Shamrock Restaurant

A Bit of Ireland in the Catoctin Mountains

7701 Fitzgerald Rd.
& Route 15
Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone: 301-271-2912 
Website: http://www.shamrockrestaurant.com
Address Map  |  Driving Directions
Hours: Mon- Sat 11-10 / Sun 12-9

 Cead Mile Failte!

(A hundred thousand welcomes!)

The Shamrock Restaurant is a family owned and operated restaurant serving affordable dining in a cheerful, heartwarming atmosphere. Located at the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains we are Western Maryland's premier source for casual fine dining. The restaurant is located just 15 miles north of Frederick, MD and just 15 miles south of Gettysburg, PA on Rte 15. You'll be delighted by friendly, courteous staff with a quiet smile. Relax and unwind with a Guinness, Smithwicks, Irish Coffee or fine wine. You're far from the maddening crowd..

 

 


A Bit of Ireland in the Catoctin Mountains

The Fitzgeralds have enjoyed restauranting since the 1930’s when Allen and “Mom” Fitz owned a tiny inn in Emmitsburg until 1941. Their middle son Mike and his wife Doris bought the present restaurant in 1963. Five sons and four daughters grew up working here, each learning the business from pot sink, to the cook line, to the dining room. (Did you know all their names begin with D?). Eldest Donna became general manager straight out of St. Joseph’s College in 1971. It’s still her first and only job! Donna’s first trip to Ireland with Grandma Fitz in 1972 was the beginning of many journeys in search of Irish recipes, décor, blarney and wares. Like the design of an Aran sweater, an Irish theme has been gradually woven into the Shamrock’s menu and atmosphere. The menu logo and the 80 ft. flag in the yard express genuine American and Irish pride.

As a team, Mike and his “Mom” (our first cook) perfected the Crab Cakes and Maryland Crab Soup. Donna and Mike jointly created the rich Seafood Chowder and more. Once established, a recipe may remain unchanged and guarded for decades. These days, in addition to traditional Irish dishes, the Shamrock features Certified Angus Beef®, Eastern Shore Soft Shell Crabs, and seasonal specialties of Shad and Roe, Rockfish, Trout, and Fried Fresh Oysters known to be the best far and near. Lamb Shank, Fish ‘n Chips, Crab Cakes, Salmon… we offer variety with quality. Each day, several generations of Fitzgeralds warmly welcome customers, both new and old, assuring each visitor there are no strangers here, just friends we haven’t met yet.


Freshest Seafoods 

  • Crab Imperial
  • Soft Shell Crab
  • Deep Sea Scallops
  • Fresh Oysters,
  • Flounder
  • Rainbow Trout (Served daily when in season) 
  • Salmon (3 different ways to enjoy)
  • Mr. Fitz infamous crab cakes served daily

Certified Angus Beef

  • New York Strip Steak
  • Delmonico Steak
  • Prime Rib of Beef

Hand Cut to insure our
guests only the finest cut




 

 

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Shamrock Restaurant

A Bit of Ireland in the Catoctin Mountains

7701 Fitzgerald Rd.
& Route 15
Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone: 301-271-2912 
Address Map  |  Driving Directions

  

 

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