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Olde Castle Bar

Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 97 21262
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Ranked #10 of 58 Restaurants in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $48
Cuisines: European, Irish, Seafood, Family Fare
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Donegal’s finest traditional old Irish Bar & Restaurant offers a warm welcome to visitors to Donegal Town and locals alike. The Olde Castle Bar and Restaurant Donegal is home to the finest Donegal seafood, steaks, beers, wines & whiskies – served by the O’Toole family and their team, with a smile and a Cead Mile Failte!

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Perth, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We ate here two nights in a row while visiting Donegal. The first night the food and service were very good to excellent, so much so that it was a given that the next night we would return. What a difference. The service, to be kind, was poor to terrible. It became obvious after waiting 45 minutes for our starter... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Went in here for lunch and a pint. Good service delivered with a smile in an upscale pub atmosphere. Food was good and local brews were on tap. Reasonably priced.

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Spruce Head, Maine
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123 reviews 123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Castle Bar is a fun place to have dinner. A wonderful friendly atmosphere, plus delicious food! What more can you ask? My husband and I both had salmon, served on a bed of champ, with salad on the side. Great value!

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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Visited this place for Dinner, Friendly staff. Got a seafood tray for 2. It was excellent selection of local seafood. If you like sea food, Try this and remember don't order anything else except drinks as this tray is more than enough for 2.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I'm always looking out for great chowder and its remarkably hard to find. However, this place does the best, the very best, I've had for ages - creamy, flavoursome, full of fish. Fantastic. Even beating world champion Chowder from The West bar in Westport in my opinion.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We called in here for lunch recently - it's definitely worth a visit if you're in Donegal Town - great food and a really nice pub atmosphere.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went for an early dinner and ate in the bar, as the restaurant was closed on Tuesdays. The kitchen is the same for both, however. There were still plenty of tables, but it took more than 10 minutes before someone acknowledged our existence. Our waitress was not friendly or particularly helpful, but we were there for the food and... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

On a recent visit from Canada and really wanted to visit since I first found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and very glad I did! The atmosphere was excellent. Part of the old castle and restored to look authentically old. But the food was the real highlight. I had venison pie and it was amazing. Thinking about it now makes my... More

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Called in for Sunday lunch and had a great time, hearing all the american cousins chatter and enjoyed great food. Very well presented with good portion size, tasty and great value. Well done and keep up the good work

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food. Located right off the town square, just what you need for a lovely dinner. We had the seafood pie and a chocolate and banana mouse "log" for dessert. Delicious. As we've been traveling a while now, we've learned to share meals since we can't take it back to the hotel. No problem with portion... More

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Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 74 97 21262
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Ulster  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
Average Prices: USD 8 - 48
Cuisine: European, Irish, Seafood, Family Fare

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