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Half Door

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3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
(066) 9151600
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 158
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood and a wonderful experience.

The Half Door is every bit as good as Doyle's next door, but less crowded. The host is warm and friendly, and the food is terrific.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
ModdyinVermont
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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251 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Half Door is every bit as good as Doyle's next door, but less crowded. The host is warm and friendly, and the food is terrific.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the host from the B&B we stayed in. The food was really good and the service was wonderful!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Get yourself over to West Kerry and enjoy a meal in one of the most perfect places known to man. Being a fishing village, clearly seafood and fish are high on the menu but the meat dishes were perfection. The gratinated mushrooms were also a clear indication that they knew what to do with a vegetarian option too. Easily One... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My wife and I went to the half door last night. We were greeted warmly by the owner Denis at the front, who made a fantastic recommendation for the wine for dinner. The welcome in the restaurant was the warmest received yet in Kerry. For starter I had the prawn cocktail, my wife had the lobster bisque, and we both... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We arrived to the Half Door on a busy night, which we were seated immediately although the restaurant is small it has a cosy feeling and a great atmosphere! Our meal was fantastic, we were shocked when reading some of the reviews, a great selection of both fish and meats which suited our party. Tasty goodness is all I can... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food was nice but slightly overpriced for what it was. 2 of the servers in black clothing were excellent. However the third server wearing casual clothes did not look presentable enough to serve food. Also, I was sitting at a two seater table on my own and he rudely took the second chair during my meal. He might as... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I was put off by the prices but thought it must be something special so I thought I would give it a go. Starter: oysters came out beautifully presented. They were delicious!! 12euros Main: trio of fried fish and chips. The fish was crispy and fresh. I was so disappointed with the chips. The chips were dry and not what... More 

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Dublin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a cute and cosy restaurant and the food was pretty nice. Just thought it was incredibly pricey (tourist prices) for what you got. My lamb came out overcooked and while it was a generous portion, at €30-40 for mains it should be faultless. The sides were also pretty average and the seating was very cramped so you had... More 

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Galway, Ireland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

nice warm cosy feel to the restaurant, efficient staff and, full restaurant and service was fast. Mushroom starter was Delicious , Steak was melt in the mouth,. pork belly was tasty and cooked to perfection, pavalova was served with mixed berries.. good value as it was 3 courses for €60.00 early bird menu, no complaints definitely recommend when visiting Dingle.... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Although it was a cold, dark February night the welcome was very warm indeed. There weren't many people around so it was quite nice as it was quieter in the place. The owner made us very welcome and the staff were very nice too. We had a fantastic meal and enjoyed ourselves very much. Our daughter who is vegetarian also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Dingle
  • Phone Number: (066) 9151600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 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?