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2 Suffolk Street | Dublin 2, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 679 3656
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Ranked #224 of 1,811 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $34
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Description: Situated in the historic heart of Dublin just a stones throw from Temple Bar is O'Neill's. Around the corner from Trinity College, Grafton Street and the world-famous Molly Malone Statue, it's the perfect place for a quiet pint, a tasty meal or a lively music session or just to rest your feet for a while. You'll always be sure of a warm, friendly welcome.
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82% Recommend
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Huge pub split over many levels situated close to Grafton street.Frequented by locals , Trinity students and tourists. Serves food.

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Lakewood, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped in here after walking the streets of Dublin. The pub is a beautiful and full of character. It features a buffet/carvery style. We at first expected to be received by a waiter/waitress and had to ask how to order. Once we figured it out, we placed our order and sat where we wished. The guiness... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a great pub with traditional Irish décor, and many smaller rooms within the three floors. The beverage and food choices were varied and the servings plentiful. Most rooms had big screen t.v.s with more soccer games, but we discovered an upper room near the Whiskey Bar that was set aside for music. It started a bit late, but... More

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Pett, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A taxi driver recommended this place to us as it was central but not in the pricier Temple Bar. Carvery style with lots of choice and huge servings. Delicious food. Excellent value for money as well. It was very busy, but this gave a good atmosphere and it wasn't as if you had to wait longer for food because of... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This delightful pub supplies food for what appears to be the working folk of Dublin. We did not know how to order and that may have been to our detriment. They offer either table service or a cafeteria type. We chose the shorter of the cafeteria sandwhich areas not knowing there was more. I think I'd give it another go... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I stopped in O'Neills bar mid afternoon (before suppertime) a couple of weeks ago for a beer(Guinness) and a "toasty"(a toasted cheese sandwich with mustard) from the bar. The bar was a trip! No other tourists, just regulars to listen to while we rested up a bit. We didn't have a meal so we won't comment on... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great carvery, fish and chips (best in the city in my opinion) Irish and fish stews and sandwich bar. Great place to go in the evenings for great classic music and a wide variety of craft bears. There are a lot of little cozy nooks upstairs as well as the traditional Irish pub area. Because of the age of the... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Dined here three times in a week, it was that enjoyable. They feature carvery meals, many different brands of drink and many cubby holes in which to enjoy them. The staff are friendly and patient with those who are new to the system. The carvery meats are fresh and very tasty with many veggies to choose from as well. This... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our tour guide from CIE Inter'l told us of this Pub. I'm so glad he did. Were went in for lunch in May'14 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Warning-the portions are BIG. I had carved roast prime rib & my husband had corned beef. This was a platter-not a sandwich. Don't miss this one. Best lunch on my 2 wk UK... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was a very busy restaurant, and a little confusing for us tourists. We weren't exactly sure how to get food, service, or find someone who could tell us these things. My husband eventually wandered down stairs and discovered it was a buffet and that we paid after picking our food. It was so busy, one of us had to... More

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