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McDermott's Pub

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Roadfoard, Doolin, Ireland
+ + 353 65 7074328
11:00 - 00:01
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Two jet lagged travelers and very hungry. What great food perfectly cooked. They have the best fish and chips ever and my husband had their lamb stew and raved about it. The staff was so welcoming and friendly. The ambience is cozy and pub like and at 9:00, they have live Trad music playing. They were very talented guys.

Thank Soosie8
Gatineau, Canada
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We had a very nice meal at McDermott's, one of the best during our trip. The staff was very nice, and OMG, the Guiness Stew? The meat was so tender and the sauce so tasty (they even give you a spoon, as yup, you won't leave any). Husband had a Lamb's Shank, and it was also delicious.

Thank Luthien_Tinuvielle
Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Great music, locals... tourists, nice no wonderfull staffs, ask and get a question answered.i would go again oh I did.

Thank David N
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the lamb shanks and the beer, great atmosphere and live music. Would recommend this pub to visitors to this delightful place - Doolin.

Thank Catherine B
Taneytown, Maryland
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

My son and I visited Doolin in May, went to McDermotts Pub several times. Food, service and music was great. We would go for lunch, get Seafood Chowder , it is really good, then go back in the evening for dinner , good beer and great music, staff very friendly, as well as the local folks.....great place to visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Great whiskey and decent selection with local music. Very fun and quaint. Great place to spend an evening soaking in the culture.

Thank Kellie J
Basalt, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

McDermott's Pub was the place to be on the Saturday night we were in Doolin. Great atmosphere and food.

Thank Lann5
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for an evening meal and was told live music would start 2000 to 2030. Food was fine and reasonably priced but by 2100 still no music. Live music started at 2110 but unfortunately was fed through PA system at near disco volume. Music was good but far too loud. We left. Real shame because if the music... More 

Thank Mervyn J
Nevada City, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Food was good, the music fantastic. We saw a group here that we'd seen in another pub the night before but it didn't matter. It was worth seeing them twice!

Thank liz c
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

They had the BEST fish and chips here. The fish was sweet and very tasty. Of course Guinness or Cider if you need gluten free.

Thank Kim D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
11:00 - 00:01
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roadfoard, Doolin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Doolin
  • Phone Number: + + 353 65 7074328
Traditional irish pub owned and run by the same family since 1876. Serving home cooked meals daily from march to november 1st. Groups catered for with reservations. Traditional irish music live every night all summer long. Come and join us!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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