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The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill

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Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
+353 74 936 0137
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Derry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely love this place. Only place to go for an outstanding feed! Go here when i can not as often as we should. Service is second to none. Cosy, food is out of this world and the guiness is unreal yvonne is soooo friendly very welcoming and approachable....and will take good care of you. 11 outta 10 any day!

Thank Brian M
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying in Fahan from England for a few days and booked a table prior to arrival after doing some research. What a lovely warm and welcoming pub. 6 of us ate a variety of meals and everyone was really pleased with my Dad saying his steak was the best he has ever had. This is praise indeed as... More 

Thank Annette051
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonight's special was excellent! The lamb on flatbread, with a side of the crispy cabbage! It's new on the menu, hopefully it'll stay! We will be back.

Thank Andy G
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to visit friends who live local unbeknown to us was more friends of ours absolutely first class and Jenny our server was also superb. 3 couples with 5 children would be hard to please but not here it was first class the ribs were superb as was the Guinness the hienekhen and the craic , would we return ?... More 

Thank Lammy283
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Amazing :).... from the minute I walked in the door i felt the heat from the open fire, what a cosy little resturant it was perfect and so romantic.. had the steak and by goly what a steak it was fillet and was gorgeous, it melted in my mouth.. the chips and pepper sauce was mouth watering.. i had a... More 

Thank Stephanie M
Derry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

we booked ahead knowing how popular this spot is as we had family visiting and wanted to go to a relaxed but quality place to eat. We had some special arrangements to make ( plain vegan eater and a wheelchair) and from the first phone call til the finish of our meal tonight the service and attention to detail provided... More 

Thank murphycaz28
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We were on our travels and decided to pop in for a bite of lunch Arrived one door was open my husband walked in asked were they doing food to which he was told starting at 2pm it was 1.55 and he said that when a woman abruptly said no 2 o clock not now. He left to tell me... More 

Thank c g
roncles, Manager at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this review

Hi there , Tripadvisor does make me angry at times !! 😡 The main entrance door opens at 2pm on Saturdays and is clearly marked as the entrance . The door your husband entered was the function room where a few people who were not staff were setting up for a party that day. Also ... Our Saturday staff who... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Busy local pub/restaurant, hidden, but worth going. First of all want to say considering other reviews regarding service, that it was good. Its not a 5 star restaurant but ladies serving where friendly. Food was good even though for what you get its on the expensive side. Definitely recommend rib eye steak. My wife had t-bone and it was not... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Our family rented a holiday home in Fahan and had been advised to visit this restaurant by a friend of my husband. Three of us went one night and were so impressed that our whole family of ten decided to have the final meal of our holiday there. We had the Early Bird Menu which was great value for money.The... More 

Thank scotiasky
Derry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

When we arrived outside this restaurant, my first impression I have to admit, wasn't great, I thought, no way, this can't be it!! But as soon as we entered it, well the warmth of it was just great!! The interior is such a contrast from the outside!! The food was first class, everything from start to finish was Brillant, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $28
Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, Barbecue, Grill, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Fahan
  • Phone Number: +353 74 936 0137
Our restaurant is located on the shores of Lough Swilly, at Fahan, Co.Donegal, in the premises of The Railway Tavern which was formally the Station House of the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Company (L&LSR)..Our Main course dishes are cooked to perfection on our wood burning Firebox Grill, just like in the old days were the engineers on the locomotives, used their firebox to heat their snacks !The Bar and Restaurant still have the old fires blazing which create a very cosy , snug room to eat or drink in ..

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?