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O'Shea's Merchant

#292 of 1,950 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Irish, Bar, Pub
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12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland
1-679 3797
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here last week after reading about the Irish stew on a website. There was live trad on when I went in, good atmosphere. Looks like a proper old school Irish pub. It's a big bowl of delight. Plenty of lamb, vegetables and a nice portion of mash potato. The Guinness bread that came with it was lovely too. The... More 

Thank atlastimtravelling
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very nice old irish pub very good irish music and good irish food they do bed and breakfast as well

Thank carparkingd
Long Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't love the lamb stew I got, but the rest of my family liked their meals. It is right across the street from the Brazen Head pub, so a decent choice when they are too busy to get in :) They had live Irish music, which my daughter loved!

Thank Stacers28NY
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good, Irish food. The seafood chowder is great. I had it twice! I can also recommend the curry (I had the vegetarian option). The fish and chips were regular. Go, instead, with a meal-sized portion of the seafood chowder.

Thank Jim M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I find myself going to this pub fairly regularly these days. It's a lovely place. Staff are always on the ball and we'll turned out. The pub itself is always clean and each time I return, I find that something has been tweaked to improve my visit. Food is very good and the pints are great. New smoking area has... More 

Thank Sammy_Colt1
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish and chips was great. The lamb stew and a pint special was tiny, though the lamb was very tender.

Thank Matthew A
Decatur, GA
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

By all means, check out this pub, which is more where the locals go, a little bit off of the beaten path. Great Irish music (and you must to on a Monday night for the Irish Dancing....and, warning, you WILL get pulled up there to join them! Very friendly staff, just a place we fell in love with! Can't wait... More 

Thank Mongoose_Man
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

After all the hussle and bussle of a busy city center it was refreshing to stumble across a fine boozer with a very cheap menu ( lamb stew and a pint of Guinness 10 euro ) really enjoyed it

Thank Rich_and_Alex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Every day at 21:00 hrs (0900 pm) these is life music. A small, but good menu and on tuesdays you'll get Irish Stew and a Guinness for 10 Euros with life Irish music. Friendly staff - a nice Irish Pub.

Thank drno1962
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

My three friends and I decided to go to O'shea's because they were advertising live music every night, and it was close to our flat. The music definitely did not disappoint!! It was a duo playing traditional Irish songs, with a few modern ones thrown in. The atmosphere was perfect! In addition, the food was excellent. I ordered the steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Irish, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 1-679 3797

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?