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Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill

320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
+1 515-956-3580
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Met associates from work here for drinks and dinner. Quaint place. Easy to find. Food was good. Waitress was very attentive without being invasive. Let us go at our own pace, not rushed, did not feel pressured to close the tab. Comfortable place to go...More

Thank fredzelhart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here with family and everyone enjoyed their meals. Fish and chips, reuben, pork dinner (with brussel sprouts and garlic mashed potatoes) were all winners! Service was prompt and efficient, prices seemed reasonable. There were several other items on the menu that I'd like to...More

1  Thank blandboy
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind comments and great review. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food - real Irish, great atmosphere. Good service- a family favorite. Never had a bad experience at Dublin Bay.

Thank chrisAmesIowa
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris, thank you for the kind comments and great review. We appreciate you supporting local and look forward to your next visit. Slainte!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this place! Very good ambiance with Irish music and decor. Our food was excellent and was as authentic as far as I could tell. Great menu variety.

Thank Polly Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of five coworkers had a great meal. We all had something different and no one was disappointed. Myself, can't go wrong with fish and chips!

Thank pwiechmann
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on our way to Nebraska for a quick diner. Service was prompt and friendly. Food arrived fast and was excellent. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Scott S
Management response:Responded 20 August 2017

Hi Scott, thank you for the great review and excellent feedback. We wish safe travels upon you and hope to see you again anytime you're in the area. Slainte!

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Sine this establishment was highly rated we were ready for a good meal. Fish and chips was terrible. The fish was very tough and the lamb burger was more bread than burger. Will not go back.More

Thank jeffpennell
Management response:Responded 19 August 2017

Hi Jeff, we are very sorry to hear about your experience and would like to hear more. If you would kindly email us at dublinbayirish@gmail.com or call us at (515) 956-3580 at your convenience that would be appreciated. Thank you for the comments and we...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I was working in the area. Found this place for dinner. My waitress was awesome. They had a great beer selection. The food was perfect. This is a good place for a simple meal. Highly recommend it.

Thank Dennis D
Management response:Responded 11 August 2017

Hi Dennis, thank you for the kind words and 4-star review. Cheers!

Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is my Uncle DeWayne's favorite place! We meet him there almost every time we come to Ames! Food is good and staff are great! Bartenders are funny!

Thank coezetteb
Management response:Responded 11 August 2017

Hi, thank you for the great review and feedback. We hope to see you and Uncle DeWayne very soon! Slainte!

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

You will not be disappointed, I'd your from out of town don't leave until you stop in and enjoy all they have. Atmosphere is just as wonderful as the food is.

Thank H3811EXjohnf
Management response:Responded 10 August 2017

Hi, thank you for the great review and kind words. We appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you again soon on your next visit. Slainte!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
For the Irish, a Pub is far more than a bar… a Pub is a community gathering place – an overgrown “family room” where members of the neighborhood meet to share the latest news, laugh, and ofttimes solve the world’s problems.

At an Irish Pub, the idea of being a “regular” is, well, a bit of a lunacy… one can no more be a regular in a Pub than a regular in one’s own home! For the Irish, the Pub is a home – not for its beer, or stout, or libations, but for its environment of family… comfort… and safety from the stormy rains that grow the Irish countryside emerald green in grass and clover.

For a traveler, the attraction of the Pub is the Irish philosophy that there are no strangers, but rather friends not yet met. To enter a Pub is to drop by a friend’s home… the greeting is warm and genuine, the service is gracious, the experience is relaxing and fun.
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