Guests can sample a wide variety of foods at the Irish Festival, from Celtic to more traditionally American foods. Some of the Celtic food to try includes scones, bridies and lamb stew as well as the traditional fish and chip meal. Many finer restaurants and caterers participate in the Festival offering special items such as salmon and crab cakes. Some other festival favorites include, ice cream, hot dogs, fries, cotton candy and burgers.
The Daughters of Erin will also bring their Irish Tea house back to the Festival this year so that guests can try out home-made Irish baked goods with some hot or cold tea.
2015 Application process has closed – if you are interested in applying for 2016, the application will be online in September.
Alien Corn: (Northwest Food Court) Tender roasted sweet corn on the cob. Irish salt potatoes, baby potatoes with a mild garlic butter sauce. Sour cherry lemonade, lemonade made with real lemon juice and real cherry juice, very refreshing.
Angry Weiner – (Temple Bar Food Trucks) – Gourmet hot dogs with a twist and french fries from Columbus’ newest food truck.
BD’s Mongolian Grill– (Northeast Food Court) bd’s Mongolian Grill presents our favorite Mongolian Chicken Stir Fry and Irish Festival favorite Irish StewFry along with other delicious menu items.
Bessie’s Homemade Noodles-(Northeast Food Court) Bessie’s sells more than just noodles…We sell family heritage and tradition that is carefully handmade and can’t be matched in taste, texture and quality. Haluska (spicy or regular): cabbage, noodles, and kielbasa, Chicken & Noodles, Beef & Noodles, and homemade mashed potatoes.
Big Bamboo Concessions – Crab Cake sandwich, Fish-n-Chips, Oyster & Shrimp Po Boys and platters, Jerk Chicken sandwich, burgers and Fries. Non-Alcoholic All Fruit Daiquiris
Brock Masterson’s Catering and Events– (Northeast Food Court)-Fresh grilled salmon (salad/sandwich), “Downeast” blue-lump crab cakes (salad/sandwich), ½ pound boneless pork chops (salad/sandwich), Big fat Reuben’s, Giant Portabella mushrooms (salad/sandwich), and Brock’s hash.
The Cheesy Truck– (Temple Bar Food Trucks) – Artisanal grilled cheese sandwiches and snacks
Claddagh Irish Pub– (Northeast Food Court) The Claddagh will feature truly authentic Irish fare!
Craig’s Fine Irish Food– (Northwest Food Court) Craig’s Fine Irish Foods specializes in traditional and contemporary Irish fare freshly prepared onsite.
DK Diner-(Temple Bar Food Court) DK’s famous festival foods all prepared on site.
Donatos Pizza –(Northwest Food Court)- Pizza by the Slice. We will offer several Signature pizzas such as the “Original Pepperoni”, Serious Cheese and other Signature favorites.
Dublin Pub –(Temple Bar Food Court) -Daytons’ only Authentic Irish Pub serving up great Irish Faire including Pub Fries and Blarney Stones. Don’t forget to check out our Famous Reubens
Giant Concessions– (Creekside & Northeast Food Court)Tasty Banger Sandwiches, Hot Corned Beef and Swiss Cheese Sandwiches, Fresh Brewed Iced Tea
Giant Eagle Market District -(Northeast Food Court) -French Dip au jus, Buffalo Chicken Wings, African Mocha rubbed beef brisket, BBQ pulled pork sandwich, French fries, grilled vegetables, cucumber salad or creamy coleslaw
Giuseppe’s Italian Ice – (Northwest Food Court) Authentic hand-scooped Italian ice
Gosia’s Pierogies – Homemade Pierogies. Mix and Match Potato and cheese, sweet cabbage, sweet potato, potato and feta, and saurkraut
Graeter’s Ice Cream– (Creekside Food Court) -Big scoops of prepackaged ice cream flavors include Black Raspberry Chip, Double Chocolate, Cookie Dough and Vanilla
Hey Hey Bar & Grill-(Creekside Food Court) – We have our world famous sauerkraut balls, Irish potato pancakes, cabbage & noodles, and corned beef & cabbage, bubble & squeak, strawberry and cream potato cake, and limburger cheese sandwich
Highland Glenn Foods-(Creekside Food Court) – Highland Glenn Foods Authentic Traditional Fish and Chips, Meat Pies, Bridies, Sauage Rolls, Cornish Pasties, Haggis and Chips, Vegetarian Pasties
The Irish Baker– (Creekside Food Court) – Traditional Irish baked goods and Sunday morning breakfast!
J.Liu Restaurant & Bar– (Northwest Food Court) -A mix of Asianand American food, an original Dublin restaurant. Jason’s spicy chicken, crab cake sandwich, spring rolls, J. Liu hamburger, lettuce wraps, fries, and lemonade
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams– (Northwest & Temple Bar Food Court)-Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, praised by The New York Times (“Worth a drive to Ohio”), USA Today (“Deadly delicious”), and Time Magazine (“America’s best”), are made exclusively with cream from grass-grazed Ohio cows and exquisite ingredients from around the world.
JT’s Backyard Fry Shack-(Creekside food court) – Funnel cakes, fresh cut fries, ribbon fries, shaved ice, fried alligator, and lemon shakes!
K&S Concessions, Ltd-(Creekside & Central food Court)- Sweet and salty kettle popcorn, Italian sausage, bratwurst, hot dogs, shaved ice.
Katie’s Pancakes– (Near the Celtic Rock Stage) -All you can eat pancakes and sausage breakfast including O.J. and coffee. A Sunday morning exclusive!
Kona Shaved Ice –(Creekside food Court) -Kona Ice is a one of a kind experience that serves a premium tropical shaved ice; the finest icy treat on the planet. You can add your own top-ten flavors.
Mikey’s Late Night Slice– (Temple Bar Food Trucks) – Cheesy pizza and toppings by the slice
Old Bag of Nails Pub -(Northwest and Temple Bar Food Court) – Pig Iron BBQ, fish-n-chips, pulled pork sandwich, mac & cheese, fried pickles, corn dogs, and French fries
Quaker Corporation -(Creekside Food Court) – Original Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes and Old Fashioned Birch Beer!
Ritter’s Frozen Custard-(Central Food Court) – Frozen Custard/Ice cream sundaes and Gelatis (Italian Ice served with our Frozen Custard)
RKP VENDING– (Creekside Food Court)-Funnel cake, cotton candy, French fries, corn dogs, fresh squeezed lemonade, jumbo snow cones, hot pretzel.
Ruth’s Chris –(Northwest Food Court) – Tenderloin Skewer Salad, Steak Sandwiches, Shrimp Cocktail and Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce are sure to make your weekend spectacular.
Schmidt’s of German Village– (Creekside Food Court)-Schmidt’s will be serving all of the traditional favorites: Bahama Mamas, Bratwurst, Frankfurters, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and of course, Jumbo Cream Puffs!
Shamrock Shaved Ice-(Creekside Food Court) Over 20 different flavors available. Make your own rainbow.
The Snack Wagon-(Northeast Food Court) – Chocolate dipped cheesecake, old fashioned ice cream bars, and root beer floats
Strawberry Fields– (Creekside, Northeast and Temple Bar Food Courts) – All natural fruit smoothies, overstuffed sandwiches, snow cones, and our famous bourbon chicken.
Tortilla Street Food –– (Temple Bar Food Trucks) -Delicious Mexican Street Food. Tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, and more.
Wendy’s– (Creekside Food Court)Frosty, twisted frosty, frosty shakes, and parfaits
Whole World– (Northeast and Creekside Food Court)Lemonade, Irish stews- veggie/lamb, beef, and salad
Gluten Free Products by our Vendors
Giuseppe’s Italian Ice: All of our products are gluten-free, dairy free, peanut free
Nothing Bundt Cakes: Gluten Free Bundtlet. The flavor is chocolate chip cookie.
Kona Ice: All products / flavors are gluten free. Our products / flavors are free of all common allergens — no nuts, no peanuts, no tree nuts, no dairy, no egg, no soy, no sesame.
Brock Mastersons: Grilled Salmon on Romaine Salad or 3 Potato Hash with Dill Sauce; Corned Beef Hash; Marinated Portobella Mushroom on Romaine Salad or 3 Potato Hash with Balsamic Dressing or Dill Sauce; Grilled Pork Chop on Romaine Salad or 3 Potato Hash with Balsamic Dressing or Dill Sauce; Crab Cake (Limited portions) on Romaine Salad or 3 Potato Hash with Balsamic Dressing or Dill Sauce or Raspberry Dijon Creme Fraiche.
RKP Vending: Fresh cut French Fries cut from whole potatoes cooked in clear frying oil, sno kones & cotton candy. French fries are cooked in a dedicated fryer used only for fries.
Alien Corn: Roasted sweet corn, Irish Salt Potatoes, Tart Cherry Lemonade, Frozen Tart Cherries. Our menu is ALL gluten free. Strictly all natural fruits and vegetables…farm fresh.
Schmidt’s: Only products that Schmidt’s will be serving that have gluten in them are buns and cream puff shell.