Digger’s is everything that I look for in an Irish pub plus more. They take it to the next level here. Not only do they serve typical Irish fare, they also have menu items that are really outside-the-box in terms of taste and creativity. Oh, and they have a killer selection of beers on tap. That’s a huge plus too.
Inside is casual and comforting. There’s ample seating in both the dining area as well as at the bar. And during the weekend they have a live band which is great. I love that their beers are always rotating and since the Riverhead area has a ton of breweries, you’re getting what’s local.
Now let’s talk food. Having tried an assortment of items from the menu I can’t decide what’s my favorite, but I’ll try to break it down for you:
-Coconut Shrimp: Ridiculously good. They coat the shrimp in a special breading that’s JUST sweet enough and they pair it with a honey dijon sauce to off-set the sweetness so it’s perfectly balanced. One of my favorites of the night. It had the definite crunch factor.
-Pull Pork Tacos: I mean, how can you go wrong? Really. Is it healthy? Nope. Is it delicious? YES.
-Spinach Artichoke Dip: The ultimate app. It’s super creamy and addictive.
-Kobe Beef Burger: This was a special of the night. Saw the words Kobe Beef… say no more. The burger first of all was massive. It was sandwiched between two hearty buns and topped with cheese, smoked pickles and can’t remember what else, but it was so so good. And it came with steak fries. I had to split it with someone since I couldn’t eat the whole thing. Props to the chef on that one.
At Digger’s you feel right at home. The people there treat their customers like family and if the atmosphere doesn’t persuade you enough, the food certainly will. Can’t wait to come back here.
58 W Main St
Riverhead, NY 11901