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Dakota

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South City Centre
Bar, Irish, European, Pub
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8/9 South William Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 672 7696
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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637 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always had something of a soft spot for Dakota, especially as a place to have a few drinks with a group on a night out. I popped up this week as I needed somewhere in the south city centre area where I could get a bit of space and do some work on my iPad (so good wifi essential)... More 

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Thank barrera
Laura B, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Hi barrera, Many thanks for taking the time to review Dakota - we greatly appreciate your feedback and kind words. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura More 

Level Contributor
65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like Dakota as its central, there is always a seat as its big and there is a decent selection of beers and other drinks. The service is generally friendly and speedy too. I was here last night before seeing Bianca Del Rio and it was busy. They seem to sell a lot of cocktails. I had a Hophouse 13-... More 

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Thank Stanislaw M
Laura B, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Hi Stanislaw M, Many thanks for taking the time to review Dakota - we greatly appreciate your feedback and kind words. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Me and few friends are having a drinks on a regular bases in this place,Great atmosphere i must say :}

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Thank Yavor N
Laura B, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Hi Yavor, Many thanks for taking the time to review Dakota - we greatly appreciate your feedback and kind words. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura More 

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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I have been a long time fan of Dakota and have been going for food and/or drinks for years. While I always had good things to say about it, my most recent experience is having dinner with a friend has really changed my opinion. The staff just don't seem to have much experience or training. While the bar was pretty... More 

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Thank Gurks187
Laura B, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Hi Gurks187, Thank you for your comments and feedback - we always strive to provide the best possible service to all our customers on an ongoing basis. Customer service is the most important aspect of our staff training so all staff receive relevant training regularly. I will certainly raise the above comments with our management team and aim to ensure... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I had lunch with my wife and have to congratulate this fine establishment on both offering excellent service and delicious food. The chorizo & chicken Penne Pasta was an excellent choice with the R&G Pino Grigio. I will definitely be back!

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Thank Whatsitallaboutffs
Laura B, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Hi Whatsitallaboutffs, Thank you for your review and very kind words - I am delighted to hear that you & your wife enjoyed your time with us. I will pass your compliments to our chef! We hope to welcome you back soon to Dakota. Kind regards, Laura More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Myself and my friends went to Dakota for dinner this week. The table was booked for 8pm however myself and one other girl were late as we were unable to get a taxi. When we arrived the girls said that they had to order our food for us as the staff kept coming over and pushing them to order even... More 

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1 Thank Omlxx
Laura B, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Hi Omlxx, Thank you for your comments and feedback. I apologise on behalf of management for any inconvenience caused to you and your group during your visit to Dakota in December. We always strive to provide the best possible service to all our customers and it is clear you did not receive it. We do hope to welcome you back... More 

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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I like meeting friends here as you normally get a seat as its so big. They do a good range of draft beers and they also do food is you are peckish. I have had the burger and the wings- both great. They did the place up in the last year and the facelift has made a big difference. It... More 

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Thank Stanislaw M
Laura B, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Hi Stanislaw M, Many thanks for your review and feedback, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time in Dakota. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Laura More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Really like the food, atmosphere, service and overall vibe of this place. Been here many a time for food and drinks!

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Thank Laura G
Laura B, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Hi Laura (good name!), Thank you for your very kind words - delighted to hear you enjoy visiting Dakota! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Laura More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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223 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped in for a late lunch and while it was busy, it was a very relaxed atmosphere. The portion sizes were a little small and they really wouldn't let you order anything except the exact dish on the menu, it was still a nice little place to eat and get out of the hustle and bustle for awhile.

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Thank Ginnie S
Laura B, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Hi Ginnie, Many thanks for your review, I will definitely inform our chef / management team of your comments regarding portion sizes. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Laura More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Went in for lunch last Friday..It looked busy but we got a seat fast.I had the 2 corse lunch witch was lovely.. :) And my girlfriend had the salmon special for 13.95 and it was delicious..Service was fast even though it looked very busy...will definitely be back..

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Thank Viesturs J
Laura B, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Dakota, responded to this review

Hi Viesturs J, Many thanks for your review and very kind words - I am delighted to hear you both enjoyed! We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind regards, Laura More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Irish, European, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8/9 South William Street, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 672 7696

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