa Park, said he liked it from the first time he went.


“Striking open air pub,” he wrote. “...awesome long impressive bar. Fantastic selection of on tap beers. True Irish feel to the place.”


Frank T, from Nassau County, said he went twice in three days. He sampled the menu and liked everything he ordered, including the fish & chips and shepherd's pie.


“The sausages are amazing,” he wrote. “...the beer is cold. The atmosphere is great and the place looks awesome.”


Everyone is nice and We will be back.


Location: 1891 Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh, (516) 588-1891.