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Olde Castle Bar

) #2 of 59 Restaurants in Donegal Town ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, , Seafood
Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison pie” (46 reviews)
“irish stew” (29 reviews)
“seafood” (70 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 996 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited there on 17 June 2017. Myself, my wife, 17 month old son and 2 parents. Was met by young waitress who was very abrupt in saying no room and we would have to wait in the bar, despite a table being free in front...More

Thank 268damo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stumbled across this bar when roaming round Donegal and it was the best find of the holiday. The seafood platter was the best thing I've had to eat in a long time. The mussels were incredible, the crab was fresh and delicate, the trout was...More

Thank Foodandwinehunter
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Olde Castle bar is located in the Donegal town center, across from the Donegal Castle.It is quaint and offers the standard Irish pub type food. The seafood chowder is quite good and filling. The prices are reasonable and the service staff excellent.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Now most of my Friends know I love my food... especially seafood... I can eat for sure, this place definitely has the best seafood platter I have had..... Not just your average seafood platter but a well thought out eclectic variety of flavours that complimented...More

Thank X66PMC
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First class place for food. The pints are great also. I love the fish dishes in the glen bar. Freshly caught locally.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE PLACE for the best meal in town as your tour the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoy Donegal. Right in the centre of Historic Donegal and great menu, wine list, and fresh catch of the day! Enjoy a wonderful meal with the locals...More

1  Thank Tim292
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for drinks one evening. The bar is very atmospheric and Old World feeling. Worth having one drink there, anyway. We returned a couple nights later to have dinner. We got there a bit early but it filled up quickly. I had the...More

Thank Irene G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable and tasty lunch. We enjoyed oysters to start followed by mussels for two of us and haddock and chips,all very good. Our 8 year old is mad for mussels whenever she sees them on the menu and loved them. The lunch time menu...More

Thank The_Gilpins
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmospheric and somewhat daunting entering from the bright sunlight. But friendly and the menu looked good. The seafood chowder was excellent, beer cold, and service pleasant. Prices were on the high side, however. Overall a very good experience in Donegal.

Thank Kairho1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it and the Craic nice friendly people good food and drink quite as such when we were there lovely scenery and great to walk all round malin head piont just be careful waves are big I'll be back 1 day enjoy your holidays...More

Thank Paul P
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do you have lobster on menu
5 October 2016|
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do you have lobster on menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 48
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1262
  • E-mail
Donegal’s finest traditional old Irish Bar & Restaurant offers a warm welcome to visitors to Donegal Town and locals alike. The Olde Castle Bar and Restaurant Donegal is home to the finest Donegal seafood, steaks, beers, wines & whiskies – served by the O’Toole family and their team, with a smile and a Cead Mile Failte!
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