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320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
515-956-3580
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
busy little spot -with good food

Went here for supper at recommendation of my hotel - arrived - place was busy - had a 30 min wait -- were seated - server was very good -- they have a decent selection of draught beers -- had the potato soup to start - was excellent -- for supper had the burger with all the fixings -- was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
James G
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Thunder Bay
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Thunder Bay
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Went here for supper at recommendation of my hotel - arrived - place was busy - had a 30 min wait -- were seated - server was very good -- they have a decent selection of draught beers -- had the potato soup to start - was excellent -- for supper had the burger with all the fixings -- was... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We love to come to Dublin Bay! The food is great and our favorite waitress al ways checks by our table, whether she has our table or not...it is like coming to see friends. They make a killer Irish coffee and the Wallaby's fish and chips are really good!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Food was decent, old fashion Irish. Drink menu was nice, lots of non standard drink options. Service was a little lacking. Restaurant was a little crowded and very loud.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This Irish Restuarant is a must visit when dining out in Ames. Every time we come to Ames we eat here and every time it is great!! From the various beers to the traditional Irish fare you can't go wrong! My husband and I both love it....our daughter, who doesn't care if we have Irish food either has fish or... More 

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San Juan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Nice place that lost its way. The menu is eclectic--in a bad way. From the Shepard's pie to the way too thin corned beef. The corned beef is thin (read dry) and the cabbage is overcooked. How do you mess this Irish classic up??

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Omaha, NE
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

All the time I have been staying at the hotel just a few steps away and did not know about this place! Great lively atmosphere that does lend itself to being in the Old World. I had the lamb stew with soda cracker and it was rather tasty, so much so I wish the serving was a little more generous.... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

While the menu got pared down recently, it still has some very nice items on it. There is a cheese ball appetizer that is excellent, for instance. The size of golf balls, the cheese is mixed with leeks before deep frying. Not to be missed.

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Ames, Iowa
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have been to Dublin Bay many times and expect to continue into the future. This restaurant/bar has a unique setup and very interesting decorations linking it to Dublin, Ireland. They offer unique specialty beers with good body and flavor, as well as great ethnic food. Extremely good and different cheese balls. I strongly suggest this eating location for anyone... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to go out to eat in Ames. The food is varied and very good. Service is friendly and relatively fast. Many beverage choices for whatever mood you are in. My husband will tell you it is cold so have a sweater or jacket.

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Ames, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We have been here off and on for more than 5 years now. Thr food and service have declined rapidly. This last time was not good at all. The black and tans were delivered burnt swimming in grease. I had the fish and chips. The chips were also burnt and the fish was mushy not crispy beer battered. My husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: 515-956-3580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?