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Monks Pub & Seafood Restaurant

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Chowder, Seafood, Pub
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Ballyvaughan, Ballyvaughan 000, Ireland
+353 (0)65 707 7059
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
excellent sea food chowder

nice place, busy and vibrant, good speedy service and a pub atmosphere. sea food chowder very tasty creamy and packed with fish

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
annenightingale
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Dublin, Ireland
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Regina, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Traditional Irish building inside and out, fantastic seafood. Located on the Bay. Atmosphere is casual and friendly.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This used to be a lovely restaurant. Great food, great location, etc. How things have changed. Paint peeling off the walls, and a general feeling of dowdiness. The food was overpriced and either bland or overcooked. We won't be going back any time soon.

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

nice place, busy and vibrant, good speedy service and a pub atmosphere. sea food chowder very tasty creamy and packed with fish

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Dallas, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were a little turned around looking for a different place and found Monks. Nice view of the pier and water. Family had steak, chowder, and crab claws. All good but beware bones in chowder. Very attentive staff.

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North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Hated to see this closed, altho the past several years I felt t was going downhill . Food was not as tasty,,and prices had risen

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London
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111 reviews 111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Not sure what's happened to Monks, this place used to be an institution. We used to go there years ago and it was the best place in Ballyvaughan, with a huge reputation in that part of the world. Our last visit was a big disappointment. We waited ages for service on a midweek mid-afternoon visit. The food was really poor,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

very friendly restaurant with amazing localy caught and cooked sea food. i had the home made sea bass fish cakes and they were the best i have tasted. we were given a free soda bread while we waited for our main course to be served. to top it off we sat outside in the sun and views over the bay.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We came here to watch a soccer game (yes, we're American... for some reason my buddy watches it) and Sharon really helped us out. She found the channel and then moved us to some couches by a fire for a great experience. Really recommend coming in for a bit if you're in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Lovely lunch to celebrate a friends birthday, with views over the water. Recommend the scallops they are lovely.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had lunch in Monks and then got to watch Ireland beat France at a game of rugby. The atmosphere in Monks was great. The staff are friendly, efficient and my crab salad was just what I wanted. I would have liked home made brown bread but it was tasty just the same. Side salad was fresh and just the... 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: Chowder, Seafood, Pub

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  • Address: Ballyvaughan, Ballyvaughan 000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Ballyvaughan
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)65 707 7059

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Pub

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