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Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant

) #1 of 82 Restaurants in Dundalk €€ - €€€ Irish, Seafood, European
Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
+353 42 937 6193
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (53 reviews)
“steak” (101 reviews)
“duck pancakes” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 1,186 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food is lovely and staff are very friendly and fast service also but the price of the dishes are very expensive. I would highly recommend fitzers if you have loads of yoyos lol

Thank Sean O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Myself and my family visited Fitzpatrick's for my Dad's 70th Birthday last night and had a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Being picked up by the courtesy bus in Newry by Dominic was a great start. An old friend of Dad's (and the family),...More

1  Thank GarethMcC1981
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although there were no tables available on the night we were able to eat at the bar. The staff were very professional and the food was excellent.

1  Thank diggerypots
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Myself and my husband went here yesterday as we decided to go for a drive up to Carlingford from north county Dublin. I was in Fitzpatricks many years ago and it was really very good so I suggested to my husband to go here for...More

2  Thank Clare G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a very large group (over 30 people) to have dinner and I was amazed at how they kept it all very well organized. The food was good and the prices were very reasonable. I had the shrimp cocktail and the steak and...More

Thank Adamson100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent restaurant. The food was served promptly and was delicious. A good choice of menu for both adults and children (maybe a bit on the expensive side for some dishes). Staff were friendly and attentive during our visit. The clutter outside the pub was...More

Thank Seana1982
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks and we're thrilled the kids enjoyed the petting farm. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here yesterday with my boyfriend, I'm definitely glad I booked a table as the place was packed so I would recommend booking. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious I got the set menu, garlic and chili prawns for...More

Thank Starrs2001
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks. We're thrilled you enjoyed our seafood and yourself and your partner had a nice evening....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here last week after hearing so many people talk about how good the food was. Firstly the service is excellent, very warm welcome and very attentive staff. The décor is brilliant and the place itself was extremely busy for a wet Thursday afternoon....More

Thank OrdinaryGuyIreland
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks and our thrilled you liked our interior decor. We will pass all the lovely comments...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped off here with my family on the way back from Carlingford. we wish we has lunch here as the food looked lovely but it was a great place to stop off for a drink and the deco inside the pub is definitely worth...More

Thank sarahadams1410
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks and our thrilled you liked our interior decor and liked our petting zoo. We will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally made it here after many attempts on day trips north over the years. With 2 children in tow we spent a long time looking at the animals before we entered the premises. After some discussion about whether to eat in the restaurant or eat...More

Thank veksenwad
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks and that we added to your enjoyable bank holiday. We will pass all the lovely...More

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John N
Hi Guys - Sorry if this is already answered on your website - do you accept visa debit and mastercard in the restaurant - I don't like to carry cash and havent used a cheque in a long time. UK visitor
4 November 2016|
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Response from ronaldo007 | Property representative |
Hi sorry only seen the question now , yes we do accept all major cards except America express thank you danny
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Gerard K
Is it true that management keep the tips and don't pass them on to all the staff. Just overheard conversation outside tonight. This seems to be illegal as I left a tip for the good service from my waitress and not for anyone else. Reply please.
21 August 2016|
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Response from sdxo55 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure to be honest. We made sure to give our tip to the waitress that served us that night, after that I'm not sure what is done with them
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ronaldo007
Hi Catherine, Firstly I would like to apologise to you and your party for what happened on the day that you visited Fitzpatrick’s. Secondly I try not to get involved in what’s right and wrong in public I do prepare to address these issues in private. I don’t reply too many of the comments made on this open forum (trip advisor), but in this case I feel compelled to stand up for my restaurant and staff over your thoughtless comments. Your headline “Never will be back..what has happened to this place???” Maybe that would have been an excellent question to ask on the night in question with I will address now. I saw what you described as ..”a white mass plus what looked like either a white hair or thread (long) was baked into the bread” as I was on site in the night in question. It was not a hair or a thread but the seal of the flour bag up to now I don’t know how it got there as the flour is sieved to make the bread and it should not have been there but at no stage did any member of my staff put it there on purpose as every member of my kitchen staff and front of house are trained to meet very high health and hygiene standards I would personally like to meet you as you are so obviously perfect and have never made a mistake in your life. I am heading into my 22 year in business here at Fitzpatrick’s and in all of those years we have we have had up until now only one instance of an item found in the bread. I am sure you will agree this is an excellent record. I train my staff to do a good job at all times to their best of their abilities we strive to achieve a very high standard of service here at Fitzpatrick’s. On the night in question that you visited two members of my staff that were due to work were out due to illness, this created huge stress and pressure on the night. It was not a perfect service and some service standards did slip due to circumstances beyond our control. I can’t close the doors because two staff call in sick, my team banded together and tried their hardest to get through what was a very busy service. For example if Dublin football team had three players injured on All Ireland final day the manager is not happy but he would field the best team possible if they lose by three goals at least they turned up for the game played sure they lost but they did the best they could . Running a bar and restaurant is very difficult, the staff turnover is very high. Consistency is a very hard thing to get right and maintain, without having to deal with social media sites who enable people to become key board warriors. We try very hard on a daily basis to welcome people to provide them with good service, to enjoy the Fitzpatrick’s experience. I would like to ask you if you went to the cinema and the film was delayed for 15 minutes or if you bought a loaf of bread in the shop and it was stale or if you got your car serviced and they did not fix it right would you go on line and slate the business’s and its staff in question. These kind of sites particularly target restaurants and not the type of business’s I have listed above i.e. the cinema the shop and the garage. You had a genuine complaint on the night but as I say we like to deal with things personally had you have given my staff a chance. These kind of reviews on trip advisor reflect very badly on not only my business but my staff who work so hard to try and achieve perfection with sometimes very little thanks I employ 58 people at my restaurant and comments and headlines like your own is sole destroying to each and every member of staff. It is so disrespectful to read comments like these. A simple phone call or an email would have got a lot more respect. I notice that you reviewed us in 2012 (three years ago) it was a very positive review but by your own admission you have been here many times why not review us on the other visits you have had in the three years. I can assure you that my business has not gone downhill. But your comments make us stronger and push us to achieve our goals. Sorry your friend nearly got sick but it was not done on purpose it was a MISTAKE!!! My restaurant is busy every day and we run a waiting list to try and seat everybody if the place has gone downhill that badly I would have an empty restaurant no waiting list no staff and no business thank god the word has not got out yet!!! My family and my staff try so hard to make everyone’s experience an enjoyable one that you will want to return to every day of the year. . I do invite people to write comments and reviews if the place is dirty, staff being ignorant or not being pleasant this kind of feedback can be turned into a positive but a complaint like your own could have been dealt with on the night or privately Thank You Danny Fitzpatrick
25 May 2015|
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Response from Julie O |
Great response to a cowardly attack on someone's reputation. It is so easy to knock someone's efforts to run a decent business from the safety of their own home; no confrontation to deal with, and you can say whatever you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 6193
  • E-mail
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