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Resturants accepting credit cards

How can I find out which resturants in Dublin accept credit cards?

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1. Re: Resturants accepting credit cards

Any proper sit down restaurant will accept cc fast food places maybe not

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2. Re: Resturants accepting credit cards

Generally restaurants and shops will have a sticker on their front door or window advertising that they accept Visa/Master Card credit cards.

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I was in Dublin (and much of Ireland) last month - all restaurants/merchants took my debit card. Oddly, a few days after I returned home to the USA, I discovered that somebody went and blew up my bank account in Beirut, Lebanon - that being said, the little credit card I had ordered up for use on the trip didn't arrive before my departure, and somebody got hold of that and used it all over my hometown for gasoline and car parts, lol - so use cards as carefully as possible, whether at home or abroad~ But my point really is that yes, cards are readily accepted in Dublin.

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Asking which restaurants accept cc's in Dublin is the same as someone asking which restaurants accept them in Pittsburgh! It is not a third world country.

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Asking a question about credit cards is fair. As is answering the question. I personally like to think all questions are welcome here!

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Mathlady, the passive/aggressiveness wasn'ty really necessary

It's a valid question and I can only presume you haven't travelled that much, which is ok!

Berlin is not in a third world country ( Germany, by the way) and yet you will often have problems paying with credit cards in restaurants or elsewhere.

Same in certain parts of Italy.

Doctor, you'll generally have no problem in Dublin.

I have a friend who once paid for his newspaper by card!

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Referring to Berlin, there was an interesting story in the newspapers yesterday about the Obama trip to Berlin following the G8 summit. The Obama kids were escorted into a Berlin restaurant for ice cream and they set the tab on their mothers credit card. According to German law only the named person on a debit card is allowed to use it. So did the restaurant break the law in allowing the Obama kids sign for the ice cream.

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8. Re: Resturants accepting credit cards

You can check the menu for restaurants in Dublin here, by location, cuisine, Early Bird and other Special Offers:

http://www.menupages.ie/Dublin

Click on an individual restaurant, and you'll find there's a heading called Facilities with various icons shown; one of which is a credit card.

When you click on the credit card symbol, it says something along the lines of 'Accepts most major credit cards'.

Here's one chosen at random to illustrate the point:

http://tinyurl.com/k8grl8s

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You may want to check with your bank to compare the Foreign Transaction Fees charged for charge card expenses versus ATM/debit transactions. For instance, my bank card charges a 3% Foreign Transaction Fee on top of credit card charges but only 1% Foreign Transaction Fee for getting Euros at an ATM using my debit card, so I save 2% by getting cash from ATMs rather than charging. However, if there are any other ATM transaction fees charged, it may be a wash with little or no difference in fees charged credit versus debit, but if the fees are smaller for debit you may want to hit the ATMs every day or two to save a little on fees, if you don't mind carrying some cash around.

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Where cards are accepted it tends to be Visa or Mastercard. If you have another type of card such as Amex or Diners Club, you may find it is not as readily recognised.