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The Oar House Fish Restaurant

8 West Pier | Howth, Howth, Ireland
+353 1 839 4562
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (14 reviews)
“fish” (183 reviews)
“prawns” (59 reviews)
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European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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8 West Pier | Howth, Howth, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I liked this restaurant. Mussels were incredibly cooked, fish is fresh and desserts are perfect. The experience is superb, worth going.

Thank Jéssica J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

No trip to Ireland is complete without a visit to The Oar House before we fly or sail back to the UK. Today we had another excellent meal, crab cakes, spicy king prawns with sourdough bread and a mountain of skinny fries - all delicious...More

Thank CheshireDancingqueen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Regularly go for the crab claws and prawns pil pil both served with bread are an absolute pleasure. Only con is the place is a little tight. Ive went in with the kids before and got put in the back room which is not really...More

Thank aidoroch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a visit with friends. Had the very best monkfish ever! Helpful smiling staff and not that expensive. Really worth a visit and will go again when in Dublin!

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the captains platter during the summer here. However was here last week and had the most amazing plaice in a creamy sauce with beautiful greens. My partner had the hake and it was divine. All washed down with a glorious bottle of Rose D'Anjou....More

Thank KathyMalahide
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Every time i visit The Oar House I am happy. Service is fast and kind, food is delicious. The oysters are to die for, as are the mussels. Great wine selection too.

Thank Cambinski
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Had a lovely lunch here today /Thursday. Lunch deal was half a portion seafood chowder and half a portion fish and chips, served with two different sauces for 10 euros! /Great value/. Both were fresh and tasty in one word, divine. Very friendly and attentive...More

Thank kezskati
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Best little seafood restaurant you will find 5 star food and staff, cannot fault this little gem of a place, looking forward to going back to have more of the best oysters and crab claws I have EVER had anywhere!!

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Okay for seafood, service was fast, closes early, but what surprised us the most was a line item on our bill which said "discretionary service charge". We were only a group of four:(

Thank W_H_Can
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We had lunch in the Oar House some years ago and paid a visit again. Oysters, mackerel pate and fish & chips were really tasty. Brought back some memories :) Don't hesitate to make you own mind on this place!

Thank JFrancoisZ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 West Pier | Howth, Howth, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Howth
  • Phone Number: +353 1 839 4562
The West Pier in Howth is scattered with a range of fish shops and restaurants. The Oar House Restaurant is nestled in amongst this stretch of seafood extravagance.The Oar House serves the freshest of fresh fish, simply and sympathetically cooked in our open plan kitchen. In addition to our menu, each day our specials are based on the catch that day, giving our customers the opportunity to sample seafood as it should be.We are open from lunchtime seven days a week until late and look forward to seeing you soon.
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