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McDermott's Pub

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
Roadfoard, Doolin, Ireland
+ + 353 65 7074328
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb burger” (14 reviews)
“guinness stew” (25 reviews)
“crab claws” (19 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Roadfoard, Doolin, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

The traditional Irish fare is exceptional, the ambiance is so much fun! Music and crowd is everything you would expect!

Thank bggb63
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a lunch and a dinner at McDermott’s. Food was excellent with the Irish Stew being the star. Great staff, Great drinks, and of course great beer.

Thank rdub7
Reviewed 3 days ago

They serve a local, seasonal lamb shank with roasted carrots and sweet potatoes. Our server knew exactly which farm provided their lamb.

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Thank ErikaTrisuli
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great bar with an amazing band! We really enjoyed the atmosphere, I believe they have a band almost every night

Thank Gabrielle K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend advised if we wanted good trad music, that we needed to go to Mcdermott's pub in Doolin. We were not disappointed. The most memorable night of our trip, I would recommend this place to anyone looking for some good Irish trad music. We...More

Thank islandgirlie522
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the fortune of catching a trad set here that was amazing. We had a few pints with our dinner - beef stew and fish and chips, all delicious - and then the music started. I definitely recommend stopping by if you're in Doolin.

Thank TinaReads
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there with small tour group (OAT) and had an excellent dinner. The fish and chips were delicious, as well as the beef and Guinness stew! This is a small town pub, definitely worth a stop if you're are on the area.

Thank Anbrugo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started at the pub across the bridge where we had a great time. Decided to check out McDermotts to compare. The crowd was younger and the music was younger yet traditional. Had a good table and enjoyed to music. Had a few pints and...More

Thank Nace3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good hearty food (lovely soup), cosy atmosphere and friendly staff. Perfect spot to pop into if it’s raining!

Thank KateK1440
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Must-see! Great Food, Friendly Service, Excellent Musicians! As essential as walking at the Cliffs of Moher... :)

Thank Cindy S
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Yaritza S
30 July 2018|
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Response from cttraveller67 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. My son is a vegetarian and opted for three appetizers/sides all of which he enjoyed. I do believe there are vegetarian meal options as well.
Yaritza S
30 July 2018|
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Response from Frankiefi | Reviewed this property |
They do have vegetarian options every day
Karen M
23 January 2018|
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Response from Connie H | Reviewed this property |
The month of March is a brilliant time to visit Ireland. Stay at Half Door B&B, just a few steps away and the proprietor will send you to all the best places. The food and music at McDermott’s and the breakfast and travel... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roadfoard, Doolin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Doolin
  • Phone Number: + + 353 65 7074328
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Traditional irish pub owned and run by the same family since 1876. Serving home cooked meals daily from march to november 1st. Groups catered for with reservations. Traditional irish music live every night all summer long. Come and join us!!
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