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All 15 Ballyvaughan Restaurants

Monks Pub & Seafood Restaurant

Ballyvaughan, Ballyvaughan 000, Ireland
+353 (0)65 707 7059
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Ranked #11 of 15 Restaurants in Ballyvaughan
Price range: $5 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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melbourne
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150 reviews 150 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We were driving through hoping to get a bite to eat in Ballyvaughan on 3 days before xmas, the town looked dead expect for Monks where there were cars everywhere. We figured this must be the place to be.We got the crab claws, oysters, Seafood chowder and all was very good! the prices are a little more than I would... More 

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Cavan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

While visiting ballyvaughan and surrounding areas last September, my husband and I were looking for somewhere to eat , we decided to visit Monks seafood restaurant . As it had been recommended to us by a friend and we both enjoy seafood we gave it a visit . Well I can tell you we were fed well but very disappointed... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Did not try the food but...where do you get a takeway Irish coffee if not in Irland. Friendly staff and nice place with a great view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stopped on our way to Galway for a late lunch/dinner and the fire was roaring, service was excellent, fishcakes were to die for and stuffed chicken was superb! We had way too much food though....could have easily shared a chowder and meal. Was well worth the stop :)

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Arrived about 3pm on a Wednesday, a few tables occupied, balance not cleared and still cluttered with leftovers, too few staff, left after being ignored for 10 minutes.

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Dublin
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

What a disappointing meal. This restaurant lies at the water's edge in beautiful Ballyvaughan and advertises 'award winning seafood'. The open fire and the young staff provided a warm welcome. We both ordered pan fried hake. We got a small piece of poached hake. Grey, limp, watery, overcooked. The waitress asked if everything was okay. I asked her to ask... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

called in to Monks, as an attraction after the wedding celebration. Lovely welcoming open fire, Seafood Chowder, and excellent sandwiches. plates of warm fresh mussels. Great music. well worth a visit

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Antwerp
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We ate in this restaurant in October 2014. The crab claws and chowder were delicious, and the service friendly and quite fast. Only it was a little bit cold (firs place was not burning).

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Shanghai
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154 reviews 154 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

a simple pub, popular with tourist buses. kids menu is served with chips only. we did very much enjoy the crab claws in butter garlic sauce. best we had in Ireland. crab salad was only ok though. unfortunately many of their seafood dishes will not be served during lunch, but dinner only. very good fried hake.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My husband and I have a rule when we travel. Never eat at the same place twice. Well, we broke that rule with this place. It was so convenient to where we were staying and the seafood chowder was absolutely lovely! We just had to go back a second time. It is also in a really great location that you... More 

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Additional Information about Monks Pub & Seafood Restaurant

Address: Ballyvaughan, Ballyvaughan 000, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0)65 707 7059
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan
Average Prices: USD 5 - 100
Cuisine: Seafood

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