You may remember a piece I did for Serious Eats on this Northwest Side Irish Deli. I figured since Serious Eats has gone the way of the almighty dollar mixed with sponsors, that now was a good time to remind people of Harrington's existence. You know with it being St. Patrick's Day this week and all. It sits in a strip mall on the 5600 block of Milwaukee. I have to imagine its a busy week for them.
Locals Favorite in Jefferson Park
Harrington's is part lunch counter, part deli, part grocery, and part souvenir shop. Everything relating to the Irish. They also do catering and supply local grocers with their briskets of corned beef ready for the stovetop. So if you're ever in need of an Irish Folk music CD or maybe a hamburger ground with corned beef, Harrington's is your one stop shop. They even have HP sauce for cheap.
Irish Goods for Sale
I'm not an Irish relic collector so whenever I stop in it's for a visit to the deli/lunch counter. If you go there on a Tuesday or Saturday you can indulge in corned beef and cabbage dinners but I'm more of a sandwich guy when it comes to the consumption of corned beef. Harrington's does a good one.
Corned Beef with Swiss
These aren't the NYC Jewish Deli style of stacked sandwiches like those at Manny's. You really only need one hand to eat these but this isn't a bad thing. The corned beef is hand sliced to order into a medium thickness. Its rare to see much fat on the meat but there's just enough to give it that full rounded flavor people love when it comes to good corned beef. I don't know where they source the bread but it too is always fresh and perfect when paired with the beef. The Reuben is well constructed and comes with two sandwiches that basically equals one large one. Its got all the flavors you'd expect from a spot specializing in corned beef. Hope you have a Happy St. Patrick's Day.
5685 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60646