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Magee's Bistro

Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 42 937 3751
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (38 reviews)
“prawns” (28 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 319 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We regularly eat here. Whilst not the cheapest option in town, the food and service are fantastic. A great place for seafood or steak - good atmosphere. Highly recommended. (Vodka & Oyster shots are worth trying)

Thank Glenn-Newry
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my twin girls birthday yesterday we had a beautiful day out as a family had lots of fun but as the day was coming to an end the girls decided they would love a dessert so we came across this bistro on our...More

1  Thank lorrainemitchell74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In after a long afternoon, seating was limited, so we were put in the bar area. Food ordered, the we waited and waited and waited and waited. We were with local friends who said this isn't normal, but it was our luck with no explanations...More

Thank NurseMama25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying for the weekend in Carlingford the three of us called in here on a Sunday nite, the menu has a good selection, mostly fish which suited myself and my daughter. Service from start to finish was excellent and although the restaurant was fairly busy...More

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love fresh and professionally cooked fish then this is the restaurant that is well worth a visit. In my opinion,fresh halibut that is cooked to perfection is not easily experienced. However,the chef at Magees certainly knows fish and how to cook it with...More

Thank Jean D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok, nothing special. Fish cakes were pretty bland. My husband ordered salmon and I ordered seabass although they were essentially the same dish in the same sauce with the same sides. Staff were pleasant, although service was a little all over the place...More

1  Thank Lindsey D
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

When we arrived we waited to be seated, a chef had to come out of the kitchen to tell the man behind the bar to seat us, in fairness all the other waitresses were busy taking orders etc. We were seated and got our drinks....More

Thank laffeytaffey
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Visiting the area, we decided on going to Carlingford for dinner. We didn't have a reservation at Magee's Bistro and luckily we did get a table as it was a busy Saturday night. We are both fish lovers and the menu attracted us to the...More

Thank musicsec
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Had the fish and chips there on Friday evening with 3 friends and it was very fresh, tasty and good portion size. The passion fruit mojito was very great also. Waiter was efficient and talkative which was nice.

Thank Marie O
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Just returned from a trip to Carlingford and dinner at Magees. Greeted warmly on arrival but dismayed to see no lobster on the menu board! We had travelled from Belfast especially for the lobster! Our very genial waiter said he would check in the kitchen...More

Thank carolinegood123
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danielle l
14 July 2015|
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Response from Katriona D | Reviewed this property |
We have been going to Magee's for years both with and without the kids and there was never an issue. Quite a cosy place so a pram may prove difficult
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Cooley Peninsula  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 3751
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