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“Bland and slow and expensive”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Half Door

Half Door
Ranked #17 of 78 Restaurants in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bland and slow and expensive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

The title says it all. The food was bland. The service was slow. The price expensive. There are many other restaurants to try before this one.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Wendy F
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hearty meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

While the whole meal was not perfect (my streak and my guest's fish were slightly over-cooked) the fish stew (a meal in itself) was the best fish stew I have ever had. That MADE the dinner!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank lionsandlynx
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Limerick, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very good food... Customer service poor..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Group of us were in dingle celebrating a birthday last Sunday and looking forward so much to eating in half door having been few times before. Average experience. Waiter seemed totally disinterested in us but lots of attention given to those who were obviously the " regulars". Food was good but totally over priced. They knew it was a birthday but no little gesture or anything extra that would make any of us rush back. Two people in our group run their own businesses and were amazed at the general lack of interest

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank MahereesMermaid
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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614 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
“Quality food & nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

This place is slightly off the main tourist track so easily missed. That's a shame, because it is very good. It's located next to a more famous seafood restaurant (Doyle's) which might be a benefit or might not. I found the food on this occasion to be very tasty and fresh. Dingle is a fishing port but not all fish in Dingle restaurants is local or fresh. Thanks for a lovely dinner.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Donsafe
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Ireland
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Probably the best restaurant in Kerry!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

You feel special when you walk in the door. The low ceilings give the place a very special ambiance. First stop is at the bar where the choice is fantastic - and what a wine list.
If you want to spoil yourself this is the place to come! My personal favourite is the lobster - but all the seafood is fantastic - as are the meats!
Service is excellent and in a very relaxed atmosphere. It is simply the best!

  • Visited August 2012
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4 Thank sailcork
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