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Stag's Head

#136 of 1,974 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South City Centre
Irish, Bar, Pub, European
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1 Dame Ct., Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 679 3687
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Southern California
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were in Dublin with a HAL Cruise and looking for things to do on our own. This pub had good reviews, but wha attracted us was the "Strolling Through Ulysses" performance (only on Sundays). We had drinks, went downstairs for the delightful performance, and stayed for a delicious late pub lunch. There's a lot about this place on their... More 

Thank Travelnan8
Newquay, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten track a reasonable priced pub serving great food and lush Guinness! Irish whiskeys a plenty with very friendly staff. Worth finding and not so commercialised as Temple Bar area.

Thank Julie R
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Soup and draft beer were both great as was the dark Irish soda bread. This is very close to where the historic walking tour ends and our guide suggested it as a non-touristy venue. We wanted to return but ran out of town. I highly recommend!

Thank Susan F
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Old world pub, well known with Dublin people, has a more mature crowd if you want to get away from the maddening crowd

Thank Valerie B
Dublin, Ireland
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158 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Beautiful Victorian bar . Good priced drinks but new staff need to be trained up before being let loose behind the bar. Different prices from different staff for the same round.

Thank katy-lied
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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238 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here...average food and beer. As most pubs, there is traditional Irish meals and generous beer selections. The entry is very cool and the atmosphere is very cool...darker tones fill the pub. Located on a busy street, this is a great stop. Go for lunch for lighter crowds.

Thank Fretboard
New York City, New York
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

First visit 7.3.16. The Stag's Head is a Dublin classic in most senses. The decor is dark mahogany. The fancy windows mimic stained glass. The wood details are just short of ornate but full of character and sufficiently light to avoid seeming dark and brooding. The Guinness was proper. The only thing out of place was a rather unfortunate TV... More 

Thank TheJanvers
Cold Spring Harbor, New York
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were a starving family of 4 (2 teenagers) and although it was hard to find, it was worth running In the rain for it! Warm and friendly waitress, terrific food and a fun atmosphere. Lots of locals, which is what we wanted. Thrilled to have gone

Thank mnacc
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Jumped in the stags head"again"about 8 months since the last time.....found a new atmosphere and a great welcoming by the the boss "Ruari"he's the man....kindness and funny as no one else in Dublin found here..if you are in Dublin for holyday or whatever you have to go to stags Head high high recommend..you gonna have a good day\night!!!!!👍👍

Thank looks80
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

First goal upon entering Ireland was to find an Irish pub for some Fish and Chips and a pint of Guiness. the Stag's Head did not disappoint; just what the doctor ordered. perfect on all accounts. The fish and chips were the best we had the whole trip, the Guiness . . well what can you say, the waitress was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dame Ct., Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 3687

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