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“Fab all round!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olde Castle Bar

Olde Castle Bar
Ranked #4 of 68 Restaurants in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $48
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Donegal’s finest traditional old Irish Bar & Restaurant offers a warm welcome to visitors to Donegal Town and locals alike. The Olde Castle Bar and Restaurant Donegal is home to the finest Donegal seafood, steaks, beers, wines & whiskies – served by the O’Toole family and their team, with a smile and a Cead Mile Failte!
1 review
“Fab all round!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Popped in for lunch, Had the most divine seafood salad, fresh donegal bay crabmeat and organic smoked salmon followed by sea bream with cous cous. Will try the desserts next time! Fab meal with super,quick and friendly waiting staff! Job well done guys! Will be back!

Visited June 2013
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Edinburgh
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114 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Quaint bar with large menu options”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

I had the club sandwich. Was okay but have had better. Service was good. Quick.

Top tip. Ask to see the specials board. Great fresh offers.

They have flat screen tv playing sports and cosy small areas around the bar.

Worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Vail, Colorado
Level Contributor
88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Worth the Stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

The Olde Castle Bar was recommended to us by a local. After a day of touring around the area, we were hungry and Olde Castle Bar hit the spot. I had the Venison Pie. Not a heavy sauce and the pastry top was light and the champ potato was a nice compliment to the venison pie. Yummy! My friend had the lamb shank. The meat fell off the bone as it was tender and also served the champ potato. Both were excellent and a very nice size portion as both of us could not eat it all. We would definitely recommend!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful Surroundings and Excellent Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

This Bar & Restaurant is wonderful. We had lunch in it rather than Dinner. The Meal was good value and Service was excellent. The Restaurant was busy and a lot of locals were halving Lunch also which is a good sign that any resaturant is Good. Highly Recommend Olde Castle

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Bountiful, Utah
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Fish & Chips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Yummy! A lovely and perfectly piece of white fish is presented on top of mushy peas with chips. The environment is rustic with bench cubbies and stools sitting up to tables. The staff are very friendly and service-oriented and make sure you have everything you need. They even bring out a refreshing lemon tidy towel to make sure your hands are clean after your fishy meal.

The restaurant itself appeared clean, however, in the rafters there were numerous spider webs that simply gave me the creeps. With a little dusting it would be a "5" for me but lacked that extra attention to detail.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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