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Olde Castle Bar

Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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“seafood” (68 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The old castle bar was a great stop after shopping in Dunagal. The fish chowder was amazing as was the fish and chips. Very great atmosphere and James our server very friendly. Food quality was great!

Thank kkw42107
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ordered the seafood platter for two..it fed 4 of us..super fresh seafood and shellfish. Service was excellent and drinks wonderful!

Thank SCrampton
Reviewed 5 days ago

The menu offers a good choice and is particularly strong on fish dishes using locally sourced produce. We ate in the bar, very cosy with private corners! Service was good and our meal was very well presented and reasonably priced. We would definitely return if...More

Thank jande998
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this restaurant. The building is gorgeous on the outside and so cozy and lively inside. The old, historic interior adds to the comfort and charm. The staff was so friendly and we met nice people sitting next to us. The food was excellent....More

Thank TravelSneak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here alot of times for lunch and the food is always lovely. Whether it a proper main or just soup and a sandwich it is always very tasty. I have to say the new menu isn't as good as the old one...More

Thank terrimcg888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Campervan happily parked at the newish campervan 'aire' at the Gateway Lodge over the bridge & we wandered into the Olde Castle Bar. Excellent choice & glad we came in fairly early as it was busy (6 pm Monday in mid May). The Guinness was...More

Thank Fromonthehill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was recommended here by our B/B host, the food was excellent, we ate there 4 days on the trot, every meal was excellent. Inside was really nice, old worldy. Very busy, its best to book weekends.

Thank magicpatsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here for a couple of drinks, and being a beautiful evening, we were able to sit outside and enjoy these in the sunshine, although the inside was very cosy and inviting too. We didn't have anything to eat, however we did get chatting...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here for lunch on a Monday. A lovely pub which is very clean. I had observed the proprietor out cleaning the front of the building earlier in the morning. A good menu and the food was excellent as was the pint of Guinness....More

Thank Martyn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was terrific, accompanied by exemplary service in a very cosy quaint restaurant setting. Location was excellent, easy walking distance from our B&B.

Thank Robert P
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do you have lobster on menu
5 October 2016|
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do you have lobster on menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$48
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1262
  • E-mail
Donegal’s finest traditional old Irish Bar & Restaurant offers a warm welcome to visitors to Donegal Town and locals alike. The Olde Castle Bar and Restaurant Donegal is home to the finest Donegal seafood, steaks, beers, wines & whiskies – served by the O’Toole family and their team, with a smile and a Cead Mile Failte!