I’ve been to Dublin, Ireland, but have never taken the time to visit Dublin, Ohio which is, relatively speaking, a pretty close drive from my house. If it could even give me a taste of Ireland, which I miss, I was game to go and see what adventures I could find. Arriving on a Friday afternoon Alan and I spent the weekend exploring and discovering all that Dublin had to offer while driving the Hyundai Elantra Eco. The Hyundai was the perfect choice for this trip due to its incredible gas mileage and fantastic get-up and go (oh, and we have to say the heated seats were awesome!).
We checked in at the Crowne Plaza just a short drive from historic downtown. The hotel is set off the main street in a quiet area which I appreciate. The older I get the more I want to have my nights free from excessive noise and traffic. Our 3rd floor, king-bed, garden view room is charming and exactly what we need for our weekend adventure of food, roadside attractions, waterfalls and literary discoveries.
The best adventures have great food and Dublin doesn’t lack any delicious options. We enjoyed dinner at the Dublin Village Tavern and Matt the Miller’s and breakfast at Sunny Street Cafe.
- Dublin Village Tavern had a very long wait on a Friday night, but it was worth it. Try to get there for Happy Hour for $5 cocktails and appetizers. The Irish egg rolls are a must order.
- Matt the Miller’s has a large mural on the wall of Matt the Miller’s in Kilkenny which took me back to my summer vacation. Order the pretzel bites, you won’t be disappointed. They also have a delicious vegetarian flatbread.
- Sunny Street Cafe is in an outdoor shopping center and we were seated immediately on a Saturday morning.
- Wendy’s. Yes, we ate at a chain restaurant (I usually avoid), BUT only because there was museum inside with a $105,000 Waterford Crystal hamburger and a gorgeous Tiffany lamp. This was one fancy fast food place!