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The Harbour Restaurant

Quay Street, Donegal Town 0000, Ireland
074 97 21702
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Ranked #4 of 52 restaurants in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $36
Cuisines: Irish, Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: 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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Glasgow
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Year after year the Harbour never disappoints - the food and service are terrific and the menu choice is great

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west mids
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Our family of 4 with 2 teenagers enjoyed a nice meal. A decent portion of fish and chips plus chicken breasts with wild mushroom sauce accompanied by alcohol on Black Friday! Packed by 6;30. Our 2 course early bird plus drinks cost 115 euros.

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Cambridge, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Tonight we had the early bird menu which was just ok. There was limited choice but the food was just ok. Typical golf club like bar food. Didn't live up to expectations and reviews on here. Atmosphere was odd too, Italian and Greek music. Expected much more fresh fish given the location. Priced reasonably and service was good.

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

Dear WoodsandSnoops, Thank you for your recent review, we take all customer feedback on board! We are disappointed to learn that you thought our food was just ok. We would have been happy to change your dish for you, if you had let your server know, unfortunately now it is too late to rectifty that. In regards to limited choice,... More

Donegal Town, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We arrived at this restaurant and the place looked very welcoming. Good crowd good service and most of all good food. Would recommend it to anybody.

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

Dear PWard, Many thanks for your recent fantastic review, it really means the world to us, when a customer takes the time to do so! We are delighted that you enjoyed our food, service and atmosphere and above all that you would recommend us! Kind Regards Jo,Debbie & Team More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

On a recent visit to Donegal Town my sister and I dropped into The Harbour Restaurant. Despite not having a reservation, and even though the restaurant was very busy, we were immediately warmly greeted and offered a table by a friendly staff member. The food was delicious and very well presented. Service was helpful, friendly and attentive. There was a... More

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

Dear Daisy H, Thank you so much for your recent wonderful review. We are thrilled that you took the time to write it and we look forward to welcoming you once again in the not too distant future! Kind Regards Jo, Debbie & Team More

Sligo, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Had a great night here with my friends. We were looked after by a lovely waiter, nothing was too much trouble. The food was gorgeous and we spoiled for choice. I had king prawns for starters and a yummy hake fish dish with fries, mmm I can't still taste it! The rest of the girls had mussels, duck and goats... More

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

Dear Terryterryterry65, Many thanks for your wonderful recent review!! We are delighted that you had a great time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind Regards Jo,Debbie & Team More

OMAGH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Why can't they use fresh produce the use of frozen chips , this spoilt the meal and a very limited choice on the menu .Nice setting but the food was just basic .

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

Dear MADMAX158, Thank you for your recent review. We use the freshest produce and also local produce (when we can get it) at all times in the preparation of our food. However, we would like to state that we do not make our chips "in house". We also do not proclaim that we use or serve homemade chips. In regards... More

Lisburn
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We ate here on Sunday night. We have been here lots of times over the past few years and have always enjoyed the cosy atmosphere and great service from the friendly staff. This was no exception. The meal was up to its usual great standard and as usual the choice is very good.

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

Dear Amy M, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Harbour in the not too distant future! Kind Regards Jo, Debbie & Team More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My fiancée booked at the last minute based on a recommendation from a local hotel , the cozy atmosphere was an instant hit , we chose prawns in garlic as a shared starter which was delicious and we both decided on fillet steak which was mouthwatering and the mushroom sauce just said more pls . We didn't have desert as... More

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

Dear Busman66, Thank you so much for your recent review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. The King Prawn Gratin is indeed very popular and delicious! We are also very happy that you enjoyed your fillet steaks and shall pass on your very kind comments to our local butcher and our chefs. We look forward... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely meal here last night on a 2 night break in Donegal. It had been recommend to us by an assistant in a local shop. Such a cute little place with a fire and oldie worldie seating. The staff were superb and the food just excellent. We ate off the main menu but they had a very... More

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

Hi My-Aussie-Home Thank you very much for your brilliant review ,we are delighted you took the time to do so .We really appreciate all feed back from our guests as they are the proof of the pudding . Many thanks again Jo Debbie & all the Team More

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