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Olde Castle Bar

Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison pie” (49 reviews)
“seafood” (76 reviews)
“irish stew” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We where a group of 10 and where beside another group of 10 so we all waited about an hour for our food . Food was nice when it came .

Thank dublinfamily011
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We eat here last night after reading a review on line. We phoned last minute to see could we get a table for two at 8 pm and were told they we not taking anymore bookings but if we came in they would probably have...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Party of 6 visiting the lovely Slieve League and pulled up to this restaurant/gastro pub for a bite on our way home @2058hrs Monday 14th August and we were turned away. The sun hadn't even set yet..in the middle of tourist season and a well...More

Thank black s
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely weekend lunch had here. All had the chowder which was fabulous. Friendly staff and cosy bar. Would recommend.

Thank Eimsbuettel25
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for a family dinner on a Sunday. The atmosphere was wonderful and the staff knowledgeable. The meals were a mix of steak, beef chicken and vegetarian options. All were perfection and the accompanying sides were beautiful. The presentation of the food was glorious....More

Thank Nualadl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Slipped into this wonderful establishment with my family for a quick pint and deeply regretted the fact we had to leave shortly, after viewing the selective menu. Absolutely gutted...wil be back within the year to sample all. Staff were courteous and friendly regardless of the...More

Thank Liam D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this gem on Tripadvisor as we were looking for a late lunch. Had great steaks, mussels and fish'n'chips. Can definitely recommend it. Felt like a genuine Irish restaurant, and had good value. Nice interior as well, with hospitable service.

Thank ofHarwich
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ireland, being an Island nation, should be full of seafood gastro pubs (and shellfish in particular). Unfortunately they are quite rare and often quite hard to find. The Irish tourist Board's BIM Seafood Circle list is a good start (and Olde Castle is on it)....More

2  Thank A T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family ate here during a recent visit to Donegal (Fish and Chips and the Seafood Pie). We were seated promptly, served within a reasonable time and the food was good and we found the pricing to be reasonable. The atmosphere alone in the Olde...More

Thank Kay G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My three girlfriends arrived in Donegal Town to spend just one night and asked at the front desk for some local good "pub" food. We were directed to Olde Castle Bar. We were seated promptly, but waited quite a while for the waitress to come...More

4  Thank KimNovel1009
oldecastlebar, Owner at Olde Castle Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We do not as a rule reply to reviews but in this case we must make an exception. The visit by these four ladies some weeks ago is well recalled by staff on duty that evening, due to the exceptional attitude of these guests on...More

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5 October 2016|
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Response from anneoclarke |
do you have lobster on menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1262
  • E-mail
Donegal’s finest traditional old Irish Bar & Restaurant offers a warm welcome to visitors to Donegal Town and locals alike. The Olde Castle Bar and Restaurant Donegal is home to the finest Donegal seafood, steaks, beers, wines & whiskies – served by the O’Toole family and their team, with a smile and a Cead Mile Failte!
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