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The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
+353 74 936 0137
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 14:00 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Called at late notice and asked could they accommodate 10 us wanting to watch a rugby match and have lunch. Although a busy Sunday they still managed to look after us and we all really enjoyed it. Very good service and a wide choice on the menu. They even asked me if I wanted to change my order of roast... More 

Thank Peter S
Miami, Florida
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233 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stepped in out of a wintry March day for some chowder by the open fire. It was lovely, really relaxing and cosy. The chowder was tasty but the portion size was very small for the price. It was quite busy where were there, lots of family events on. So we decided to book a table for lunch the following day... More 

Thank Livo_73
Letterkenny, Ireland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Meal was lovely although there vegetarian prices are crazy...dearest ive seen. Vegetarian dishes same price as other meat dishes at €17.95.

Thank Laura D
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants. The food is always amazing, the atmosphere and surroundings take you into another world and the price is reasonable for the quality you get. Make sure to book in advance though.

Thank kelfi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner here with a friend tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I had the Brie for Starter which was amazing and the Burger for my Main Course- cooked to perfection in the house wood burner. Unfortunately I couldn't squeeze dessert in but I'll know to make room for it next time. Many thanks to Ronan and his lovely... More 

Thank Shauna W
Kitchener, Canada
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145 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five of us enjoyed dinner at this lovely hidden gem. The meal was excellent and the service superb. I would definitely return!

Thank TravelGirl181747
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Jessica was fantastic and really made our night! The food is amazing! 10/10! Would highly recommend the ribs and steak!!!! Jessica really made the night for us! Her knowledge of the menu and customer service was top notch!!! Highly recommended!!!!

1 Thank Adam S
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I'm really hesitant to give out 5 star reviews unless somewhere REALLY deserves it (and we've been to a few excellent places this last year), but this place really made the grade for a 5. It takes about half an hour to get here from Letterkenny, so we haven't been out in a few years. Lingering memories of really enjoying... More 

Thank IrishJP
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the railway tavern. Had the best food of our trip here. Great staff, great atmosphere a great night out.

Thank chey84
Buncrana, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went to The Firebox with my wife and 4 kids Service was brilliant. Food was devine especially the Steak Medallions. Lovely homely place with a turf open fire and log fire doing the cooking

Thank Damian D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Fahan
  • Phone Number: +353 74 936 0137
Our restaurant is located on the shores of Lough Swilly, at Fahan, Co.Donegal, in the premises of The Railway Tavern which was formally the Station House of the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Company (L&LSR)..Our Main course dishes are cooked to perfection on our wood burning Firebox Grill, just like in the old days were the engineers on the locomotives, used their firebox to heat their snacks !The Bar and Restaurant still have the old fires blazing which create a very cosy , snug room to eat or drink in ..

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