O’Connell’s Pub

Tavern
excellent
Worth a detour
Cliff Strutz | April 24, 2018
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Plates are paper. Service is blunt. The menu is short. Prices are low. The roast beef sandwich is a thing of beauty: abundant slabs of full-flavored beef, glistening with juice, available on whatever bread you like, but best on a length of French bread sturdy enough to withstand all that succulence. If you like it really wet, twenty-five cent side orders of “au jus” are available for dipping. Hamburgers, costing in the mid-single digit range, are awe-inspiring nine-ouncers, beautifully charcoal cooked. On the side you want French fries or fried mushrooms, along with house-made Mayfair sauce. Mayfair is an O’Connell’s trademark, a garlicky ranch-type dressing that is fine as a dip, on salad, and as a quirky condiment for roast beef or burgers.

O’Connell’s menu is limited to sandwiches and a few such daily specials as Monday baked ham, Thursday roast pork, and Saturday rib tips. It really is a pub with a vast inventory of single-malt scotch, Irish whiskey, and bottled and draft beers. And no surprises since it is in St. Louis: you can have a gooey butter cookie for dessert.

What to Eat
O’Connell’s Pub, Roast Beef Sandwich
Roast Beef Sandwich
Must-Try
Roast beef sandwich, medium rare
O’Connell’s Pub, Cheeseburger
Cheeseburger
Must-Try
Cheeseburger with cheddar. Swiss and American are also available.
O’Connell’s Pub, Onion Rings
Onion Rings
Must-Try
Crunchy hoop onion rings have just the right amount of grease.
O’Connell’s Pub, Au Jus
Au Jus
A cup of au jus is available for 25 cents.
Directions and Hours
Information
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No

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