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Rody Boland

#253 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Healthy
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12 Upper Rathmines Road | Rathmines, Dublin Dublin 6, Ireland
+353 1 497 0328
15:30 - 01:00
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Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 15:30 - 00:00
Thu 15:30 - 01:00
Fri 15:30 - 03:00
Sat 12:30 - 03:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great trad Irish pub on the Rathmines road. Great food, great Guinness and friendly staff and locals. Highly recommend if you are in the area.

Thank Ivan P
Perth, Australia
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Rody Boland twice during our trip to Dublin. The pub is large and characterful, with an interesting display of old sports equipment and various other curios. The dark wood surrounds mean that the place has quite a dark atmosphere, but the tables in the restaurant section are well lit. The food was fairly standard pub fare, but... More 

Thank Brendan F
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Straight off the plane, we had to come here. i'd read the reviews & was excited to see the infamous Rody Bolands. it did not disappoint, like a mini museum of the best kind, a public house. service was typically irish, so friendly and jovial. food was out of this awesome & the Guinness... out of this world.

Thank Little Tracy H
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Called here with two collegues one evening. Food is delicous. Few pints were even better. The layout is cool and has to be seen. When you come in the front door you know this is going to be a good pub. Well worth a visit. Staff are 100% too. Very friendly.

Thank Brian F
Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful bar full of character and history. Plenty of choice at the bar but the food was really good. We both had the steak in Guinness pie which was served with mash. Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend a visit to this place to anyone.

Thank Andrew M
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Rody's is a great old bar in the middle of Rathmines with one of the best pub grub menus. They always have a special of the day which normally consists of roast beef or lamb with a big stack of veg and potatoes and lashing of sauce. It's a lot to get through but it hits the spot if you're... More 

Thank Thomas S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very good food and atmosphere at Rody Boland's. Good craic with a very warm and friendly staff. A good find in Rathmines.

Thank Bunkerhill4343
Athlone, Ireland
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Eat here recently for a family occasion. Waitress that served us as very good, friendly and on top of her game. A lot of deep fat fried dishes presented without a lot of imagination. Didnt have desert but they looked very good. Would eat here again only if I was in house for drinks or socializing. Would not return specifically... More 

Thank Dogbie
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Went here for dinner of a Saturday evening, having browsed the menu selected the Pan Fried Chicken Supreme Florentine and was told it would be twenty minutes. The dish arrived on time and chicken was served on a bed of spinach with fondant potatoes and a madeira jus, seasonal vegetables on the side in a separate dish. First item to... More 

Thank noeldublin2016
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75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Rody Boland two times, both times the food was excellent and the service friendly. A great pub away from the more touristy locations in the city centre.

Thank Jaerven

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Healthy
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 00:00
15:30 - 00:00
15:30 - 00:00
15:30 - 01:00
15:30 - 03:00
12:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Upper Rathmines Road | Rathmines, Dublin Dublin 6, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 497 0328
Traditional irish bar serving homemade food 7 days a week

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