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“Chocolate brownie heaven”

Dillons Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 46 Restaurants in Ballina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $29
Cuisines: Irish, International, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town, you'll find the atmospheric Dillons courtyard an ideal place in which to chill out after a busy day. This refreshing haven gives local residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy a drink, bar food or evening dinner in a unique location.We pride ourselves on delivering Restaurant food in a relaxed casual setting. Dillons is now under the stewardship of Paul Regan.Paul brings a lifetime of experience in the bar and catering trade to Dillons.Our motto is simple 'Quality Food at a Reasonable Price'.Whether it's a casual meal by the fireside or a more formal dinner in the restaurant you can be guaranteed of top quality fayre and friendly and efficient service. We specialize in catering for all family occasions. Christenings,Communions,Confirmations,Birthdays,Anniversaries,Post wedding day celebrations and have menu's to suit each occasion.A simple phone call is all it takes.We can also proivide entertainment for your family occasion,from a Traditional Irish music session to a lively local band.Ballina was originally one of Ireland's major ports. The Bond Store Warehouse (now Dillons) was built in the early 1800s beside the river Moy. It stored the imported liquor and porter that had been placed under Custom Seals until the appropriate duty had been paid. Dillons Terrace was of significant commercial importance and is steeped in local history. The stone floor in Dillons Bar originated from Kilmainham Gaol and a huge chimney breast in the bar was once used as a hopper to process grain.
Ballybofey, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Chocolate brownie heaven”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Quite quiet on the Friday night we visited. The food and service were top class and the restaurant decor was really nice. Both of our main courses of duck and chicken stuffed with black pudding were excellent. Our dessert of warm chocolate brownie was divine. The only negative about the whole experience was that the restaurant was a little cold but I would highly recommend the food.

  • Visited February 2014
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Castlebar, Ireland
1 review
“Mouth watering”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

First time I went to Dillons I went in for a couple of pints of Guinness with my friend and decided to order something to eat. The food was so delicious and the service was terrific. I went back again and had the same experience. Plan to go back with the family for Sunday lunch this coming weekend. Five stars!!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Convivial Atmosphere, Wonderful Food”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Our B&B hosts recommended Dillon's as THE place to go in Ballina. Your first impression as you enter a lovely courtyard to find the restaurant is very positive. The menu offerings had something to please all four of us. The server was very professional and friendly, she didn't seem fazed by a lot of questions from four fussy women. We were all pleased with our choices. The room filled up eventually with a large group of folks who seemed to be celebrating a special occasion. That only added to the merriiment in the restaurant. We wished we were staying another night in Ballina as we would have come back to enjoy Dillons a second time. Next trip!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Tasty food. Despite being pub/ restaurant has some nice quieter dining spaces. Service was a bit quick tho and wine list brief

Visited January 2014
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co mayo ireland
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“cosy at dillons”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

my friends and i were in dillons friday night, this is one bar /restaurant i love to dine in , i love the cosy atmosphere the fire burning brightly in a corner inside the door, the owner/manager paul has such a warm welcome for one and all, i was meeting my friends there so i had to go in alone, didnt feel intimidated , but felt very relaxed, food fab , great smiles from the staff and no rushing us with food or payment, i really like this place and have been there alot for lunch, hope all visitors come and experience the welcome

  • Visited January 2014
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