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The Riverside Bistro

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Roadford | Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a charming restaurant. The owner, Vess, was very helpful not only about the menu but also what life is like in this charming and beautiful area of Ireland. His brother is the chef. We had awesome mussels and crab claws and the portions were generous, served of course with lots of excellent fresh bread. It was a sweet... More 

Thank gojojo2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing! We had a portion of mussels, oysters, crab claws, honey roast crab, pizza with ham, banoffi pie, chocolate cake, and ice cream. The mussels and oysters and duck were amazing!!!! Compared to them the crab claws weren't that special but still very good. The pizza had a thin crust and a good cheese to sauce ratio;... More 

Thank Dunja C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there to grab some lunch on the way to the cliffs of moher. Mussels were alright as well as the lamb and the seafood pasta. The service was friendly but certainly lacked some English language skills.

Thank Rene R
London, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to Doolin on the night of the bank holiday but didn't made a reservation to a restaurant and all was packed. We stepped in and although it was full, surprisingly a table for four was made available to us. The place didn't have a smell of burnt oil and the menu was diversified and even offered pizza! The... More 

Thank Avi911
Homosassa, Florida
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in on my annual trip to Doolin. As great as I have always thought Doolin is, I must recommend this place for a morning or afternoon meal. Tea or coffee, muffins or scones, you cannot go wrong. So very easy to sit and relax in this spot.

Thank elshacko
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Ordered seafood pasta and was served what was certainly frozen seafood from a packet complete with seafood extender! Was not expecting that given the sign out the front that said "always fresh seafood". To top it off, it lacked flavour and seasoning. My partner ordered duck and I'm almost certain it was deep fried. The pizza might be better, but... More 

Thank Vivian F
Beaufort, South Carolina
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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

An above average restaurant well away from Doolin proper, specials are highlighted on a outside marque, the menu is more inclusive and does include pizza if I remember correctly

Thank tombrady127
Northern Virginia
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Fun little place- lots of pizza options and other menu options. Decent wine list. walking distance to Aran County House.

Thank russnlo
Bruges, Belgium
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

On good luck passed the restaurant on return of our trip trough the Burren. Their board with the meals at the side of the road attracted us. All members of our family were very satisfied with their meals. The staff was very friendly. The restaurant was cosy, small and quiet with a nice atmosphere.

Thank PeterBruges
Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Interesting fare, able to serve all 15 of us at once, we even went back for take-out. Friendly, and accommodating staff.

Thank ds13843

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $21
Irish, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roadford | Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Doolin
  • Phone Number: 353899850979

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