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The Harbour Restaurant

Quay Street, Donegal Town 0000, Ireland
074 97 21702
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Ranked #8 of 57 Restaurants in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $36
Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 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 and 2013
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Cavan, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This place is not so much a 'restaurant' but more like a pub-grub joint without the 'pub'. Like other reviewers, I had the seafood gratin, but it was more mushy-mash & cheese with two crab claws. My other-half had the chowder, said it was great and insisted I upgrade this review from the 2 stars that I wanted to give... More

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Tullamore, Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Having visited Donegal town on a number of occasions I tried the Harbour for a change not saying there was anything wrong with the other establishment I had become a regular in. I was very impressed with this restaurant. It was very busy early in the evening with patrons taking advantage of the very good value early bird menu. There... More

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

Dear Walhol, 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 friendly service and thenvalue for money. Thanks for your kind comments about our early bird menu. We would like to welcome you once again in... More

Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Small and intimate seating at entrance level, while upstairs s larger and great for friends and families. good selection of food from Pizzas and burgers to fish, steaks & poultry.

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

Dear Carmen B, Thank you very much for your recent fantastic 5 Star review ,we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future! Kind Regards Jo, Debbie & Team More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Tasty food - I had the special which was hake with champ and roasted veg - delicious. It was let down by the dessert was overcooked a bit. Others had the fillet steak which they really enjoyed. They have a good selection of food and the staff are very friendly.

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

Dear R_McG89, 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 our food and that you enjoyed your hake dish and the rest of your party also enjoyed their fillet steaks.... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
25 helpful votes 25 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

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