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Charlie's West End Cafe

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West End | Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ardara, Ireland
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County Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You open the door here to a packed cafe. Lots of chit chat and a lovely athmosphere. A family run shop. Being Good Friday I had Fish and Chips which hit the spot after the 3.5 drive from Dublin.

Thank mishorourke12
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I give it five stars not for the most fabulous meal I have had, but on service and decent unpretentious food. My husband had fish and chips and I had an omelette and chips. We got a massive pot of tea. We had a long enjoyable day around Rossbeg area. So no Michelin stars, but stars for feeding tourists within... More 

Thank Tiede
Asheville, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While biking the Donegal Peninsula we stopped at Charlie's as it looked like one of the most popular places in town. We enjoyed talking to the staff. It was clear that the wait staff knew many of the customers. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Thank Rex H
Derry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called Charlie's cafe to pre-order our food as we were a large group, our visit was hassle free, staff were so friendly nothing was a problem, service was quick, food was excellent and very reasonable, highly recommend.

Thank paddyanngriffin
Derry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Charlie's, clean, comfortable, friendly and great value for money. The fish is superb, lovely atmosphere and excellent service. Very large portions.

Thank fionakelly22
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely food and especially nice staff - they couldn't have done more for us. There's a lovely atmosphere to the place.

Thank Caroline2889
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We ate at Charlie's on a recent visit to Ardara. The staff were very welcoming and the food was varied and delicious with low calorie options too. Unfortunately I had just missed the one of the owners, Philomena,a friend from my childhood days but had a nice chat with her son. Will definitely be back on our next visit to... More 

Thank margaridacallan
Derry, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

A group of us went to charlie's on recommendation and we wern't disappointed.With a few fussy eaters and a vegatarian everyone left happy . The staff were brilliant and couldent do enough and the food was superb. Well worth a visit .

Thank eundoc
Killybegs, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017

if you want fine dining and the charges that it entailes go somewhere else but if like me you want friendly, honest people and the best food you can find in a cafe then this is the place there is no other.

1 Thank cedargate
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143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food is very tasty and offers great value for money. Big portions so you never leave hungry. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Thank Amy9567

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West End | Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ardara, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Ardara

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?