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Chowder Cafe

Strand Street, Dingle, Ireland
+353 86 236 0634
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (91 reviews)
“chowder” (225 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 16:00All hours
Irish, Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Strand Street, Dingle, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 491 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This tiny little cafe serves breakfast and lunch and is cash-only. I had to like the place just because of the chalkboard on the wall alone, warning people that there is "gluten in the bread, dairy and gluten in the chowder, gluten in the toast,...More

Thank Missy A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fresh seafood - it arrived fresh thru the front entrance soon after we ordered. I had a traditional fish fry that was a catch of the day and perfectly made with a crispy fried breaking exterior. Non-greasy and flaky cod-like flaky fish. A meatier type...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To be fair, I don't think this place specializes in breakfast, but nonetheless that is the meal I ate here. My meal was okay, but nothing original or special. I think folks would be better off going for a lunch or dinner here.More

Thank victoria r
charlie c, Owner at Chowder Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Vicky, sorry if you weren't impressed with us, there is a new café round the corner from us. Myself, my wife and children have all tried and liked it and I see that your only other review on tripadvisor is a 5 star for...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the best fish and chips for lunch. Restaurant is small but worth the wait. We got there about 1:30 and had to wait about 20 minutes for a table.

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chowder was full of fresh fish and the carrot-ginger soup was excellent. Server very attentive. Warm apple crumb tart so good that we ate it before o got a picture.

Thank Ed L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here.. the menu is great. Lots of choice. The chowder amazing. And great service. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfasts here rather than at the hotel, as there was a vegetarian option. Very nice café and great food. Lovely decor too.

1  Thank W O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here during a quick visit to Dingle. Had read the reviews and wasn't sure what to expect but we weren't disappointed. Managed to get a table after skulking around the front of the place long enough, if you can, hold out until...More

Thank chichi1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there in May and it was busy. We had a short wait but it was so worth it. The staff are efficient and friendly. The food was fresh, well presented, plentiful and delicious. I love 'egg mayonnaise ' and this was the best....More

Thank soozireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great lunch at this cute little restaurant. Good service at a table by the window. Enjoyed it from start to finish!

Thank Commoncritic
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mindy L
Are they open for dinner in June?
1 June 2017|
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Response from charlie c | Property representative |
Sorry no just breakfast till 12 and lunch till 4.
Phyllis C
Hi. Im arriving with 2 kids thursday night around 8-9pm. could i go in here with kids? is it open? thanks in advance
17 August 2015|
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Response from SeaSailSee | Reviewed this property |
Oh and just in case you're travelling and cant look up their phone number here it is....+353 86 236 0634
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strand Street, Dingle, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Dingle
  • Phone Number: +353 86 236 0634
We are a small restaurant serving breakfast using locally made bacon, puddings and sausages along with local free range eggs. We also have pancakes with fresh fruit and maple flavour syrup. served 10-12, Our lunch menu 12-4 is about Dingle fresh fish and Irish meat. Our Chowder is recommended We do have a great Club sandwich menu including veggie ones. Please note that we are a small kitchen which means we cannot cater for gluten/nut allergies, also vegans should be aware of our limitations. Regarding credit/debit cards we don't accept them as the bank charges we are offered are too high.We would rather keep our prices as reasonable as possible.
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