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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 - 10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 223
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good

Pizza was good, the service was better. Nice atomosphere, its very pretty inside. And the drinks were good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
IcyMama73
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Duluth, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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352 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Duluth, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Pizza was good, the service was better. Nice atomosphere, its very pretty inside. And the drinks were good.

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

Dear IcyMama73, Thank you most sincerely for your recent wonderful review of our restaurant. We really appreciate you taking the time to do this. We are delighted that you experienced the warm, cosy atmosphere here and that you also thoroughly enjoyed your food. Once again, thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warmest wishes... More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited while passing through Donegal Town. Food was good. We're seated and served quickly and food was delicious.

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

Dear eb27548 Thank you for your lovely review and we appreciate that you took the time to do so. I've passed on your kind comments to all the team and welcome you back next time you are in Donegal Town regards Jo Debbie and all the Team More 

Sligo, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is our third trip to the Harbour Restaurant. We visited again on 10/4/2014. The food, service atmosphere and staff were once again fantastic. It is a real treat to visit The Harbour.

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

Dear Delores H Thank you for making time to give us a fantastic review.We are delighted that you enjoyed our hospitality on all three occasions that you choose to dine with us, and we welcome you back to visit the next time you are in town . regards Jo Debbie & the Team More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

After all the years visiting Donegal Town can't believe we missed this place! Food was fab and the staff were so friendly and attentive - couldn't fault a thing - even at such a busy time! The kids were treated as grown ups which they loved - fab staff! Defo will be back!

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

Dear Stepenmccau Thank you for your 5* review,we are delighted that you chose to visit us on your recent trip to Donegal Town and that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed the Harbour experience. All our guests are very important to us especially the smaller people. We welcome you and your family back the next time you are in the... More 

Turin, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

warm atmosphere, fireplace, confortable seats, very careful and kind service. We had salmon and steak, both nicely served and very good. portions are so rich that we had no room left for desserts. the list of wines is not that rich, but - being in Ireland - offers a good choice of whites and reds, which is noticeable.

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

Dear Silvia65maria Thank you for your wonderful 5* review, we are delighted that you took the time to do so.We have passed on your very kind comments to all the team . Regards Jo Debbie & all the Team More 

Ukiah, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were recently in Donegal for several days. The Harbour Restaurant comes with our highest recommendation. We ate dinner there for two nights. Both times the food was delicious. Atmosphere and good food to rival the best.

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

Dear Tricia H Thank you for your fantastic 5* review and we are delighted that your enjoyed the Harbour experience on the two occasions you visited us. Your very kind comments are very much appreciated by all the team here .Safe travelling and take care regards Jo Debbie & all the Team More 

Newcastle
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Great find. The salmon was beautiful even better than Marco Pierre Whites in Dublin. The staff were charming ( Mary & Tara). It's obviously popular with the locals as it was packed when we got there. Meals were hot and tasty.

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

Dear Kris f Thank you so much for your fantastic review and your very kind comments, we appreciate you taking the time to do so. Mary and Tara are especially delighted that you personally mentioned them by name and pass on their regards to you also .We extend to you a warm welcome if you are ever back in the... More 

Cork
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

When in Donegal again we revisited this place again. It was just great, the food is delicious, we had a fish special dish and steak. The sticky toffee pudding is to die for. A special word of thanks to Thomas who looked after us so well, the staff are so lovely here and will be back for sure.

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

Dear FlorentinaFancy, Sincere thanks for your outstanding review of our restaurant. We are so thrilled that you had a wonderful experience again and we thank you for your repeated custom. We are delighted that you enjoyed your steak and seafood and we have to agree with you about the sticky toffee pudding, it's an old family recipe, very dear to... More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

There seemed to be quite a few places to go, but we tried this one on the recommendation of our B&B owner. It really turned out to be a bust. We were seated and then ignored for upwards of 45 minutes, without even getting a glass of water. When the food finally came, we just weren't impressed with anything. The... More 

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

Dear STEPHANIE_HR, Jo, Debbie and the Harbour Restaurant team welcome all customer feedback as we believe it to be very important for our continuous improvement. Thankfully, we have succeeded in delighting many customers during our 13+ years in business. To this end, it is disappointing to read your review, the contents of which we will investigate and take corrective action... More 

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

To say this place is a five star is an understatement. I am on a low residue diet the moment we walked in my husband and I were treated like VIPs. I was really worried about eating out Joan our waiter took all the hassle out of ordering she knew exactly what I could have and made everything easy were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth H, 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... More 

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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 5 - 28
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Irish, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?