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Charley's Cafe

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Pearse Road, Letterkenny, Ireland
08:00 - 19:00
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Co Dublin
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Had been told about this 'Cafe' so decided to call. I have never tasted chips like them. Oh my word. They were so good we went the next day to fill up before our journey home. The chicken curry is wonderful. The staff were really friendly, considering we only went in 5 minutes before closing!

Thank sha37
Letterkenny, Ireland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Charleys cafe does exactly what it says on the box and does it very well. Great breakfasts, fantastic fish & chips and battered sausages at a reasonable rate. Staff efficient and pleasant. If you're looking for homemade chips look no further.

Thank 139donegal
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

The best wee fish &chip shop in town. Food always up to high standard servers always more than helpful and great wee chef who always makes sure the food is up to very high standard. One of my all time childhood favs and probably always will be.

Thank julie g
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Philip I have been here before and again I was very happy with the food service and of course when the weather is right it just makes everything better. The owner is hands on in here and would have no problem calling over asking is everything ok and at the same time he doesn’t shy away from complaints infact he... More 

1 Thank 00steels
Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

the service and food could be better, décor could do with a bit of refreshing, No real value for money,deserts poor.

1 Thank phil o
Newtownards, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

When you go away for a weekend you tend to eat too fancy so my hubby and I went to Charlie's. It had been recommended to me by an English gent that I got talking to in a bar. He was not wrong, the fish supper was great and the sausage supper was superb. The place was not the fanciest... More 

1 Thank crossval8
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Food is always great and tasty!!, Plenty of seating, fast service so its ideal at lunch time, reliable and affordable.

1 Thank Woody168
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

If you want a good old fashioned chippy, this is the place. Unlike mr chippy, it ain't swimming in grease. I got the chicken burger and guess what, actual chicken!! Divine. Loaded with salad and coleslaw and the chips, very good. I'm picky about my chips. Staff are lovely and very friendly. Basically if you're dining solo, you won't feel... More 

1 Thank Jennifer M
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I love the fish and chips in this café. The staff are lovely and the place is clean. I have ate hear on numerous occasions .

1 Thank 999Ashley1960
Winnipeg, Canada
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Vacationing again in Ireland and once again visited Charley's café. Was very impressed that the owner remembered us from last year and where we were from!. Great hospitality! We both had the fish and chips and they were fantastic! This year we were staying too far away from Letterkenny to visit often but look forward to more meals in Charley's... More 

2 Thank Sharon S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pearse Road, Letterkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Letterkenny
I suggested this restaurant earlier but did not get a response. It is a friendly, family run business that has fantastic fish and chips. They are fresh chips, not the frozen kind which was a lovely surprise.

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