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The Irish Arms

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Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood, International, Pub
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Main Street (N67), Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
+353 65 707 4207
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Description: The Irish Arms is a Pub, Restaurant and B & B situated in Lisdoonvarna Co...
The Irish Arms is a Pub, Restaurant and B & B situated in Lisdoonvarna Co Clare. This landmark Pub has been owned and run by The McNamara Family since 1990. It's reputation as the best Pub in which to dine in Lisdoonvarna has been built on steadily, year after year, for nearly quarter of a century. Maintaining high standards in quality, service and hygiene are always their top priority. The Irish Arms is highly recommended by many of their neighbournig Guest Houses, B&Bs, and Hostels. Their Menu caters for most tastes, with a strong leaning towards Traditional Irish Food. They serve Homemade Soups and Chowders, Burren Smoked Salmon and Succulent Steaks, as well as their famous Bacon & Cabbage, and Beef in Guinness Stew. A Daily Secial is served everyday and a Roast Dinner is available every Sunday. They offer a varied Kids Menu for only €5.50. They serve quality food at reasonable prices. You will find them conveniently located on the Main Street at the top of the town, next door to the Post Office, and only 200 metres from Lisdoonvarna Town Centre. The McNamara Family look forward to seeing you at The Irish Arms soon.
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Warm Welcome

While staying in a Lisdoonvarna hotel, we choose to visit the Irish Arms for dinner one evening, rather than eat at our hotel. What a really warm welcome we received! Our meals were quickly served, attractively plated and very delicious! The staff were very friendly and we really enjoyed our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Leusden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Do not go here for the food; it is not special, and not modestly priced. Instead, go here for the pub; the inside is like a real Irish pub, just enjoy a drink!

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Helsinge, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The food is OK but not special. The size is fine and prize reasonable. The staff is friendly but seem a bit carefree.

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews, we went to the Irish Arms for dinner. As soon as we got to the door where others were waiting, we were all met by the manager telling us "The Kitchen is closed. Go down the street to another place." Can't comment on the food, and don't know why the kitchen was closed but it was... More 

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Venice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

While staying in a Lisdoonvarna hotel, we choose to visit the Irish Arms for dinner one evening, rather than eat at our hotel. What a really warm welcome we received! Our meals were quickly served, attractively plated and very delicious! The staff were very friendly and we really enjoyed our evening. A great atmosphere, great food and made to feel... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

After visiting the Cliffs of Moher we were on our way up to Galway and stopped in here for lunch. The seafood chowder was excellent! We had a great time chatting with Jason (the bartender). If I'm ever in the area again I would definitely stop in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Delicious food. Charismatic waiter. Reasonable prices for tea. Meals were stopped serving at 730.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A dear friend & I headed up to West Clare for the day, we stopped in at The Irish Arms, (my friend had been there many years before), We were greeted with a warm welcome, (the owner was out, a friend was running the pub). We each ordered tea (a bit chilly outside), veggie soup w/ brown bread, & a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Was a good pint, great food. Even out of season they just took the order and the food was top class, if in the area again would take a walk down there again, not a problem

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

the pub is more than a hundred years old, serving excellent irish food for reasonably prices. a very good stopping point if you drive from Dublin to the Cliffs.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

With my husband & 2 kids went into the Irish arms as it looked nice & lots of good comments on trip adviser. Was very disappointed with my visit here. Firstly we didn't feel one bit welcome from the offset. Barman/ waiter was very rude and abrupt. He kept pushing my daughter's buggy away from the table preventing her from... More 

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Additional Information about The Irish Arms

Address: Main Street (N67), Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 707 4207
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Lisdoonvarna
Average Prices: USD 5 - 28
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood, International, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street (N67), Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Lisdoonvarna
  • Phone Number: +353 65 707 4207

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 28
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood, International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Irish Arms is a Pub, Restaurant and B & B situated in Lisdoonvarna Co Clare. This landmark Pub has been owned and run by The McNamara Family since 1990. It's reputation as the best Pub in which to dine in Lisdoonvarna has been built on steadily, year after year, for nearly quarter of a century. Maintaining high standards in quality, service and hygiene are always their top priority. The Irish Arms is highly recommended by many of their neighbournig Guest Houses, B&Bs, and Hostels. Their Menu caters for most tastes, with a strong leaning towards Traditional Irish Food. They serve Homemade Soups and Chowders, Burren Smoked Salmon and Succulent Steaks, as well as their famous Bacon & Cabbage, and Beef in Guinness Stew. A Daily Secial is served everyday and a Roast Dinner is available every Sunday. They offer a varied Kids Menu for only €5.50. They serve quality food at reasonable prices. You will find them conveniently located on the Main Street at the top of the town, next door to the Post Office, and only 200 metres from Lisdoonvarna Town Centre. The McNamara Family look forward to seeing you at The Irish Arms soon.

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