We decided to give Molly Blooms Restaurant and Pub in Park City a try after a movie at the Redstone 8 Cinemas. We were starving and wanted to go somewhere at Kimball Junction as opposed to downtown. We sat inside the Whole Foods Market and used their free WiFi to bring up the Google map of Kimball Junction area restaurants. Molly’s is kind of hidden away in a corner between the Post Office and Park City Coffee Roasters (see map below).
It was about 6:45pm on a Sunday night. As you can see from the photo, April snow showers make for awesome spring skiing in Park City! Anyway, the place was pretty empty with only a few tables occupied and a couple of guys at the bar. The bartender and our server, Shaun, told us to take a seat wherever we like. He quickly took our drink order. My friend Don ordered a pint of Murphy’s Irish Stout – how could you not at an Irish pub?! I was undecided and Shaun was nice enough to let me sample some beer. I went with an ale. Don’t know the name exactly, but it’s labeled “Wylde” on our ticket. We later ordered Fish and Chips ($11.39), of course, and a Reuben sandwich ($8.39) because they make their own corned beef.
We received our meal about 45 minutes later which to me seemed awfully long (remember we were really hungry!) especially considering the place was nearly empty. I don’t know if this is a surreptitious ploy to make you buy more beer or because it was an early Sunday night and everyone is in chill mode. It was okay though because Don and I enjoyed drinking our beers and listening to the live music. The fish and chips meal did come with a salad which was delivered earlier and certainly saved us from famine.
As you can see from the photos (sorry about the poor photos – only had my iPod Touch with no flash), both meals came with fries. Don said his fries were hot and this means a lot because he will send warm fries back, I’m not kidding! But mine, for some reason, were luke warm at best. They were very thin fries and about half of mine were overcooked and dry, more like those potato string things you get in a can. The Reuben was tasty although next to a New York Deli Reuben would be laughable because of the lack of meat height. But this isn’t a NY Deli and it was still very tasty and filling. You could tell that the meat was homemade and not from the Smith’s Deli across the street. Don’s fish was good, but it had a thinner crust than a typical English/Irish style beer battered fish. The homemade tarter sauce was just okay. Seemed liked it was mostly mayo with a little bit of relish mixed in.
We enjoyed our time at Molly Blooms, but we wouldn’t return on a Sunday night. Maybe things are more hoppin’ on other nights and the food is better when there is a crowd. They have nightly entertainment, including beer pong and free poker on selected nights as well as a free pool night. As far as Park City restaurant prices go, this is definitely on the cheaper end (our total ticket for 3 beers and 2 meals came to $33) and a can be a good choice for friends who want a place to get some beers, play some pool, watch the game and eat pub fare after a long day on the mountain.