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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 good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab claws” (53 reviews)
“chowder” (91 reviews)
“seafood” (96 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 654 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Denis B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank susiejodavies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure they should describe themselves as a seafood bar. Very limited lunch menu both the salmon and sea bass we ordered were over cooked and expensive for what you got Nice atmosphere in the bar but would not revisit

1  Thank firsttimes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had lunch there on a drive around Connemara, but if we stayed in this nice seaside town we’d eat there almost every day. The soup, seaweed hummus, etc. were wonderful with a Galway-area craft beer and a glass of wine. Very friendly service...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four hungry and thirsty lads dropped in for a pint and a bite of lunch after coasteering. What a great bar with a harbour-side location. The menu choice of sea food was great. Chowder was excellent and packed with fish. Guiness the spot and the...More

Thank EdEllis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Table was in a room that lacked atmosphere and was a little over basic. Food was average and small quantity given the cost. None of our party were impressed to be honest. Friendly staff

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate in ODowds in the evening approx 19.15 the restaurant was reasonably busy with what seemed to be mostly tourists. We chose to eat here due to the reviews and recommendations from others. I have to say we were bitterly disapointed, I ordered the chicken...More

1  Thank 1983danny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was classic and warm with views of the harbor. We were told the seafood chowder is the best in Ireland and it was certainly the best we’ve had. I highly recommend the mussels with breaded garlic. My daughter was in love with her...More

Thank debhillintuitive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here deserve medals. Having to cope with the many visitors in the summer months from overseas and also close to home! The seafood is exceptional and the Roundstone welcome is grand. We had fresh calamari, mussels, oysters and it was all absolutely superb....More

Thank shegbear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped off here & had some lunch with our family. Very obliging lady served us. Everyone enjoyed the food. The Lemon Sole special was excellent.

Thank camview2
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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