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“Great soup, outstanding burger” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dooley O'Toole's

Dooley O'Toole's
160 E Carmel Dr, Carmel, IN 46032-2633
317-843-9900
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Ranked #47 of 207 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: American, Irish
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Carmel, Indiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great soup, outstanding burger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I stopped in on a cold day for some chicken velvet soup. It was even more delicious than I remembered. (Hadn't been here in a year or so.) I ended up ordering extra servings of the soup to take home.

I also ordered a burger. Either DOT's burgers are incredibly tasty and juicy or I was astonishingly hungry; the burger was fantastic. (I suspect both factors were at work.)

I visited the restaurant at an off hour, so it was quiet and nearly empty. Service was excellent, and my iced tea glass was kept filled.

I'll be back and will probably order the same thing.

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  • English first
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English first
Muncie, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Honestly? A 3.5. Good, but didn't live up to its reputation.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Locals recommend this place.
Good, kind of leisurely service from a welcoming and accommodating staff.
Late afternoon visit, un-crowded and pleasant atmosphere at the time of our visit.
Heard the Irish Stew is very good. Didn't try it.
Wife had her usual salmon plate. Teen son had chicken fingers. Both graded their dishes an unenthusiastic ‘okay.’
I, a self-proclaimed Reuben aficionado, had heard good things. It was a near apex sandwich. Cleverly presented and really, really good. I’ll head back for another one day.
Table bread was excellent and my wife and I both agreed our ‘house salads’ were among the freshest and most appealing we've had.
$12 to $20+ pp. More if you imbibe (we didn't).
Recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Monday favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Dooley's is a favorite neighborhood restaurant. We eat there at least once a month and we have for the past 10 years. Dooley's the kind of place where you can depend on the service and food with a nice small town atmosphere. They have good burgers and sandwiches and their chicken velvet soup is a favorite in the winter.

Dooley's is privately owned and we hope to keep coming back to support them.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel, Indiana
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“It's All About the Chicken Velvet Soup”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Dooley's is a nice restaurant. Good (not great) food and very friendly service.

We love the Chicken Velvet soup. That's one thing that is great.

Good taco salad.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Peachtree Corners, Georgia
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“Dooley O'Toole's for outrageously good Irish stew!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

And the Irish stew, which is served with delicious warm oat bread and butter and is my favorite order, isn't even the runaway best seller-- the breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches are! The tenderloins and the chicken velvet soup, Irish stew, and Hoosier chili have made this pub a destination stop in Carmel since 1985. It is one of the oldest restaurants in Carmel. Congenial owner Doug Kemp will be celebrating 28 years in business in August. We love the place!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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