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Charlie's West End Cafe

Main Street, Ardara, Ireland
+353 74 954 1656
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“smoked fish” (8 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe
Main Street, Ardara, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Charlie's has won multiple awards, and never lost it's down home attitude. The best fish and chips anywhere to be found. The best service, the friendliest people. Try the smoked fish - it became my favorite. We were in Ardara for three weeks, and stopped...More

Thank turas_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Ardara for 2 nights and had a lovely time in this lively town. Both nights we ate our dinner at Charlie’s and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The food was very tasty, extremely reasonably priced, generous portions that were well...More

3  Thank TannaW9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of many highlights of our Ireland trip was eating at Charlie's West End Café! Don't miss it if you're in that area!

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clearly a favourite with locals this café is in the classic style with a bit extra. There is something for everyone on the menu and you can get a 'healthy' meal. Portion sizes are generous and the fish is excellent.

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We got the smoked haddock, one with fries and one with a side salad. Both were good. The waitress was very friendly.

Thank MadisonCPA
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Quick stop for lunch. Good service, good portions and decent food. Easy parking. Wouldn't hesitate to stop there again if in the area.

Thank Mkhulujo
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Have never eaten anything else but the fish and chips. Have tried both battered and pan fried fish, always extremely fresh, well cooked and plentiful. They used to serve fresh chips but seem to have opted for the frozen variety which is a pity but...More

Thank sheelin
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Food very good staff really friendly six of us and we all had something differant to eat everything was very tasty

Thank Jane K
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Lovely little cafe on the main street perfect for a snack lunch and well presented and served.Nicely decorated inside and a great staff.

Thank bigglesStrathaven
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We find the staff very friendly and the food was lovely and it was fresh. The menu was varied. The fish fresh caught.

Thank irvineginn
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10 May 2015|
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Response from VanessaBelfast | Reviewed this property |
Open early for breakfast, then open all day until 9pm...seems to depend on time of year..might be open a little later in summer. (Used to be open until 11pm! ) Sunday's not open until 5 pm but again this might be different... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Ardara, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Ardara
  • Phone Number: +353 74 954 1656
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