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Half Door

3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 1600
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster bisque” (20 reviews)
“fish” (46 reviews)
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French, Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We overheard one of the locals recommend this restaurant and decided to check it out for ourselves. There was a very warm welcome and plenty of space around the tables. We each had different courses, Soup,Chowder, Steak, Lamb shank, Orange panacotta, and the Bread and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank morafferty
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The ambience as you walk through the door and the warmth of the welcome we received from all the staff was the best. The meal was sublime. I would strongly recommend the seafood chowder as a starter and can say with conviction it’s the best...More

Date of visit: June 2018
5  Thank michaelanthonyo
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Wonderful place to eat, the best in Dingle. We go every time we are in Kerry and the Half Door never disappoints.

Date of visit: May 2018
5  Thank Conor O
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Recently, Myself and my husband spent a couple of days in dingle.we went onto the half door restauren picking it because of great curb appeal. We had no booking but were welcomed in to sit at a table inside the door beside the lobster tank....More

Date of visit: June 2018
4  Thank carberyclair
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This place had excellent seafood chowder and haddock smokies! The service was excellent, too. We went early, around 5:30, so that might be a good time to go. Nice quiet atmosphere that played some love songs for music, which you don't hear much anymore. It...More

Date of visit: April 2018
4  Thank aslan077
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

My partner and I were visiting Dingle for our first extended stay and a local couple recommended Half Door. The decor is lovely and the restaurant was cozy, particularly on a cold May Day. Each of us had the soup of the day, potato leek,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
6  Thank AmyPD_13
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

After visiting Dingle two times in the past six months, this restaurant quickly became one of our favorites! This family operated business has it all! Great food choices, great presentation and great service!

Date of visit: April 2018
2  Thank Sturgeon145
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We were in Dingle for a few nights and didn't have dinner reservations. The Half Door was recommended for our group. We didn't know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful meal we had. The service was excellent. The food was hot...More

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank paulapap
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my wife. It was on a Friday night and it was busy with a very nice atmosphere. The music playing was perfect and set the tone for the evening. My wife and I each had a 3 course meal...More

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank davidhogan221
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely fish, very friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere. My fish was excellent, lobster was superb. We only had one dessert between us and that was beautifully presented.

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank relaxee
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8 July 2018|
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Response from Mary201519 | Property representative |
Hi Our Early Bird Menu is on from 5-5.50. Thanks Marie
2 May 2016|
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Response from johngreenaway | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the business. The menu is predominantly fish and meat but when asked in the past they have served up a couple of nice veggie dishes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Dingle
  • Phone Number: +353 66 915 1600
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