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The Merry Ploughboy

#190 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Rockbrook, Edmonston Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
+353 1 493 1495
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tipp City, Ohio, United States
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here on our last night in Ireland and I was really impressed with the show and the entertainers. They were wonderful. Im not a big fan of touristy places. I'll see the sites but I try to avoid cheesy shows, or restaurants just for tourist that you wouldn't see locals. This place was wonderful, the entertainers seems to... More 

Thank ChesterMcdougle19
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a family group of 3 that had a lovely lunch in the Merry Ploughboy today. We booked a table, which is adviseable; particularly on a Sunday - the place was buzzing. Despite being busy the staff still found time to be friendly and courteous - nothing was too much trouble, and were happy to make recommendations if asked.... More 

Thank Broadford1
Mims, Florida
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6 reviews
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Rousing Irish music with dancing food and drink Best time had so far with great service reasonable price and lots of fun

Thank jwboelke
Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

I ordered the ribs which was delicious and garlic bread with cheese (little bit too much cheese). Everything was gorgeous, atmosphere buzzing and wait staff really friendly and quick. It was crazy busy but we had a lovely Mother's Day meal.

1 Thank siobhan b
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Came here recently after a trip around the Wicklow mountains. I just loved the atmosphere and quirkiness of this place. The menu has something for everyone and the food is just great, especially the wings!! My only downfall is that the staff here aren't very attentive or friendly. However I would most certainly come back.

1 Thank Lisa M
Copenhagen, Denmark
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We were a bit late compared to the group of 60 Americans, so the waitresses had to serve us promptly in order for the show to be able to start as scheduled. The food was ok, the lam was overcooked, the able pie dessert was the best. The Merry Ploughboy band was fun, but the River Dancers were more impressive.... More 

1 Thank CMSilfverberg
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Great food & plenty of it. A but a bit over priced for the food but atmospher music & staff excellent. A pint of guinness that says finish me & have another😆

1 Thank Geoff B
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

I've been thrown out of a fair few pubs in my time but having never been thrown out of this one really says something for the staff and level of hospitality!! On a recent family night out ( which are far and few between) we got absolutely smashed and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. That aside the pints... More 

1 Thank N R
Cork, Ireland
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125 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We stopped here for a starter a few months ago (I had chicken liver pate) and it was lovely, so we recently returned for dinner. I went with a beef burger while my partner went for lamb. The burger was disappointing, with the only flavour actually coming from the rasher on top. The coleslaw that was served with it was... More 

1 Thank Exile2011
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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Probably the best wings in Dublin great spot to have a main meal and a few drinks after great atmosphere friendly staff I just love the place

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$11 - $43
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockbrook, Edmonston Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 493 1495
Located at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains, the Merry Ploughboy is a destination gastro pub. Being a proud member of "Good Food Ireland", the pub offers the best of Irish food produce which includes a variety of specials to choose from each day along with Sunday roasts at the weekend.

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