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“Enjoyable”
Review of Olde Castle Bar

Olde Castle Bar
Ranked #3 of 70 Restaurants in Donegal Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $48
Cuisines: European, Irish, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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!
Donegal
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Enjoyable”
Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Very tasty food and super friendly staff. Lots of seafood on the menu. Good service. Lovely relaxed atmosphere in the bar.

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Castlebar, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely seafood”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Food was very good. The crab starter is lovely but a bit over priced. Great if you love fish & seafood as there is plenty of choice. Overall an great meal.

  • Visited October 2013
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Sligo, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A nice experience with minor problems”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

I visited the olde castle bar recently and found that the menu was slightly overpriced for bar food. There was a wide variety of seafood which is to be expected in Donegal as it is so close to one of Ireland's largest ports but besides that the menu wasn't great. The food was lovely and the atmosphere was great. Fire lit and very cosy. The staff could do with a small amount of training. They were very kind and welcoming but small items like serving a Americano when asked for a double of espresso or not knowing anything about the wine special that was presented in full view on the bar counter. Small problems that can be easily corrected.

Visited November 2013
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Midwest
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Yum”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We wanted Fish and Chips tonight, and went into the Old Castle Pub because we'd read how great theirs is. It was. Plus, we wanted to have some Bulmers cider because we'd heard how good that is. It was. We were way early compared to most diners--it was just 5--but we hadn't had lunch so came in and asked if we could get some bar food. Of course. We were graciously told we could sit anywhere. Once we sat down, they asked if we wanted to sit by the fire. Sure! It was a rainy cold day, so that was a nice suggestion. The entire experience was very nice. I'd like to be in there when it's really hopping, but our stomachs couldn't wait. I'd definitely go again.

  • Visited November 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food with historical atmosphere”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Old pub across from castle with lots of different rooms. wait staff were very pleasant and attentive. Great pub fare that we really enjoyed (fish and chips).

  • Visited October 2013
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