We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Fiddlers Elbow

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
+353 42 966 3863
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

320 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 319: English reviews
Bailieborough, Ireland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at about 5.30 pm and when we entered we were met by a very attentive waiter who ushered us to the seating area, as there were seven in our party he made sure that we all sat together. Then he produced the menu and while we were deciding what we were going to eat a couple of jugs... More 

Thank drksmyth1
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have passed this restaurant many times and on a local recommendation we tried it on a cold wintery Tuesday night. Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food and the staff were so very helpful. We will be back.

1 Thank JoanandMichael
Ascot, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Fiddlers is probably the largest restaurant in the main high street in Carrickmacross, as such that could possibly be an excuse to have a poor experience - that is however not the case. We dropped in for an early dinner on a Friday evening, there were already quite a few people and families eating. Did not wait long to... More 

2 Thank Kate R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch while passing through and it was lovely and Kate spoiled us rotten. Will definitely call again.👍

1 Thank Eddie B
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is very good and fresh. I got a big bowl of prawns in a curry sauce and some egg noodles. I would suggest you ask them to mix the prawns with vegetables as the portion is just really big so just the prawns was a bit too much. Great taste though. Costs 18EUR Very friendly service

1 Thank Sandra D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The experience starts the moment you walk in the door, the atmosphere is picture perfect. We started with the baby back ribs and they were prepared absolutely perfect, the right mix between tear and fall off the bone as they should be. My wife and I shared the 4 coarse meal and it was more than enough to share. All... More 

1 Thank Greggg H
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

While the food and presentation is very good. The prices are on the higher end. Service was excellent.

Thank Natalie N
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. The Fidders Bistro would not be known as a pub but as a restaurant offering a casual dining experience; and while your comments about the food and presentation being very good and the service excellent are most welcome, we do find our menu prices to be very competitively priced against the other restaurant establishments... More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Dropped into the Fiddlers Elbow en route home from Christmas shopping in Dublin as my boyfriend wanted to see a football match and I fancied some food. I have to say that I couldn't recommend this establishment more. Great facilities for watching the match with large screen over the bar, food was delicious and staff were attentive and very friendly... More 

1 Thank BLL98
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for deciding to stop off with us to enjoy the game and a bite to eat. Also many thanks for your recommendation of our premises and the fabulous comments regarding the food and staff. It's always nice for staff to receive personal mentions as well and as we have two barmen named Ciaran I shall give them both... More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Food was nice and well priced. The staff were friendly. We would like to visit there again sometime.

Thank TravelingRabbit27
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for your concise review after your visit to us. My team and I look forward to you visiting us again soon. More 

Level Contributor
123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Booked dinner for the family. Given the time of the year the menu was a set menu but the choices were excellent. Starters of : Soup, Brie, prawn cocktail and Caesar Salad were lovely Mains: Turkey and all the trimmings, Salmon Steak All served with with a generous amount of veg and potatoes - excellent. Desserts of: Cream brûlée Trifle... More 

1 Thank Farmps
Fiddlers B, Manager at The Fiddlers Elbow, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us over the festive period and for posting a review of your experience. I'm delighted you enjoyed our Christmas set menu which we find very popular for the month of December and look forward to welcoming you back to us in the New Year. Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas. More 

Travellers who viewed The Fiddlers Elbow also viewed

Carrickmacross, County Monaghan
Carrickmacross, County Monaghan
Carrickmacross, County Monaghan
Monaghan, County Monaghan
Monaghan, County Monaghan

Been to The Fiddlers Elbow? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Irish, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Monaghan  >  Carrickmacross
  • Phone Number: +353 42 966 3863
The Fiddlers Elbow, located in the centre of Carrickmacross town. The bar, restaurant and nightclub is owned by the Mc Eneaney Family and has undergone major refurbishment in the past few years. A family run business which prides itself on creating a warm, homely atmosphere with genuine hospitality and an assurance of our utmost attention to your personal requirements. The Fiddlers Elbow offer carvery Lunch from €11 12pm - 3pm Daily, and a Superbly priced Bistro Menu from 3pm to late!! 4 course Weekend Special Menu for only €28.00. The Fiddlers Elbow also offers exclusive function/conference suites to suit your needs.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Fiddlers Elbow staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?