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O'Dowds of Roundstone

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Harbour View | Main Street, Roundstone, Ireland
+353 95 35809
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took most of our dinners at O'Dowds. The food was excellent and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. My favorite spot was next to the fireplace in the dining room to take off the chill. Irish stew, lamb shank, fish and chips were all amazing.

Thank ajscherer
Talbot County, Maryland
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped at the pub because of the reviews. We had a great seafood lunch, super fresh. Staff was most helpful. Definitely recommend the Roundstone location.

Waterford, Ireland
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After walking from Clifden to Roundstone along the old bog road, 18km myself and friends were tired and foot sore so we went into O'Dowds Bar in Roundstone and were warmly welcomed by the staff and served lovely creamy pints of Guinness and Smithwicks. This is a great bar to visit.

Thank MacPow
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going back to O'Dowds every time I am in Roudstone since I was a child. It is just an ordinary Galway pub in a lot of way but the atmosphere's good, if you're lucky you can nab the best table by the window overlooking the harbour and the the menu is local and consistent. It's a small place so... More 

Thank Orla-Jo
Dublin, Ireland
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217 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really great seafood lunch here recently & as it was locally sourced, therefore it was supremely fresh! Everything we had was spot on, & to follow of course we just had to have some delicious dessert, which was freshly made on the premises. Definitely worth returning to every time we're in the area!

Thank C_and_H_11
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to this well known local pub-restaurant took place mid week and off season. However there were quite a few diners present when we arrived and the numbers remained fairly constant during our two and a half hour stay with people coming and going at regular intervals. We were greeted by two friendly girls who made us feel at... More 

Thank william l
Limerick, Ireland
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely small old style bar with a few tables,I think a bigger eating area next door. It is intimate and cosy. Our first visit was for lunch-a delicious chowder. On the surrounding tables,very close by, were a beautiful plate oysters, a sea food platter, a bowl of muscles.They were all being enthusiastically consumed ! We returned the following evening... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Piled in here today ,very impressive chowder and pizzas served ,to get rid of any chill from outdoor activities today This was the neighbouring cafe not restaurant ,bit cluttered,it is a cafe ,but could not fault quality of food or effort of waitress and manger Some of dishes look a little dear

Thank therealdeadbird
Vineland, New Jersey
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Old traditional pub with good beer and wine, atmosphere. Worth the trip from the B&B. Ask for the local Roundstone beer.

Thank Spartyrules
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147 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Located on the main street, overlooking the harbour, this is a good place to stop for lunch. Decent food, homemade. Small room with good views.

Thank Ross-Siobhan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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
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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