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Dublin Bay

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320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
+1 515-956-3580
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Redwood Falls, Minnesota
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our company had a meeting and made reservations at Dublin Bay. I was a little skeptical that they would be able to handle our group, for it was over 40 people. They were able to get our entire group in and have plenty of room for the normal dining crowd. My meal was the Fish and Chips. Loved it! Others... More 

Thank pwiechmann
Emily, Minnesota
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Passing through Ames on 35W and stopped to have dinner... what a pleasant surprise to find this pub with a great selection of beers. Food was great, servers friendly, made for enjoyable evening. Will definitely return!

Thank kat977
Geneseo, New York
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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went here on a recommendation from a friend with family during recent ISU visit. Great choice. The apps we had were all great, including the soda bread, calamari, and crab cakes. The meals were a couple Fish and Chips and Stout Salmon-all were excellent. BIL stated he had eaten here on business lunches and all had been very happy with... More 

Thank Disneyadic
Ankeny, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's that time of year again - time for Dublin Bay's pumpkin bread pudding. As long as the sweet pumpkins hold out, you can enjoy this all-time favorite of mine. Their year-around bread pudding is exceptional but the pumpkin version is truly wonderful. After making the drive to Ames for no other reason than to enjoy the pudding, I also... More 

Thank bruce745
Jacksonville, Illinois
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101 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Meals and service at one time the best in town. Many times one of the owners would greet you at the door. Now you never know what to expect. The layout of the dining room is unique and you do feel you are a part of the atmosphere. The dining room is divided into smaller, comfortable dining areas like one... More 

Thank cyclonesdan
Marshalltown, Iowa
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Not really happy with this meal. Service was slow and food was only mediocre. Not planning to go there again.

Thank Donna H
Fort Dodge, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

First time there the food was great had the Dublin club and wasn't able to Finnish it. Friend had fish and chips witch was also great. Looking forward to trying the lamb stew next

Thank Ssorenson
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

For all the grave reviews read, we were quite disappointed. The staff while great professional and courteous...the food was a disappointment. I ordered the lamb stew. Instead of chunks of lamb as expected in a stew it was ground meat. Skimpy on the veggies. It primarily consisted of gravy thickened with cornstarch. My husband's fish was overcooked and was not... More 

Thank Kristi H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Very nice restaurant. Nice atmosphere, great food, and high class service. The food was amazing - served hot and fresh! Can't wait to go back.

Thank Cameron S
Omaha, Nebraska
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

When folks start talking about restaurants in Ames, Iowa, one of the first that always comes up is Hickory Park. And rightfully so, the food there is delicious. But if I had to choose one place where the food is better, the beer is cold, and the atmosphere is far more relaxing I'd go to Dublin Bay every time. You... More 

Thank Darin N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-956-3580

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?