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O'Dowds of Roundstone

€€ - €€€Irish, , Seafood
Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
+353 95 35809
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab claws” (49 reviews)
“chowder” (85 reviews)
“seafood” (90 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great welcome at O'Dowd's today, and fabulous chicken curry and garlic bread, it was very tasty indeed. We had a lovely time and all of my group thoroughly enjoyed their food, especially the Seafood Chowder. WE had a booking for 4 and arrived with...More

Thank maryhickey2018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rather confusing to try TA’s top pick in Roundstone and find nothing to be able to compliment. This was a Sunday night in low season - so let’s give the benefit of the doubt and imagine the chef had the night off. But if this...More

Thank Foodandkindness
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Always stop here if in roundstone, it may not look like much from the outside but it is great food. Genuine staff, that are friendly and good for some authentic Irish chat. All this combined helps make it a special place for both domestic tourists...More

Thank Shane O
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We went for lunch. Our orders arrived within 3 minutes- excellent service. The bar was not full- just 2 other groups at other tables. We took the window table. It is a sociable sort of place. We got talking with our neighbours who were French...More

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Good food and super nice staff. I had Salmon and loved it. Great view of the Harbour also ! I will eat here again !

Thank Soccermike1015
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had lunch here and food was excellent lovely fresh Salmon and Prawns also steak was great Lovely friendly girl served us .

Thank haunted
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Relief from the ubiquitous carveries. Here's a snug 18th century pub (we were seated next to the welcome turf fireplace on a raw and rainy day) with a modern approach to dining. The ingredients come from a list of local producers and fishermen. My calamari...More

Thank AvuncularAmerican
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Our first night at Roundstone, after a long drive from Dublin we were very hungry indeed. While my husband was parking the car, I chatted with two smokers outside, asked them if it was usually as quiet as this - the woman assured me that...More

1  Thank MaryCooke7
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

While motoring through Roundstone, we stopped and entered O'Dowds for lunch. The food was very good, and the service was very friendly.

Thank JerryRHolt
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

It was a terrible day weather wise when we visited here so it was lovely to have a war fire and welcoming atmosphere to greet us. I had fish and chips and my husband has steak. Considering where I was I thought the standard of...More

1  Thank Niamh L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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