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Half Door

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3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 1600
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12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Half Door is truly a jewel in the crown in the delightful town of Dingle This restaurant had been recommended to me by a friend and it lived up to all my expectations. The food was tasty and well presented. The seafood platter was out of this world. I was in the company of four and everyone agreed that... More 

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Thank Mary O
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is no doubt that the food was good quality but I feel it was overpriced. In addition, the wine is very expensive and we had no option to taste one or two before committing to buying a bottle, something I believe high class restaurants should allow if you're paying an average of 40 Euro per bottle. When the wine... More 

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1 Thank Aoife S
Tralee, Ireland
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Food was, as expected very good. But for the prices you pay there, you also expect a good service. Maybe we were too early, but service was really sloppy. Had to skip dessert, because wait too long. Will avoid next time.

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Thank 611manfred45
Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Dinner at The Half Door was delicious, although the service was slow at times. Good vegetarian options are available.

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1 Thank DharmaBum2014
Kirkwood, Missouri
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209 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We decided to try one of the better restaurants our second night in Dingle and made a reservation at the Half Door. This did not stop me from getting some Fish and Chips. Our server said this was prepared with three different kinds of fresh fish from the Dingle Bay. It was served with fries and mashed peas. Sounded great... More 

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3 Thank Bob H
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We shared a lovely meal with good friends who are locals and friends of owner, Dennis. Our meals were exquisite and the service was superb... relaxing ambiance in a traditional setting. Although we're in this area several times every year for extended periods of time (and have our favorite restaurants in Dingle), we'd not yet tried The Half Door. We'll... More 

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2 Thank jcoe2015
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

What a quaint little restaurant . Decor lovey, gleaming copper pots and loads of antiquities. The restaurant is fine dining but casual dress is perfectly acceptable. Staff very pleasant and attentive. We had an exceptional meal. I had fresh crab gratin, delicious. My husband had spiced fish cake which he has talked about since. We then had the duck and... More 

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4 Thank Amanda M
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Fabulous food and great service- Cod for starters - Scallops with Lemon Sole for main course and Pear and Apple Crumble for dessert. Beautiful food and lovely atmosphere - would highly recommend this restaurant for dinner.

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3 Thank zenaquinn
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Friendly service, and the best lamb shank I've ever had. The sticky toffee pudding was delicious. We'll be back.

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4 Thank voltravel
Waterloo, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We were recommended to eat at this restaurant by our B&B (PAX Guest House), and we were glad they did. Excellent seafood, as would be expected in Dingle - a fishing town. The seafood chowder was the best I had ever eaten, and I ate chowder nine times in nine different locations during our two-week trip to Ireland. Yes, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Dingle
  • Phone Number: +353 66 915 1600

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