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O'Dowds of Roundstone

Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
+353 95 35809
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab claws” (45 reviews)
“chowder” (79 reviews)
“seafood” (80 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed excellent seafood at good price for the quality on offer, we ate in the bar which is small and has great atmosphere - no TV, no piped music, lovely, just a great view of the harbour!

Thank NonaimGalway
Reviewed 1 week ago

this Pub is a nice place to eat local food. You're warmly welcomed..Must try the fisherman platter. A typical irish local pub overviewing the port of roundsto,e

Thank pfeiffer_kaye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, Great music and as Irish as you get - they even gave Quintin Tarantino 'a run for his money' as they say over here - Connemara men take no nonsense :p

Thank Sheba_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first came to O'Dowds some 20 years ago, and have visited on and off in between, I have fond memories of sheltering from the Atlantic rain with a bowl of Chowder and some fries. The food was never fresher, the portions generous and the...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived by sailing boat and we were marooned for several days due to poor weather. Ate here several times and between us worked our way through the menu. Excellent.

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very quick bit - the seafood cocktail. The food & service were really excellent. Would recommend this place to everybody. Greät spot. Will stop there again.

Thank dalo70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As regular visitors to the area we first started eating at O'Dowds around 18 years ago. Back then the food was great and it was fairly priced but we noticed a few years ago that the place had gone downhill and had become very expensive...More

2  Thank Em131313
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate in the bar. we wanted the chicken wings but the hadn't any left so we had the pate. it was ok but nothing special. We then had the seafood platter to share and as it was priced at 30€, we expected it to...More

Thank Michael075
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

O'Dowds is a magnet for tourists in Roundstone - it has oodles of charm and character in the bar area, although the restaurant is a bit bland and uninviting - especially in the rear section. Food was OK, but nothing special - on the expensive...More

1  Thank Fozzy279
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being regular visitors to the area we decided to have our last main meal of the trip at O'dowds for fish and chips.Sadly not a good decision .The fish (hake) smelt of ammonia and needed scraping off of the skin.on enquiry we were assured of...More

Thank Roger S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Roundstone
  • Phone Number: +353 95 35809
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O'Dowds is a traditional Bar & Seafood Restaurant situated in the centre of Roundstone village overlooking the harbour. It has been run by the O'Dowd family for four generations since 1906. A bar has been operating on the premises since 1840 and it is widely regarded as the oldest pub in Connemara. It is now famous for its excellent fresh local seafood and it has one of the best pints of guinness in the locality. You can also taste some excellent irish craft beers like: The Galway Hooker, O'Hara's Irish Stout & O'Hara's light Ale.O'Dowds is open from 10am every day all year, serving breakfast until 12 noon, a bar menu is served from noon to 9.30pm every day. Fresh seafood include our own Home-made Seafood Chowder, Roundstone Crab Claws, Cashel Bay Mussels, Mannin Bay Oysters, Local Lobster and our very popular Fisherman's Platter, all accompanied with home-made brown scones. Chicken, Meat, Vegetarian, Soups S Sandwiches are also well catered for. Reservations in our restaurant are advisable during July & August & Bank Holiday weekends.O'Dowds has a special traditional pub atmosphere & friendly service which has remained unchanged for decades if not centuries. The bar is small & intimate with its traditional turf fire & beautiful views over Roundstone Harbour & The Twelve Bens.
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