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Olde Castle Bar

Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison pie” (58 reviews)
“seafood” (90 reviews)
“mussels” (69 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here after visiting Donegal Castle, as it is right across the street. We were seated and served promptly. Our food was served quickly and it was delicious. Our server was helpful and friendly.

Thank Kari V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are a plethora of charming places in Donegal to spend some time over a pint, but I think this is my favourite. Can’t wait to go back.

Thank Bernadette K
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I stopped in here for dinner last week and absolutely loved the setting, the wait staff, and the close proximity to our hotel downtown. There's a lovely patio for outside dinner and drinks and the food was fabulout. I got the burger...More

Thank SheaBay7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tonight, we stopped here to eat our supper. The food was actually really good, but I felt that the service was rushed and our server had little knowledge of the menu. We had the Braised Lamb, the Sea Bass Fillet, the duck breast, the vegetarian...More

Thank Yupi67
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place for food or just a drink. Excellent service and, as is the norm on the Wild Atlantic Way the food is freshly prepared from local produce. If you like whiskey they have a great selection.

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Old-time atmosphere, great food, and attentive staff. I had the battered fish and chips-which was very good. But I sampled the fish cakes and they were excellent! Now I want to go back for the fish cakes!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can recommend the menu of the day especially the fresh fish dishes, good quality and well presented even though the quantity was a little scarce. Good, friendly and quick service. Irish coffee excellent.

Thank Roberto R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Donegal town has a good selection of restaurants but after comparing most of the menu options in the centre the Olde Castle Bar stood out. A very comprehensive menu is offered and our dinners on two evenings produced some excellent dishes. Service is attentive and...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really quaint place just off the square. We chose well as it looked like the nicest place in town and the food turned out to be very good. I was in the mood for lamb and I was not disappointed. Dinner with drinks was €55...More

2  Thank AZ-LGE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by b&b had to wait for table would recommend you book if you are tight for time . Wide menu but i had the seafood plata which slighty different in that it was all hot. Plenty to go at ! My wife had stuffed...More

1  Thank Gordon070
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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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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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