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Half Door

3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
(066) 9151600
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Ranked #20 of 70 restaurants in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Family ate here on our first night in Dingle. What a great experience to set the tone right for the stay. We took in the early bird which made the prices bit more reasonable although still very expensive. We weren't disappointed. Each course was served in reasonable time and with great service. The food was very tasty and we thoroughly... More

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Limerick, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

3 friends and I ate here last week, we all enjoyed our meal but felt that the starters were much too big, would advise not have one but straight to your main course or maybe 2 starters! Food cooked to perfection. Lovely atmosphere and a very friendly waiter.

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Cork
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It is rarely we don't tip but we couldn't justify leaving one tonight. Before the starter arrived we had counted three things that weren't of the standard one would expect with such prices. No wine list came with our menus, we had to ask for one. Bouchées of seafood pâté were served on "toasts"along with the breads. Sadly we couldn't... More

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This used to be an exquisite seafood restaurant overflowing with atlantic fish entrees and ingenious twists on traditional coastal starters such as haddock smokies. On our most recent visit and sadly our last we struggled to find seafood amidst the beef, lamb and chicken that were obviously inserted to cater to those legions of diners who make reservations at seafood... More

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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After checking into our hotel we walked down one of Dingle's streets and went into two different shops just to chat. We we asked for Dingle's "best" restaurant, both said "Half Door." And they were right. This is a splendid restaurant, easy to find, near the center of town. When I ordered fish stew as a starter, I expected a... More

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Canton, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fantastic vegetarian food and they let you order off the menu. Amazing lunch service! Waiter has great recommendations. The beet risotto is to die for.

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Chisinau, Moldova
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate delicious food here, a real "foodie" experience. The tables are a bit closer together than Doyles next door (where you need a reservation). Here we didn't need a reservation. It's more expensive than some of the places we ate outside of Dingle town, but when you consider what you get for the money it seems fair. They have... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My 5 lady friends and I ate here last week and it is without doubt the very best restaurant in Dingle. Brilliant waiter, friendly and extremely efficient, who pays great attention to every little detail including the folds in the napkins! Food was excellent with great attention paid to presentation and quality. Definitely a restaurant not to be missed when... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Half Door was our find of the trip this year. We spent 4 weeks on Dingle in this our 8th trip to Ireland from the US. It was definitely our FAV place for mussels, and we eat them all over Ireland like maniacs! Half Door also has two preparations of them--one is a spicy chili pepper sauce, the other traditional... More

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Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

We went here as a group of four on a Saturday evening. There was no reservations made and my partner recommended we try this restaurant while walking past. We decided to go in am the waiter was extremely accommodating and managed to find a table of the four of us. The atmosphere was very vibrant and the capacity was near... More

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