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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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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
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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Eden Prairie MN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stopped here for lunch during our 16 day visit to Ireland. Our driver/guide recommended this place for its seafood chowder. Nice stop off along the waterfront - walked out on the pier. Everyone in our group of 8 had the chowder and all agreed this was the best chowder we had in Ireland - thick, creamy, big chunks of seafood,... More

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

When we are in Ireland we like to visit here and take visitors to Ireland with us . Have always had great food and great service, chowder a must have. Goat cheese starter and black pudding starter fab but a little big for one if having a Mains as well. Fish and chips portion big. Deserts too many nice ones... More

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NM
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Every couple years we go to Ireland and we go to Monks. Heard the business changed hands and was different. We had good service and lovely fish and chips. Business was good and full. Still glad it was the same Monks for us, hope they can keep the tradition alive.

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cork
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144 reviews 144 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great location. Very poor service- where do they get these people? My meal was ok but another member of our party was offered half cooked fish..in fact half frozen fish. Price was far too high. Will I be back: never

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