Fionn MacCool’s (Jacksonville Landing)
2 Independent Drive, St. 176
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
General Manager: Paul Glaser
Fionn MacCool’s Website
Yep, we had a gift certificate, this makes two reviews in a row that we aren’t paying full price! The wife won a $50 gift certificate to the Jacksonville Landing so we figured we would try out something new. And by new, I mean the Irish restaurant that I had been bugging my wife to go to with me. Why not right? It’s free, how can we go wrong?
Location: It is at the end of the Landing on the Main Street Bridge side. If you are facing the Landing from out front, it is all the way to the left.
Interior: What you would expect at an Irish Pub, lots of celtic crosses, old wood, green colors. Not many booths, mostly 4 seaters tables throughout. It was pretty empty when we got there at 10pm. There was live music playing outside, so that was nice.
Cost: For an appetizer, two drinks from the bar, 2 entree’s and sharing a desert it cost us $60.
Food: I ordered a Landshark beer $5–Delicious as usual! Then moving on to the appetizer, we went with the Spinach Dip for $7.99 and let me say right now, that ended up being the highlight of the evening, very creamy and spicy. For entrees I ordered the Steak Boxty $9.99 and my wife got the Fish and Chips $11.99. The Boxty is basically a pancake potato burrito with steak, onions and mushrooms inside. It comes with a glaze on it that is WAYYYY over the top sweet. If you are a diabetic, avoid this at all costs. The steak was very tender, the mushrooms were canned and you could barely taste any onion due to the overpowering sauce. The Fish and Chips came with a HUGE piece of Cod! You definitely get your money’s worth with this entree. The one complaint my wife had was that it came with a bowl of canned peas. Why canned? Why not fresh? She said “I would rather them not be on here if they are going to be canned”. Such a snob huh? But in her defense, they weren’t appetizing. We ended the night with a Creme Brulee $5.99. It was ice cold but the top was nice and crunchy. Good taste, just a little too cold for us. Oh, my wife’s glass of White Zin was $5.00
Extra Notes: The waiter disappeared for long periods of time…we were the only ones in there for about 45 minutes, you would think he would be on top of the service. Nope. And of course one of everyone’s complaints in Jacksonville about the Landing is…Parking! Hard as hell to find parking around there without forking over some cash. If they ever get the parking situation worked out, I think a lot more people will come to the Landing.
Overall Cost: Without tip $49.10
Overall Rating 1-10: 6.5
Would I eat here again: Probably not. I would stop by there for drinks and the live music though, just not dinner.
For another review of a place at the Jacksonville Landing, check out my Koja Sushi Restaurant Review