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All 57 Donegal Town Restaurants

The Harbour Restaurant

Quay Street, Donegal Town 0000, Ireland
+353 74 972 1702
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Ranked #4 of 57 Restaurants in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $36
Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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, 2013 and 2014

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The service was rushed and unfriendly atmosphere. The food was so so. Although there was a nice view from upstairs, there was no ac and it was extremely warm with no air circulation. More like a get in and get out feel to it.

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

Dear laurie c, Thank you for recent review of our restaurant. We are very disappointed to hear that you did not experience the friendly, efficient and warm service we provide. We are also very disappointed to learn that you were not happy with your meal. It is such a shame that you did not bring it to our attention at... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Has to be the best fish and chips I have ever had! I was afraid the fish was so fresh it was going to sit up and talk to me. Great food, good service, very reasonable prices and a lovely cosy atmosphere on a cold and blustery November evening.

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

Dear jmrice, Sincere thanks for posting such a wonderful review. It really means the world to us to receive such fantastic customer feedback. We are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your fish and chip, we are so very fortunate to be located so close to the Atlantic Ocean! Kind Regards Jo, Debbie & Team More 

Ballincollig, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Went there for dinner on the 15th of november 2014. The menu has a great choice. I decided on the 8oz steak and my husband had the burger. The steak was cooked to perfection and was very tasty as was the burger. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Would go back again if ever in Donegal again.

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

Dear ashka1, Sincere thanks for your recent outstanding review of our restaurant. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful dining experience. Thank you so much again for your kind comments and your valuable custom. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future. Kind Regards Jo, Debbie & Team More 

Treviolo, Italy
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I've been to The Harbour 4 times now. I first discovered this restaurant thanks to the landlady of the b&b where I use to stay during my trips to donegal. I really like this place. Lovely people, wonderful atmosphere and great food. I especially love their seafood chowder and the baked mussels. The restaurant is placed in a beautiful location... More 

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

Dear Matteo F, Sincere thanks for your fantastic review. We are delighted to learn that you had yet another enjoyable visit to The Harbour. We genuinely appreciate your continued loyalty and we were delighted to welcome you once again! . We are thrilled that you all enjoyed your food, especially the Seafood, we are so lucky to live so close... More 

Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I went there with my son for dinner. There was nice music playing and while we were waiting for our pizzas, I heard a song of a Croatian singer that I like. It felt nice to hear something from our (almost) home country so far away and I told that to the waitress who was very kind and we talked... More 

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

Dear Tjasa644302, Sincere thanks for your recent wonderful review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the music in our restaurant and were satisfied with the friendly, warm service. We are sorry to hear that you thought the pizza was a little expensive. Our pizza dough is made fresh daily in house and we only use the very... More 

Belleville, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Everything was great! Loved the waitress...she took great care of us! She was very happy to help us out with drinks and menu items. I would go back for sure!

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

Dear Bowler_13, 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 our waitress!! Thank you so much again for your very kind comments and your valuable custom.... More 

Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We loved this restaurant so much we ate there twice on our trip. Upstairs was nice but downstairs was lovely with the log fire blazing. The food was gorgeous and the staff were lovely and you weren't rushed to finish up so it meant we could relax and take our time over dinner and chat.

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

Dear Alan E, Sincere thanks for your very lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you had two enjoyable visits to The Harbour. We genuinely appreciate your continued loyalty and we were delighted to welcome you once again! . We are blessed to have such a talented, hardworking and loyal team. Your kind comments shall be passed on to... More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We dined at this restaurant on our second night in Donegal, October 3. The food was good, the staff was friendly and outgoing. We enjoyed good conversations with the people seated around us. The only downside was a large, celebratory group was also seated in the same area and it became quite noisy. We recommend that requesting seating on the... More 

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

Dear Patricia P, Many thanks for your recent 4 star review. We are delighted too hear that you enjoyed your food and experienced our warm, friendly and efficient service. It is great to know that you also enjoyed chatting to our other diners - it is just fantastic when everyone intermingles and has a great time! In relation to the... More 

london
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91 reviews 91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice selection of food, handily located near the Diamond. Friendly enough staff but no real engagment and very slow . I hate having to ask a few times for the bill. Would return and recommend but not a destination restaurant, it's just handy in the town.

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

Dear plasticpaddyLondon, Sincere thanks for your recent review of our restaurant. We are disappointed that you did not experience our usual level of warm, friendly and efficient service. We shall most certainly look into the matters that you have raised. We do appreciate all customer feedback - good and bad, it helps us and our business to grow and improve.... More 

Donegal Town, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The seafood here is beautiful. Garlic mussels are to die for! The salmons done to perfection. And the wine list's very reasonable too!

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

Dear Donna G, Sincere thanks for your recent wonderful 5 star review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your seafood, especially the mussels and the salmon. Delighted to hear also that you are every happy with the selection and value of our wine list. Sending you our warmest wishes and kindest 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
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 7 - 36
Cuisine: Irish, Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse

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