Hospitality is our business
The Shamrock was established in 1935. It is the Island’s oldest food and drink establishment. It has been the place of trials, funerals, weddings and of course some great parties. It has been the meeting place for all for decades.
Eric & Dana Hodgson purchased the Shamrock in 1996. The previous owners had begun to introduce new things to the menu. This was just the beginning of a journey that the Hodgsons wanted to pursue. Each year bit by bit bringing new foods & wine to the menu. To make the Shamrock not only the place of cocktails but also of excellent food.
We are known all over the Great Lakes for many things such as superb Prime Rib, one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. and by one yachting magazine the “coldest beer” on the great loop. Our outdoor patio in the summer is a favorite of locals and visitors alike as you look out on beautiful Paradise Bay. We also have regular live entertainment local and imported.
Although changes have been made, things are still very much the same. When repairs or improvements need to be done to the building requiring the place to be closed, the local people get very upset saying “Can’t you work around us? “ “We can’t believe the Shamrock is closed!” It is at times like this that the Hodgsons realize that although their name may be on the property deed they are only caretakers of an Island institution.
Please join us in experiencing an Island institution.
Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
26245 Main Street Beaver Island, MI 49782 | America's Emerald Isle