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Olde Castle Bar

Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“venison pie” (60 reviews)
“seafood” (92 reviews)
“mussels” (71 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed today

On a cold wet night this was a warm welcoming place with great food. The fish pie was beautiful. and so were the steaks.

Thank Bernie380
Reviewed today

Stopped into the bar and decided to stay for dinner. The waitress recommended th scallops, so I went for it. The BEST scallops I have ever had. My husband loved the venison pie. Beer was good, but it always is..

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went in for a quick drink to get out of the rain and ended up staying for lunch, and we were glad we did. The staff were great and the way they coped with a sudden influx of customers was amazing. Would love to return...More

Thank NN-PB
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was amazing! Went in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and the place was very busy. We both had fish dishes- food was fresh and the flavors were amazing. Service was brilliant- very helpful and friendly

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The stone feel, dark wood, I don't know how old this restaurant really is, but it feels old! Mussels and fries were so good, and plentiful. Soup, burgers, beer, all just delicious, stick to your ribs, great food. This town is just another quaint, beautiful...More

Thank Steveage
Reviewed 1 week ago

While having a short break in Donegal we visited the restaurant for a late meal. Even though they were very busy we only had a short wait for a table. The food was excellent and the staff were very efficient and friendly. We will definitely...More

Thank joan s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch and a few pints. Food was tasty and plentiful. Nice old pub with good atmosphere.

Thank StephenG1875
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal of fresh oysters, mussels, and chips. The seafood here is pulled out of the ocean each day. Staff very nice and service good. A keeper

Thank RobHum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location right across the street from the Donegal Castle. Food was fabulous! Must try the seafood chowder!

Thank EBH10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 of us dropped in here yesterday for lunch and we loved it ! Our server Jenny was very friendly and quickly took our drink orders and returned with libations for us all ! Muscles, crab cakes, soup and chicken specials were devoured by all...More

Thank TFMachine
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Questions & Answers
23 September 2017|
Response from KateM470 | Reviewed this property |
whiite soda bread 450g (1 lb) plain flour (good quality) 1 level teasp. bread soda 1 heaped teasp. cream of tartar Pinch salt 25g (1 oz) soft butter 1 egg, whisked with 250 ml (½ pt) buttermilk Pre-heat oven to Gas... More
Mary T
20 August 2017|
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Response from maebh | Property representative |
Afraid not. Serve food from 12 noon to 9 pm. Thank you
5 October 2016|
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Response from anneoclarke |
do you have lobster on menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1262
  • E-mail
Best Seafood Ulster 2018 Award by Good Eating Guide 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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