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Olde Castle Bar

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Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 97 21262
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friends took me to this restaurant, I had the seafood platter and wow it was just the best platter I have ever had.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been on a tour in Donegal and surrounding places. We picked this place without looking at the reviews online or any recommendations. This place is just looking inviting straight from the street. We are huge lovers of sea food and at this place we found heaven for sea food lovers. Quality and atmosphere of Olde Castle Bar is just... More 

1 Thank KateMalina
Amherst, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decent lunch spot near Donegal Castle - presents a nice ambiance for a more traditional pub restaurant. We ate at a small table near the bar. My husband had a delicious seafood stew with bread and I had a filling sandwich. Prices were decent as well.

1 Thank Kristi824
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Called into this bar after visiting Donegal Castle. Had a lovely fire going in the corner so we naturally made a bee line for the table beside it. Food was fantastic, would recommend the chicken linguine. Staff were friendly and it had a nice relaxed atmosphere. Found it hard to leave the fire! A must for a cold wintery day.

1 Thank Andrea W
Carlisle, PA
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mid price range with excellent food and service. We at here both nights that we were in Donegal Town.

1 Thank Linda59
Atlanta, GA
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across the Olde Castle Bar while walking around Donegal Town. The restaurant was in a beautiful old pub building, and had delicious food, including an amazing seafood bisque with local mussels. Very delicious and great staff.

1 Thank WBBatlanta
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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164 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was part of a bus tour that stopped in this town. Some of us had lunch here and I am so glad we did. This is a typical Irish pub that is old and looks like something going back in town. It was clean and had good bathrooms. Wheel chairs could get inside. There were several small rooms but... More 

1 Thank travelingteacher51
Adelaide, Australia
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted to be able to catch up with good friends from Perth for a drink followed by dinner. It lived up to our expectations....fish pie was to Di for, everyone else drooled over their particular choices...a great night!

1 Thank 204Diane204
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on 2 occassions. Originally the stables to the Castle A busy place with a great atmosphere, friendly staff, great menu and specials. Food is top quality, good portions and lovely choice. Would recommend

1 Thank susiemc66
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this place when we stayed outside a bit from Donegal Town one day for a wee drink at lunchtime during when food was being served we eventually got a seat at the bar as it was so busy this place and also the place was very interesting as in decor and the bar area itself We called back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $48
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 97 21262
Donegal’s finest traditional old Irish Bar & Restaurant offers a warm welcome to visitors to Donegal Town and locals alike. The Olde Castle Bar and Restaurant Donegal is home to the finest Donegal seafood, steaks, beers, wines & whiskies – served by the O’Toole family and their team, with a smile and a Cead Mile Failte!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?