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Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant

Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
+353 42 937 6193
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (59 reviews)
“steak” (110 reviews)
“oysters” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming olde world type pub more or less half way between Belfast and Dublin. There are various vegetarian options. Food is OK - typical pub food - not too healthy. The decor is a treat, staff are friendly and the place is spotless.

Thank Ethee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large bar/restaurant which is usually very busy indeed at weekends so book ahead. Food is generally good and prices are average for type of menu. A bit off the beaten rack although there is a courtesy mini bus available for groups (usually more than two)...More

Thank Surfinger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a meal on New Years Day after a Trek on the Cooley Mountains . Meal was superb . Think I had the best steak of my entire life . The other two members of my party also had excellent meals . Service was very...More

Thank belfastcouple653
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are delighted you had a good experience with us here at Fitzpatricks and will pass all the lovely comments onto our staff. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel to Ireland twice a year from the US and make sure to have dinner at this wonderful place. it will take several visits to try all the perfect dishes. The seafood chowder is great , i tell everyone about this restaurant and the...More

Thank Will G
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are delighted you had a good experience with us here at Fitzpatricks and are thrilled you enjoyed our chowder. We will pass all the lovely comments onto...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a wonderful meal in Fitzpatricks. There were 5 of us and we all got great food. The burgers are excellent as is the French onion soup and the crab claws. Had 2 appetisers as there was so much great choice. Also discovered ,...More

Thank sandy142142
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are delighted you had a good experience with us here at Fitzpatricks and are thrilled you enjoyed your meal. We will pass all the lovely comments onto...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, drink and staff. Try and visit it at a festive season, whether it be Christmas or Halloween.More

Thank Philip P
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are delighted you enjoyed our Christmas & Halloween experience here at Fitzpatricks. We put a lot of time and effort into our decorations so are thrilled you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with a colleague who is retiring today. Great food, onion soup, steak and desert. Great service, definitely worth the drive out I’d Dundalk. I will certainly be back!More

Thank Martin C
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are delighted you had a good experience with us here at Fitzpatricks and will pass all the lovely comments onto our staff. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I drove down to Fitzpatricks - 2 and half hour round journey - with my 2 year old and 3 year old sons. We visited the Winter wonderland, which was good. Mrs Claus was very nice and excellent to be fair. This was our first...More

Thank gavin254
ronaldo007, Owner at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi , i am really sorry about the bad experience you had at my Santa brunch .but we only take bookings for the brunch and its limited to certain numbers hence why no one ask you to pay as you need to have the full...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of booking santa breakfast Saturday morning two adults two children,the variety of food on offer was great,buffet style.Santa came out into the restaurant to the surprise of all the kids and walked round to all the tables then made his way to...More

Thank gingos
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We are delighted you and the your family enjoyed our Christmas experience here at Fitzpatricks. We put a lot of time and effort into our decorations so are...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

Took the kids to the santa experience- brunch and Santa visit & present. Food was nice , staff were lovely , it's lovely place very quaint, the Christmas decorations were also very good , great big sleigh outside to take photos with kids. Santa was...More

1  Thank patti39
ronaldo007, Owner at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

HI , i Thank you for your review on my restaurant .I had 3 bad reviews about our Santa's brunch ,there was your one ,plus an email that we received and the the above one which i responded to .Your review said that your kids...More

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John N
5 November 2016|
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Response from ronaldo007 | Property representative |
Hi sorry only seen the question now , yes we do accept all major cards except America express thank you danny
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Gerard K
22 August 2016|
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Response from ronaldo007 | Property representative |
And you did not upset me only the way you jump to ur own conclusions with out getting facts but I Thankyou for your concern as its the way I run my buisness each person is employed by me and each person makes the wheels go... More
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ronaldo007
Hi Catherine, Firstly I would like to apologise to you and your party for what happened on the day that you visited Fitzpatrick’s. Secondly I try not to get involved in what’s right and wrong in public I do prepare to address these issues in private. I don’t reply too many of the comments made on this open forum (trip advisor), but in this case I feel compelled to stand up for my restaurant and staff over your thoughtless comments. Your headline “Never will be back..what has happened to this place???” Maybe that would have been an excellent question to ask on the night in question with I will address now. I saw what you described as ..”a white mass plus what looked like either a white hair or thread (long) was baked into the bread” as I was on site in the night in question. It was not a hair or a thread but the seal of the flour bag up to now I don’t know how it got there as the flour is sieved to make the bread and it should not have been there but at no stage did any member of my staff put it there on purpose as every member of my kitchen staff and front of house are trained to meet very high health and hygiene standards I would personally like to meet you as you are so obviously perfect and have never made a mistake in your life. I am heading into my 22 year in business here at Fitzpatrick’s and in all of those years we have we have had up until now only one instance of an item found in the bread. I am sure you will agree this is an excellent record. I train my staff to do a good job at all times to their best of their abilities we strive to achieve a very high standard of service here at Fitzpatrick’s. On the night in question that you visited two members of my staff that were due to work were out due to illness, this created huge stress and pressure on the night. It was not a perfect service and some service standards did slip due to circumstances beyond our control. I can’t close the doors because two staff call in sick, my team banded together and tried their hardest to get through what was a very busy service. For example if Dublin football team had three players injured on All Ireland final day the manager is not happy but he would field the best team possible if they lose by three goals at least they turned up for the game played sure they lost but they did the best they could . Running a bar and restaurant is very difficult, the staff turnover is very high. Consistency is a very hard thing to get right and maintain, without having to deal with social media sites who enable people to become key board warriors. We try very hard on a daily basis to welcome people to provide them with good service, to enjoy the Fitzpatrick’s experience. I would like to ask you if you went to the cinema and the film was delayed for 15 minutes or if you bought a loaf of bread in the shop and it was stale or if you got your car serviced and they did not fix it right would you go on line and slate the business’s and its staff in question. These kind of sites particularly target restaurants and not the type of business’s I have listed above i.e. the cinema the shop and the garage. You had a genuine complaint on the night but as I say we like to deal with things personally had you have given my staff a chance. These kind of reviews on trip advisor reflect very badly on not only my business but my staff who work so hard to try and achieve perfection with sometimes very little thanks I employ 58 people at my restaurant and comments and headlines like your own is sole destroying to each and every member of staff. It is so disrespectful to read comments like these. A simple phone call or an email would have got a lot more respect. I notice that you reviewed us in 2012 (three years ago) it was a very positive review but by your own admission you have been here many times why not review us on the other visits you have had in the three years. I can assure you that my business has not gone downhill. But your comments make us stronger and push us to achieve our goals. Sorry your friend nearly got sick but it was not done on purpose it was a MISTAKE!!! My restaurant is busy every day and we run a waiting list to try and seat everybody if the place has gone downhill that badly I would have an empty restaurant no waiting list no staff and no business thank god the word has not got out yet!!! My family and my staff try so hard to make everyone’s experience an enjoyable one that you will want to return to every day of the year. . I do invite people to write comments and reviews if the place is dirty, staff being ignorant or not being pleasant this kind of feedback can be turned into a positive but a complaint like your own could have been dealt with on the night or privately Thank You Danny Fitzpatrick
26 May 2015|
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Response from Julie O |
Great response to a cowardly attack on someone's reputation. It is so easy to knock someone's efforts to run a decent business from the safety of their own home; no confrontation to deal with, and you can say whatever you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 6193
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