Maybe you aren't as Irish as St. Patrick himself (who was kidnapped and sent to Ireland as a slave, escaped in 409 and returned to Ireland in 432, believing he had been called upon to spread the word of God) but on March 17, everyone's a little Irish.
So, check out these local restaurants are celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
Maloney's Pub & Grill
119 Main Street, Matawan
It doesn't get much more Irish than a pub with over 60 quality beers on tap. Maloney's will run St. Patrick's Day specials from Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17 that include corned beef on rye, fish and chips, shepherd's pie and homemade Irish soda bread. If that's not enough, they will also tap special craft brews in addition to the St. Patrick's Day classics. On March 17 the pub will open at 10 a.m. and will have live entertainment throughout the day.
1077A Route 34, Aberdeen
Court Jester of Aberdeen will get in touch with their inner Irishman this week with a special Irish-themed menu that includes a corned beef sandwich, Smitty's chicken and Irish stew. On St. Patrick's Day, Court Jester will offer $3.99 corned beef and cabbage for "dine-in" orders only.
254 Main Street, Matawan
Kat Shack knows that everybody is Irish on St. Patrick's Day and will be offering happy hour prices all day. Starting at 2 p.m., you can enjoy an acoustic performance by Joe Barker. Potato bacon soup, corned beef sandwiches, corned beef reubens and corned beef platters will be added to the menu.
113 Main Street, Matawan
La Riviera is going green on St. Patrick's Day with a $15 all you can eat green buffet from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. that includes corned beef, cabbage, green pasta and green sauces.
3352 Route 35, Hazlet
Eat, drink and be Irish at Park East in Hazlet this week. From now through St. Patrick's Day, the restaurant and bar will be offering a special Irish menu that includes Irish quesadillas, leprechaun sliders, fish and chips and of course an open faced Irish reuben.
106 Main Street, Matawan
If cracking a Guiness isn't your version of a good time, don't worry! Papa Ganache has been busy whipping up yummy vegan treats with an Irish twist. It's up to you to pick between the shamrock mostess cakes and the leprechaun cupcakes.
Make sure to check out all of the local St. Patrick's Day parades, including the ones in Matawan and Keyport.
TELL US: What are your St. Patrick's Day plans? Share with us in the comments below. And don't forget to upload a photo of you in your green attire!