A week ago I had a rare lunch time excursion out for lunch. It was my brother-in-law’s birthday and he wanted to go to one of his favorite restaurants, Foley’s Irish Pub in Reading. It is located in the heart of the Reading Bridal District, something I had no idea existed until my visit to Foley’s. The area was a nice surprise that I may have to explore more in the future.
Foley’s looks like one of those bar and grills that has occupied the same building for many years. I have no idea if that is true or not, but it does look like it closed briefly in 2009 for a renovation and with new owners. The inside of the pub is decorated with loads of sports memorabilia and feels like a great neighborhood bar and grill with friendly staff and typical bar food offerings.
We started with an order of Mile High Nachos ($8.25), that was more than enough for our table of ten. I ordered Foley’s Club with the included side of chips ($7.99). Fries and onion rings are available for an additional charge. The club was piled high with thick cuts of turkey and ham along with both American and Swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce, and tomato. Mayonnaise came on the side, which is nice for the health conscious. The double-decker sandwich was tasty and filling.
Others in the group seemed to enjoy the massive cod sandwiches, burgers, various wraps, and wings. Fairly standard bar food is offered at Foley’s Irish Pub and not what you may expect at a more typical Irish pub, however everything that I sampled was good. Just don’t expect to find any bangers or corned beef.