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The Harbour Restaurant

Quay Street, Donegal Town 0000, Ireland
074 97 21702
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Ranked #4 of 56 Restaurants in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $36
Cuisines: Irish, Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, The Harbour is an Award Winning Restaurant and Recent Winner of Best Casual Dining Restaurant in County Donegal, at The Irish Restaurant Awards.Specialising in the Freshest Donegal Seafood, Top Quality Irish Steak from our local butcher and Hand-Made Pizza straight from the oven and much more. The menu features many gluten free dishes.The Harbour is very popular with local people and visitors. Fully Licensed Bar. Chef Owners Jo Roarty and Debbie O'Reilly look forward to welcoming you to The Harbour.Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2102 and 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited the fantastic restaurant tonight. Very busy and warm welcome was given as we entered. Even though the waitress was busy. She read out the daily menu board to us. Chowder to start with was fantastic. Full of flavour and delicious. Beer battered fish was amazing. Chips nice and cripsy. Mushy peas very tasty. Gourmet Beef burger with bacon... More

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DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Xirtet, Sincere thanks for your recent outstanding review of our restaurant. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful experience. We are very happy to hear that you really enjoyed your food, the warm welcome and the bit of "Donegal Craic" with Jo!! Thank you so much again for your kind comments and your valuable custom. Hope to... More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Over all a nice restaurant! Only thing to complain is the size of the large pizza, which was about 10 inch. The price/value of common main dishes are recommendable!

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DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Connoisseur007, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologise that we did not meet all your expectations. We are happy to hear that you liked our restaurant and were happy with the price/value of main courses on the menu. We are sorry to learn that you... More

Coleraine NI
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Dined here twice. Waitress service on the first night was excellent. The menu is varied but it is quite expensive. However, that said the food quality was very good with freshly prepared well cooked dishes. The house wine is also good. Enjoyed the ambience, the food and wine. Would come again.

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DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dera Ladila, Thank you very much for your recent wonderful review. We really appreciate our customers feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your food on both occasions and that you were happy with the very good quality of food and house wine. We are also very happy to hear that you also enjoyed the ambiance and that you would... More

Galway, Ireland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I dined here recently on foot of a recommendation. We arrived for our 8:30pm reservation to find the restaurant very busy and noisy with staff rushing around to keep up with demand. Once seated, we enjoyed our meal as the food was good. I must admit that this fact surprised me given the complete chaos around us... More

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DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Many thanks for your recent review, we really appreciate you taking the time out to do this. We sincerely apologise if your dining experience was lessened with noise etc. We have been unexpectedly very very busy this august, as thankfully the recession seems to be lifting. We are best known as a CASUAL DINING Restaurant, for which we... More

County Tyrone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Meal for four with everyone thinking it was excellent, well done, looking forward to dining there in the future.

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DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear mary t, Thank you very much for your recent 5 star review!! We are very grateful!! Looking forward to looking after you again sometime... Kind Regards Jo, Debbie & Team More

York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were reccommended this place by our B&B landlady as the best place to eat in town. She wasn't wrong! The Harbour Restaurant is a busy little place with some of the hardest working but friendliest waiting staff we have ever come across. A great place for families or couples, it simply had a nice feel about it. The food... More

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DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Teppin, Thank you very much for your recent review, we really appreciate it! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food especially the seafood and thanks for complimenting our specials board too. We are very fortunate to be able to cater for couples, groups and families and our staff endeavour to look after all of these... More

scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed an evening meal here. Menu was varied and reasonably priced, we had fish which in Donegal is a must. Service was excellent and the staff worked very hard in a very busy and popular restaurant.

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DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear allyaff, Thank you very much for your recent wonderful review, we really appreciate you taking the time out to do this. We are delighted that you enjoyed our fish, we are so very lucky to be so near the fishing ports! We are very happy that you had such a great experience in The Harbour. Thanks again!! Kind Regards... More

Bismarck, North Dakota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I went to The Harbour on a Monday with my mom, dad, and grandpa. Jo was amazingly friendly, along with everyone else. The service was stunning. The food was delicious. I recommend it. The people were nice enough to change the vanilla ice cream in my Crunchie (one of their desserts) to honeycomb. They were kind and we talked a... More

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DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ELA1369, Thanks a million for your recent super review. We are thrilled that you all had such a great time, it really was our pleasure to look after you all!! We really enjoyed having a bit of banter with you guys and it really was no trouble at all to accommodate your requests! Delighted you all enjoyed the food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited Here whilst holidaying in Donegal From the atmosphere to the service to the food was excellent ! We will most def be returning here and will be strongly recommending this restaurant to all my family n friends

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DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Angel14110, Thank you very much for your recent fabulous review and also your recommendation, it means the world to us, thank you! Delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us here in The Harbour. We look forward to welcoming you again someday soon.... Kind Regards Jo, Debbie & Team More

scotland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

On holiday loving Donegal town. Reviews are totally accurate lovely dinner last night . Staff are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble. I was with my cousin Who has mobility problems and they were very kind. the food is very nice and I will be back. Thanks harbour for a cosy night.

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DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear lizodo, Many thanks for your wonderful review and fantastic compliments! We are delighted that you both enjoyed our food and service. We shall also pass on your kind comments to the staff. Please pass on our thanks to your cousin also. It was our pleasure to look after you both. Kind Regards Jo, Debbie & Team More

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