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#22 of 2,083 Restaurants in Dublin}
€€ - €€€Irish, Seafood, European
5A Crown Alley | Crown Alley 5a, Dublin, County Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 2345 6789
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (253 reviews)
“lobster roll” (104 reviews)
“chowder” (80 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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5A Crown Alley | Crown Alley 5a, Dublin, County Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Stopped in for lunch while visiting Dublin. The staff was great with explaining the dishes and the types of oysters. Had an oyster sample from around Ireland and they were all different but delicious. The prawn gambas and lobster roll were also terrific. Wonderful little...More

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1  Thank Tom G
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We found this place by chance and luckily hit upon their happy hour. We had a selection of oysters accompanied by wine and Bloody Mary's. We chose the oysters based on staff recommendations and each one was brilliant. Really creamy fresh oysters, amazing flavours and...More

Thank memmalc35
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Came here tonight, second visit. I brought my American friend as she wanted Irish oysters and I knew they'd be good here. However, my second visit was made exceptional because of the outstanding service provided by a young girl named Alanna. She was so accommodating...More

1  Thank Natasha M
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I tried Galway and Doincastle raw And one 'Bloody Mary' dressed and one torched with parmesan... Really good, the torched one just taste too much cheesy... Real pint of Guinness to drink, of course!

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Tiny, cool, wonderful staff, and DELICIOUS oysters! What a treat to find this little gem amidst all the tourist craziness of Temple Bar. Definitely worth a repeat visit. It's crowded but they do their best to fit everyone in.

Thank LauraNYC
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place to eat fresh oysters, crabs and lobsters in the heart of Dublin!! Absolutely a place to visit ..but it's not big enough for large companies

Thank Antonia D
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We found this little gem by accident, but what a wonderful find. Friendly staff who really know their sea food offered advice on the variety on offer. It's the first time I've had a prawn as decoration on my Virgin Mary- such fun! The Dublin...More

1  Thank Thelma358
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Small place but nice. Service was extremely helpful and friendly. All the plates were very good. We tried lobster roll, crab toasts, smoked salmon bun, prawns and of course oysters. All of them very tasty and well served. Also the suggested white wine was perfect....More

1  Thank Luca B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

After checking out Temple Bar and the surrounding area, we stumbled across this little gem of a restaurant! Where they lack in size as a restaurant, they make up for it in their amazing food and hospitality!! The seafood chowder was incredible and the presentation...More

1  Thank mattmcginnis13
Reviewed 2 August 2017

It's a very small place with only a few tables, but we found a table on both occasions. We chose a sampler of oysters and were not disappointed. We really enjoyed the atmosphere (AND the oysters) and went there for a second time.

Thank sjoerdsma
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19 November 2016|
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Response from niall s | Property representative |
We use an Irish made corn chip and we flavour with old bay and house spice mix. Hope your enjoyed
8 June 2016|
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Response from mw7599a | Reviewed this property |
Nope- we walked right in and were served. It's a small place, so if your group is larger than three of four, you could book to be on the safe side, but it isn't required.
11 May 2016|
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Response from Ross R | Reviewed this property |
This place is tiny, you just show up and enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5A Crown Alley | Crown Alley 5a, Dublin, County Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 2345 6789
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