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Doolin's Irish Pub and Cafe - CLOSED

3211 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707-6322
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
11 Nov 2014
“Great fish 'n' chips, but sadly out of business...”
1 Sep 2014
“Very Good and Can Be Even Better”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Pub, Irish
3211 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707-6322
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

This particular location seems to be cursed. A number of establishments have given business a go here. The latest was Doolin's. The interior had an old Irish bar feel, and the food and service was very good. I hate that they have gone out of...More

Thank EdRockster
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Great pub atmosphere in a weird location. I have to admit if it wasn't for a Groupon we had bought I don't think we'd ever had known it was there. That being said I'm glad we found them. The authentic looking pub interior reminded me...More

Thank SD K
Reviewed 28 August 2014

At first we were a little surprised because this pub had a limited number of tables and we did not see anyone else eating food there, just drinking bear and wine. Got there at about 8pm, Primarily to use a Groupon for the evening. Got...More

Thank docnc
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Walked into restaurant and no one said anything to us. Had to ask do we seat ourselves? Place was empty on a Saturday night, one other table when we got there around 7:00pm. Hard to read the menu the place is so dark. Food was...More

Thank NCFan
Reviewed 17 June 2014

It seems that more restaurants are jumping in with live music these days which is really nice. The food was reasonably priced and we couldn't believe the cheap beer prices available. We splurged on an appetizer since we saved so much on the beers. Enjoyed...More

Thank DurhamNCJande
Reviewed 17 December 2013

A nice pub whose interior atmosphere belies the plain exterior. Nice selection of Irish food and drink. Get the short rib.

Thank OBXPirate1
Reviewed 25 November 2013

My husband and I have visited this quaint Irish pub twice and truly love their fish and chips. The serving is large so we usually share an order. They, of course, have lots of Irish beer on tap as well. The pub is small and...More

Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Once we found Doolin's (not easy in the dark) we were skeptical, but up for an adventure. Looks more like just a local bar than an Irish Pub and/or restaurant. Waitress was terrific and the we were stunned at how good the food was. Shepherd's...More

1  Thank Sharron G
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Fun, inviting neighborhood bar feel. Great bartender, staff and friendly service. Order a Black and Tan and the burger. Fish and Chips are great, too.

Thank kimgd
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The food here is really good. I recommend the Potato Boxty. It is very hearty and filling. Our server was nice, but it seemed to take forever to get our food. I'm glad we weren't starving. It was not crowded or busy that night so...More

Thank kydizzle
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Restaurant Details

Bar, Pub, Irish
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:01 AM
11:00 AM - 12:01 AM
11:00 AM - 12:01 AM
11:00 AM - 2:01 AM
11:00 AM - 2:01 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3211 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707-6322
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
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