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24 Duke Street, Douglas
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Today
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First time but not the last

We were given a voucher for this restaurant as a Xmas present. Went with friends to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was very quiet when we arrived but soon got busy. Starters good, crab cakes delicious. We all went for the turbot as a main course, a very good choice. Will be going back for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Julie B
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were given a voucher for this restaurant as a Xmas present. Went with friends to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was very quiet when we arrived but soon got busy. Starters good, crab cakes delicious. We all went for the turbot as a main course, a very good choice. Will be going back for sure.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

went last night and roy and staff thankyou wonderful seafood chowder and the souffle was just lovely,standards are always the best ,e and j mac

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Preston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited on a very windy cold January afternoon for late lunch,what a lovely place! We went for Local Steak and can HIGHLY recommend it. The service was impeccable and nice touch to meet the owner himself! Well be back!!

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Ballasalla, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We visited on a recent Saturday evening with another couple and had 3 courses with wine, pre dinner drinks, and coffees. Fish is the main theme here but steak and calves liver were ordered alongside fish mains for others. The soufflé starters were excellent. It's possible to order a bowl of chowder as a starter and this was bountiful and... More 

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Douglas, null, Isle Of Man
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Sheila and Roy Macfarlane and their staff pride themselves on serving quality food, prepared and presented to a high standard, in their family restaurant. The seating area is not very big so booking in advance is strongly advised. Though this establishment is essentially a seafood restaurant, steaks, lamb and other meat dishes are also served here to the same high... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Discovered this restaurant late. The food was excellent. Irish blue cheese shuffle crafted perfectly, fish was lovely and fresh and cooked superbly. The home made ice cream delicious. Really enjoyed the atmosphere in the restaurant. Will definitely be returning! There are some other good restaurants on the IoM these days, but MacFarlane's is the best.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I took my girlfriend to MacFarlane's for our anniversary, and we were blown away by the excellent quality food and service that was provided. Everything was perfect, I really couldn't find anything at fault. We had a booth which made things nice and private for us, but the restaurant also has open-plan tables that are very suitable for big groups... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

not really sure why only ranked 4th best. We are always delighted by the food on offer here-never been disappointed. Attention to detail, but priority is fresh, delicious food and never pretentious.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Good cooking, good ingredients and a traditional menu make Macfarlane's a reliable choice in the Isle of Man. The 1970s style "US diner" booths are not to everyone's taste but make for a fun time with friends or allow private conversations for business.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Cant recommend this place highly enough. Evening meal there recently was superb. Great menu with a specials board, with the emphasis on fresh local produce. All four of us really enjoyed our meals. Ambience is welcoming with attentive, yet unfussy, service. Not many tables so make sure you book in advance, you wont be disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Duke Street, Douglas
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?