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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%
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“crab claws” (52 reviews)
“chowder” (89 reviews)
“seafood” (94 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a lovely pint here with a friend last night. This is an Iconic Experience. You have to have a pint outside the pub overlooking the harbour

Thank williamdmontgomery
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only my 5th visit here in 30 years and thankfully this little Gem is standing the test of time. A cosy atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food and very down to earth pricing. Portions were large, seafood was fresh as could be, and everything was just...More

Thank Caddyvan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good seafood restaurant and bar on the harbour at Roundstone. Huge portions and very helpful staff.

Thank PaddingtonBear3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always go to O'Dowds when I'm in Roundstone. I love the old bar and the food is the usual Connemara seafood but done really well and often offers something a little bit different.

Thank KittyBee_23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s REALLY annoying when you book a table and the restaurant manager doesn’t have it available because they squeeze in another sitting and keep you waiting. This happened at O’Dowds where the food was okay but hanging around for half an hour after cycling for...More

Thank SuzyQdublin
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Although a very small restaurant quality of the fish was excellent . Service was also good . The bar itself is worth a visit as it is a typical Irish pub and the staff are very pleasant . If it is good weather you can...More

Thank Gannyr
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This is one of my favorite place to go for lunch with my family. I love the interior of the pub and the back restaurant area is so cozy in the winter. Love the mussels.

Thank erindennin
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Staying at a nearby hotel with a menu that was a little too limited and fancy for our kids, we decided in the morning that we wanted to find take away food on our way home that evening. We were driving through Roundtree and stopped...More

Thank unhappytraveler693
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Had a very disappointing lunch here today. Whilst the pub has a prime location, there is no atmosphere in the restaurant and the decor is tired and dated. We chose o'dowds because of all the awards. The staff were not friendly and both had a...More

1  Thank Dolovefood
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Arrived two days ago for my partners birthday.Greeted by Nicholas and table was ready straight away.Staff very friendly and could not do enough for us.Menu looked fantastic,we didn't know what to order it was that good!!For starters we had the calamari & stuffed mussels,I have...More

Thank aedonno
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
  • 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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