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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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Toms River, New Jersey
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is charming with great food and service. It's a bit expensive but worth it. Try the salmon.

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1 Thank Gabriella L
Switzerland
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been going to Dingle forever as it's site of our family ancestry and the Half Door always is a place we eat: was great when the town was small and had far fewer choices; still is!

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3 Thank NadineHack
Mid Canterbury
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were walking in to town and stopped to read the menu at The Half Door. The early bird offerings sounded wonderful to us, and after a quick discussion the decision was made to dine here. Entering a super cosy restaurant and were made to feel very welcome immediately. A theme that continued for the rest of the evening. Now... More 

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4 Thank Jacko05
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped into the Half Door and took advantage of their early bird value menu (served 6-7pm). Lots of good choices served impeccably. The service was excellent and the food worth the price. The desserts were quite a treat though hard to eat since we were so full! They had an extensive wine list--unusual for a town full of pubs.... More 

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2 Thank capet002
Cork, Ireland
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45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 2 night stay in Dingle and ate here on both nights. The food here is absolutely amazing and you simply have to come here when in Dingle. For mains I had a beef trio which one of the nicest things I have ever eated, so much so that I had it again on the second night... More 

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4 Thank hannigan007
Clonmel, Ireland
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent. We both had fish which was superb. Wine choice was very good. Service was good. Very personal. Only negative was that it is on expensive side. Recommended and I would go back.

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3 Thank Fadsie
St Paul, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day of driving and hiking we headed to the Half Door for their early bird dinner. The service was excellent, the food was outstanding, and we found it to be reasonably priced for the area. We would highly recommend everything we tried -- my husband had a Caesar salad, steak, and bread pudding (truly amazing) and I ordered... More 

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2 Thank indigofire
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the early bird special which is great value as you get a 3-course meal for 30 euro. Food was great as was the service. Highly recommend the hake and tiramisu!

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2 Thank Zac W
Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When recently touring Ireland, our driver highly recommended The Half Door Restaurant, saying it was the best in Dingle. Indeed, it lived up to his recommendation. My husband, sister & I each ordered different three-course meals and all of the courses were superb with unique sauces & pairings of food. I especially enjoyed a huge seafood platter. The restaurant’s décor... More 

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4 Thank Sara C
Avignon, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the 'early bird' option and found the meal expensive and disappointing. The Caesar Salad had lettuce in it and very little else - parmesan virtually non-existant. my main course of salmon was ok, but my partner's fish and chips were very poor. The chips were flabby and very salty indeed, not really edible. The cheesecake was ok.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free
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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?