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The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill

Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
+353 74 936 0137
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (208 reviews)
“ribs” (25 reviews)
“t bone” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 21:00 Hours
Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 399 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Was there with a table of 15 people. The service was SHOCKINGLY bad. It was so bad that it actually became a running joke for us. We were seated for an hour and 15 mins before we got our starters. Make sure and eat something...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank foxireland93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place for the first time tonight. Booked a table for 11 people for 7pm. Our party arrived 10 minutes beforehand only to be met with carnage at the door. " im sorry you will have to wait an hour". Now there were so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SeanyDerry
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Went here for a family celebration. We were in the upstairs room. This place is warm and cosy. Lovely staff and good food. Live music later in the evening. Great night all round.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fidelis M
Reviewed 17 November 2018

We came here with my husbands Aunt Mary who lives locally. She has been a number of times and always has an enjoyable meal. This place has a lovely atmosphere and the fire was lit so it was lovely and warm! The menu has a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GlasgowSiobhan
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to sit eat and relax open fire Food is first class Staff are very helpful I shall be a regular... This place will not disappoint

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roam792843
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Second visit to this place and did not disappoint. Fantastic tasty ribs. Friendly staff. This place is slightly off the beaten path but you must go there.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TLSM21
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Seemed the best bet for the area, so we went in for evening meal. A surly, elderly blond waitress tried to make us feel like we were begging for a table at The Ritz; she eventually 'found' us a table directly in front of the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Martin G
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The steak was very fatty, fat ran through the meat, half was inedible , and the sauce was very watery. The vegetarian dish was expensive for a bowl of pasta The service was very slow. The place is busy because its really the only place...More

Date of visit: September 2018
roncles, Manager at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Awww the craic of Tripadvisor! I was on shift that evening when you where in . I was advised by a member of staff of your antics on your previous visit . These antics i wouldnt even post on here . However after your previous...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We made good use of the early bird deal which I would highly recommend there is plenty of choice on the menu at a really good price. Staff and service excellent the only down side was the position of the table. We booked online 2...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ann1marie1
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Had the most tastiest meal tonight at the fire box grill. Absolutely beautiful food great and friendly staff.definitely well worth a visit again.and I could see why there was a queue and why it was so busy

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Caroline T
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Ronay C
22 February 2018|
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Response from Roncles | Property representative |
Yes there is
Billy P
21 September 2017|
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Response from bandd2812 | Reviewed this property |
check online and you will get the menu
3 September 2017|
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Response from Cdr10gaa | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they have a web page with it on it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Fahan
  • Phone Number: +353 74 936 0137
  • E-mail
Our restaurant is located on the shores of Lough Swilly, at Fahan, Co.Donegal, in the premises of The Railway Tavern which was formally the Station House of the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Company (L&LSR)..Our Main course dishes are cooked to perfection on our wood burning Firebox Grill, just like in the old days were the engineers on the locomotives, used their firebox to heat their snacks !The Bar and Restaurant still have the old fires blazing which create a very cosy , snug room to eat or drink in ..
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