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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
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  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 06/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved everything about this place. The laid back vibe is clear when you walk through the door. Friendly, helpful service. Menu is nicely balanced with solid staples & more adventurous options. Special shout out to the DJ....the background music was stellar! Looking forward to visiting...again the next time we're in Dundalk.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2022

Managed to nab an outdoor table on a sunny afternoon in the beautiful courtyard - you’d think you were off somewhere exotic! I had the poached egg with wild mushrooms on sourdough, which was simply sublime. My partner had the beetroot and feta burger which...again was excellent! A really good spot in Dundalk - and it's particularly refreshing to see a variety of meat-free options!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many Thanks RoisisL for taking the time to review and we are delighted you enjoyed!

Reviewed 2 August 2022 via mobile

This establishment is Num.1 in Dundalk simply because it’s the best place to eat, I have been a few times now be it for brekkie, lunch or dinner and they never fail to impress, the staff are on the ball and the food is a...standout. Do yourself a big favour and check it out you will wonder why you took so long.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you MJMJM1963, we appreciate your fantastic feedback and and thank you for taking the time to review!

Reviewed 16 July 2022 via mobile

Wonderful in every way. Exceptional service, delicious food and perfect atmosphere for family, couple or group of friends.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you BiancaG for taking the time to review, delighted to hear your feedback & that you enjoy what we do!

Reviewed 16 July 2022 via mobile

Tried out this place for lunch, easy parking nearby. Decor is very tasteful and importantly comfortable. Love carver chairs. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Food, well, not too big a menu yet hard to choose as many of the dishes sounded really tasty. We went...for the beer coated cod with home made chips. Delighted that we did. Portion not to big (welcome) and so fresh. Dessert was a homemade bakewell and a very rich sticky toffee pudding. Couldn't fault either. If this is what lunch can taste like, I'll definitely be back for an evening meal.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you 956r_is_nl for your review and amazing feedback!

Reviewed 14 May 2022

We went for our anniversary dinner and the staff were excellent. They greated us with complimentary Bellinis and a warm smile. The food was sublime. A gorgeous, cosy intimate spot- and definitely not one to miss!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Z4698LXlynnm for your review, delighted to be a part of your celebrations on your anniversary! Here's to many more!

Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

I took the chicken burger as usual (as it's normal for me to choose fast food like chips for instance ( which I also took ) The food came almost instantly after 2 minutes and the food was great. all my family loves it but...I thought it could be a bit better. The restaurant standard could have been better and there might have been a few more tables and chairs. Sadly it was not a dog friendly restaurant so I had to leave my dog in the car. This is my own opinion and therefore I will not change it. These are all the reasons I rate this restaurant 4/5.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you CookieMasterP for taking the time to review, we are delighted you enjoyed your food & service. Apologies that we can't accept dogs inside but we do have a sheltered/ heated outdoor area where your dog is welcome to be with you while you...More

Reviewed 15 April 2022 via mobile

I have to say this restaurant is a hidden gem in Dundalk, this was my first time but certainly won’t be the last the food and service outstanding and very reasonably priced. The Prawn Pil Pil starter is the best I ever had and the...mains were fantastic. Great job Spotted Dog can’t wait to return 👏👏👏👏👏👏 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Ken G for your review and delighted you enjoy!

Reviewed 21 February 2022

We ate here on Friday 18th February before the Dundalk v Derry match.. We met up with friends from Dundalk who had recommended this restaurant. Their choice was spot on. The food and service were exceptional. The Staff were so friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Thank you Caks86 for taking the time to review and we appreciate your lovely comments.

Reviewed 23 January 2022 via mobile

The food was fantastic. Very fresh produced and dressed beautifully. The waiting staff was very friendly and efficient. Would recommend 100%

Date of visit: January 2022
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Thank you joycer893 for taking the time to review and we appreciate your fantastic comments

Reviewed 3 December 2021 via mobile

The Spotted Dog in Dundalk are to be highly commended - they have gone out of their way to provide a facility whereby eating outdoors is clean and comfortable and as ‘indoors’ as it can possibly get during this time of discrimination imposed upon us...by public health ‘advice’ that prohibits admission to the non-vaccinated. The Spotted Dog outdoor area has heating, and shelter, which of course is necessary at this time of year. And it’s nicely decorated with even Christmas lights! The food is excellent and the full Irish breakfast is the best in the North East! And the staff are lovely....polite, helpful, friendly and efficient, particularly Vincent and Natasha.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Thank you DavidBradley999 for your time in leaving such a lovely review.

Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

Lovely relaxed atmosphere here. We found the menu very interesting and the food was tasty. Great place for all ages and tastes with very good service!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2021

Thank you S5327DSkatiem for taking the time to review. We appreciate your feedback and delighted you enjoyed.

Reviewed 9 September 2021 via mobile

Really worth a visit very friendly place, food very good would definitely visit again when in the area. Top place for dinner.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2021

Thank you Peter L for taking the time to review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed our food & and our amazing team. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

We had a. Lovely meal recently. Food was fantastic. However ordered 2 carafe of various wines and they came out. They were half carafes and were only half full. Ordered creme brulee and they came in the bottom of cups. Very small. Finally ordered irish...coffee. There was not much whisky in them. My experience is that the restaurant is good and service is excellent and food is first class the above things let it down. Just take a look at the measures and portions to the carraffes coffee and desserts and I'll be back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2021

Thank you Gerry M for taking the time to review. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with ourselves & we take your comments on board and will review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 15 July 2021 via mobile

A very pleasant experience enjoyed in Dundalk The restaurant has created a nice outdoor eating area.. Good service Good menu Good food Very enjoyable 🍀

Date of visit: June 2021
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Brendan, Owner at The Spotted Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2021

Thank you dmarks70 for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed our new outdoor setting along with our food & service, we appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again!

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DavidLarmour
28 January 2022|
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Hi David, sorry only seeing this now, booking is advised for evenings. You can book online through our website or call us. Walkins are however welcome too.
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yes, vouchers can be bought on our website
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Yes we have re-opened the restaurant but takeaway still available too. New opening hours Tues & Wed 10-3pm Thurs 10-3PM, 5-9pm Fri & Sat 9-3pm, 5-9pm
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THE SPOTTED DOG, Dundalk - Unit 1 Adelphi Ct - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, The Spotted Dog offers takeaway services.

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The Spotted Dog is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5