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A public house, family owned and run in the village of Dalkey. We serve lunch from 12.30-3.30 everyday.
US$12 - US$30
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews lunch scampi old style pub killiney hill great pint pint of guinness nice atmosphere bono damien ireland pubs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going there for years. Brilliant Food and lovely comfortable surroundings. On a summers evening sitting outside is a lovely sun trap with table service. Best in Dalkey

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot for a beer and the food looked good too! The outside seating area is a real sun trap. Very friendly staff - well worth a visit if you in the town.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 October 2020

Having come over from the UK to begin a work project for six months, I was given a place to stay in Dalkey for the duration. I quickly checked out the pubs in the village and soon found Finnegan's to be perfect for me. Donal...and Alan know how to run a good pub - that was instantly clear,.....and along with Damien, Ken and the rest of the staff, my colleagues and I were made to feel like locals. In an affluent (some would say, 'posh') place such as Dalkey, it is refreshing to find the down-to-earth attitude and vibe that Finnegan's offers. The Guinness is top notch, the food is grand and the service is spot on - I thoroughly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020

I absolutely lovely this place for meeting friends and having a couple of drinks. Since Covid I have been twice, but I will wait until restrictions are lifted before going again. The food was very mediocre and it took an HOUR and A HALF to...arrive after we had been seated. I appreciate this is a difficult adjustment, but other places have managed a lot better. Two of the three staff were visibly cranky when we were trying to order, while one was friendly and nearly made up for the others. I hope they address this as I would be very slow to return otherwise As another review said, SCAMPI was NOT ON today either. Not much point in having a reputation for something if you can't cater for your customers who want to try it!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 20 August 2020

Had lunch today in Finnegan's of Dalkey. My wife had the poached hake which was very good, however, a touch of salt and a hint of garlic would have provided a flavor which was not present. An excellent presentation of a well portioned fish accompanied...with vegetables which were beautiful but portion size was should i say small. I had the Scampi which is my normal selection and the portion size again was not what it was prior to COVID. The scampi was delicious cooked to perfection, however, the prawns were NOT king size. With the attention to these recommendations this establishment is one of the best and most reasonable priced places to eat good food in Dublin and beyond. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 7 August 2020

Honestly picked this pub to eat in because I'm a U2 fan and I heard a certain member makes this his local (he wasn't there :() However, he has good taste because it is a nice old style pub with good food and nice friendly...waitresses. The best part about it is that there is no annoying piped music playing unlike everywhere else in Ireland - the sound of conversation makes its own atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 5 August 2020 via mobile

Finnegans have a great write up and reputation and I am sure it’s generally justified . It was my first visit and went for lunch . I checked in advance the menu which had scampi and was delighted to travel to go to it. BUT...there was no scampi ! No explanation given by an inexperienced attendant other than they didn’t have it . It was obvious it wasn’t due to numbers as they were very small number in the bar / restaurant . Disappointed . I will try again but I will phone up in advance . Writing the report I see they have crab sandwiches but we weren’t advised or they didn’t have them.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 15 July 2020 via mobile

I’ve been living in Dalkey all my life and finnegans is such a part of the village. Love popping in with the family after hiking Killiney hill. Great pint Guinness and food is unreal. Even see bono in from time to time. Keep up the...great work guys.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 8 May 2020 via mobile

I’ve been coming to Finnegan's since 2008 and found it a haven .I had to leave Ireland to get work in 2009 and although I’m from down the country Donal “ total gentleman “ Finnegan has always welcomed me home every time I come through...his door.Christmas last year was magical catching up with him. Thank You Donal Michael CaplisMore

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020

Always love popping in for a pint here. Decent pints and comfort food. Usually a local older crowd. Very busy on weekends

Date of visit: December 2019
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Miriam L
20 August 2018|
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Response from Arron A | Reviewed this property |
No it is not. You might be competing with lunch crowd, but there is usually plenty of room.
15 May 2018|
Response from whatsnewbt4 | Reviewed this property |
On street parking nearby
15 May 2018|
Response from Finnegans D | Property representative |
There's parking usually at the Dart (train station) 150 meters from the pub.
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Finnegans's of Dalkey is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5