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320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
515-956-3580
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Ranked #9 of 165 Restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
17 helpful votes 17 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

While I was a little disappointed in this restaurant, but I would go back again to try something else. My friend had the shepherd's pie and it was so peppery she couldn't eat it. I had the corned beef and cabbage and the cabbage was a little peppery, but still good. The corned beef serving was massive. I brought home... More 

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Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food is good. Nice service, Staff really nice. Easy to get to.We haven't had more that beers there for drinks with dinner and they have a great selection.

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Liberty, Missouri
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Top five billing in Ames Iowa completely justified. Easy to get to, good parking, a little dark inside, but that's part of the ambience. Food outstanding; wonderful, new flavors for us to try; helpful, pleasant, knowledgeable waiter to help us through the intricacies of menu items and later to chase after us to bring a sweater we had left behind.... More 

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Additional Information about Dublin Bay

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

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