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Review of Durty Nelly's

Durty Nelly's
Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Bunratty
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$34
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Durty Nelly’s is one of Ireland’s most famous pubs and offers a truly unique Irish experience through its history and character. Often copied but never replaced, this truly unique piece of Irish heritage dates back to 1620. Enjoy the craic agus ceoil at the world-renowned Durty Nelly’s where we offer live Traditional Irish music every weekend, host festivals all year ’round, and even welcome a few celebrities on occasion!Durty Nelly’s is famed for our extensive and great-value menus in The Bar, Loft & Oyster Restaurants. Whether it be a quick bite or a special meal, our top-class chefs will cater to every taste and budget, providing an unforgettable dining experience.
Edmonton, Canada
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496 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
“OK!”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Maybe sometime ago it was a cool place to hangout and enjoy some craic but nowadays it seems that their drawing in busloads (literally) of tourists to Durty Nelly's. It's become more of a tourist attraction rather than anything else. It's great for business, don't get me wrong, but it gets too rowdy and crowded. The 2 nights we swung by there were some unruly and loud tourists that kinda killed our night of craic we were hoping for. Guess it's part and parcel of it all....
Food is good! Atmosphere is great! There's music almost every night that starts at around 9.30pm.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Richard L
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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Skaramoosh, we were a little disappointed to read that you found your visit to be "more of a tourist attraction than anything else". This year has been especially busy due to The Gathering; the busier periods are not to everyone's liking, but neither are the quieter ones. We were however delighted to read your complements regarding our food and atmosphere. Thanks for your review and we do hope to see you again soon.
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Thai green Curry”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Had a meal here returning to Dromoland after a meeting. The Thai green curry is probably the best I've ever had. Really worth a visit just for that. Service was a little slow but there was a bus tour there too

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Micro089
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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Micro089, Thank you for your review. We were delighted to read that you especially enjoyed our Thai Green Curry and we will pass your complements on to our chefs.
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Calabogie, Canada
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“A Special Pub!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We came from Canada looking to find Irish charm, hospitality and music. Durty Nelly's comes through in all areas. We ate in The Snug (fine food and wonderful staff) and afterwards were enchanted by a wonderful singer/musician. The ,locals we met during the course of the evening were fun loving and very friendly. We tell all of our friends who are considering a trip to Ireland that Durty Nelly's should be part of their experience!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Richard H
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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Richard H, Thank you for your review and kind words. We do hope to see you again soon.
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Miami, Florida
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44 reviews
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“Great Sticky toffee pudding!”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We liked the atmosphere, service and food! There was live music one night and the locals gathered to dance, it was a great treat. Great Pub!

Visited September 2013
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Thank Damaris C
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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Damaris C, Thanks for your review. We will pass your complements on to our staff and chefs, and we hope to see you again soon for some more Sticky Toffee Pudding!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“What a great time”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Visiting from the States and made to feel right at home. Singing along with the piano player and rest of the crowd will not be forgotten.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank skip h
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DurtyNellys1620, General Manager at Durty Nelly's, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
skip h, we were happy to read that you enjoyed your visit and the music. Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon.
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