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“Great Food, Great Atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant

Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant
Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
(0)42 937 6193
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Ranked #2 of 68 Restaurants in Dundalk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Chowder, Irish, Fish & Chips, Dessert, European
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Newry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I love heading to Fitzpatricks, the food is always of excellent quality and the staff are always friendly. The chicken wings are the best I've tasted anywhere and if you don't mind a small bit of mess then I'd highly recommend them! Just about everything else on the menu is to great standard and tastes amazing! I recommend booking a table in advance because at times it can become very difficult to get a table as soon as you walk in. In fact be ready to be heading to the bar for about 10 or 15 minutes before being seated, but not to worry as the service in there is great too, and as the bar is small it is easy for it to become crowded but never cramped! You won't regret your visit here, and you can relax and chat while surrounded by all the objects used from 60+ years ago in Ireland, e.g. old radios, typewriters, farming tools, etc.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newry
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Really enjoyed my meal as did the rest of the company I went with. Food was fantastic; our starters were delicious, we each had steaks for main course which were all cooked to perfection! Unbelievable chefs and the service of the floor staff was super!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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“Dreadful service - walked out after waiting nearly 2 hours”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

On a recent visit to Ireland friends had recommended Fitzpatrick's to us, so we made a special trip from Drogheda where we were staying. When we arrived soon after 1pm there was a notice at the entrance saying that due to the installation of a new POS system that there might be a "slight" delay with service. Thus forewarned we still decided to go ahead not realizing how much of an understatement the word "slight" was. First of all it took about 10 minutes for somebody to greet us and offer to show us to a table (the restaurant was not especially busy and we were accompanied by my 85 year old mother who has a walking stick and has difficulty standing and walking). After abandoning us at our table it took about 15 minutes for someone to come and take our order - one seafood chowder starter, 3 main courses and some tap water). The chowder arrived soon after (and I must admit that it was nice), water and bread took about another 10-15 minutes to arrive. And then we waited. And waited. And waited. By 2.45 we were still waiting. During this time nobody came to us to explain or offer any apologies for the delay; in fact people who arrived about 30 minutes after us had already been served their starters and their main courses! I asked to speak to the manager or whomever was in charge to be told that the manager wasn't there and that there was nobody in charge! (Yes there were installing a new POS system, knew that there were likely to be service issues, and management were absent and nobody was in charge). We left - hungry, disappointed and very annoyed. It was nearly 2 hours from when we had arrived!

I can understand that service can sometimes be a bit off - but this was glacially slow and nobody seemed to be taking responsibility for it. I shall not be returning and cannot in all honestly recommend it. It was such a bad experience and wasted 2 hours of my life that I can never regain.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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“Great food. Fun bar and restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great atmosphere with a ton of Irish character. Chef was accommodating to food allergies. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. Highly recommend a visit for either a drink and/or dinner.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newry, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We have been visiting Fitzpatricks for over 20 years from when our oldest was a baby and can honestly say that the food and service has always been superb. Our Children are all grown up now but when fitzpatricks is mentioned everyone is happy to be seen out with their parents. Visiting anytime is enjoyable however if you get a chance to visit at Christmas or Halloween you are in for a special treat. When you go once it will be impossible not to go back

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ronaldo007, Owner at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for taking time out to write a review about Fitzpatrick's, we take all our reviews very seriously. As much as we love to hear the good reviews, we also act on any negative comments as we strive to improve our business on a daily basis.
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