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Olde Castle Bar

Certificate of Excellence
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Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 74 972 1262
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Carlisle, England
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were passing through Donegal town in a bit of a hurry and really just needed a swift and efficient light lunch Brother had fish (sea bream I think), but I went for the "non-starter" big sized seafood chowder. The best I've had in the past year - and I LOVE seafood chowder. Staff were lovely, smartly turned out and... More 

1 Thank GasMenace
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We called here without recommendation. It was Monday evening and managed to get a table. The waiting staff were excellent and plenty of them. The food arrived in good time and was piping hot and lovely. Sweets were also good and despite one being brought which was wrong, this was immediately changed without any fuss.

1 Thank Bradders1038
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The really do pull a perfect pint here! Very accommodating and pleasant staff. Delicious food (large portions - so don't over order). Great kids menu with some different choices that are not on every other kids menu. A really great location and historic building that's very centrally located.

1 Thank superuseresq
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently stopped at this bar/restaurant when in the area. From the outside this place looks inviting! The lay out inside is somewhere between a bar and a restaurant but it is comfortable enough. The food though was very good my goats cheese starter was amazing, mains good also. Only downside is the price, definitely overpriced especially the starters are... More 

1 Thank Andrew G
Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Olde Castle was in a good spot. Decided to chose it because of its good reviews and wasn't disappointed. Good menu though a bit pricey, food was of a reasonable standard though did arrive relatively quickly.

1 Thank Gerard M
Collingswood, New Jersey
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant. My wife and I have eaten here on 3 occasions and I have thoroughly enjoyed each visit. The food is excellent, the servers are friendly and the decor and atmosphere are very appealing. I will eat here during all of my visits to Donegal.

1 Thank Iwaswandering
Mantoloking, New Jersey
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We read great reviews of the Old Castle Bar and we weren't disappointed! The seafood chowder was delicious and all of our entrees were equally tasty.

1 Thank mike f
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the seafood was delicious. wanted to see how irish cooked seafood would taste, and was thrilled with the choices. highly recommend this place for the food and ambience.

1 Thank diane c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food, atmosphere and service. I highly recommend here for food and drink .. A must when in Donegal. Mouth watering dishes...

1 Thank OReilly2017
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place for lunch. Nice atmosphere and good food. Sunday lunch is especially delicious and nice to have menu choice rather than a carvery. Has a pleasant olde worlde charm. Always look forward to a meal here.

1 Thank MarjiM10

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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
Average prices
US$8 - US$48
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Donegal Town
  • Phone Number: +353 74 972 1262
Donegal’s finest traditional old Irish Bar & Restaurant offers a warm welcome to visitors to Donegal Town and locals alike. The Olde Castle Bar and Restaurant Donegal is home to the finest Donegal seafood, steaks, beers, wines & whiskies – served by the O’Toole family and their team, with a smile and a Cead Mile Failte!

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