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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)
Opens in 5 min
French, Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Seems to be trying to be more than they are. It could be a great rustic style restaurant but they are trying to be fine dining. The food is quality and the service was good, but the experience just misses the mark.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank willtravelforfood86
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Just the perfect relaxing atmosphere we were looking for, everything was clean and fresh looking. The Confit of Duck was superb. Diverse menu. Well run family business.

Date of visit: January 2018
2  Thank Michael V
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Ambience - warm and cosy on a wild night. Staff - knew the menu, knew how to give good advice. Friendly Food - Just wow. From start to finish. Best chowder ever, Duo seafood was magnificent and my char grilled steak was perfect. The desert...More

Date of visit: January 2018
2  Thank John C
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

A group of 7 of us booked this restaurant for dinner last Friday night. I had been there many times in the past and it had always been very good but obviously times have changed. When we arrived the place was almost empty. Absolutely no...More

Date of visit: December 2017
4  Thank 27ArA
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Connor, the son of the parents that have had this restaurant for 29 years pleasure to work with we were absolutely surprised at the food quality I would literally pay to live here The wine selection it was all of $30 because I think they’re...More

Date of visit: November 2017
3  Thank Ski-powder1
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Let's start with the positives. The chowder was delicious. The service was only okay. Our waiter didn't speak and we weren't offered drinks. I told a man who I think was the owner that my steak was burned, not just charred. He wasn't interested in...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We always eat here when we visit Dingle, the food is consistently good and great atmosphere. The chowder is great. The only criticism I would have which isn’t even a bad one is that the portion sizes are too big especially starters...i find I can’t...More

Date of visit: October 2017
3  Thank PoppyCon
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The Half Door is consistency good and it is jolly good value for money especially the set menu.There is one outstanding starter and that is the “crab brûlée”.This restaurant is a firm favourite with the locals .The portions are generous you will not go home...More

Date of visit: September 2017
4  Thank geraldine d
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife was dying for a great bowl of Dingle seafood chowder and the Half Door delivered. It was the best she had ever had. The steak I had was also excellent. Slow night so 1 server, but excellent meal

Date of visit: October 2017
3  Thank Art G
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Prices are steep. Appetizers are at least Eu10, entrees are at least Eu30+ , desserts Eu8. I am a big seafood eater and have grown up with seafood. The best part of the meal was their chowder. The other dishes were ok... The chef at...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank ianrod10
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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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