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The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill

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Barbecue, Irish, Bar, Grill
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Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
+353 74 936 0137
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our restaurant is located on the shores of Lough Swilly, at Fahan...
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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Good for:
Romance
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great atmosphere and food

Little gem of a restaurant - tucked away down by the marina but well worth a visit. I had the goat's cheese to start and my husband the scallops, both very tasty and well presented. My husband had the surf and turf for a main and thoroughly enjoyed it, cooked to perfection on the grill in front... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Marie F
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Little gem of a restaurant - tucked away down by the marina but well worth a visit. I had the goat's cheese to start and my husband the scallops, both very tasty and well presented. My husband had the surf and turf for a main and thoroughly enjoyed it, cooked to perfection on the grill in front of us. I... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went for a bite to eat early with my husband for Valentine's nite steak was beautiful, everything else was just ok meal with one bottle of red came to 97 euro bit expensive for what we got baby cesaer salad covered in mayo not to my liking, staff was lovely would go back for atmosphere, would not rush back for... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Visited the firebox grill on Monday, first time, wasn't very busy but it was only 6.30. Very warm atmosphere and great to see your steak being cooked in front of you. I had the HOT buffalo chicken wings to start, and they were perfect and a huge portion. My partner had the bed nachos and the portion could've fed the... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Although I found this restaurant very hard to find, the food didn't disappoint. I had heart great reviews and I'm glad I travelled down. The mussels were beautiful and the steak melted in your mouth. Will definitely be back

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Derry
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Booked 30 mins before arriving, from start to finish everything from location, atsmophere to staff delivering excellent customer experience, high quality food was of high standards. Excellent meal, can't wait to return thanks x

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st johnston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I go here quite regularly and I've never had a bad meal.The staff are great and so helpful.Would highly recommend the steak

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Derry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Celebrated my mums Birthday here with family late last year as a party of ten and was very impressed indeed as always with the offerings here at the Firebox Grill. This restaurant has an ambiance to offer that you will not find anywhere in our hometown of Derry. Open Fire on which the chef cooks his steaks, Cosy warming decor,... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Ordered a takeaway . Simple order got wrong . Asked for rasher got a lump of gammon on the burger you would need 2 sets of teeth to eat it . Asked for cheese on other burger no cheese. Asked for fried onions got Nicw hard raw ones. Definately going down hill and we will not be back.

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roncles, Manager at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this review

Hi Tom , im sorry to hear we got your take away order wrong. A simple human error was made on this occasion. If you hadve been eating in this couldve been rectified right away , and this is just one reason we do not normally do take aways. Our customers come from near and far to sample our food... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As above. Attended last night and was really please that there is less garlic around, it made such a difference to the after taste. The young girl serving was a real treasure and very knowledgable about the mussels!

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Have been to this restaurant before and enjoyed. Went as a party of 6 on Saturday night and again really enjoyed it. However we had out table from 7-9 which is fine, but mains took almost an hour to come. This was fine until we were asked to leave the table immediately after desserts. If they needed the table back,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Fahan
  • Phone Number: +353 74 936 0137

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 29
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Irish, Bar, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget

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 ..
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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