Bobby McKee’s is located at 1720 Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily from 11:00 am till 3:00 am. Bobby McKee’s is available for dine-In or carry out for your family, home or office needs. Phone – (615) 439-6021.
Cleanliness ___ 9.0
Price ________ 8.5
Ambiance ____ 9.5
Service ______ 9.0
Food ________ 9.5
Overall _____ 9.1
Murfreesboro, TN: So, I’m not Irish. I’m German. The Irish are a proud people. They enjoy open hills, good company, and a good brew, or simply a lot of any brew. But when a restaurant moves into Murfreesboro, opens on St. Patrick’s Day and calls themselves Irish, a big statement has been made. Personally, I waited a while before going because restaurants typically need a period to work into their niche, work on the menu, etc. so in spite of the quick growing reputation, I waited.
The new team for a HobNob in O’Fallon, Missouri joined me at Bobby McKee’s at 1:00. The lunch rush was pretty much over and only a few tables were being occupied. We were greeted quickly and seated promptly. Megan was at our table almost immediately. She was kind, courteous and quick to get our drinks. While we checked the menu, George the owner came to say hello and offered a few samples since it was our first time.
While we waited for the first dish, I was able to take in the new Murfreesboro Irish restaurant. Bobby McKee’s carries the Irish theme to the extreme, ordinary three main themes. First thing inside the front door feels like a club. The stage sites in front of a huge Bobby McKee’s logo and tables in the common area are similar to picnic tables, something that could easily be pulled aside and turned into a dance floor for live bands. In the back is the bar area which is definitely large enough to keep up with MTSU game nights in Murfreesboro. The restaurant portion is dimly lit and intimate. It’s an atmosphere I would typically be hesitant towards for lunch, but it was very enjoyable. The tables allow for close personal conversation that would be great for a date, dinner with family, or talking shop with your favorite client.
The first course was a Cheddar Ale Soup. I’m a sucker for cheese of just about any kind. Each bite melted in my mouth and saturated the taste buds. Next were the Crab Cake Sliders. I’m typically very hesitant about seafood in this area. Nothing so far has leaped out at me as spectacular. However, the crab cakes are soft, flaky breaded crab meat set in between lightly toasted slider rolls and topped with cheese and thickly cut onions and tomatoes.
The next dish was the fish and chips. Now typically, I would laugh at a restaurant for featuring a dish which has been parodied by both Monty Python and Family Guy, but Bobby McKee’s rocked my world. The fish had been fried in a light batter so that the fish, not grease, overwhelmed the taste buds. The “chips”… crazy Brits, were thin-cut sweet potato fries. I. Love. Sweet. Potato. Fries. While I still licked on my fingers from the fish, Megan brought out Corned Beef and Cabbage. Now again, I’m typically not a fan of either, but this was very good. Served with this course are mashed potatoes, which were prepared with skins and onions. The big finale is an herbal essence commercial in food form. Bailey’s cheesecake is soft, light and unbelievably delicious. I set the spoon on the cheesecake and let gravity pull the silverware through the dessert. I can’t get enough of this stuff. No toppings were needed. I was simply floored.
Overall, I was extremely impressed with Bobby McKee’s in Murfreesboro. Meal items range from $5-$12. The bar features sixty taps and sixty-seven bottles. Everyone in Murfreesboro should try this place at least once. I love this place. Bobby McKee’s is in my top five and you will see me there again. So should you. Enjoy!
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