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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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Lakeway, Texas, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommended to us by the owner of Pax House where we were staying, we had a romantic, and fantastic dinner here. Expensive but worth every bite!

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1 Thank Lisa J
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a lovely meal here last night. We went for the early-bird menu. The food was fantastic. The ambience was fantastic. Service and value for money was, you guessed it, fantastic! A must for anyone eating out in Dingle. Book in advance though, very popular.

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2 Thank JohnGrace5
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The majority of the food was good except for the steak. We ordered oysters, salads, Lamb, Lobster Thermidor and the 3 course steak. The steak was fatty. While the food was good the service was bad. There is a man, who seems to be the owner, who takes the orders. After taking our order we were basically ignored. Sat for... More 

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Langley, Canada
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and good service. Though the restaurant is a little small and can get a bit hot inside, these complaints are made up for by superb food. The four of us had the three course menu and none of use were disappointed.

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4 Thank ggstewart
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the early bird menu. The menu cost 32 Euro for a 3-course menu. Considering that it's an early bird menu, I think that's quite expensive. There was a kid's menu and it was OK too. The service was average and the waiters could have been a bit more friendly. The food was tasty and good. Overall, a nice... More 

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3 Thank Fred B
Floral Park, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ever go to one of those paces where the whole menu looks amazing and you can't decide what to have? Had a meal here and found myself picking off the plates of others and not one bite disappointed. Try the Thai mussels...locally caught of course...and top it off with the homemade tiramisu

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4 Thank Melanie M
Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

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4 Thank Gabriella L
Switzerland
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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
New Zealand
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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5 Thank Jacko05
Chanhassen, Minnesota
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 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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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 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?