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The Abner Ale House - A McNellie's Pub
The Abner Ale House is an Irish pub located in the heart of downtown Norman. This McNellie's pub serves over 200 beers from all over the world, as well as great Irish fare. Abner's Ale House is a great place to grab a pint and bite to eat.
This neighborhood pub features menus with fresh, reasonably priced food and an atmosphere that is ideal for everyone. Local favorites include the McNellie's cheeseburger, the house sweet potato fries, artichoke dip, Maryland crab cakes and platters of chicken fingers.
Start your meal off with chips and salsa or European cheese platters served with grapes. Order a steaming hot bowl of soup, or try the Beer House Chili, featuring a zesty blend of ground beef, chorizo sausage and chili spices, then finished with beer. Stop in to The Abner Ale House for the Irish Lunch Special, served from 11am-2pm daily, and enjoy a bowl of potato leek soup, a 12 oz. glass of Guinness and bread.
Every Saturday and Sunday stop by Abner's famous omelette and Bloody Mary Bar from 11am-3pm. Enjoy the Bloody Mary Bar by choosing your own vodka, gin or tequila and your favorite ingredients. The bartenders at Abner's will shake it and salt the rim. If you're feeling daring, add a shot of Guinness to the blend and enjoy.
The Abner Ale House also serves a wide variety of sandwiches. Order the St. Patty's Melt and feast on freshly ground beef, seasoned and grilled with onions, topped with Swiss and American cheeses on marble rye, or try the Hosty Black Bean Burger. This sandwich features a mixture of seasoned black beans and plantains topped with lettuce and tomato, served on a sesame seed bun. From chili cheeseburgers to wraps, reubens to BLTs, The Abner Ale House has it all.
If sandwiches won't satisfy, try the fish and chips or order the Landlord's Cottage Pie, a casserole of chipped beef and mixed vegetables in a hearty beef sauce topped with mashed potatoes and cheese. Abner's also serves grilled salmon, steak frites and blackened pork chops.
Abner's offers a great selection of draught and bottled beers, plus an impressive collection of Irish and Scotch whiskey. Featuring one of the largest selections of beer in the region, look for selections from Belgium, England, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Holland, Denmark, Mexico and many more.