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Olde Castle Bar

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Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Olde Castle was in a good spot. Decided to chose it because of its good reviews and wasn't disappointed. Good menu though a bit pricey, food was of a reasonable standard though did arrive relatively quickly.

Thank Gerard M
Collingswood, New Jersey
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this restaurant. My wife and I have eaten here on 3 occasions and I have thoroughly enjoyed each visit. The food is excellent, the servers are friendly and the decor and atmosphere are very appealing. I will eat here during all of my visits to Donegal.

Thank Iwaswandering
Mantoloking, New Jersey
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We read great reviews of the Old Castle Bar and we weren't disappointed! The seafood chowder was delicious and all of our entrees were equally tasty.

1 Thank mike f
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the seafood was delicious. wanted to see how irish cooked seafood would taste, and was thrilled with the choices. highly recommend this place for the food and ambience.

1 Thank diane c
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food, atmosphere and service. I highly recommend here for food and drink .. A must when in Donegal. Mouth watering dishes...

1 Thank OReilly2017
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place for lunch. Nice atmosphere and good food. Sunday lunch is especially delicious and nice to have menu choice rather than a carvery. Has a pleasant olde worlde charm. Always look forward to a meal here.

1 Thank MarjiM10
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant and pub atmosphere in Donegal town. Visited with 5 friends and we all did seafood. Every dish was excellent... was sorry to leave Donegal town as we could only eat there twice!

1 Thank Peter F
Philly PA
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located next to castle. Food was good - service was good. Seemed to be a bit touristy and I prefer more local off the beaten path places.

1 Thank Kim M
Douglas, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by with friends on a bitterly cold and rainy winter day. We were soon made comfortable in a lovely booth with the pleasant surprise of under-seat-heating! The food was lovely and reasonably priced. WiFi available and good service. I will definitely be back when I'm in town next.

1 Thank MeghanJR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cosy snug olde worlde bar its great if you get to sit by the lovely open fire. We overheard that they do delicious seafood but didnt get the chancevto try it.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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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$8 - US$48
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1262
Donegal’s finest traditional old Irish Bar & Restaurant offers a warm welcome to visitors to Donegal Town and locals alike. The Olde Castle Bar and Restaurant Donegal is home to the finest Donegal seafood, steaks, beers, wines & whiskies – served by the O’Toole family and their team, with a smile and a Cead Mile Failte!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?