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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
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  • 4
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Friendly service, lovely food at a decent price! The beef and Guinness stew was top notch. All four meals were lovely and we would defiantly go there again

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Wolverhampton
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Friendly service, lovely food at a decent price! The beef and Guinness stew was top notch. All four meals were lovely and we would defiantly go there again

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Classic Irish pub with corresponding menu and a fast and very friendly service. As for food I went for the smokehouse platter, the assortment of various locally smoked fish, which was simply amazing while others enjoyed other local classics such as fish & chips, salmon etc. Overall a nice place to eat and drink.

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Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

After a morning of wide eyed amazement and hiking along the Cliffs Of Mohar, we had worked up healthy appetites. This town nearby is a scenic irish village, and the restaurant has fine quality food. The staff was very friendly. We had a fun discussion of Irish vs. American football, while we sat at the bar and enjoyed lunch.

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Ennis, Ireland
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I had not been here in a while so stopped in last week with my partner for dinner. waiter was friendly and gave us menus along with wifi code. I had the chicken burger and my partner had chicken tenders and chips. The portions here have gotten a lot smaller and the presentation could be improved. I wanted a side... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The fish and chips and chicken burger were excellent Always cold beer on tap. Friendly cozy atmosphere and super friendly staff.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Best fish and chips in the area and the bar staff were very friendly. Located in the heart of Lisdoonvarna it was an easy reach to the B&B where we were staying. Prices were right.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After visting the Cliffs of Moher, we came here for a late lunch. The food was good and the place was fine. Friendly service. Open for most of the day if you desire to come at other times.

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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Family visit to this bar / restaurant several weeks ago, and due to the low grade of food served I figured its time I but pen to paper. The main courses, Toasted Special, Fish & Chips and Vegetable Lasagne were of the poorest quality possible, even by pub grub standards. To describe the meals which were presented brings back un-necessary... More 

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Leusden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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

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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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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