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“Great View, Very Good Food, Excellent Selection on Tap” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Molly's Bar & Restaurant

Molly's Bar & Restaurant
Ballina, Killaloe 0000, Ireland
353 (0)61376632
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Ranked #9 of 16 Restaurants in Killaloe
Price range: $1 - $29
Cuisines: Central European
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Rockville, Maryland
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“Great View, Very Good Food, Excellent Selection on Tap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a very nicely appointed sports bar, with framed, signed rugby jerseys and other framed sports mementos. We arrived just as they were opening and tried the daily specials, vegetable soup, pan fried cod with salad and chips. All ingredients, including sauces, were freshly prepared and proved to our palates that Molly's is as much a restaurant as a pub. They had quite an adventurous pizza selection, with tuna and corn, a combination I had never heard of. Given the quality of the food we did order, I would be willing to try a more adventurous like this on a future visit.

I was particularly impressed with Molly's selection of beer on tap, there were twice as many as I had seen in the other Irish pubs / restaurants I visited on this trip. I tried a White Gypsy Ruby Red Ale that is brewed by a Co. Tipperary microbrewery. This had an incredibly smooth taste. Five stars for this ale!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good value & great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We visited Killaloe on a very rainy day and Molly's looked like an inviting place for lunch. Fairly quiet which meant we were served promptly by the very friendly waiting staff. A very varied menu with some good specials, including sea food. The Guinness was also very good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Troy, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice location with view .... good spot for lunch/ dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We ordered pizza and it was very good. Sorry that's all I can speak for, The staff was nice and attentive.

Visited August 2013
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Limerick, Ireland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great location but no effort put into food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for a meal one hot evening. The prices were average 25 Euro for two fish dishes with squash to drink. Dish was poor fish was of poor quality and the veg was overcooked.

May call again for a drink but won't be eating here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great View of the Shannon River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Lunch today was at Molly's, a traditional pub, which has an outdoor seating area across the road from the pub, and right beside the river and the bridge between Killaloe and Ballina. 100 metres past Molly's is the more expensive Flanagans. However, if you are wanting to enjoy a pint and a pub lunch, you could do worse than Molly's.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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