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Dublin Bay

) #5 of 146 Restaurants in Ames $$ - $$$ American, Irish,
320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
+1 515-956-3580
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb stew” (13 reviews)
“boxty” (10 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in on our way to Nebraska for a quick diner. Service was prompt and friendly. Food arrived fast and was excellent. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Scott S
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Hi Scott, thank you for the great review and excellent feedback. We wish safe travels upon you and hope to see you again anytime you're in the area. Slainte!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sine this establishment was highly rated we were ready for a good meal. Fish and chips was terrible. The fish was very tough and the lamb burger was more bread than burger. Will not go back.More

Thank jeffpennell
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Hi Jeff, we are very sorry to hear about your experience and would like to hear more. If you would kindly email us at dublinbayirish@gmail.com or call us at (515) 956-3580 at your convenience that would be appreciated. Thank you for the comments and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was working in the area. Found this place for dinner. My waitress was awesome. They had a great beer selection. The food was perfect. This is a good place for a simple meal. Highly recommend it.

Thank Dennis D
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi Dennis, thank you for the kind words and 4-star review. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my Uncle DeWayne's favorite place! We meet him there almost every time we come to Ames! Food is good and staff are great! Bartenders are funny!

Thank coezetteb
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you for the great review and feedback. We hope to see you and Uncle DeWayne very soon! Slainte!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed, I'd your from out of town don't leave until you stop in and enjoy all they have. Atmosphere is just as wonderful as the food is.

Thank H3811EXjohnf
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you for the great review and kind words. We appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you again soon on your next visit. Slainte!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the decor and atmosphere! Food was pretty average, I took the advice of other reviewers and ordered the boxy. Service was great. Fun place to try but not sure I'd stop again.

Thank MidwesternMom69
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you for the review. If there is anything you would like to see changed please let us know.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really disappointed with our visit and after I read the reviews! Our server seemed strained to be nice and did not offer much information about the menu choices. Maybe she was mad having to work on a Sunday evening?? Guinness Beef Boxty was...More

Thank Terri C
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi Terri, we are very sorry to hear of your experience with the server and the Boxty and appreciate your honesty in the feedback to alert us of the issue. We would like to talk with you privately and be sure to make things right...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great beer selection, on tap, in cans, or bottled. Our service person, a senior at ISU, was knowledge of all the on-tap selects. I had the bangers and mash. Three, good sized, bangers with green and red peppers, onions, and mashed potatoes with a side...More

Thank 19oldguy38
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review and feedback. We hope to see you again soon for a pint and Irish Fayre. Slainte!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was terrific, my son has food allergies and they were hyper attentive and accommodating. The food was excellent, highly recommend the shepherds pie and the anchor chille tortellini. Bread pudding for dessert capped with bourbon sheer perfection.

Thank Al A
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Hi Al, thank you for the kind comments and great review. We appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you again soon. Slainte!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went with a friend before a movie -- I had the Boxty with Bangers and a sie of Brussels Sprouts, my friend had the Corned Beef and Cabbage I liked the Boxty ok -- but I wouldn't call it my go to dish. My friend...More

Thank JohnnyB33
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Hi JohnnyB33, thank you for the review and the words of advice. We will take your review to heart and see what we can do to improve based on your experience. We hope to see you soon. Cheers!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-956-3580
For the Irish, a Pub is far more than a bar… a Pub is a community gathering place – an overgrown “family room” where members of the neighborhood meet to share the latest news, laugh, and ofttimes solve the world’s problems.

At an Irish Pub, the idea of being a “regular” is, well, a bit of a lunacy… one can no more be a regular in a Pub than a regular in one’s own home! For the Irish, the Pub is a home – not for its beer, or stout, or libations, but for its environment of family… comfort… and safety from the stormy rains that grow the Irish countryside emerald green in grass and clover.

For a traveler, the attraction of the Pub is the Irish philosophy that there are no strangers, but rather friends not yet met. To enter a Pub is to drop by a friend’s home… the greeting is warm and genuine, the service is gracious, the experience is relaxing and fun.
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