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Mellys was Opened in 1956 and is still run by the same family. You can sit in and take in the beautiful view of the large fishing port and watch the world go by. Mellys has a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Full Take away menu also available.
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Irish, Cafe, Seafood, Fast food
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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All reviews fish and chips burger chicken salad chip shop great wee find the main street many thanks extensive menu staff were lovely wonderful food ireland takeaway chippy chunks cuppa
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Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

My wife and I called in here on a whim and found a hidden gem. I had the best fish supper I’ve had in a loooong time. Freshly cooked, non-greasy fish and chips. My wife had chicken and chips and enjoyed it just as much....We had a chat with one of the staff on the way out who recommended somewhere for a drink too. What else do you need? Very welcoming, very friendly, and great food. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

Visited here last night for something to eat. Highly recommend if staying in killybegs. Food really fresh and well cooked. Staff very friendly.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

Where I was staying was only steps away from this chip shop. They had there eating in sorted for Covid and there was usually a que for a table. It was that good, my husband and I got a fish,burger and a small chip each...and discovered that a small chip between us would have surficed. Staff were lovely and friendly. A good eating place if you don't want to book for dinnerMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2020

We visited this cafe on our staycation in Co Donegal. It was so uninviting, the staff were so rude and unhelpful. Everything is disposable so if you sit in you get disposable cutlery, cups etc. Such a waste and so bad for the environment. I...understand that circumstances are difficult but that's no excuse for ignorant and rude staff. It just seemed they were too lazy to be bothered even trying to be more environmentally friendly by washing dishes for sit in customers. They wouldnt even do a slice of toast for the kids. Very disappointed. Wouldnt reckonMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

Melly' s has the best chips in Donegal, in fact probably the best we've tasted since moving to Ireland. We are regulars to the cafe and takeaway . I am veggie, and they do have a couple of veggie options, would be great to see...it extended. Husband loves the kebabs.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

Me and my partner went for lunch today at the mellies because of all the good reviews, however, the food was very disappointing. The scampi I ordered had a weird taste and everything was too greasy. It even upset my stomach afterwards.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Best chips in a good while.!!! And I mean it. So fresh and chunky!Although, burger was just an average. Chicken perfect. Service very good, polite and fast.loved the little side salad as I'm a salad person.well done

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

Staff very friendly and welcoming food was to a very good standard nice pot of tea with fresh fish and chips

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2019

Overnight stay in Killybegs recently, the lady in the b&b recommended Melly's cafe for the fish and chips. We both had the breaded fish and chips, the fish was very good,cooked nice and crisp. However, the chips were a terrible let down, they were pale...and undercooked, looked like they were frozen chips not cooked enough. It's a pity otherwise we'd have been happy with our meal. The restaurant was very busy as there was a festival on so maybe that was the reason. Lovely young girl served us and was very pleasantMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 15 August 2019

Extensive menu, we ate here on a very popular night and the food and service were still both excellent. Good potions of fish and chips and tea and all excellent value.

Date of visit: August 2019
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