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Dublin Bay

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320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
+1 515-956-3580
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Beulah, Michigan
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the quality of the food. Atmosphere is interesting and comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised.

Thank Mara M
Dwight, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff!! Very friendly and knowledgeable about the real big beer menu as well as the food menu. We were the last to leave and the staff s fine with that!!! Will definitely stop in again my next time in Ames!!!

Thank kimberlyk15
Management response:

Hi Kimberlyk, thank you for the great feedback and review! We appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to write a stellar review. Slainte! More 

Ames, Iowa
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service.. Love the bread pudding and lamb stew! The ambience is also nice. Overall it's a good place in Ames to hangout.

Thank eliza j
Management response:

Hi Eliza, thank you for the great feedback and review. Cheers! More 

Ankeny, Iowa
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124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We went with another couple on a Saturday night. They accept reservations, which made planning our evening easy. They beer selection was very extensive as expected. Everyone enjoyed our meals and would certainly go back.

Thank Dave-in-Iowa
Management response:

Hi Dave, thank you for the kind comments and great review! Cheers! More 

Reedsville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great food and great friendly service. Food was outstanding, and a good selection of beers Definitely will go back for more.

Thank Esquarreed
Management response:

Hi Esquarreed, thank you for the rave review and wonderful comments. Slainte! More 

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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We have been to Dublin Bay many times and consistently had great food and service. We always enjoy their unique entrees and vast beer selection. My favorite is the boxtys. They are fabulous topped with a Gorgonzola cream sauce. However, their lamb stew, bangers and mash, and fish and chips are also family favorites. The restaurant has the dark interior... More 

Thank Kim D
Management response:

Hi Kim D., thank you for the great review! More 

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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic great beer selection. Fast friendly service. Had great Bacon cheese Burger. Iris Nacho's amazing. Great bat. Not to be missed .

Thank TAVR1
Management response:

Hi Tavr1, thank you for the great review! More 

Garden Plain, Kansas
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165 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

it is tough to rate a restaurant that gets consistently high ratings but you have to recognize excellence when you pass by it. this place is awesome. the beer selection is amazing. the onion rings were perfectly crunchy, I had the Guinness Beef Boxty with Brussel sprouts that was really very good. wonderful menu. Jessie was our waitress and knew... More 

Thank departingcontestant
Management response:

Hi, thank you for the wonderful review and great comments. Slainte! More 

Ames, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We go to Dublin Bay often. They have it all.. a great menu at a reasonable price, friendly service and always tasty. This is a great place to pop in for drinks to, before or after a movie. Be ready for a crowd on game days.

Thank julofor3
Management response:

Hi, thank you for the wonderful review! Cheers! More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Unfamiliar with the area, we picked this place based off of the reviews from TripAdvisor. The atmosphere was very cozy, drinks were reasonable and food was very good. Service could have been a little better. Waitress lacked personality and had a bit of attitude but did her job. Overall enjoyable dinner.

Thank Tracy H
Management response:

Hi Tracy, thank you for the review and we are sorry to hear about the service aspect of your experience. We will definitely bring this up to our staff to avoid future issues. Cheers! 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
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-956-3580
For the Irish, a Pub is far more than a bar… a Pub is a community gathering place – an overgrown “family room” where members of the neighborhood meet to share the latest news, laugh, and ofttimes solve the world’s problems.

At an Irish Pub, the idea of being a “regular” is, well, a bit of a lunacy… one can no more be a regular in a Pub than a regular in one’s own home! For the Irish, the Pub is a home – not for its beer, or stout, or libations, but for its environment of family… comfort… and safety from the stormy rains that grow the Irish countryside emerald green in grass and clover.

For a traveler, the attraction of the Pub is the Irish philosophy that there are no strangers, but rather friends not yet met. To enter a Pub is to drop by a friend’s home… the greeting is warm and genuine, the service is gracious, the experience is relaxing and fun.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?