Johnnie Fox's
Johnnie Fox's
3.5
Dinner TheatresTheatre & Performances
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
About
Johnnie Fox’s world famous ‘Hooley’ Show is the longest running all year round Irish dancing show in Ireland. Guests can avail of a special four course menu with a full night of entertainment, at the famous ‘Hooley Night’. This allows customers to savor the highlights of Johnnie Fox’s culinary offerings before enjoying a night of top-class performances from acts playing folk, ballads, and traditional music followed by the wonderful Johnnie Fox’s Irish dancing show. This famous dance show is renowned to be one of the best cultural shows in the country. There is no doubt that you will enjoy the food, craic, and entertainment at Johnnie Fox’s, however it will probably be its sheer authenticity and traditional ‘Olde World’ charm that will cast an indelible spell on you. This pub is inimitable to the pretender - often copied never equalled.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Sharon M
Windham, NH652 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We chose to have dinner and arrived around 6:00 pm. We thought dinner was good - steak, fish and chips, lamb shank. We did not stay for the show, however, we ate slow enough we were there for the musicians in the main area. The fiddler was great, and it was the beginning of our trip in Ireland so we enjoyed the entertainment. Service was very good and we did not feel rushed! We took a taxi from the Powerscourt Resort.
Written 10 June 2024
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Machaelarose
13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
After spending so many evenings at Jonny Foxs with excellent food and service choice our recent experience was a let down. Order of chips with steak was refused and told steak only came with baby potatoes and chips were now an additional side order. Roast baby potatoes served were dry shrivelled and tasteless which couldn't be eaten so I ordered and paid extra for chips
I spoke to manager who said the reasoning behind this is they need to turn tables over quickly and potatoes can be cooked in larger batches my reply that any restuarant that values returning customers usually have side order choice. This was met with indifference and said "you can have chips but just as an extra side order"
Dissapointed but will be taking our custom elsewhere to places who put their customers before profit
Written 21 October 2023
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Brian C
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Awful 😞 tried again following a bad experience previously. While friends had a nice meal the week before I was there it is just too hit and miss unfortunately. Better places to spend time and money !
Main issues are rude staff and slow food - every place should get a second chance but not a third
Written 27 August 2023
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Larry W
New York City, NY14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
My wife and two friends enjoyed a wonderful evening at a Hooley Show at Johnnie Fox's. We did not come for the food, and although not fantastic, it was good. The staff were friendly and attentive. But the music and dancing were performed by such talented artists. The history and storytelling through the music was amazing. The place was filled to capacity and everyone had a great time, enjoying the artists and each other. Thank you Johnnie Fox's for a memorable night while in Dublin.
Written 24 October 2022
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SgtPatrickHarper
Newry15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
I have never been, but was aware of the pub. I was at the GAP with my son, and as he was cycling i went for a visit.

It reminded me of fitzpatricks in cooley and the experience was similar but were fitspatricks is a complete rip off, this was surprisingly good value considering the proximity to Dublin.

The menu is however tired and needs a complete revamp. Ireland has far more to offer that this.

It might suit the tourists, but at some point even they will get bored and move on. It certainly offers little for irish people, in particular younger people.

For me, reinvention of the concept is needed.
Written 17 September 2022
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Eileen B
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Very busy, not enough staff. My steak was very poor. My partner had fish pie and said it was OK. Was looking forward to food but would not eat here again
Written 21 March 2022
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Robert R
Ratoath, Ireland9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
Had been lookin forward to gettin to Johnnie foxes since the lifting of restrictions! What a disappointment! the menu has been significantly reduced and when we asked staff we were told ”staffing issues, nothing we can do” our favourite mussels however wer still available but no were near as good as they once were, of the 6 in our group nobody was satisfied with what we were served!
It will be a while before we consider the 45 minute drive to this place again!
Written 7 February 2022
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Voyage626801
Dublin, Ireland37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Went to johnnie foxes last night. Called last thing to book a table, then called to say we would be late. Hear this,they read out the whole menudo we could pick so it would’ve ready for us when we arrived as the
Kitchen was closing.

In the time of the Clifden debacle we were ushered in after being given face masks, temperature read, hand sanitizer on every table, social distancing staff with masks. All staff wore the mask, not on their ears or up their nose but correctly.

Main course melt in the
Mouth lamb shanks with perfect gravy, warm carrots and mash. Oh God, it
Was sublime. Friend had the chicken supreme, moist, veg done to perfection al dente, mash was just bang on. This isn’t
Posh food this is Plain food done properly. No messing. Desert menu seemed limited but the toffee chocolate cake was to die
For. No proper decaf which was a pity but
A grand big pot of tea.

What I especially liked was the
Delph. No steel pots and white dishes. The
Delphi was earthenware glazed. This complimented the Food perfectly. It just worked.

Staff were lovely, unobtrusive and efficient. A lot of fancy Dublin restaurants could learn a thing or two from Johnnie Foxes pub. Loads to look at, loos a hoot and all in all great for a quick meal.

So well done Johnnie Foxes. !!!
Written 24 August 2020
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kholder91
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We were so excited about our trip to Johnny fox’s for New Years. The show and food was amazing. At 12:00 the balloons and confetti brought the new year in but straight after this the night ended. The bar closed and absolutely no background music was heard. We were left highly disappointed because there were travelers from all over the world and they were ready to go long into the morning. The one waitress told us when asked why it was closed so early, that it was so she could go to sleep. Highly unacceptable answer when you have spent €700 on a couple hours for 5people. This has left a bitter taste in our mouths.
Written 31 December 2019
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Andy v
Roermond, The Netherlands6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
The hooley was nice to see. Some traditional irish music and dance while enjoying some great food.

The room was full with mostly tourists but it was a nice experience singing along with some tunes.
Written 31 August 2019
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