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Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant

#17 of 2,083 Restaurants in Dublin}
€€ - €€€Irish, , European
Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 679 6500
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (65 reviews)
“guinness stew” (16 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:30All hours
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin dublin 2, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 625 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Which I have always enjoyed, but I think most of the people in there were foreign tourists like me. I'm not sure how much the locals like hearing the same old songs over and over. Service, as most places in Ireland, was friendly and efficient....More

1  Thank AFamilyAdventurer
Reviewed 5 days ago

As good a pint of Guinness as anywhere I've been to. Good food, loved the sea food chowder. The place is so lively, we were greatly entertained with the singing

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself & a group of friends went for lunch and drinks and had lovely time Sunday. Food was good & the band were amazing. Great vibe

1  Thank Chloe F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good and service was excellent fish and chips and chowder soup was excellent just a great place to have a beer or cider and some good food only down side was fight of ciders I ordered was not a great selection I...More

1  Thank bobisfun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great choice for a real Irish pub in Dublin. We went on singer/songwriter night and were treated to some excellent local musicians. Bangers & Mash with onion gravy was delicious. Service was great. All around great time and we stayed longer than...More

1  Thank Jay N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the pub on our way to a gig. The best fish and chips ever. Friendly staff and huge selection of craft beers and whisky's. I'll be back :)

1  Thank AobhMo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a traditional Irish Pub with live Irish music and a solid menu. Too many beers, ales and liquors to choose from and a tiypical pub food selection. The fish and chips are huge and a specialty - recommended!

1  Thank ahendren
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

extensive beer and spirit menu , enough to keep the most knowledgeable alcoholic amused if not sobre , not cheap , but nothing is in Euro land excellent guinness and food staff very helpful , although busy the singer started earlier than advertised , which...More

1  Thank marv9n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here because of its location near the Castle, Chester Beatty Library, and Christ Church, all sites we wanted to see during a brief stay in Dublin. We had lunch a bit early on a rainy day. Service was efficient and choices plentiful. Very...More

1  Thank jef-ind
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolute gem of a pub, a proper Irish pub in the Templebar area charging 'local' pub prices. Brilliant pub, fantastic staff and selection of beers, wines and spirits. When I'm visiting the Templebar area this place is a 'must'. Highly recommended for the visitor...More

1  Thank Martin L
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Questions & Answers
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 .
22 August 2017|
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Response from LeeAnn S | 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
1 August 2017|
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Response from Nathy T | Property representative |
Is that hotel here in Dublin ?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin dublin 2, Ireland (Formerly Name is fine but it Is not a British restaurant.)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 6500
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