Martin Lynch is married to Freda, a Baptist Hospital ICU nurse, and they have four children. Martin enjoys golfing and recently returned from a golfing excursion to Spain. John Clarke is married to Barbara, a Montessori elementary school teacher, and they also have four children. John enjoys working in the garden, reminiscent of his native Ireland.
Having built their restaurant into a Coral Gables icon, JohnMartin’s is known for throwing a fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17. “We have thrown the party for 18 years now and we enjoy having the community celebrate the Irish on that day”, John Clarke said. “Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is something that goes beyond our typical, traditional festivities. It’s the Irish way of life to sing and dance with our friends, family and community”, said Martin Lynch, proprietor of JohnMartin’s. “This annual party provides an opportunity for people of all ages to gather and celebrate this great tradition.”
JohnMartin’s has been continually recognized for its cuisine by publications that voted the restaurant Best Pub Food. While the restaurant naturally includes some typical Irish dishes, their selection of entrees is extensive, ranging from typical American to Continental. The restaurant features live entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, from Contemporary Top 40 hits to rock to today’s popular Irish ballads.