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3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 1600
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 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 

2 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 

2 Thank jcoe2015
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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 

4 Thank Amanda M
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
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.

3 Thank zenaquinn
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

4 Thank voltravel
Waterloo, Canada
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13 reviews
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 

4 Thank Richard A
Conyers, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

It's fine dining, but come as you are! We dined at the Half Door at the recommendation of our B&B host at The Shores (thanks, Annette!) and were not disappointed after a day touring and seeing the Dingle Peninsula in the rain. White linens and first class service were in order for an evening of great food. There are daily... More 

3 Thank jenned17
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Book early or miss out. Food portions are gigantic take caution when ordering the 3 course special priced options. Happy surprise, their house white chardonney is from Napa Valley, California and excellent. The seafood chowder is to die for and is a meal in itself. Fabulous host/owner with wife managing the kitchen staff. Very international vibe with superb food. Our... More 

3 Thank Jerry C
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We recently had dinner at the Half Door. The seafood was fresh and delicious and the service was wonderful. We will definitely return on our next visit to Dingle!

3 Thank Meljam8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I always return here whenever I get back to Dingle aS the quality of food and service is hard to match. I started with the smoked salmon plate and it literally was a plate of smoked salmon wonderfully garnished and with beautiful avocado but the salmon itself was the star. Beautifully smoked and so fresh. My parents loved he fish... More 

3 Thank sinny12lyns

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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 of 5 bubbles
French, Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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?