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The Harbour Restaurant

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Quay Street, Donegal Town 0000, Ireland
+353 74 972 1702
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Award winning, fully licensed, casual-dining restaurant on The Wild...
Award winning, fully licensed, casual-dining restaurant on The Wild Atlantic Way. We are chef-owned and managed and specialise in top quality local seafood, steaks and hand-made gourmet pizza. Recent Winner of Best Casual Dining Restaurant in County Donegal at The Irish Restaurant Awards. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2102, 2013 and 2014.
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food & Great service

The food here is outstanding, from the chowder to the delicious entrees. You will come away satisfied. We tried many dishes and they were all a 10. Try the seafood chowder, it was the best I have ever had along with the warm goat cheese salad with grilled veg. The entrees we had were the Salmon and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Jamie604
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Barrie, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Barrie, Canada
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food here is outstanding, from the chowder to the delicious entrees. You will come away satisfied. We tried many dishes and they were all a 10. Try the seafood chowder, it was the best I have ever had along with the warm goat cheese salad with grilled veg. The entrees we had were the Salmon and the Seafood Gratin.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Wow- just enjoyed a great sirloin steak here. Was a birthday treat- hence we didn't mind splashing out! Managed to hit on lucky and got a table straight away, however we watched if fill up quite quickly and waitress reconed after 8 would be even busier. Service was quick until we tried to pay- then staff were very busy- greeting... More 

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

Dear sharonreg, Sincere thanks for taking the time to post your wonderful review of our restaurant. We really appreciate it! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our steak so much, thank you and we are very fortunate to have such wonderful local butchers, EWS Butchers who hand rear our delicious Aubrac beef ! Thanks for choosing our restaurant. Kindest regards... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Ate here over a year ago and glad to say it's still as good. We had 2 pizzas and 2 fish and chips the portions weren't small by any measures but we managed to eat chocolate fudge cake with cream. There's discounts at certain times and you can save a few euro each.

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

Dear Sparky454, Sincere thanks for taking the time to post your wonderful review of our restaurant. We really appreciate you taking the time out to do this! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our pizzas and fish and chips! Thank you for choosing our restaurant and we shall pass on your wonderful comments to our culinary team Kindest regards and... More 

St. Thomas, ON
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stopped in for dinner. We were quite early (5 pm-ish) and were lucky to have a seat in the front portion of the restaurant where they have booths. Cute fireplace adds to the charm. We split a pizza (so we could leave room for dessert), which was fantastic! The crunchy dessert was sinfully delicious and sweet, too bad we didn't... More 

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

Dear MeINFV, Thank you most sincerely for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us at The Harbour Restaurant and we appreciate you taking time to share your positive feedback. This means so much to us. Rest assured that we will proudly share your kind compliments with our dedicated team of chefs and servers. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Food there was very tasty. We had a chance to try many things. And everything there was very delicious. All food was fresh and portions were enough. Our waiter Thomas was a very nice guy, who help us order all food and everything was great. Very recommended if You are going on Atlantic way.

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

Dear Marcin G, Thank you so much for taking the time out to write your wonderful review, we really appreciate it!. We are delighted that you very much liked our food and restaurant and enjoyed the warm, friendly atmosphere. Thank you very much for your great compliments about our staff, they are a great bunch, very hard working and we... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I dined at The Harbour again in late May and it is still Numero Uno in the north-west of Ireland. The place itself is still on the small side but the food is absolute perfection.

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

Dear itinerant2014, Thank you for your delightful review which gives a detailed account of your recent dining experience at The Harbour Restaurant. Your kind compliments are genuinely appreciated. It was our pleasure to welcome you. It gives us a great sense of pride and satisfaction to hear such positive feedback. Each and every one of our Team play their part... More 

Southold, New York
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Had reservations for a Saturday night at the end of April and glad we did. We were immediately seated in the restaurant on the first floor. While it was full, the "buzz" was just right. Plenty of folks clearly having a great time. My wife and I both had the cod - each prepared a differently as per our waitress's... More 

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

Dear tk1410, Thank you very much for your recent wonderful review. It means the world to us when our customers give us their honest feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your seafood, service and the famous Donegal Welcome!! Looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Kind Regards Jo, Debbie & Team More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ate here once when we arrived in Donegal and enjoyed the food so much we came back the next evening! When we were next in Donegal, just over a week later at the beginning of June, we returned and had another super meal! Delicious, well prepared food, nice choices with specials on a board and reasonable prices, combined with... More 

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

Dear AD61, Thank you very much for your recent fantastic 5* review of our restaurant. We are delighted that your got to enjoy The Harbour experience on both occasions that you dined with us. Your very kind comments are very much appreciated and shall be passed on to the entire team . We would love to welcome you back again... More 

Clifton, New Jersey
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A variety of dishes for all types of palates at reasonable prices. Service and food were good. Right in the city center

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

Dear Roxan_4, Thank you for your recent lovely review, we really appreciate you taking the time to do so. We continually strive to provide locally sourced quality produce in a relaxed friendly setting. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us . We shall pass on your kind comments to all the team, and we hope to see... More 

ings
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Excellent food and service this is one of the best restaurants I have eaten in and I will be back the staff were attentive and the menu was extensive

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

Dear PaulRiley1010, Thank you very much for your recent wonderful review. It means the world to us when our customers give us their honest feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your seafood, service and the famous Donegal Welcome!! Looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Kind Regards Jo, Debbie & Team More 

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Additional Information about The Harbour Restaurant

Address: Quay Street, Donegal Town 0000, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 74 972 1702
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Irish, Pizza, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Quay Street, Donegal Town 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1702

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Irish, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic

Description

Award winning, fully licensed, casual-dining restaurant on The Wild Atlantic Way. We are chef-owned and managed and specialise in top quality local seafood, steaks and hand-made gourmet pizza. Recent Winner of Best Casual Dining Restaurant in County Donegal at The Irish Restaurant Awards. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2102, 2013 and 2014.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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