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Finnegans's of Dalkey

#328 of 2,000 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Irish, Bar, Pub, Seafood
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1 Sorrento Road, Dalkey, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 285 8505
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Earl Soham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Old style pub, wonderful guinnes, perfect menu for lunch, not for dinner, Bono , who lives in Vico Road, five min walking from the pub, sometimes goes there for a beer. Even the Edge lives here, Sorrento Road.

Thank moniadg
North Queensland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Finnegans is a great pub in good company with Dalkey which is a great town. If you are visiting Ireland you must make some time to visit Dalkey. It is well situated fairly close to Dublin and a very warm and friendly place with loads to see and do. Take yourself for a walk on the escarpment above the town... More 

Thank MaudNorthQueensland
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Huge portions with good and simple food. The meals were served very fast, and the waiter was so sweet and friendly. Recommended for everyone who's not looking for a gourmet experience, but a good and authentic irish restaurant with extremely low prices.

Thank Dogville2013
Los Angeles, California
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714 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Nice Pub, unfortunately their kitchen was closed when we arrived here after a ball game, so they couldn't help us with our intense hunger! Nice atmosphere, cute town, well placed on the coast. Didn't spot Bono!

Thank cookpias
Angus, Canada
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Make sure you leave plenty of time to visit the lovely seaside town of Dalkey when in Dublin. Beautiful, quaint with lots of shops and pubs to visit. This pub is quite iconic as it is almost immediately next door to Maeve Binchey's home, she wrote many of her books in this pub. Lots of locals that love to chat... More 

Thank happyinutopia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Finnegan's on a Sunday. Service and waitresses were good, however the food and value for money was poor. 2 scampi and a roast beef were ordered. At €19 each the portion of scampi came with 7 small pieces came with a leaf of parsley and half a cherry tomato with a measly bowl of chips. The roast beef was... More 

Thank Daniel B
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Made this one of my stops while in Dalkey since I had heard that this is Bono's pub. Very nice atmosphere. Ordered the corned beef and cabbage. Maybe it was just an off day, but the corned beef was very dry and there wasn't much of it. Also, the cabbage was very salty. I was in Dalkey for 4 days,... More 

Thank Santorini Dreamin'
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great pub, great atmosphere and good quality food and drink. However be very careful where you sit as there are people, regulars who think they own the place and will let you know all about it to the point of forcing you out of the place.

Thank Bugnug
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

My sister and I popped in here to try some authentic Irish cuisine and we were NOT disappointed. I got the equivalent of a shepherd's pie and she got something similar but with fish. The portions were huge and the price was extremely affordable. Our server was a sweetheart too. She checked on us regularly and was very helpful in... More 

Thank ALundvall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We only stopped for a drink. The atmosphere is as good as a pub gets. The service was wonderful. The bartender was talkative and told us about the local area. This pub was recommended to us by a local and you could see the locals go to it. We didn't eat, so I can't say anything about the food.

Thank Lovetraveling99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Irish, Bar, Pub, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Sorrento Road, Dalkey, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 285 8505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?