When James Pickle (great name for a restaurant proprietor!) met with his chef, Devin Maes, to develop a menu for the all new Moriarty’s Irish Pub, he told Devin that one of his top priorities was serving Moriarty’s patrons the BEST BURGERS in Columbia. That’s a tall order in a town known for great burgers. Undaunted, Devin worked tirelessly, putting his years of experience to the test. An amazing burger was born – a unique blend of high quality beef brisket and short rib, combined with a signature blend of smoked peppers, coriander, mustard seed and roasted peppercorns (daily roasted in house!) grilled over an open flame. Placed on artisan brioche buns, brushed with house-made infusions of oregano oil, basil oil, rosemary oil or garlic oil (depending on type of burger ordered) and grilled. Fresh lettuce and ripe tomatoes, lager-drenched red onions and your choice of 6 different house-made sauces. The restaurant even makes its own burger pickles, using homemade sweet and spicy vinegar (the menu calls them “quick-pickled sriracha cucumbers”). Burger variations available with awesome toppings include The Smuggler (topped with diced tomatillos and poblanos, swiss cheese, and a honey jalapeno sauce) and The Fully Loaded Paddy Wagon (with topping choices that include a fried egg, a crunchy onion ring, jalapenos, bacon, salsa and tabasco).
In addition to serving excellent burgers, they also have a varied menu that includes Appetizers, Salads and Sandwiches. One unique category: Gaelic Fare including Isle favorites like Gaelic and Guiness Stew, Cottage Pie, Highland Poached then Grilled Bangers and Mash, and the like. Like the burgers, everything is made-from-scratch, in-house (including their Corned Beef!)
Their pricing is reasonable and we found that, the both times we tried it, the service was outstanding.
The bar is busy. They have most extensive Irish whiskey selection in the City of Columbia, including:
- Jameson 12 Year
- Hellcat Maggie
- Teeling Small Batch, Single Malt and Single Grain
They also offer:
- scotch from all over (representing all regions)
- 100+ beers from all over the world
- 35 wine selections
- numerous types of mules (including swedish, mandarin, irish, french etc etc)
- specialty cocktail and martini menu
- a pet friendly patio
- kids menu
- 2 darts boards
- silver strike video game
- 25 TVs
Happy hour: $1 off all $6 wines and $1 off all draft beers & well liquors.
Visit their Facebook page here.
902-B Gervais St (behind Longhorn Steakhouse) Columbia, SC 29201