We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Irish,
320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
+1 515-956-3580
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (14 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
“boxty” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (208)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is our favorite place to go after work to sit on the patio, meet friends and relax. The appetizers make a meal.

Thank Herself515
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the bangers and mash. They have a great selection of food and drinks. The Service is usually very good. We went this time for a dinner with another family. The Service was prompt and attentive. The food was hot and fresh.

Thank CycloneIowa
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for the great review and we appreciate your patronage. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We use to order here for Company lunches but food is not good here...I think a re-evaluation is needed....The fish should be the best around....but usually overcooked. spruce up the outside a little bit too....More

Thank Chad W
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chad, thank you for the comments and suggestions. We will certainly look into any food issues we may be having and appreciate you letting us know. Regarding the outside, we can not agree with you more and are currently evaluating options to update our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to go in Ames!! The food is FANTASTIC. And the atmosphere and service are great too!

Thank GreenleeFamily
Reviewed 17 December 2017

I stopped here after driving by it several times during a recent stay in Ames. Food was great (highly recommend the O'Brien's stew on a cold day) and the bread pudding was a meal in itself. Good beer selection as well. Staff was friendly and...More

Thank andybrewer
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Hi Andy, thank you for the great review and kind comments. Slainte!

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere for couples date night. Stick with the Irish food on the menu and you can’t go wrong. The drinks are also a plus- lots of flavors of Moscow Mules!

2  Thank MissyBunch
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Hi Missy, thank you for the kind comments and 4-star review. Cheers!

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This is probably one of the most conflicted reviews I've written. I almost rated poor but that may have been too harsh. My wife and I were passing through Ames and were looking at Trip Advisor's reviews and picked the Dublin Bay Irish Pub &...More

Thank Ewestpfahl
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We have been to a few Irish Pubs in the past and this one rates right up there with the best. We were not dissapointed at all by the Shepard Pie or the Bangers and Mash. And the beer, served ice cold. Desert menu is...More

Thank Carla A
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Carla, thank you for such a wonderful review. If you could let us know which hotel you stayed at we would love to give them a little extra as well for the recommendation. If you wouldn't mind emailing us at dublinbayirish@gmail.com or calling at...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

If you like a nice Irish pub, this is the place for you. My husband and I love to visit this place when we are in town. Get there early for good seats. The bar area is nice as well. Everyone was very friendly.

Thank Beachbums32903
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Hi, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you soon next time your in Ames. Slainte!

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We had a couple of pints of Guinness and Moscow mules. Friendly service. Food was good too. Had the Black and Tan onion rings-delicious. The grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers were good too.

Thank ladyomaha
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi, thank you very much for the comments and review. Cheers!

Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Ames
GrandStay Hotel & Suites Ames
243 reviews
.26 km away
Days Inn Ames
373 reviews
1.46 km away
Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
419 reviews
2.15 km away
Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu
470 reviews
2.42 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Hickory Park Restaurant
996 reviews
.49 km away
Texas Roadhouse
134 reviews
.99 km away
Red Lobster
70 reviews
.65 km away
Nearby Attractions
Reiman Gardens
289 reviews
2.00 km away
Iowa State University
277 reviews
3.16 km away
Brunnier Art Museum
22 reviews
2.27 km away
Furman Aquatic Center
14 reviews
3.40 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-956-3580
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing