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Cockhill Road, Buncrana, Ireland
+353 74 936 1037
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dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

'Tommy's' is a local chipper that's been around for years. Everybody in the town, and further, knows it and loves it. It's mainly chipper food but they also do other things like dinner and curry. They famous for their fish and chips, which they make themselves. If you want something that the locals love then this is the place to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

First port of call after our regular trips from London to Buncrana. My missus loves the fish and "chip" in here. The chicken is not bad either. In the family, we have a standing joke calling it the "Roadkill Cafe" - not a reflection on the quality of the food or service - just a fun pun on the actual... More 

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Thank dannymcl
Dublin
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Roadside Cafe or Tommy's as it is known locally is as close as you will get in Buncrana to a traditional chip shop. It has its busy times so be prepared for a wait if you visit during one of these peak times. The take-away service is very popular but be careful you are not queue jumped.

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Thank DublinDavidM
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Good wholesome food, fast service, friendly pleasant and very helpful staff and value for money. Lovely pot of tea

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Thank gemma201660
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Ordered the fish & chips to eat in. The staff member wasn't overly friendly but we got served quickly. Food was great and its a cosy place to eat but the decor could do with an update.

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Thank Clarisa99
Upper Battlefield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent food. Just the sheer amount of grease was slightly annoying. Lovely prices. Cleanliness ok. Hit the diff and pray

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Thank TheBattler2000
Buncrana, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

best food , atmosphere and serive going. big space and caters to your every need or want. the owner is so nice also he chats away and is so happy all the time .

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Thank tasha g
donegal,
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

love food and service. Good menu, to include sandwiches, dinners, daily specials and usually cafe grills, burgers, fish,chickens etc. good kids menu

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Thank proudparents
Skipton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

I remember when I was younger, I used to love getting some fish suppers from Tommys as a treat, but I don't know if it's because I have tried more things in more places now, or if it really just isn't as good as it used to be :( I got some food when I was back recently, and it... More 

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Thank beize
Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

Very friendly staff but food was terrible. If it's grease you want, it's grease you'll get. Fish and chips was grease batter with something i think was supposed to be fish in the middle, the experience was similar to eating pure lard.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, Irish
Meals
Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cockhill Road, Buncrana, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Buncrana
  • Phone Number: +353 74 936 1037

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