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O'Dowds of Roundstone

€€ - €€€Irish, , Seafood
Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
+353 95 35809
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (93 reviews)
“crab claws” (55 reviews)
“seafood” (102 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 662 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch on our north Atlantic road-day-trip and were not disappointed. The welcome was great and it had a great atmosphere, the place was buzzing, so be prepared to wait for a table. The food itself was good, my chowder was out...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Universe1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family. Highly recommend the sea food platter it was gorgeous and presented very well! Table service was also tentative.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JEATER18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was nice and quick. The salmon was really tasty. The chicken curry was fine. It was worth the value!

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

O'Dowds overlooks the picturesque harbour at Roundstone on the spectacular coastal route in Connemara. It is a cozy, friendly pub with good food and a friendly welcome from the staff. Make a point to call in, if you are passing - its worth it!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Beanjar
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

An excellent pub and restaurant. Fresh seafood and varied menu. Friendly staff. Situated right at the harbour and on the main street of town. A great place for lunch and/or dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tandyjo_2000
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Roundwood for some lunch, and came across this gem. It was mid week in October town was quite but still O’Dowds was we busy and you can see why. Lunch was first class, served promptly and by friendly staff. I am a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank brianconwaytull
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

The first meal was really good - fresh lemon sole well cooked and tasty. The next was mixed. My smoked salmon salad was fine, the garlic bread dry. My husband's fish and chips looked unappetising and apparently was. Different chef perhaps ? A pity because...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived here for lunch to a welcoming atmosphere with stunning views and smouldering turf. Mary was more than kind and patient with us. The menu was very comprehensive to suit all tastes at kindly prices. Fish offerings abounded. We had a lovely lunch in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Frank2510
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Always a must when in Roundstone, this renowned restaurant is well worth a visit, excellent sea food and local lamb dishes their speciality. Lobster, local caught Oysters , salmon, etc. Are always on offer to the diner. Good value and fair pricing. Highly recommend a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank denisbT4392EI
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Wow. Oysters mussels crab all amazing. Also best chips ever. Wonderful staff. Seafood to die for. Amazing breakfast in the cafe.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank susiejodavies
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Questions & Answers
28 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Nicholas G | Property representative |
Hi, Unfortunately not anymore. We used to up to about 10 years ago but the space is too tight and with so much food being served and people so close together it just is'nt comfortable from a hygiene and safety point of view.
28 October 2018|
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Response from damekaren | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Unlikely in a restaurant unless it's a support dog. Best to call ahead and check
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Roundstone
  • Phone Number: +353 95 35809
  • E-mail
O'Dowds is a traditional Bar & Seafood Restaurant situated in the centre of Roundstone village overlooking the harbour. It has been run by the O'Dowd family for four generations since 1906. A bar has been operating on the premises since 1840 and it is widely regarded as the oldest pub in Connemara. It is now famous for its excellent fresh local seafood and it has one of the best pints of guinness in the locality. You can also taste some excellent irish craft beers like: The Galway Hooker, O'Hara's Irish Stout & O'Hara's light Ale.O'Dowds is open from 10am every day all year, serving breakfast until 12 noon, a bar menu is served from noon to 9.30pm every day. Fresh seafood include our own Home-made Seafood Chowder, Roundstone Crab Claws, Cashel Bay Mussels, Mannin Bay Oysters, Local Lobster and our very popular Fisherman's Platter, all accompanied with home-made brown scones. Chicken, Meat, Vegetarian, Soups S Sandwiches are also well catered for. Reservations in our restaurant are advisable during July & August & Bank Holiday weekends.O'Dowds has a special traditional pub atmosphere & friendly service which has remained unchanged for decades if not centuries. The bar is small & intimate with its traditional turf fire & beautiful views over Roundstone Harbour & The Twelve Bens.
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