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Half Door

3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
+353 66 915 1600
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 20 min
All hours
French, Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful low key atmosphere in a small Irish pub/restaurant. Don't know how else to describe it. My wife and I had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Started off with some Middleton Irish whisky and then we both ordered the carmalized salmon.

Thank herm1935
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good, we chose from the set menu. However, there was some issues with service that are small but added together meant that the restaurant did not live up to the expectations we had for it. For example, - we were half way...More

1  Thank rca930
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll give credit where it is due - our food was pretty tasty, we couldn't really fault anything in that regard. BUT the dining experience encompasses more than the quality of the food and our experience at the Half Door was ruined by the Manager's...More

2  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An enticing menu loaded with fresh fish and lamb did not disappoint. Plus, though the restaurant was very busy and we did not have a reservation, the host found us a nice table. In busier seasons, make sure to reserve in advance.

2  Thank Oregonian1320
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great quality, fresh fish and see food. Wine per glass selection could be better. Friendly service. We recommend the catch of the day

4  Thank RichardandLaura
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My boyfriend and I stopped in after this restaurant came highly recommended from a friend in Galway. The place was full and we didn't have a reservation, but we were seated immediately and warmly welcomed. They gave us smoked salmon on little toasted pieces of...More

4  Thank mleweaver
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of our hotel and we weren't disappointed. A warm welcome from friendly staff. Cosy atmosphere with a bit of a buzz. Menu left us spoilt for choice. We had the sea food chowder and the crab gratin for starters and...More

4  Thank VRO53
Reviewed 3 March 2017

My husband and I had dinner here at the suggestion of a local. What they failed to tell us what how impersonal and unwelcoming this place is. The food was quite good and the menu had an array of different offering that looked amazing. However,...More

2  Thank Tammy S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Went to Dingle with a group of friends this past weekend and decided to eat at the Half Door on Friday night. We all thought the food was very average and overpriced.

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Disappointed; there are a lot of better places in dingle, food only average, expected more for the high prices.

Thank grubbs51
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Do you cater for vegetarians ( no fish or meat ) ?
2 May 2016|
Response from johngreenaway | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the business. The menu is predominantly fish and meat but when asked in the past they have served up a couple of nice veggie dishes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 John Street, Dingle, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Dingle
  • Phone Number: +353 66 915 1600
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