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O'Dowds of Roundstone

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, , Seafood
Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
+353 95 35809
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab claws” (53 reviews)
“chowder” (79 reviews)
“seafood” (78 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 563 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ate here every night during our 5 night stay in Roundstone and were never disappointed. We had oysters, which were the freshest most succulent I've ever had, seafood chowder, seaweed hummus, mussels, crab claws and crabmeat salad from the starters menu and seafood platter (big...More

Thank JudenDave
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped into the pub for a couple of drinks and not sure where we were going to eat. The pub had a nice ambience and a good view of the harbour, and while we were drinking decided to dine in the attached restaurant. The...More

Thank ipex
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't like fish, so I preferred to eat some meat. So I enjoyed a piece of lamb, very, very good and cheap. I will return there if I shall come again in Connemara.

Thank Claudio B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening meal here. Quality food, well presented and tasted great. Good variety on offer, locally sourced. A delightful evening all round.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a high quality lunch at this delightful character filled pub in Roundstone which is the oldest fishing village in Galway. Recieved excellent service and the food was delicious. Best chowder we had on our Irish trip and the freshest creamy oysters finished off...More

Thank GCTravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here en route to Gurteen beach, at a friend's recommendation, and enjoyed delicious hake and chips and of course a pint of Guinness. Friendly service and good price. nice view overlooking the harbour. Will return next time we are in this part of...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited O'Dowds with friends on a Saturday night. There were two, who i would call junior, staff on the desk. We were given a table with a reserved sign and noticed some reprimands afterwards from a senior member of staff but we were thankfully...More

1  Thank echappeebelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

O'Dowds is my favorite pub restaurant in Connemara, I never miss a chance to visit this cosy, casual, always open gen. We have been many times, this time I had the Sea bass, it was delicious. Other great dishes are the crab salad, crab claws,...More

Thank camden78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to Roundstone requires a visit to O'Dowds for the best seafood chowder I have ever had! The bar area is small and cosy and in winter nothing beats sitting beside the fire place to heat yourself up. Staff are always friendly and chatty...More

Thank Nicola90896
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three years since we were last here, but O'Dowds is as good as ever. Wonderful selection of dishes using fresh, local ingredients. The seafood is outstanding. Booking essential, especially at weekends. We ate here twice in the week we were in the area - absolutely...More

Thank Elaine H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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