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The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill

Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
+353 74 936 0137
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Ranked #2 of 2 restaurants in Fahan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $35
Cuisines: Barbecue, Irish, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our restaurant is located on the shores of Lough Swilly, at Fahan, Co.Donegal, in the premises of The Railway Tavern which was formally the Station House of the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Company (L&LSR)..Our Main course dishes are cooked to perfection on our wood burning Firebox Grill, just like in the old days were the engineers on the locomotives, used their firebox to heat their snacks !The Bar and Restaurant still have the old fires blazing which create a very cosy , snug room to eat or drink in ..
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English first
Londonderry N. Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had spent a lovely day in Donegal and at 6 o'clock we thought we would round it off by having a relaxing and informal meal.Being so early we thought there would be vacant tables. We had heard good reports about the Railway Tavern and Firebox Grill so we thought this would be ideal. How wrong we... More

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Hardegarijp, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just a very nice place to go for a great steak! The fillet steak just melting in your mouth. Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Perhaps it was because I was in the midst of a feel good holiday high, the World Cup being on TV or the couple of pints of Guiness I had at the bar before my meal, but this may well be one of the best steaks I've ever had! I've been to the "fancier" steak places in London (Gaucho, Hawksmoor... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went here for dinner the night before our wedding. It had been highly recommended by several people in the area and other establishments. I had booked weeks in advance with Ronan and on request we got a table at the big BBQ cooker to watch the magic happen. Nothing was a problem for this restaurant and it's staff. Now, not... More

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Love the sea food chowder its to die for as are the steaks. Neen there several times and can't complain about anything. Food and service always excellent. Well done on a great job.

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2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Was booked into the firebox grill today and i have to say I'm more than disappointed by the service. We were seated and given menus with a bottle of water, 30 mins later still no sign of anyone coming to take our order. Eventually i had to interrupt a waitress talking to friends to see if she minded taking our... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Having previously posted a review on a negative experience, mainly relating to the service I felt it was only fair to add a new one after a very very positive one. A group of 12 of us ate there again recently. On arrival our table was occupied which meant a bit of a wait which the staff could not apologize... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Firebox Grill is located in a historic railway building and is very cozy. Our family of three ate at the restaurant and had the best BBQ pork ribs we've had in our two years in Ireland. Our son had a steak that was delicious. The service was very good and we've love to go back. We wanted to add that... More

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Douala, Cameroon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We have been there twice and have emailed and left voice mails to book a seat. On both occasions when we have arrived there has been no reservation for us. The would also appear to be a shortage of staff as service was sparse. Will we go back. No.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Having eaten here a number of times, good ranges from very good to great. Steak is always a great choice but the dauphinois potatoes can be hit or miss- last time they were pretty crunchy which was a bit of a let down. However, consistently very good food and atmosphere- recommended

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