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O'Dowds of Roundstone

) #1 of 9 Restaurants in Roundstone ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, , Seafood
Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
+353 95 35809
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab claws” (46 reviews)
“chowder” (81 reviews)
“seafood” (83 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 545 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

O Dowds, have a great way of making the ordinary taste extraordinary..Their Ham hocks were like a specialty, melt in your mouth a feast of the senses..though a bit on the pricey side

Thank joecoughlan
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just back from our 11th trip to Roundstone and probably as many times to O'Dowds. From an excellent welcome from Mary and the team to Nicholas's excellent attention. The Seafood platter has to top the list of excellent dishes. Probably the best I have ever...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Food and service were super and the view was beyond words (i.e. from the first floor of the lovely café).

Thank TadhgSaoirse
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant a lot. The best fish and great meat and also suitable for people with allergies.

Thank marco p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant and pub in superb location in front of Roundstone harbour. Pub food served until 9pm. Particularly good seafood dishes including crab, lobster, prawns and chowder.

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Ireland 16 times of varying duration and am always searching for the perfect Irish pub in the quintessential Irish village. O'Dowds in Roundstone is unquestionably it. Best oysters found anywhere in the world can be gotten here and very cheaply too. This...More

Thank Kevskimee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great dinner outside. The food is very tasty and the atmosphere wonderful. Very casual and friendly

Thank jbeebee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very old, vintage pub. Which really makes you go back in time. It's a tiny pub but very cozy. The people here work hard and are friendly. If you don't have an Irish debet card you cant get cash back here. Which is a pity...More

Thank Siobhán M
Nicholas G, Manager at O'Dowds of Roundstone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Siobhan Thank you for taking the time to post your review on tripadvisor. The pub is over 180 years old and still has the original counter, floor, timberwork and ceilings, giving it a unique warm friendly atmosphere. It has been in our family since...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here because the restaurant in our hotel was unavailable. Great place to eat. It is very busy and noisy but this all adds to the atmosphere. Make sure to try the seafood hummus. Delicious.More

1  Thank 658Kate
Nicholas G, Manager at O'Dowds of Roundstone, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy that you enjoyed your meal here. August is a busy month and that means noise levels can be at a maximum. Some diners like a busy buzzy atmosphere and some like a more...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we had walked around Roundstone on a previous visit to Ireland, and had seen this restaurant, we flagged it as what looked like a great seafood restaurant for this trip, staying in Roundstone. Oh dear. What a disappointment. All the ambience of a 3rd...More

Thank feendene
Nicholas G, Manager at O'Dowds of Roundstone, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest So sorry to read that you decided not to dine with us because of the noise levels. August is a busy time here with families and as we are a family friendly establishment, that can happen. Its unfortunate that you did not bring...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, 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
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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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