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O'Dowds of Roundstone

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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
+353 95 35809
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Worse fish serving ever. Fish of the day was hake. Not fresh. Terrible taste. Looks like it has been reheated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed next door to O'dowds cafe in house ran by landlady The pub was superb, great staff and great food Plus a view across harbour which would be hard to better anywhere We will be back

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Plessisville, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice pub and restaurant. The food was very good and the service excellent. the locals are very chatty and we made friends with the local pony breeder.

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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were surprised to find such a nice place in a tiny village in Connemara. Seaweed hoummous was to die for, garlic bread as well ! Everything was finger-licking delicious and the waiting staff lovely. Can't wait to be back to try their seafood menu!

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Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Even though out of season the menu was exciting, the seafood was exceptionally fresh. Every supplier is named and it's clear that all ingredients are sourced locally, something which I love to see. The service was warm and friendly, we tried the platter as we simply wanted to try as much as possible. The food was exquisite! The scallops, stuffed... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good, well prepared and tasty food served by very friendly people in warm and cosy surroundings in the lovely village of Roundstone. What is not to like?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice local Seaside village pub, Restaurant and vegan cafe. We did restaurant for lunch. Wide variety of choices. Smoked salmon salad app was big and good. Crab legs amazing. Locals eating here too so not just a tourist trap which was a welcome change.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit, absolutely buzzing - even in March! Good selection of local seafood as well as other delights on offer. Booking would be essential in the height of the season I would suggest. Children welcome. Wifi is available. Parking is on road only. Now got cafe next door as well.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the amazingly picturesque harbor village of Roundstone, O'Dowds is a must visit pub for simply amazing food and a very decent pint of Guinness!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the bar when out for a drive in the west of Ireland. It was cosy and quaint, and we had the chowder and seaweed hummus - both delicious. I was really impressed that they had clearly marked vegan options, which shows great consideration for visitors. Definitely recommend if in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 23
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Roundstone
  • Phone Number: +353 95 35809
Description
O'Dowds is a traditional Bar & Seafood Restaurant situated in the centre of Roundstone village overlooking the harbour. It has been run by the O'Dowd family for four generations since 1906. A bar has been operating on the premises since 1840 and it is widely regarded as the oldest pub in Connemara. It is now famous for its excellent fresh local seafood and it has one of the best pints of guinness in the locality. You can also taste some excellent irish craft beers like: The Galway Hooker, O'Hara's Irish Stout & O'Hara's light Ale.O'Dowds is open from 10am every day all year, serving breakfast until 12 noon, a bar menu is served from noon to 9.30pm every day. Fresh seafood include our own Home-made Seafood Chowder, Roundstone Crab Claws, Cashel Bay Mussels, Mannin Bay Oysters, Local Lobster and our very popular Fisherman's Platter, all accompanied with home-made brown scones. Chicken, Meat, Vegetarian, Soups S Sandwiches are also well catered for. Reservations in our restaurant are advisable during July & August & Bank Holiday weekends.O'Dowds has a special traditional pub atmosphere & friendly service which has remained unchanged for decades if not centuries. The bar is small & intimate with its traditional turf fire & beautiful views over Roundstone Harbour & The Twelve Bens.

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