By Tess Malijenovsky
Perhaps best known for its great drink specials and being one of the only locations in Beaufort with pool tables, Rosie O’Grady’s also features a menu of hot meals — from chicken wings and salads to Reubens and Philly cheese steak sandwiches. The Lunch Bunch troop gathered at this Irish-style establishment in Beaufort Town Center that has been owned for seven years by Michael and Leslie.
To begin with, Leslie recommended we try Rosie’s Buffalo Sampler Platter ($16.95). The platter was packed with a great variety of appetizers to sample including chicken tenders, hot wings, conch fritters, cheese sticks, southwest egg rolls, onion rings, served with a sweet Asian pepper sauce and Horsey sauce. I loved the wings, which were just the right amount of glazed and crispy.
Kim was also a fan of the wings and ordered six jumbo chicken wings prepared with the Jamaican rub ($6.95). Rosie’s wings, claiming to be “the best dead chicken arms in town,” can be cooked one of eight ways: Jamaican Jerk, Teriyaki glaze, Jim Beam BBQ, Franks Hot wings, Szechwan, Orange Wasabi, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Butter, Honey Mustard and Habanera (Friggin’ Hot).
Elizabeth chose one of the signature burgers — the Beaufort burger, an 8-ounce seasoned ground beef burger
served with lettuce and tomato on a toasted Kaiser roll. She added blue cheese and jalapenos for kicks.
David also ordered one of the signature burgers, Rosie’s Philly Cheezburger. His 6-ounce beef patty was topped with an additional four ounces of Philly meat, grilled onions and peppers, provolone cheese and Rosie’s famous Yum Yum sauce. If you come with an appetite, this is a nice looking burger you can’t find anywhere else in town.
Buck ordered Rosie O’s Philly Cheese Steak, eight ounces of Philly Meat with grilled peppers and onions, Yum Yum sauce with melted provolone.
Leslie recommended I try their fish and chips. My battered and fried grouper fillet was an impressively massive fillet. Even better it was piping hot and extremely moist, all-in-all wonderfully cooked. All of our lunches were served with delicious crinkle fries and
we all agreed, “There’s just something good ol’ fashion American about a crinkle fry.”
So next time you and your buddies are thinking about rounding up for a few pints and a game of pool, don’t pass up lunch at Rosie O’Grady’s!
The restaurant and bar is located at 2127 Boundary Street in Beaufort Town Center and is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 2 a.m. on Sundays. Call 843-379-7676.