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Finnegans's of Dalkey

#303 of 2,001 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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227 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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
San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We had lunch at this authentic Pub and found it one of the most memorable meals of our entire stay in Ireland. The Classic Onion Soup was outstanding, and as good as what I had in Paris. The Panko breaded Haddoc was cooked to perfection, and the service was superb. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank Steve N
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We nipped in for a quick, late lunch in the Old Bar which was busy enough with people watching the golf but we found a table in the nook at the entrance. We were greeted, drinks order taken & on arrival we ordered the food. The waitress was experienced ~ friendly & efficient. We decided on fish ~ my husband... More 

Thank Janette C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Six of us stopped in for a lunch on a Friday. There was a buzz to the place, nearly full to capacity, so we were fortunate to get a table. The first waitress we had was not smiling or friendly but another waitress served the dessert and she was delightful. Luck of the draw there. The food was fine and... More 

Thank NomadicKiwi
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Found ourselves in Finnegans for a drink and having not been before it was clear to me that this was a very popular venue for lunch. We grabbed the last table, of which there are many and ordered some beers. Fresh fish on the menu was baked hake which I didn't have but it looked amazing and my companions both... More 

Thank Mike10458
Dublin, Ireland
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187 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I find it a bit overpriced, food okay, service too slow. One of favourites in Dalkey. Someone said uou could even see local celebrities there.

Thank Z K
Blessington, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Was in there today,and I know it was paddies day but the service was terrible. Was stood at the bar for about 20 min before giving up and leaving. It was only 3 in the day, but i was pretty invisible. In fairness, there were a couple of girls that were running around, but there was a big guy in... More 

Thank Niall F
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Bono (U2) entertained Michelle Obama at this pub and I can see why he recommended it. The perfect spot for a drink after a long walk. Terrific atmosphere, friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Graham912
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Had lunch here on Saturday. Still like it as a pub but food has really disimproved in the last year. Overdone, tough steak & kidney, baby food mush veg, tired tasteless smoked salmon on average brown bread. Really need to pull their socks up and it's expensive.

Thank honkytonklagoon
Muriwai Beach, New Zealand
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is one of friends local pubs, so they took us along while we were visiting them. It as not too busy and we got table service ... which was great considering we were only having drinks and crisps. Apparently this was a favourite hang out for Maeve Binchy and there is a picture of her on the wall in... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?