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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, 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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  • 294
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  • 108
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 8
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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
Our Anniversary was topped off!

My husband and I spent a few days in Donegal and booked with the Harbour for the our anniversary meal and we were very impressed. The smoked haddock special was beautiful! The atmosphere was friendly and families seemed to love it as much as the couples. Would definately book again. Delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
fiona m
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent a few days in Donegal and booked with the Harbour for the our anniversary meal and we were very impressed. The smoked haddock special was beautiful! The atmosphere was friendly and families seemed to love it as much as the couples. Would definately book again. Delicious steak too.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

the restaurant was booked by friends and we went in a group. No fuss, seated upstairs, immediate service, which was great considering it was a Saturday night during the food festival. Some had fish some had steak and everyone was very impressed. We asked the name of the meat supplier and it was Walsh's butcher in the town. The steak... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Harbour Restaurant in Donegal Town as a group of eight while working at the Taste of Donegal festival. We booked in advance because festival time is very busy. There are plenty of choices on the menu with seafood featured strongly. Four of the group has Beer Battered Fish and Chips and all declared it to be the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious!! This cozy restaurant served up some absolutely amazing seafood - I don't know that I've ever seen my husband devour that much food that fast! I am not a seafood person, and I wasn't starving, so I went for a delicious (and giant) salad - it was perfect. The staff was incredibly nice, as well. Highly... More 

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

Dear Ann O, Thank you so much for your 5 star review ,we are delighted that you took the time to do so.We continually strive to offer all our guests the very best of fine local produce in a warm inviting atmosphere.We have passed on all your lovely comments to the culinary and service team and we look forward to... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I've visited the harbour restaurant many times before but it was about 5 years since our last visit.The recent reviews have being very good so we booked a table for four for a Saturday night for 8pm.We arrived a few mins late which I apologised for and the host lady said they were running a bit late themselves. We were... More 

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

Dear Dubfish69, Thank you most sincerely for your lovely 4 star review. We apologise wholeheartedly for the very long delay. We were extremely busy last Saturday night and due to some unforeseen circumstances, some of our tables had to wait longer than usual. Please rest assured this is not an excuse, the entire team worked extremely hard to look after... More 

Newry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visiting friends in County Donegal , we arrived in Donegal Town at 5.30 pm and our Hostess suggested an early dinner in the Harbour Restaurant. It seemed to me as we entered that the restaurant was full but we were offered a booth and were warmly greeted by a lady who we later learned was called Mary Brown. She became... More 

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

Dear Gabrielle S, 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 

Donegal Town, Ireland
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited here as part of a group birthday celebration. Ordered from the party menu. Nice choices, small supplement for steak. Starter of Filo prawns, steak option served with mushrooms, onions pepper sauce and choice of sides. Do not miss the garlic potatoes, also be very careful not to offer to share them with anyone. They are too good to share... More 

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

Dear Brooke1971, 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 

donegal
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten in the Harbour a few times but not recently so we decided to pay another visit tonight for our wedding anniversary. We were seated upstairs which was lovely, the waiter Tomas seated us and made no effort in welcoming us, explaining specials etc or making conversation. He was in no way rude or anything I just feel... More 

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

Dear happyavy, Thank you for your review , we are truly very sorry 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 had... More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This restaurant offered a delightful menu with a good choice of options including seafood and daily specials. The service at the start of the meal was attentive and full of smiles. Unfortunately towards the end of the meal (around 9.30pm) staff seemed more focused on getting tidied up and this was disappointing as we sat for long periods with empty... More 

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

Dear Rob J, 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... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Ate here on a Friday evening at around 7 pm with my wife and our 3 boys, booked earlier that evening. We just had main courses and desert. My wife went for the filet steak while I chose the fish Special (smoked haddock on a bed of champ). Kids had beef with noodles / fish & chips / pizza. All... More 

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

Dear Duffy190467, Thank you for taking the time to write of your dining experience at The Harbour Restaurant. We always appreciate our diner's feedback, whether it is positive or negative as in this way, we can measure our performance as a business. Every comment is taken on board in our quest for continuous improvement. Kind regards Jo, Debbie & Team 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: Steakhouse, Irish, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?