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Dublin Bay

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320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
+1 515-956-3580
11:00 - 22:00
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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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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 

Level Contributor
69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Level Contributor
17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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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 48 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 

Level Contributor
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 

Ames, Iowa
Level Contributor
58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had reservations for a party. When people started arriving the waitress started complaining there were so many of us. Our food was a mixture of overcooked to mostly raw hamburger (when well done was ordered). One server for 21 people so as you can imagine people were finished eating as others were just getting their food. One of our... More 

Thank Debra_50154
Management response:

Hi Debra, we are sorry to hear about your experience. We are unsure of the circumstances surrounding the "so many of us" comment other than possibly the reservation was for fewer and many more showed up than expected? Either way, we will address this issue to our staff regarding the poor attitude. Thank you for bringing the issue up to... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Amicable wait staff, good Irish food, and a cozy atmosphere--the extensive menu offers choices for everyone's taste . . . I will be back!

Thank jge2014
Kansas City, MO
Level Contributor
280 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I was here with seven friends for lunch. We didn't have reservations yet were quickly seated at a large table. The waitress was there promptly and served us well the entire time we were there. Everyone ordered something different and all of us liked what we got.

Thank ajayhawkfan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Dublin Bay is a wonderful place to meet and eat! There is a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The decor is of an Irish pub. I love all the old pictures and Irish artifacts.They serve not only tasty Irish fare, but also a variety of other choices.My favorite is the Nutty Walleye. My husband usually has Shepard's Pie or Corned... More 

Thank Laura D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?