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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%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (10 reviews)
“irish stew” (37 reviews)
“crab claws” (20 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Roadfoard, Doolin, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 857 reviews

Reviewed 24 October 2017

It's your regular pub look - but ghee - super friendly and professional service and the BEST Seafood Chowder I tried in all of Ireland (and I tried at least 7) and a Guinness Stew to die for! I wish I could just go by...More

Thank Canadagoose2006
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Came in with my husband and ended up getting the chicken curry which was delicious. Good atmosphere and great friendly staff.

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Wonderful pub with all the laid back atmosphere you could want. Good music and a well-poured pint never hurt/

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We specifically scheduled our time in Doolin so that we could hear Blackie O'Connell on the pipes. We went to McDermott's on Wednesday night only to learn that Blackie was playing in Canada. What a disappointment! Otherwise, the food and music at McDermott's was pretty...More

Thank GPBucket
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

McDermott’s Doolin Co. Clare On a weekend spent in Doolin on the Friday night we had eaten earlier at the home of our hosts and decide to drop into McDermott’s Pub to enjoy the Criac. When we arrived the place was rammed but soon found...More

1  Thank Michaeldbelfast
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We went to a trad session many moons ago but missed it this time. But the atmosphere and food is still terrific.

Thank CroonerBobby
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The service was good and quick, but we found the food lacking in flavour and presentation. The beer (Guinness) was fresh. We also found that the music was not that great. Battled to start with too many breaks.

Thank Kazialil1
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on our way to the Cliffs of Moher. We found a friendly pub with simple food and good service, a kilometre or so away from the main tourist eating places of Doolin so it still retains some local charm -...More

Thank Kes94
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

7 of us dined there last weekend , I had the lamb burger and two friends ordered duck and lamb shank. We three were quite happy with our choices. The rest ordered the fish in breadcrumbs with chips. All were served very over cooked/burnt, they...More

Thank Shaun B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Our hostess from Half Door B&B told us McDermott's had good food and music. We are so glad we went. My husband ordered a delicious fresh seafood chowder and I had bangers and mash. It was all delicious. The music was lively and the place...More

Thank Connie H
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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
8 September 2017|
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Response from Anitra W | Reviewed this property |
Our family of 3 walked right in one day and had a little wait the second night. Didn't notice coach parties, just crowded because of the music.
Mary C
7 May 2016|
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Response from Bettyanne M | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Churchfield B&B. Maeve was a joy. I highly recommend it. Have a wonderful time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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