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Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 6500
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (118 reviews)
“guinness stew” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 942 reviews

Reviewed today

Being slightly exhausted after a days sightseeing in Dublin we decided to eat close by. Never did we expect to find such a pearl in the vicinity. But we did! Darkey Kelly's was just around the corner and was unfortunately stacked and obviously had no...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Patrik L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited after reading review on TripAdvisor. So glad We did. Mushroom soup was delish as was the salmon salad with loads of salmon. The star of the show was the fish and chips. Best cod we've ever eaten. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nicolag601
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ok it’s a bit touristy but I had no issue with that.Absolutely loved the huge selection of craft beer on tap. Staff were so friendly too

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Meath88
Reviewed 6 days ago

Four different dishes, all delicious! Fish and Chips, Beef Guinness Stew, Seafood Chowder, Salmon. Great food. Music was an unexpected perk. Nice staff but they got a bit distracted. Don't let that stop you, the food is awesome, the whiskey and gin options frightening and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Reelgoodgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit and I passed by for lunch and a beer. Very friendly and service minded staff. I had the fish and chips which was excellent and the best I have had for a long time.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Breiva
Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind review you gave us - Glad you enjoyed the fish you had here with us- its our most popular item on the menu. Hopefully it wont be too long until your next visit - Regards Nathy Towey

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was literally one block from our hotel so we found it our first day. Music every day and the food was excellent! All the irish standard dishes, my husband loved the fish and chips and the seafood chowder! So fresh and delicious! The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Helene B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic place for local music. A mix of some folk Irish music and self written songs from a variety of artists and genre's. Kept me thoroughly entertained for a couple hours. Don't know about the food though.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Sightsee65570867943
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this place was great. The general vibe, food, live music, and staff were so positive that we came back and ate here a second time. The live music was different on both visits and so was the atmosphere (a crowded Saturday night versus...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank guftissa
Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our pub here - Glad you enjoyed your visits to us here. I hope you had a nice trip to Ireland & hopefully you will come back to visit at some point. Regards Nathy Towey

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came during dinner hour on a busy Friday night, there was live music from an Irish band, & the place was packed. Lots of happy & friendly Irish folk making merry. There was very little tablespace left when we arrived, but we were able...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank EmilyEliseCali
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to our hotel early, were unable to check in and were steered to Darkey Kelly's. Wow, just the perfect kick off to our stay in Dublin - and when we came back thru Dublin before departing Ireland, we made this place our closing...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank S P
Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind review you gave us - Really nice to get a review like the one you gave us. I hope you enjoyed your trip to Ireland & hopefully you will come back & visit one day. Regards Nathy Towey

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450claudieh
14 May 2018|
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Response from Nathy T | Property representative |
Yes - we have live music every Thursday starting at 7pm .
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nathanwatson
19 September 2017|
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Response from Nathy T | Property representative |
Hi Nathan - Fridays can get busy early as there is live music from 6pm - between 7 & 10 it's fairly busy so there may be a slight wait for a free table at those times - reservations are taken up until 6pm on Fridays .
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jd16091967
22 August 2017|
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Response from 515leeanns | Reviewed this property |
I can't say I remember, however it was very reasonably priced. I was with a group of 6 people. We all had, at least, 2 pints of assorted beers. That along with a fabulous meal; we each kicked in 25 Euros. (I'm sure there... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:30
Thursday
10:30 - 23:30
Friday
10:30 - 00:30
Saturday
10:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 6500
  • E-mail
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