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Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 19 September 2022 via mobile

We had the fish and chips with mushy peas! Fab CC but too stuffed for pudding! Lol… we sat out the back with our two dogs! We will be back!!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022

Food, drink options (I found my new fav beer Kinnegar Ale) and service. Cute place too!!! Our driver guide recc this place as we were staying local. We love trying the seafood chowders all along the NW.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2022 via mobile

Very disappointing. Quaint bar and staff were friendly. That’s where the good ends. Tables and menu were sticky. Very poor value for what we got. Charged for 3 extra bags of crisps we never ordered. Batter on fish was raw inside. No toppings what so...ever on burger. Letting down the wonderful tourist welcome in Donegal. Riding on their long standing good reputation but not putting in the work.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 August 2022 via mobile

Excellent food. Very knowledgeable waiter. Great vegi options. Reasonable price. Would recommend it highly. Wonderful food

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 August 2022

We spent one night in Ardara, and for months I was looking forward to having dinner at Nancy's. You can only book a table if you are in a large group, but I got in touch and was given the helpful advice that if we...got to the restaurant by a certain time, we should have no problem getting a table. If anything, the food exceeded my expectations - seafood in particular was prepared perfectly, and the menu reveals creativity, not at all just standard pub fare. The quirky atmosphere makes for a cheerful evening, and we also really enjoyed chatting to a couple of the family members whose business has been Nancy's for generations. If you are going to be in Ardara, I would absolutely recommend a meal here!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022

We toured all of Ireland recently and popped into Nancy's Pub. Such wonderful service, great food with sweet presentation and such passion in the surroundings of the restaurant. We chatted with an older local couple who go there 1x a week for lunch. We had...the salmon sandwich and my husband had the great clam chowder. We walked out of the restaurant fully content with our meal. A great find.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 23 May 2022

We stopped here for lunch while we were touring the area. we found the service to be prompt and the food very good,

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 20 May 2022 via mobile

As an American long waiting to travel to Ireland, I have fantasized what a “real Irish pub” would be. Nancy’s is it. You could not ask for a better experience. The owner, who was born in the upstairs room, is there to paint the history...of the new place with his wonderful stories. We had dinner and the food was top notch. The staff is great. The conversation at the bar went well into the night. Quite simply, the perfect pub.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022

Had lunch here today and I have to say the food was amazing and so delicious. Fast service and friendly staff. Can't wait to return and try more dishes.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 March 2022

Best cocktail ever, better Old Fashioned whisky drink,than merchant in Belfast, excellent bar tender. Great bar and service

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2021 via mobile

We had the oysters, mackerel pate, bean chilli, pasta and burgers. We were able to have chips too as these are now being served in Nancy’s! All dishes were very good. We were here for an evening meal and the menu is more a lunch...time menu than evening. Would love to see more fish dishes. It’s a great spot all round, everyone so friendly and we will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2021 via mobile

Stumbled upon this little gem, food was excellent, cod on mushroom and pea risotto was delicious as was the tiger prawn salad - would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 13 October 2021

Lovely old building. We found the food excellent, especially the Chowder. Very friendly staff. Good prices.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 26 August 2021 via mobile

One of the nicest bars in Donegal. It feels like you're stepping back in time and eating in someone's actual home! Spotlessly clean, great service with friendly staff & lovely food. Definitely worth a visit if you are anywhere near Ardara.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 25 August 2021 via mobile

Very poor chowder, I could only describe it as gloopy packet soup with fish scraps added. The brown scones were doughy & unpleasant.the garlic bread was fine. All in all I couldn’t recommend this place.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Nancy's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5