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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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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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, 2014 and 2015.
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  • 43
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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!

Visited here last night and the food was great. I had the beef stir fry and the meat was amazing. Only negative was that we where brought up the stairs to the bar area making us think that was our table as they didn't fully explain that we where just waiting there for a table. Overall, great night!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
LauraCarvo
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here last night and the food was great. I had the beef stir fry and the meat was amazing. Only negative was that we where brought up the stairs to the bar area making us think that was our table as they didn't fully explain that we where just waiting there for a table. Overall, great night!

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Thank LauraCarvo
Columbia,sc
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a large group (14) and service was wonderful. Choices of entrees was quite varied with a full bar. Good wine selection. In the heart of downtown Donegal.

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Thank drimbarronman
belfast
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very disappointed with the food, the steak was below par, but the chips and french fried onions were terrible , we did not eat them. When we were asked did we enjoy the meal , we said no and asked were the chips or french fries cooked fresh. The waiter said no they are always cooked from frozen... More 

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for your recent review. We welcome all customer feedback as we believe it to be very important for our continuous improvement and development. We share your shock and disappointment with your experience at The Harbour Restaurant. We can assure you, that our we only serve quality assured Irish beef sirloin from our local butcher. All our... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you stop any local in Donegal town they will most likely recommend either the Abbey or the Harbour Restaurant. As the Harbour got the highest recommendation we went there for an evening meal. On the ground floor there are semi-private booths where small groups or couples can dine beside a cosy fire. The menu is quite extensive with most... More 

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

Dear reviewer, 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 

Kilkeel, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here in October and the restaurant was busy from the minute we arrived. The staff were very polite and gave us a lovely table. The service was quick and the food was piping hot. We will definitely call again

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

Dear ChloeDonaldson, 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 

Fermanagh
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on 31/12/15 for a meal, the staff were very friendly and helpful, it was clean and the food was delicious

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1 Thank Kev977
DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear kev977, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a wonderful review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. We continually strive to provide great freshly prepared food in a friendly efficient manner and are thrilled that you recognized this by giving us a fantastic review. We have passed on your lovely comments... More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant! We had such a wonderful evening here recently. The staff are exceptional, so helpful, friendly, welcoming and the service is excellent. Our meal was delicious, we had a variety of dishes including seafood, steaks and pizzas, everyone was very happy, I especially enjoyed my beef stir fry, it was perfect for me. We loved the atmosphere... More 

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

Dear beebeeellie, 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 really... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I went to The Harbour after not being to the restaurant in many years. It has historically been a good reliable quality restaurant with a positive reputation. However, I couldnt help but feel disappointed with the menu. The gratin starter was fabulous and despite perhaps a little too much cheese for my liking, I really enjoyed the dish. For the... More 

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1 Thank Amanda M
DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Amanda M, Thank you for your review , we are truly very disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience here in the Harbour Restaurant as we work very hard to provide a friendly efficient service while serving fresh local produce cooked to order. We understand some people don't like to complain but we really wish that you... More 

Letterkenny, Ireland
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I like this restaurant because the service is good and the food is not atal bad. Unfortunately they will shortly be moving to new premises and I only hope they dont lose the'magic' because of this

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Thank 264FJC
DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 264FJC More 

Lurgan, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Me and my family dropped in after a day touring Donegal and I have to say the place is a real gem. Nice cosy ground floor which was full and we where about to turn and look on up the road but the waitress showed us up to the second floor and seeing that we had 2 children and a... More 

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1 Thank stephenWRcarson
DebbieOReilly, Owner at The Harbour Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear StephenWRCarson, 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 food, service and the our famous sticky toffee pudding!! We really appreciate your very king compliments and valued business. Looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Kindest Regards... 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 6 - 29
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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, 2014 and 2015.
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

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