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McDermott's Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
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Roadfoard, Doolin, Ireland
+ + 353 65 7074328
11:00 - 00:01
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Verona, New Jersey
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had dinner and Guinness's here one night while staying in Doolin up the road! Loved it! The live music was sensational as was the good pub good. Delicious fish and chips (huge! I split it with my sister) and the Guinness was poured to perfection! Would definitely return! Full of authentic Ireland atmosphere!

Thank ktleyed
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We went during peak dinner time and were able to be seated at a small table in front of the fireplace (not burning - warm day) in a location that gave us the best seat for people watching. This place is seething with atmosphere and history - a place where the locals go and many people know each other. But... More 

Thank tmhome100
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, live band, and Guinness what else can we say. We tried some local favorites and they delighted or taste buds. Hopefully we get a chance to visit here again.

Thank Matt F
North Windham, Connecticut
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Typical Irish pub with many locals hanging out. Food was great, the staff was wonderful and a very comfortable atmosphere. Walking distance from our B&B. Kind of "off the beaten path" where no tour buses showed up.

Thank Giovanna911
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Ate there both nights we stayed in Doolin. Food is wonderful. Atmosphere is very Irish. The fireplace going the music playing what is not to love?

Thank cfrancis17
Tampa, Florida
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

McDermott's Pub offers great food and service in a fun and friendly atmosphere. I rate this restaurant as the best stew during the entire trip to Ireland. Since it was a little chilly that day, I started the meal with a yummy tomato soup (which my wife ended up hijacking). You can go through Doolin on your way to the... More 

Thank BeenThereFromPTY
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Best music, friendly staff, clean. Great place to go for a traditional country side Irish experience!

Thank Felipe M
Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have been at this pub many times on various visits to Ireland. Every time, there has been the most excellent traditional Irish music available. Oddly, none of the hotel or B&B staff ever recommend McDermott's - I think they all tend to recommend their own properties or friends'. However, most folks eventually do find this pub, and it can... More 

Thank mcjuli
Cannon Falls
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and had great food ( lamb shank) and excellent service at McDermott's Pub in doolin on a very busy night. We were lucky enough to see Blackie O'Connell on the Uilleann Pipe and his band mates who provided the best music we saw on our 10 day trip to Ireland. Thanks to Maeve at Churchfield B&B for making... More 

Thank roadlesstraveledguy
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Best seafood chowder & brown bread. And of course the Guinness was wonderful, too! Local hangout, less touristy.

Thank Maribeth M

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roadfoard, Doolin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Doolin
  • Phone Number: + + 353 65 7074328
Traditional irish pub owned and run by the same family since 1876. Serving home cooked meals daily from march to november 1st. Groups catered for with reservations. Traditional irish music live every night all summer long. Come and join us!!

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