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9 Duke Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 9553
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Ranked #247 of 1,864 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $19
Dining options: Reservations
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Roanoke, Virginia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Going on the Literary Pub Crawl we got to the Duke early to have dinner and a drink. The Irish stew, made with lamb, was the best we had in 2 weeks in Ireland. Service was good and friendly, atmosphere was great. I don't know if I will ever be back in Dublin, but if I am I will be... More

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Thornhill, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We wanted to find a REAL Irish pub, and it was only by accident we came across The Duke. It was a Saturday night and there was a literary pub crawl underway. It was only by reading the back of the menu we discovered this was THE pub for virtually all the famous Irish writers. And, the food was excellent!

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St. John`s, NL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Weather was very nice,had lunch outdoors on the sidewalk tables!My wife had the lamb stew,delicious!I ordered the smoked salmon,excellent.Price was not out of line,30 Euros with wine and beer respectively.Location is great,in the city centre near shopping!

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Melbourne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I went to The Duke off Grafton street with a friend for dinner one night & loved it so much I went back again a few days later for lunch! The Duke is a beautiful old building off Grafton Street & don't be deceived, it's big too! so if it seems full when you get in there be sure to... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I enjoyed my visits to Gilligans during a recent visit to Dublin. Nice setting, good atmosphere and good pub food. Friendly and efficient staff. Not as popular and populated as the likes of Keohes, McDaids and the Old Stand - so if you'd like a seat and good fare in quieter surroundings, the Duke is good news. Nice carvery.

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Norristown
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped here for a quick lunch on our first day in Ireland. Had our first Irish Guinness here and some Beef & Guinness stew which was great! Waitress was very helpful and the restaurant atmosphere was nice.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Whenever I visit Dublin I always find myself at The Duke. I usually just go for a drink, then those delicious smells come floating out from the carvery and I have to grab some food too. The best time to eat here is lunch time as the place doesn't get too crowded, so you get served pretty quick and you... More

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nothing spectacular. We squirreled a spot upstairs for dinner. Lamb shank and fish and chips. Both were tasty but nothing spectacular. Service was friendly. Probably worth it if we were on the pub crawl.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We met here for the literary pub crawl and ordered up some pub grub, Irish stew for himself and a chicken Caesar salad for me. Uh, not so much. I don't want to be mean here so I have to add that the service, although slow at 6 pm on a Friday night, was slow it was cheerful. But this... More

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Valley Stream, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Had dinner at the Duke and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Reasonably priced and good service. Off Grafton St., so it is a little quieter.

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Address: 9 Duke Street, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 679 9553
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Average Prices: USD 1 - 19

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