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Magee's Bistro

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Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 (0)42 937 3751
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very nice meal, crowded mid week as a result

In Carlingford and stopped for a meal, thought we would try Magees, as it was quite early all appeared quiet. After a very good meal and wine for the non driver as we left the place was crowded, for a mid week, mid month there are not many places that boast that. Chowder as a starter was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Tyroneretired56
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Dungannon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dungannon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

In Carlingford and stopped for a meal, thought we would try Magees, as it was quite early all appeared quiet. After a very good meal and wine for the non driver as we left the place was crowded, for a mid week, mid month there are not many places that boast that. Chowder as a starter was excellent, seafood mains... More 

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Belfast
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Had one of the best meals out ever , if you love seafood you will love this place , brilliant atmosphere and staff and food to die for . I had crab for starters and seafood platter for mains , both dishes were exceptional and great value for money , had a nice chat with Elaine also who works there... More 

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Dublin
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We ventured out into Carlingford town on a Saturday night in deepest darkest January. We had not made a reservation, it was off season after all. Magees had been our restaurant of choice, but when we entered, it was very apparent that off season it was not - ooops. That said the hostess informed us that we were in luck... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Last September as my friends birthday rolled around, we decided to go to Magee's for dinner and a few drinks. I had never actually eaten here before this and was a little unsure of what to expect. The most memorable part, by a country mile, was the fillet steak. Now, I'm a fussy sod at the best of times and... More 

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Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went for meal to Magee's sat after Christmas, restaurant was very busy, I ordered Atlantic prawns, The waitress recommended prawn cocktail so I ordered on her advice, I was very disappointed, the prawns were tiny and tasteless and not Atlantic Prawns. I should have changed as I am sure there would not have been a problem. The rest of... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Such a sad experience after reading the reviews. The food was poor and service slow. Little atmosphere and unglamourous surroundings.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Had meal for 7 here Saturday night.Had to wait 45 mins on table but was well worth the wait.Food was fantastic..a taste explosion.Must try surf and turf when you go. Prices were very reasonable and staff extremely helpful and efficient.

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Monaghan, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

we stayed for the weekend in Carlingford, so we wanted to taste something different than our local restaurants usually offer. it was a family dinner, just three of us, and we really enjoyed the place. the service was great, everything at the right time, and all staff was very helpful and friendly. though we came early with no reservation, we... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had a lovely dinner for 11 at the early sitting on Saturday night - great food, lovely cocktails and good service.

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Nakhon Nayok, Thailand
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We chose a table in front of an open kitchen where we could see the chef and his crews preparing our dishes. The service was very good and energetic by young staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)42 937 3751

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?