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“Dublin Bay”

Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill
Ranked #4 of 194 Restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: For the Irish, a Pub is far more than a bar… a Pub is a community gathering place – an overgrown “family room” where members of the neighborhood meet to share the latest news, laugh, and ofttimes solve the world’s problems. At an Irish Pub, the idea of being a “regular” is, well, a bit of a lunacy… one can no more be a regular in a Pub than a regular in one’s own home! For the Irish, the Pub is a home – not for its beer, or stout, or libations, but for its environment of family… comfort… and safety from the stormy rains that grow the Irish countryside emerald green in grass and clover. For a traveler, the attraction of the Pub is the Irish philosophy that there are no strangers, but rather friends not yet met. To enter a Pub is to drop by a friend’s home… the greeting is warm and genuine, the service is gracious, the experience is relaxing and fun.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Visited on a Saturday night about 7:00 PM - place was packed including the bar area - had group 6 so we hung around for 30-40 minutes before being seated in the bar area - service was good and food was excellent - we stayed for a few rounds and watched college football - my only suggestion is that Dublin Bay may want to try tables for two as there seemed to be a lot of wasted dining space with couples monopolizing larger tables while just drinking suds and watching TV - We have eaten here a few times and food and service has always been good

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

The food has always been great, plus the staff are very pleasant. It is one of my family's favorite places to eat.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I came with a large group and was impressed by the quality of food, service and atmosphere. If you are a fan of Irish cuisine, be sure to try their specialty dishes. I had the Guinness Beef Boxty and it was fantastic!

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

A perfect respite from a day on the highway! Everything was wonderful! Well worth the drive off the beaten path. If I lived in Ames, I would be a regular sight there! As it is, even living 5 hours away it's in my absolute-favorites-will-definitely-go-again list!

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Reviewed July 3, 2012

The pub atmosphere is fine if you want a drink but the menu is a bit overpriced for what you get in terms of both portion size and quality. Food was forgettable but I'd go back for a pint.

Thank Jeff B
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