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8 festive foods to try on St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day delicacies

St. Patricks Day Party
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Looking for some festive treats to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Well, there are plenty of deals and food options for you to choose from.

Some 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on March 17, according to WalletHub. But if you're looking for something with a bit more sustenance there's always a hearty plate of corn beef and cabbage — shipments of the latter increase 70 percent on the holiday.

Wallethub estimates that Americans will spend a whopping $4.4 billion on St. Patrick's Day.

From full-course meals to minty desserts, here are eight St. Patrick's Day food deals that might satisfy your craving for all things green. Slainte!

— By CNBC's Sarah Whitten
Posted 17 March 2016

Shamrock Pretzel from Philly Pretzel Factory

Shamrock pretzel from Philly Pretzel Factory
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For the eighth year in a row, Philly Pretzel Factory its running its Shamrock Pretzel promotion for St. Patrick's Day.

The company's more than 150 stores will sell pretzels shaped like clovers for $1 to $3, depending on the location, on March 17.

Hard Rock Cafe's Guinness + Jameson Burger

Guinness burger from the Hard Rock Cafe
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To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, The Hard Rock Cafe is offering customers the Guinness & Jameson Bacon Cheeseburger and the Jameson Irish Mule.

The specialty burger is made with Angus beef and topped with Jameson Irish Whiskey bacon jam, Guinness Stout cheese sauce, tomatoes and arugula. It costs $14.95 to $17.95, depending on the location.

The restaurant's alcoholic special is a mix of Jameson Irish Whiskey, ginger beer and limes served in a mason jar. The Jameson Irish Mule will set you back $15.99.

Both menu items are available until April 10 at Hard Rock Cafe locations nationwide.

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake
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McDonald's Shamrock Shake is back, just in time for the holiday.

The mint-flavored shake has appeared on the chain's menu every spring since the early '70s and has a rabid fan following. McDonald's is even selling Shamrock Shake T-shirts for just under $10 — all proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House charities.

The cost varies depending on the size and restaurant location.

Baked by Melissa's Irish Sugar Cookie Cupcakes

Baked by Melissa Saint Patricks Day Cupcake
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Need to bring dessert to the party or just looking for a sweet treat? Baked by Melissa has you covered.

The company is selling Irish Sugar Cookie cupcakes in stores and online. Get 25 mini-treats for $20. Or, you could spring $3 for a three pack.

Friendly’s Minty O'Chip Fribble

Friendly’s Ice Cream “Mint Fribble”
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For St. Patrick's Day, Friendly's mint ice cream Fribble becomes the Minty O'Chip Fribble — and it's 50 percent off.

That is, if you bring the coupon (or show the promotion on your mobile device). The ice cream shop is offering half-off all mint ice cream through March 24 in honor of the holiday.

The Minty O'Chip extra-thick milkshake is available in more than 250 Friendly's locations in 14 states and will cost $3.99 for a medium (14 ounces) and $4.99 for a large (22 ounces).

Beef 'O' Brady’s St. Patrick's Menu

The Dubliner from Beef 'O' Brady's
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Every yea,r Beef 'O' Brady's offers a special menu on St. Patrick's Day. This year, the menu features corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, cheese fries and gravy and the Dubliner (pictured).

The restaurant is known for putting an "Irish twist" on its menu and, of course, for its 12 signature wing sauces.

$1 IHOP pancake stacks

IHOP stack of pancakes
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Looking to score a $1 pancake stack? All you need is something green.

International House of Pancakes is offer customers dollar short stacks if they sport the color green while dining at participating restaurant.

"St. Patrick's Day is all about luck, and we feel we're so lucky to have guests who love the IHOP brand as much as they do," Kirk Thompson, senior vice president of marketing at IHOP, said in statement.

Dunkin’ Donuts "Win the Green"

Dunkin Donut’s Pistachio Iced Coffee
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Dunkin' Donuts is celebrating St. Patrick's Day this year by offering customers a chance to "Win some Green."

On March 17, the coffee shop will surprise five lucky consumers in the U.S. with a check for $1,000 to celebrate the launch of its new pistachio coffee and latte.

The drinks are inspired by Baskin-Robbins' pistachio-flavored ice cream. Costs vary by size and restaurant location.