Johnnie Fox's
Johnnie Fox's
3.5
Dinner TheatersTheater & Performances
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
About
Johnnie Fox’s world famous ‘Hooley’ Show is the longest running all year round Irish dancing show in Ireland. Guests can avail of a special four course menu with a full night of entertainment, at the famous ‘Hooley Night’. This allows customers to savor the highlights of Johnnie Fox’s culinary offerings before enjoying a night of top-class performances from acts playing folk, ballads, and traditional music followed by the wonderful Johnnie Fox’s Irish dancing show. This famous dance show is renowned to be one of the best cultural shows in the country. There is no doubt that you will enjoy the food, craic, and entertainment at Johnnie Fox’s, however it will probably be its sheer authenticity and traditional ‘Olde World’ charm that will cast an indelible spell on you. This pub is inimitable to the pretender - often copied never equalled.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Larry W
New York City, NY14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
My wife and two friends enjoyed a wonderful evening at a Hooley Show at Johnnie Fox's. We did not come for the food, and although not fantastic, it was good. The staff were friendly and attentive. But the music and dancing were performed by such talented artists. The history and storytelling through the music was amazing. The place was filled to capacity and everyone had a great time, enjoying the artists and each other. Thank you Johnnie Fox's for a memorable night while in Dublin.
Written October 24, 2022
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Voyage626801
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Went to johnnie foxes last night. Called last thing to book a table, then called to say we would be late. Hear this,they read out the whole menudo we could pick so it would’ve ready for us when we arrived as the
Kitchen was closing.

In the time of the Clifden debacle we were ushered in after being given face masks, temperature read, hand sanitizer on every table, social distancing staff with masks. All staff wore the mask, not on their ears or up their nose but correctly.

Main course melt in the
Mouth lamb shanks with perfect gravy, warm carrots and mash. Oh God, it
Was sublime. Friend had the chicken supreme, moist, veg done to perfection al dente, mash was just bang on. This isn’t
Posh food this is Plain food done properly. No messing. Desert menu seemed limited but the toffee chocolate cake was to die
For. No proper decaf which was a pity but
A grand big pot of tea.

What I especially liked was the
Delph. No steel pots and white dishes. The
Delphi was earthenware glazed. This complimented the Food perfectly. It just worked.

Staff were lovely, unobtrusive and efficient. A lot of fancy Dublin restaurants could learn a thing or two from Johnnie Foxes pub. Loads to look at, loos a hoot and all in all great for a quick meal.

So well done Johnnie Foxes. !!!
Written August 24, 2020
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Brian C
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Awful 😞 tried again following a bad experience previously. While friends had a nice meal the week before I was there it is just too hit and miss unfortunately. Better places to spend time and money !
Main issues are rude staff and slow food - every place should get a second chance but not a third
Written August 27, 2023
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Ann-Christin
Oslo, Norway4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
January 12, my birthday and I wanted to bring my family to Johnnie Fox on that day. Airline tickets, hotels for the weekend, buses back and forth and tables with the show at Johnnie Fox (where an advance payment of EUR 225 was paid) were booked and paid.
We were basically 9 people and it was going to be this year's birthday celebration with the family. The weekend came and off we went - the surprise was great when another "family member" surprisingly showed up in Dublin. We called Johnnie Fox straight away to get the order confirmed and ask if it was ok that we have now 10 and not 9 people. This was confirmed by phone with the message that we were warmly welcome.
The evening came, the guests were partying and the atmosphere was high. I Must say the disappointment was enormous when we arrived at Johnnie Fox and it turned out that they didn't have a table for us. They had made a mistake with the reservations. Now we were 10 people who had come all the way from Norway, just to celebrate the day at Johnny fox ... Clearly it was "trouble"... The end result was that the 10 people were placed in a faraway corner of the restaurant to eat. We were then promised that they would come and get us for the show when it started. They also promised that they would take good care of us.
We tried to make the most of it - after all, it was a birthday celebration, though it was totally ruined. We ordered a bottle of sparkling to start there with a birthday toast and calm down a little. When the waiter came with the sparkling, it was just put on the table - no serving. Is that what they call taking good care of? The result was that I - the "birthday child" served my guests myself.
The food came and the atmosphere began to calm down, but the party atmosphere was totally absent for my part. So when we were eventually brought in to the show room where the other guests were, all in a great spirits, and we were placed in two different parts of the room (there was not room for the company together), my disappointment was actually even greater. Here we had paid a lot of money for the weekend to celebrate my birthday, have a wonderful evening with high spirits and have a memorable experience and what do we get? A totally ruined evening and for my own part a totally ruined birthday celebration and gift for my family. The result was that in order not to spoil the show for my family too much, I left the room and I went out into the pub and sat there to wait for the bus to return to town. For Johnnie Fox is so far off the beaten track that one can not just turn around and leave, No! One is actually left to either pay dearly for a taxi or wait until the bus returns to the city.
My daughter (not me who actually ordered the birthday trip and was paying for it) got an apology saying that the next time we came, they would make sure everything was arranged for us .... Next time we came???? When do they think we have a next time for 10 people? It actually costs quite a lot of money for 10 people to come from Norway to Dublin, stay in hotels, get to Johnnie Fox where to have a full package of food, drinks and shows. And with how they keep their promises, I wouldn't dare to take such a chance just to risk the same thing happening again. I think Johnnie Fox has become too commercialised, which is not a good thing. Too many people in a very small space leaves no room for any error.
Written January 19, 2019
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Val F
County Leitrim, Ireland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Not my first time here but felt compelled to give a good review. Excellent drinks, food, service, ambience. A special place to visit.
Written November 16, 2018
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Eileen B
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Very busy, not enough staff. My steak was very poor. My partner had fish pie and said it was OK. Was looking forward to food but would not eat here again
Written March 21, 2022
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Robert R
Ratoath, Ireland9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
Had been lookin forward to gettin to Johnnie foxes since the lifting of restrictions! What a disappointment! the menu has been significantly reduced and when we asked staff we were told ”staffing issues, nothing we can do” our favourite mussels however wer still available but no were near as good as they once were, of the 6 in our group nobody was satisfied with what we were served!
It will be a while before we consider the 45 minute drive to this place again!
Written February 7, 2022
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kholder91
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We were so excited about our trip to Johnny fox’s for New Years. The show and food was amazing. At 12:00 the balloons and confetti brought the new year in but straight after this the night ended. The bar closed and absolutely no background music was heard. We were left highly disappointed because there were travelers from all over the world and they were ready to go long into the morning. The one waitress told us when asked why it was closed so early, that it was so she could go to sleep. Highly unacceptable answer when you have spent €700 on a couple hours for 5people. This has left a bitter taste in our mouths.
Written December 31, 2019
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mrpotatohead
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Visited for a nice pint of the black stuff and bowl of sea food choder. Was told that we could not have our food outside as everyone who was outside would then want food and they did not have the staff to deal with that demand.
2 stars for the pint and lost 3 as we could not eat outside.

Not an impressed potatoe
Written July 20, 2019
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FrequentFlier797088
Pittsburgh, PA7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Known as the highest pub in Ireland, the website offers transportation w ExpressBus, which takes about 45 min. We booked way in advance. The pick up wasn’t in front of the hotel but rather on the street by the hotel and was about 10 min late. We arrived at the show and were seated at a long communial table. To be fair, we did enjoy the home-style cooking and entertainment w Hooley Show. We had mussels, leg of lamb with carrots and potatoes and whiskey cake. I ordered a Dublin Manhattan and it was the size of a shot. The wine or beer were much better options. The show started off w music and tall tales followed by dancers and ending w music. The youngest musician was pretty drunk and almost fell off stage. After we received our meal w never saw our waitress again til show was over. We never did receive coffee or tea and at the end of the show. When we got our bill we asked about transportation. We were told that they would make an announcement but that never came. Eventually we made our way across the street to find bus almost full. We went to the back of the bus and found a seat. Then the bus backed down the hill to restaurant to pick up additional passengers. There were no more seats and they were visibly drunk and carrying open full glasses of beer. They stood in the back next to our seats swaying back and forth. We kept looking and waiting to see or hear our stop but it was loud. Nothing looked familiar. When the last group left we asked the driver about our stop. the driver informed us that he already passed our stop. We explained we never heard him. His response was that 10 people got off at our stop. I explained that maybe they were in the front or knew the city. I protested that we never heard or saw our stop. We were told that we needed to exit the bus and find a taxi. By then it was 1:30 pm in the morning. We had no idea where we were. I only had a few euros on me-not enough for a cab. My wife was crying. We spent the next hour trying to find a way back to our hotel. For a venue that caters to large number of tourists they should have a little more compassion and maybe a speaker so unsuspecting tourists weren’t left stranded. It was a nightmare!
Written March 18, 2019
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