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Durty Nelly's

Bunratty, Bunratty, Ireland
353 061 364861
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Ranked #4 of 11 restaurants in Bunratty
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $41
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Bar, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Durty Nelly’s is one of Ireland’s most famous pubs and offers a truly unique Irish experience through its history and character. Often copied but never replaced, this truly unique piece of Irish heritage dates back to 1620. Enjoy the craic agus ceoil at the world-renowned Durty Nelly’s where we offer live Traditional Irish music every weekend, host festivals all year ’round, and even welcome a few celebrities on occasion!Durty Nelly’s is famed for our extensive and great-value menus in The Bar, Loft & Oyster Restaurants. Whether it be a quick bite or a special meal, our top-class chefs will cater to every taste and budget, providing an unforgettable dining experience.
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English first
Laramie, Wyoming
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Great food and lunch spot, The water helped my wife pick out her first beer in Ireland. The atmosphere was really fun and we met people from the USA there too.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Typical Pub but upstairs and downstairs as well as outside seating next to Bunratty Castle. Amazing Food and the best pint of Guinness yet. Nice place to relax and to watch a Football match,even thou this cup final with Holland was a boring display of the game!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Good food , good cider, good food, friendly efficient service also good Irish music which we witnessed both inside and outside the pub on separate occasions.

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San Francisco, CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We had a great lunch at Durty Nelly's today and Olwyn was a great server- so incredibly friendly to us and to our kids. She was the very first restaurant server to get my six year old daughers to talk to them! She really made the lunch special. Durty Nelly's itself is a historic place, needless to say, with great... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was unplanned stop on our way back to Dublin from the Cliffs of Moher. Great pub atmosphere, staff is fantastic, fish n chips rocked, locals cheerfully friendly and the beer was cold.

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

Mudwalker68, I was delighted to read your review. "Great atmosphere, fantastic staff, food that rocked, cheerfully friendly locals and cold beer" Sounds like you had a great visit while here! Thank you for your review and we do hope to see you again soon. More

Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

They handled our group of fifteen easily and quickly. I had a very good fish and chips and a good stout. There are badges hung everywhere so if you have one to share, bring it.

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

pvkcguy, Thank you for your review. I was very happy to read that your group experienced efficient service and found the food to be very good. I hope you added your local badge to the collection, if not feel free to post it to us and we will add it for you. Thanks again. More

Limerick, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

good way to appropriate are good old drinking habits in Ireland and also to rob Americas and the name says alot it really is dirty but the birds are taken away

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

darabourke, Thank you for your review. The pigeon loft has been removed for a few years now. I assume there are a few typos in your review as you gave us five out of five stars. We do hope to see you again soon. More

Florida
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175 reviews 175 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stopped for a pint and a cup of Irish coffee. I loved the dark interior of the pub. It felt homely and safe. I could just imagine myself traveling by horse and stopping by to have a drink and chat with the people. Very friendly people there. I wish we had time to taste the food but the ambience... More

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

AineFlorida, Thank you for your review and compliments. I do hope that you'll visit us again soon to try our food. More

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We used this Pub, on our 4 night stay in the area. And we were realy looked after, and realy made welcome.

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

Scarborough2014, Thank you for your review. I was delighted to read that you were really looked after and welcomed each time you visited us during your four night stay in the area. We aim to provide a consistently high standard of service and a quality product to each an every one of our guests whenever they may visit. I will... More

West Chicago, il
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went for lunch during the week after a visit to Bunratty. There was a large crowd outside, but we were seated right away. Service was prompt and not rushed at all. The restaurant area we were in was quite nice, old fashioned charm, exactly what we were expecting. I'm not sure how other reviews are classifying it as "touristy"... More

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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review

Sara M, Thank you for your review. I was very happy to read that the service, food and surroundings were all to your liking and deserving of compliment. We do hope to see you again soon. More

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