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Dublin Bay

320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
515-956-3580
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Ranked #7 of 161 Restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My son and I stopped in for dinner. I really wanted to try one of the boxty's but it was so hot outside I couldn't think of eating something that heavy. So I had a rueben which was excellent. The marble rye was delicious and had a very generous amount of corned beef. My son had the steak and the... More

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Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Good food, good people, fun environment. Prices are very reasonable, and we've never had a negative experience. We even had our son's rehearsal dinner here last year! Well worth the bit of a wait if you don't have reservations.

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Huxley, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I enjoy Irish cuisine and make a point of checking out most restraunts that advertise Irish food as a focus. So, I have eaten at many "Irish" restraunts all around the country. Without reservation, this is one of the best Irish restraunts I have eaten at anywhere outside of Ireland. Both the fresh and fried versions of the soda bread... More

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Urbandale, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great dining experience to meet friends and family. The food is never a disappointment and the costs is a great value! The servers are outstanding with a friendly and attentive to your visit.

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Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Always friendly staff, consistently good food, great moscow mules and a nice patio make this place a go-to standard in Ames. Whether we sit outside, in the bar area or the dining room, we have always had good service. This place has such a fun vibe and is great for both a dinner with friends or a family meal with... More

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Osceola, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The food was great. No complaints about the food from our group of 5. The soda bread with the maple butter was great, as were the cheese balls (different from your normal cheese balls, but very good). One employee interrupted our conversation to hurriedly tell us something about the food (we were talking amongst ourselves about what to order, not... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Our hotel staff recommended Dublin Bay. Apparenlty it's highly rated in the community. It's extremely dark inside - outdated and kind of depressing. Our food was fair - I'd never go back nor recommend it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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326 reviews 326 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A nice change of pace in Ames! It a restaurant to relax and enjoy a cold Smithwicks. Inspired: server Dallas Service: excellent Food: good - especially the Shrimp Lawyer Salad Atmosphere: fun and inviting Return: Yes

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Ames, Iowa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Outstanding place to get a good meal at a decent price; their appetizers are outstanding. Try their spinch & artichoke dip . . . one of the best I have had. If you are looking for "traditional" Irish pub atmosphere, it's perfect but it is far from having what I would consider a true Irish menu. Lots to pick from... More

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Cedar Rapids, IA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Excellent food and service. Well prepared steak and excellent sides. Nice variety on menu. Would go back for sure.

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