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The Ivy Cottage

Fisher Street, Doolin, Ireland
+353 85 864 3269
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (71 reviews)
“cakes” (29 reviews)
“salad” (29 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:30 Hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Fisher Street, Doolin, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family ate here in early July 2018. We loved the food - it was truly excellent. But the service was at a snail's pace, and we sat near the kitchen window which was blasting the worst electronic music ever. If you go, sit well...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here with our tour and after doing our research we opted to skip the popular pub in town and headed here instead. We were very pleased with this choice as it was a quick 3min walk down the road and you pass a...More

Thank Von1287
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to the ivy cottage a number of times while in Doolin for 2 weeks. There are other places to eat but Frank and his team prepare everything so well and the service is superb.

Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had both lunch and dinner here one day. The lunch was good, but the dinner sadly didn’t impress me. We were satisfied with the lunch, the mussels and «soup of the day» was very good. But the dinner was a bit boring and plain,...More

Thank Hannehp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed in doolin for 3 nights & unfortunately didn’t get to Ivy Cottage until our last night ! If only I’d known how good it was I would have eaten there every night! It is in a beautiful setting and staffed by the nicest people....More

Thank Maj G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with a large group. Service was good however the prices are expensive. €11.50 for a bowl of chowder and 2 slices of bread is higher then have seen anywhere else. Overall food was fine but will not be rushing back based...More

Thank McGb
Reviewed 5 days ago

During 17 days in Ireland we found the food to be terrific, but the Ivy Cottage was a standout. Unpretentious yet inviting, wonderful, cheerful and friendly staff, hearty meals, and craft beer and wine. We went back twice for the mussels in a wine cream...More

Thank GlennfromVermont
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are staying where we can see Ivy cottage from our room. Over the last few days in this magical place we have eaten at Ivy cottage at least 3 times, such wonderful food! The desserts are heavenly, dinner is wonderful, and the selection of...More

Thank juditholiva
Frank D, Owner at The Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Magic words. Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is some of the best food in Ireland! I called in here last year for a coffee. We arrived in between lunch and dinner so we just got coffee and cake but that left me wanting more. A year on, we (my husband, 3...More

Thank Nvbarry
Frank D, Owner at The Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wow. Your review makes all our efforts worth while. Thank you."the cheese was mozzarella".

Reviewed 1 week ago

If I went back to Doolin I'd eat here every day. Best fish and chips in town. Lovely garden seating. Delicious beef stew.

Thank kducky589
Frank D, Owner at The Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Our fish and chips are special. thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fisher Street, Doolin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Doolin
  • Phone Number: +353 85 864 3269
  • E-mail
Set in beautiful surroundings The Ivy Cottage offers indoor or outdoor seating. Famous for our fresh fish and hand cut chips we also offer sweet and savoury snacks and a great range of deserts. We serve freshly ground coffee and have a great range of teas. Join us soon for a best of the best locally caught fish and local produce.
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