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Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant

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Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
353429376193
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dundalk, Ireland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fitzpatricks has to be up there with the best Pub/Restaurants in ireland. The food is absolute top drawer. Its a real treat eating here and atmosphere is perfect.

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Thank Petes84
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Fitzpatrick's for Sunday lunch yesterday and it was really amazing! The quality of the food is evident throughout the courses and the surroundings are beautiful! Staff are polite and very friendly and you are made feel so welcome. You don't just go to Fitzpatricks for a meal you go for a complete dining experience. Looking forward to our... More 

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Thank Carolhugs
Texas
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on during the lunch hour in middle of the week. Surprised they were quite busy and were seated without a reservation. The staff was lovely, food and drinks were nice and the price was right. Enjoyed!

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Thank TammyA0815
Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fitzpatricks is a truly unique restaurant. There is a petting farm for the kids and the grounds are filled with unusual antiques and some very cool outside decorations. The food was fantastic (huge portions, delicious and truly authentic). Our waiter (Colin) was very informative and his recommendations were perfect. Coincidentally, we frequent an Irish restaurant in Miami where Colin's sister... More 

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Thank McCue3030
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive food, had steak and chicken wings which were great, very generous portions nearly too much but left with a full stomach. Staff very friendly and the Guinness and cocktails were lovely.

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Thank Michael M
Dundalk Ireland
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my "TREAT" restaurant. Birthdays, Anniversaries and Easter Sunday. Food is of Excellent quality. We visited on Sunday 14th Aug for my birthday and wedding anniversary. Husband had the Pork Belly for starters and Beef for mainstream. I opted for Seafood Chowder and lamb. Neither of us had room for dessert. The food was delicious. My only complaint was... More 

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Thank Bernadette3
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was wonderful. We were seated quickly on a very busy night even without reservations. We recommend making them! The food was so delicious! The restaurant is so unique and a must!

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Thank Rebecca B
Co Down
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been dining in Fitzpatrick's for many years, and the quality of the food, the atmosphere and the service have always remained consistently good. The popularity of this place has to be seen to be believed, with bookings having to be made well in advance, especially for a weekend meal. This speaks for itself. Had another fantastic meal there... More 

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Thank Mourneman007
ronaldo007, Owner at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Mourneman007, Thank you for taking time out to write a review about Fitzpatrick's, and for the heart-warming comments. These comments mean a lot to me and all my staff as we work very hard to make your visit a unique experience. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and the experience. We thank you for your positive comments and... More 

Drogheda
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off here, Sunday afternoon. Have always wanted to eat here, have heard very positive comments about Fitzpatrick's. Both myself and my other half stopped off, we did not book, so we had to sit at the bar. Not a problem, the barman Brendan was both very friendly and professional, nothing was a problem. The food was great, Matt is... More 

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Thank Catherine M
ronaldo007, Owner at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Catherine M, Thank you for taking time out to write a review about Fitzpatrick's, and for the heart-warming comments. These comments means a lot to me and all my staff as we work very hard to make your visit a unique experience and I am delighted when a customer like your good self acknowledges and appreciates the efforts made... More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal yesterday for my sisters going away and husbands birthday, all I say is the staff are so amazing from the moment we arrived so attentive and kind, the food as usual was delicious yes it's expensive but I'm a firm believer you get what you pay for, Fitzpatricks will continue you to be our family... More 

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ronaldo007, Owner at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Cera F, Thank you for taking time out to write a review about Fitzpatrick's, and for the heart-warming comments. These comments mean a lot to me and all my staff as we work very hard to make your visit a unique experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed the whole experience and thank you for choosing us to celebrate... 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Irish, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: 353429376193

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Newry, Maine

Hi Catherine,

Firstly I would like to apologise to you and your party for what happened on the day that you visited Fitzpatrick’s. Secondly I try not to get involved in what’s right and wrong in public I do prepare to address these issues in private. I don’t reply too many of the comments made on this open forum (trip advisor), but in this case I feel compelled to stand up for my restaurant and staff over your thoughtless comments.

Your headline “Never will be back..what has happened to this place???” Maybe that would have been an excellent question to ask on the night in question with I will address now. I saw what you described as ..”a white mass plus what looked like either a white hair or thread (long) was baked into the bread” as I was on site in the night in question. It was not a hair or a thread but the seal of the flour bag up to now I don’t know how it got there as the flour is sieved to make the bread and it should not have been there but at no stage did any member of my staff put it there on purpose as every member of my kitchen staff and front of house are trained to meet very high health and hygiene standards I would personally like to meet you as you are so obviously perfect and have never made a mistake in your life.

I am heading into my 22 year in business here at Fitzpatrick’s and in all of those years we have we have had up until now only one instance of an item found in the bread. I am sure you will agree this is an excellent record.

I train my staff to do a good job at all times to their best of their abilities we strive to achieve a very high standard of service here at Fitzpatrick’s. On the night in question that you visited two members of my staff that were due to work were out due to illness, this created huge stress and pressure on the night. It was not a perfect service and some service standards did slip due to circumstances beyond our control. I can’t close the doors because two staff call in sick, my team banded together and tried their hardest to get through what was a very busy service. For example if Dublin football team had three players injured on All Ireland final day the manager is not happy but he would field the best team possible if they lose by three goals at least they turned up for the game played sure they lost but they did the best they could .

Running a bar and restaurant is very difficult, the staff turnover is very high. Consistency is a very hard thing to get right and maintain, without having to deal with social media sites who enable people to become key board warriors. We try very hard on a daily basis to welcome people to provide them with good service, to enjoy the Fitzpatrick’s experience. I would like to ask you if you went to the cinema and the film was delayed for 15 minutes or if you bought a loaf of bread in the shop and it was stale or if you got your car serviced and they did not fix it right would you go on line and slate the business’s and its staff in question. These kind of sites particularly target restaurants and not the type of business’s I have listed above i.e. the cinema the shop and the garage. You had a genuine complaint on the night but as I say we like to deal with things personally had you have given my staff a chance. These kind of reviews on trip advisor reflect very badly on not only my business but my staff who work so hard to try and achieve perfection with sometimes very little thanks

I employ 58 people at my restaurant and comments and headlines like your own is sole destroying to each and every member of staff. It is so disrespectful to read comments like these. A simple phone call or an email would have got a lot more respect. I notice that you reviewed us in 2012 (three years ago) it was a very positive review but by your own admission you have been here many times why not review us on the other visits you have had in the three years. I can assure you that my business has not gone downhill. But your comments make us stronger and push us to achieve our goals. Sorry your friend nearly got sick but it was not done on purpose it was a MISTAKE!!! My restaurant is busy every day and we run a waiting list to try and seat everybody if the place has gone downhill that badly I would have an empty restaurant no waiting list no staff and no business thank god the word has not got out yet!!! My family and my staff try so hard to make everyone’s experience an enjoyable one that you will want to return to every day of the year. . I do invite people to write comments and reviews if the place is dirty, staff being ignorant or not being pleasant this kind of feedback can be turned into a positive but a complaint like your own could have been dealt with on the night or privately

Thank You

Danny Fitzpatrick

over a year ago

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