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Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant

Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
+353 42 937 6193
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (53 reviews)
“steak” (102 reviews)
“duck pancakes” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 1,204 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We made our way to Fitzpatricks on a recent trip to Carlingford and I can confirm that the hype is warranted. The restaurant was busy on this particular Saturday afternoon but we were seated promptly, menus handed over, and a drinks order was soon taken....More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a quirky joint. From the moment you arrive in the car park there is something to catch your eye from carts filled with flowers a grand piano outside!!! A floral engine car and so much more and THEN!!! You get inside. If you hate...More

Thank mazz312
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took my daughters and my mother to Fitzpatrick's for a treat. I had never been before and had heard great reports. It was a very busy lunchtime and the staff were obviously rushed off their feet. However they were pleasant and efficient. The food...More

Thank ToandMo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worked in Dublin that day and called on the way home. It gets a great reputation but I personally think it's way over priced. The surrounfungs are very nice, the food is good, not brilliant but very expensive. We certainly wouldn't be in a rush...More

Thank Samuel E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on recommendation from relatives who live an hour away on an afternoon's visit to Carlingford. Very quirky exterior, lots of fun and very well maintained. Interior is a cluttered labyrinth of passageways filled with memorabilia from yesteryear. You could spend an hour just looking...More

Thank Gadgeteer1066
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten this restaurant on a few occassions. The food is fine you wont be over or underwhelmed. I think it is overpriced pub grub.

Thank Mickey1761
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're disappointed that your overall experience wasn't second to none. We hope you will visit us again and that your next experience with us spectacular.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were top notch. The selection of seafood (all fresh and local) was super and cooked to perfection. The restaurant was quite busy so we waited a while to be seated but the bar was also really nice so no biggie. Staff were...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks and that you enjoyed our seafood we will pass the lovely comments onto our kitchen...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful bar and restaurant and nice food. Nothing spectacular and slightly overpriced. Service was really good but our table felt a little cramped but it was very busy at the time. Would recommend going a little earlier in the evening to avoid the squeeze.More

Thank southall4ever
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks and we can get be extremely busy during the summer months so arriving earlier is a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food,drinks and service.love the old irish feel of the place.so much to see.not to be missed if you are in the north louth area!

Thank Hugh D
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks and hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usually I'm not one for hype around restaurants as I'm often left disappointed, but Fitzpatrick's definitely lived up to the standard! The outside area is beautifully maintained and the inside is like an old style Irish Cottage, decorated with items I've often found in my...More

Thank Katie D
ronaldo007, Public Relations Manager at Fitzpatricks bar and restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're delighted you had a good experience with us here in Fitzpatricks and our thrilled you liked the decor of the place and will pass all the...More

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Questions & Answers
John N
5 November 2016|
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Response from ronaldo007 | Property representative |
Hi sorry only seen the question now , yes we do accept all major cards except America express thank you danny
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Gerard K
22 August 2016|
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Response from sdxo55 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure to be honest. We made sure to give our tip to the waitress that served us that night, after that I'm not sure what is done with them
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ronaldo007
Hi Catherine, Firstly I would like to apologise to you and your party for what happened on the day that you visited Fitzpatrick’s. Secondly I try not to get involved in what’s right and wrong in public I do prepare to address these issues in private. I don’t reply too many of the comments made on this open forum (trip advisor), but in this case I feel compelled to stand up for my restaurant and staff over your thoughtless comments. Your headline “Never will be back..what has happened to this place???” Maybe that would have been an excellent question to ask on the night in question with I will address now. I saw what you described as ..”a white mass plus what looked like either a white hair or thread (long) was baked into the bread” as I was on site in the night in question. It was not a hair or a thread but the seal of the flour bag up to now I don’t know how it got there as the flour is sieved to make the bread and it should not have been there but at no stage did any member of my staff put it there on purpose as every member of my kitchen staff and front of house are trained to meet very high health and hygiene standards I would personally like to meet you as you are so obviously perfect and have never made a mistake in your life. I am heading into my 22 year in business here at Fitzpatrick’s and in all of those years we have we have had up until now only one instance of an item found in the bread. I am sure you will agree this is an excellent record. I train my staff to do a good job at all times to their best of their abilities we strive to achieve a very high standard of service here at Fitzpatrick’s. On the night in question that you visited two members of my staff that were due to work were out due to illness, this created huge stress and pressure on the night. It was not a perfect service and some service standards did slip due to circumstances beyond our control. I can’t close the doors because two staff call in sick, my team banded together and tried their hardest to get through what was a very busy service. For example if Dublin football team had three players injured on All Ireland final day the manager is not happy but he would field the best team possible if they lose by three goals at least they turned up for the game played sure they lost but they did the best they could . Running a bar and restaurant is very difficult, the staff turnover is very high. Consistency is a very hard thing to get right and maintain, without having to deal with social media sites who enable people to become key board warriors. We try very hard on a daily basis to welcome people to provide them with good service, to enjoy the Fitzpatrick’s experience. I would like to ask you if you went to the cinema and the film was delayed for 15 minutes or if you bought a loaf of bread in the shop and it was stale or if you got your car serviced and they did not fix it right would you go on line and slate the business’s and its staff in question. These kind of sites particularly target restaurants and not the type of business’s I have listed above i.e. the cinema the shop and the garage. You had a genuine complaint on the night but as I say we like to deal with things personally had you have given my staff a chance. These kind of reviews on trip advisor reflect very badly on not only my business but my staff who work so hard to try and achieve perfection with sometimes very little thanks I employ 58 people at my restaurant and comments and headlines like your own is sole destroying to each and every member of staff. It is so disrespectful to read comments like these. A simple phone call or an email would have got a lot more respect. I notice that you reviewed us in 2012 (three years ago) it was a very positive review but by your own admission you have been here many times why not review us on the other visits you have had in the three years. I can assure you that my business has not gone downhill. But your comments make us stronger and push us to achieve our goals. Sorry your friend nearly got sick but it was not done on purpose it was a MISTAKE!!! My restaurant is busy every day and we run a waiting list to try and seat everybody if the place has gone downhill that badly I would have an empty restaurant no waiting list no staff and no business thank god the word has not got out yet!!! My family and my staff try so hard to make everyone’s experience an enjoyable one that you will want to return to every day of the year. . I do invite people to write comments and reviews if the place is dirty, staff being ignorant or not being pleasant this kind of feedback can be turned into a positive but a complaint like your own could have been dealt with on the night or privately Thank You Danny Fitzpatrick
26 May 2015|
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Response from Julie O |
Great response to a cowardly attack on someone's reputation. It is so easy to knock someone's efforts to run a decent business from the safety of their own home; no confrontation to deal with, and you can say whatever you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rockmarshall, | Jenkinstown, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 6193
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