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“Chocolate brownie heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dillons Bar & Restaurant

Dillons Bar & Restaurant
Dillon Terrace | Dillon Tce, Ballina, Ireland
+353 96 72230
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Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Ballina
Price range: $15 - $32
Cuisines: Irish, International, Bistro, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated close to the banks of the River Moy in Ballina, in a hidden gem of a cobbled stoned courtyard Dillons Bar and Restaurant has an easy-going traditional charm, from its cosy convivial restaurant to its menu of robust Irish cooking. Fresh fish and seafood are the main focus, accompanied by hearty meat dishes and a well-chosen wine list to wash it all down. Outside you have a relaxing courtyard to simply relax and casually eat. Snacks are available in the laid-back bar, which resounds with the familiar ambience of an old world pub. Won Mayo Pub of Year 2009/2010
Ballybofey, Ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Chocolate brownie heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Quite quiet on the Friday night we visited. The food and service were top class and the restaurant decor was really nice. Both of our main courses of duck and chicken stuffed with black pudding were excellent. Our dessert of warm chocolate brownie was divine. The only negative about the whole experience was that the restaurant was a little cold but I would highly recommend the food.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Castlebar, Ireland
1 review
“Mouth watering”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

First time I went to Dillons I went in for a couple of pints of Guinness with my friend and decided to order something to eat. The food was so delicious and the service was terrific. I went back again and had the same experience. Plan to go back with the family for Sunday lunch this coming weekend. Five stars!!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Convivial Atmosphere, Wonderful Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Our B&B hosts recommended Dillon's as THE place to go in Ballina. Your first impression as you enter a lovely courtyard to find the restaurant is very positive. The menu offerings had something to please all four of us. The server was very professional and friendly, she didn't seem fazed by a lot of questions from four fussy women. We were all pleased with our choices. The room filled up eventually with a large group of folks who seemed to be celebrating a special occasion. That only added to the merriiment in the restaurant. We wished we were staying another night in Ballina as we would have come back to enjoy Dillons a second time. Next trip!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Tasty food. Despite being pub/ restaurant has some nice quieter dining spaces. Service was a bit quick tho and wine list brief

Visited January 2014
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co mayo ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“cosy at dillons”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

my friends and i were in dillons friday night, this is one bar /restaurant i love to dine in , i love the cosy atmosphere the fire burning brightly in a corner inside the door, the owner/manager paul has such a warm welcome for one and all, i was meeting my friends there so i had to go in alone, didnt feel intimidated , but felt very relaxed, food fab , great smiles from the staff and no rushing us with food or payment, i really like this place and have been there alot for lunch, hope all visitors come and experience the welcome

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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