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Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Irish,
320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
+1 515-956-3580
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (13 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
“shepherd's pie” (13 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
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Reviews (196)
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11 - 20 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I was working in the area. Found this place for dinner. My waitress was awesome. They had a great beer selection. The food was perfect. This is a good place for a simple meal. Highly recommend it.

Thank Dennis D
Management response:Responded 11 August 2017

Hi Dennis, thank you for the kind words and 4-star review. Cheers!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is my Uncle DeWayne's favorite place! We meet him there almost every time we come to Ames! Food is good and staff are great! Bartenders are funny!

Thank coezetteb
Management response:Responded 11 August 2017

Hi, thank you for the great review and feedback. We hope to see you and Uncle DeWayne very soon! Slainte!

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

You will not be disappointed, I'd your from out of town don't leave until you stop in and enjoy all they have. Atmosphere is just as wonderful as the food is.

Thank H3811EXjohnf
Management response:Responded 10 August 2017

Hi, thank you for the great review and kind words. We appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you again soon on your next visit. Slainte!

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Love the decor and atmosphere! Food was pretty average, I took the advice of other reviewers and ordered the boxy. Service was great. Fun place to try but not sure I'd stop again.

Thank MidwesternMom69
Management response:Responded 10 August 2017

Hi, thank you for the review. If there is anything you would like to see changed please let us know.

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I was really disappointed with our visit and after I read the reviews! Our server seemed strained to be nice and did not offer much information about the menu choices. Maybe she was mad having to work on a Sunday evening?? Guinness Beef Boxty was...More

1  Thank Terri C
Management response:Responded 8 August 2017

Hi Terri, we are very sorry to hear of your experience with the server and the Boxty and appreciate your honesty in the feedback to alert us of the issue. We would like to talk with you privately and be sure to make things right...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great beer selection, on tap, in cans, or bottled. Our service person, a senior at ISU, was knowledge of all the on-tap selects. I had the bangers and mash. Three, good sized, bangers with green and red peppers, onions, and mashed potatoes with a side...More

Thank 19oldguy38
Management response:Responded 31 July 2017

Thank you for the great review and feedback. We hope to see you again soon for a pint and Irish Fayre. Slainte!

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The service was terrific, my son has food allergies and they were hyper attentive and accommodating. The food was excellent, highly recommend the shepherds pie and the anchor chille tortellini. Bread pudding for dessert capped with bourbon sheer perfection.

Thank Al A
Management response:Responded 26 July 2017

Hi Al, thank you for the kind comments and great review. We appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you again soon. Slainte!

Reviewed 21 July 2017

went with a friend before a movie -- I had the Boxty with Bangers and a sie of Brussels Sprouts, my friend had the Corned Beef and Cabbage I liked the Boxty ok -- but I wouldn't call it my go to dish. My friend...More

Thank JohnnyB33
Management response:Responded 24 July 2017

Hi JohnnyB33, thank you for the review and the words of advice. We will take your review to heart and see what we can do to improve based on your experience. We hope to see you soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, great drinks, great draft beers and a cool venue. So basically everything you need for a great experience. I will certainly be back to try another entree. This time I had the jumbo shrimp (rice was awesome). I'm looking forward to trying the...More

Thank mojozenguy
Management response:Responded 24 July 2017

Hi, thank you for the "double thumbs up" and great review! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you for the Shepherd's Pie. Slainte!

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I never had Irish food before - I can assure you that you can not go wrong with this place! They have a variety of really good appetizers and entrées. We enjoyed our meal and loved the drinks! Drinks and meals were very reasonably priced...More

1  Thank Zack H
Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Hi Zack, thank you for the great review and kind words. We appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you again soon. Slainte!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, 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, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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.
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