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“Eat where where a president ate” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fagan's Pub

Fagan's Pub
Ranked #370 of 2,397 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is an extremely popular restaurant in Drumcondra - former taoiseach Prime Minister) Bertie Ahern frequented it regularly-- can't believe you don't list it. Has an excellent menu
Orlando, Florida
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“Eat where where a president ate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Yes, this is where President Bill Clinton came when he visited Dublin and so can you! A bit "commercial" and packed, but a nice place to eat. Very large, bright and loud, bussling with servers and tourists. We made a reservation earlier in the day which I suggest. I ordered the surf and turf which included a sirloin with shrimp, and veg. It was very well cooked and tasted good, not great, but good. Cost wsa a bit pricey at 25.00 euro, but this is where a president ate afterall! There are pictures of Clinton on the wall and a very large bar area. Conveniently located on the main rd into and out of Dublin. I would visit again definately when in Dublin again.

Visited May 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Quality Pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Fagan's Pub / restaurant which was recommended by the concierge of the Croke Park Hotel concierge (about 15min walk). If the restaurant is good enough for Bill Clinton and Bertie Ahern, it is a good testament of service and quality of food.
Excellent good choice of food and value for money, friendly and welcoming.
On the first nigh we did not book - big mistake, had to wait for an available table. The place was packed, bar staff very busy.
Would recommend

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“Great pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Great atomsphere in here and the food is fantastic with generous portions and the staff are very friendly and welcoming!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“If you're in Dublin- it's worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We came on a local b&b hostess recommendation and were happy with the service, the selection of food and drink and the ambiance. Lovely pub on Drumcondra - we were all pleased with the vegetable soup which is a don't miss and they did cater nicely to a gluten free diet.

Visited April 2013
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“Fagan's Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Friendly barkeep and cheap drafts. Carvery lunch was bland but cheap and filling. The building and memorabilia and photographs were interesting. We'd go again.

Visited May 2013
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