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O'Dowds of Roundstone

) #1 of 9 Restaurants in Roundstone ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, Bar, Seafood
Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
+353 95 35809
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab claws” (45 reviews)
“chowder” (78 reviews)
“seafood” (80 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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Reviews (643)
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1 - 10 of 643 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The last night of our holiday and our wedding anniversary so we decided to book our evening meal here. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent ,service very good.

Thank Richmond W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a nice hike up Diamond Hill, I drove down to Roundstone - picking up the R341, which is a very nice drive - with the sole intention of having a pint and a bowl of seafood chowder per the recommendation of my B&B host....More

Thank torpy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible crab claws here, overlooking the water. Friendly service throughout - strongly recommend!

Thank Floella W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at O'Dowd's while visiting Roundstone. The crab salad was delicious. The waitress who served us was friendly and efficient.

Thank Judithmb100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a family evening meal here recently. Oysters delicious. Crab claws excellent. Salad, chips, Shepherd's pie all OK. Beef in Guinness stew, tasty, but a bit small. Desert of fruit crumble was tasty, but again a bit small. We all eat like pigs in our...More

Thank non-bias
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mains were ok and the desserts were nice, but nothing extraordinary as we expected from the reviews.

Thank Nacho W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just the most picturesque place in the west of Ireland to stop off and enjoy a plate of crab claws, some home baked brown scones washed down with a pint of Guinness . Heaven on earth.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to this restaurant many times over the years. I feel this time the standard of quality has dropped considerably, this review is of the Bar food. A recent visit with nine people, several who live abroad, this was their overall rating: Chips -...More

Thank Conas-Ta-Tu
Reviewed 16 April 2017

O'Dowd's, which looked great online was disappointing. The bar area is very small, not as spacious as they make it seem. A very small selection of beers on tap, and the one I wanted they were out of, and they did not seem to care....More

Thank martin h
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great spot in Roundstone, a traditional pub and restaurant with excellent local fare. Crab claws and mussels are delicious and fresh. The seafood platter is tasty, but keep in mind it's served cold- just in case you were after a hot meal! Cosy little pub...More

Thank Judeena C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 24
Brunch, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
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.