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Nancy's Barn Ballyliffin

Ballyliffin Village, Ballyliffin 0000, Ireland
+353 74 937 6556
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (114 reviews)
“chowder” (169 reviews)
“scones” (32 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ballyliffin Village, Ballyliffin 0000, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unreal chowder. I could be called a chowder hunter as I’ve had some awesome chowders all over Ireland in Lahinch, Dunmore East, and closer to home in Howth. But this one in Nancy’s Barn in Ballyliffin, Donegal tops them all for me. Beautifully creamy and...More

1  Thank DjBubbles D
Kieran D, Owner at Nancy's Barn Ballyliffin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Now that's some compliment 😁 Thank you so much for the lovely comment and taking the time to do so. We value all honest comments. It's always a pleasure when you know the customer and the comments are genuine Please make sure and stop by...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate in here twice on break away. The seafood chowder that has won the award was nowhere near as good as the chowder in The Strand hotel next door in my opinion , which was also cheaper . Expensive place for what you getMore

Thank Imelda M
Kieran D, Owner at Nancy's Barn Ballyliffin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you kindly for taking the time to review us. Every one to their own I guess. Sorry you didn't enjoy the World famous Chowder. We pride our self on homemade food from sratch and excellent customer service here at Nancys barn. Nothing is to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delightful lunch here. There were lots of gluten-free options for my wife, and lots of interesting dishes for me.

1  Thank jpatchell
Kieran D, Owner at Nancy's Barn Ballyliffin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi guys You guys were a pleasure to serve Thank you so much for stopping by at Nancy's Barn. It's always a pleasure to serve such nice people Make sure stop by next time in town Kieran & Crew

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food - I am working my way through the menu at this rate. Always brilliant. The kids always love their meals too (using them as an excuse now to go also which helps).. The kids pasta being a particular hit - try it as...More

1  Thank Rickie D
Kieran D, Owner at Nancy's Barn Ballyliffin, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Rickie What a lovely review to receive from the heart. It's so nice to get a true honest review. We strive to make our customer happy and leave with a nice experience. Make sure stop by soon again and as the saying goes the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for the acclaimed chowder, and boy, does Nancy’s Barn deliver!!! Wonderful soups, incredible sandwiches (Irish bacon, hot fresh cranberry and brie and the best bread on the planet), all in a perfect casual setting. Loved the staff — warm and inviting. We will...More

1  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us as it in on the wild atlantic route we were taking. Tried the chowder and it was as good as promised by the accolades. I have eaten chowder in California before but this was certainly better. Great service too....More

1  Thank Glen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it is worth the drive - the Chowder is beautiful as are all the menu items we've tried. Top quality and very fresh. Thank you for some lovely meals.

2  Thank Martin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely , Quaint , friendly and delicious . Would thoroughly recommend . Saturday afternoon , what else would you be doing ? Went for lunch with my daughters , restaurant very busy but we were seated quickly . Great range of food available from sandwiches...More

1  Thank Mullansontour123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My very nice friend treated me to a wonderful birthday lunch at Nancy's Barn. There was a great atmosphere i the place when we arrived as they were very busy with lunch. Kieran the owner and amazing host greeted everyone as they came in and...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is brilliant, i think they could lilely do with extending their opening hours would make for a fantastic dinner venue but close early. Place is always full of locals a definate stop if you are in Ballyliffin

Thank Timothy C
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Questions & Answers
Kat M
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Kieran D | Property representative |
Hi guys Nancy's barn ballyliffin is completely wheelchair friendly with 3 accessible doors and we also have toilets to the rear of building. Hope this helps your query Kieran Doherty duey Chef & Owner Nancy's barn
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Kieran D | Property representative |
Hi there john Your pet is 100% fine outside the premises But unfortunately not inside the building as its health and safety regulations here in Ireland . Although its completely fine for a guide dog Nancys Admin
June 1, 2016|
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Response from Kieran D | Property representative |
HI There, Thank you for the question of interest ~ Good news! We sure are, We Now open All year round 7 days a week Looking forward to seeing you back again Kind regards Nancy's Crew
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $11
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ballyliffin Village, Ballyliffin 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Ballyliffin
  • Phone Number: +353 74 937 6556
  • E-mail
Voted World famous seafood chowder champions 2017 in Newport Rhode island, USA We are a Unique Coffee shop / Bistro with a highly skilled team of chefs & front of house staff serving up the freshest baking & savoury dishes daily. All Ireland award winning seafood chowder Champions 2016 & Donegals best seafood chowder 2015. Nancy's Barn received Trip adviser of Excellence 2015 & 2016 in a Row. We use Local fresh seafood and ingredients all the way in our dishes! We strive for customer excellence in our business daily. Nancy's barn can be dimmed rite down by Evening to a beautiful fine dining restaurant /bistro for your private family get together serving up delicious Ala Carte dishes tailored by you & our Culinary Team. Fully Wine Licensed premises OPEN DAILY ALL YEAR AROUND.
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