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Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill

320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
+1 515-956-3580
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (14 reviews)
“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
“boxty” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
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1 - 10 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had the best spinach/artichoke dip I have ever had. The french fries were cooked to perfection not mushy but not over done either. The sandwiches we had were excellent. They also have a big variety of irish beers. Would definitely recommend this place...More

Thank lkkpaslay
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you so much for the great review and we can't wait to see you again on your next visit! Slainte!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was trying to find a good English/Irish fish and chips in Ames. And this one didn't quite live up to my hopes. I didn't try anything else on the menu, but the fish and chips were pretty standard American restaurant fare. As was the...More

Thank Mary H
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mary, thank you for the review and I am sorry to hear we didn't live up to your expectations. Please let me know what we can do to improve for your next visit. Thanks!

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Reservation was easy and all we did was show up. The waiters and waitresses are very pleasant and friendly. Food was great and the time for the food was just as great. I definitely will go back.

Thank UncleShorty
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Hi, thank you very much for the wonderful review and kind comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 28 February 2018

I liked their variety of Moscow mules, calamari and the chicken tenders. I went there to have dinner with my husband and friends.

Thank maite b
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi, thank you for the review. If there is anything we can do to improve please let us know, we would love your feedback. Cheers!

Reviewed 19 February 2018

Well, it was the first time I've been there in almost 20 years! No wait for a table but the waitress must have been busy. It took quite a bit of time for the waitress to come to the table to get drink order. Then...More

Thank Tim S
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hi Tim, thank you for the review. We were definitely very busy all weekend with lots of groups of 20+ people with All State Speech and Iowa/Iowa State wrestling so we apologize if things took longer than normal. We are sorry to hear you didn't...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Nice ambiance, average service and good food. Had the Irish stew, was done well. Will try it again sometime. Unfortunately was not blown away or “wowed”

Thank olbear1962
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hi, thank you for the feedback. Let us know what we can do to "wow" you on your next visit! Cheers!

Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The food was nothing special, but the service was horrible. Sat 10 minutes after being seated by the hostess before anyone came take take drink order. Once the drinks came, it was not refilled until the check came. Could understand if the place was busy,...More

Thank Tim S
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Hi Tim, First of all, I would like to apologize that you found your visit to be nothing special and that your service was horrible. We will be finding out who the server was and taking internal actions to correct the issue. We pride ourselves...More

Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We got fish and Shepard pie to do some taste comparisons to other diners. I found the fish here to be satisfactory, but not as good as the fish at The Mucky Duck. The fries were good. We love the atmosphere here. As for the...More

Thank init4keeps
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Hi, thank you for the review. We appreciate you bringing these things to our attention and will definitely address any issues we may be having with these products. We do want to assure you that the Irish Soda Bread did not have a bite taken...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I chose Dublin Bay because we had never tried it before. It was awesome! I had their scrumptious Shepherd's Pie. My husband had their Dublin Club with the fruit side. Yummy! Service was great. And we had a great conversation together. Even...More

Thank DEB309
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Hi Deb, thank you for the wonderful review and kind words. We appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you again really soon. Slainte!

Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is our favorite place to go after work to sit on the patio, meet friends and relax. The appetizers make a meal.

Thank Herself515
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Hi, thank you for the great review and we can't wait for patio season to open up again. Cheers!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
Description
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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