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Charlie's West End Cafe

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West End | Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ardara, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and especially nice staff - they couldn't have done more for us. There's a lovely atmosphere to the place.

Thank Caroline2889
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We ate at Charlie's on a recent visit to Ardara. The staff were very welcoming and the food was varied and delicious with low calorie options too. Unfortunately I had just missed the one of the owners, Philomena,a friend from my childhood days but had a nice chat with her son. Will definitely be back on our next visit to... More 

Thank margaridacallan
Derry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

A group of us went to charlie's on recommendation and we wern't disappointed.With a few fussy eaters and a vegatarian everyone left happy . The staff were brilliant and couldent do enough and the food was superb. Well worth a visit .

Thank eundoc
Killybegs, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

if you want fine dining and the charges that it entailes go somewhere else but if like me you want friendly, honest people and the best food you can find in a cafe then this is the place there is no other.

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143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food is very tasty and offers great value for money. Big portions so you never leave hungry. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

Thank Amy9567
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Having spent quite a time in the car coming down the Wild Atlantic Way in County Donegal since having left Glenveagh, we'd been looking out for somewhere for a cuppa and a snack for some time, but with no success until we reached picturesque Ardara. Charlie's West End Cafe has the look of a place that has been there for... More 

Thank Simon T
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Great cafe food. Friendly staff. This has a feel that this is a town favourite. Solid. Very reasonable prices and tasty food. This was a quick stop but will do in again when in the area. Great solid ham cheese and tomato toasty. Thank you

Thank Stuart C
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I am American and my husband is Irish. He loved his meal there. He says it was an old fashioned Irish version of curry. It reminded him of similar cafés from his youth in Monaghan.

Thank caprany
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The staff here couldn't have been more helpful. It isn't haute cuisine but we just wanted to rest a while and get a quick bite and cuppa.

Thank Sass T
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We have been to this cafe off and on for many years. It continues to offer consistently good food at a reasonable price and staff are friendly and helpful It appears to be very popular with the locals which is always a good sign. We would recommend it .

Thank Nonie_454

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West End | Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ardara, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Ardara

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?