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Dublin Bay

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$$ - $$$
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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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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

They have great food. Lots to choose from. The Rubens are really good. So are the nachos. Great burgers too. Cool looking pub on the inside. It does get very busy so paring can be a challenge but it's worth it.

Thank Ocheri H
Ames, Iowa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

wonderful food, great staff, excellent place to go for small group get together! Love the strawberry sandgria!!

Thank Lori L
Cary, North Carolina
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I went to Dublin Bay with my wife and son for dinner. From the outside it is not very inviting...a drab building with dark lighting. Inside, however, we were greeted by a variety of antiques in the foyer (the host station is an old organ). The restaurant itself is a bit dark. The service was prompt and friendly. However, the... More 

Thank gseth51
New Hampshire
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124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

This was my first time at Dublin Bay, and I was with a group of 8. Our server was friendly and answered all our questions about menu items. Our food was prepared in a reasonable amount of time, and everybody got what they asked for with no problems. Everyone was pleased with the quality of their food. There were several... More 

Thank prch
Ames, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I really enjoy eating at Dublin Bay. The food is terrific, the atmosphere reminds me of an authentic Irish pub and the wait staff is friendly with out interfering with conversation.

Thank Linda L
Plymouth, Wisconsin
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138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Passing through the area, had to stop somewhere for dinner. This place was just off the main highway, so it was well situated for a visit. Like the name, this is an Irish themed pub and eatery. Decor was very appropriate, menu and more than a few Irish themed items plus a very good assortment of other choices. I opted... More 

Thank Tom C
Andover, Minnesota
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Every time I come to Ames, I go to Dublin Bay. Love this place and everything I've had in the menu is marvelous. Had mahi mahi sandwich and again it was great!!!!

Thank ISUmom_Minnesota
Slater, Iowa, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

I've eaten here many times always had great food and great service. It doesn't make a difference what you order, it will be excellent. The bar inside the place is gorgeous, if you just want to stop by and have a Guinness it is worth it.

Thank Kathleen B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Great time and always a friendly smile to greet you. If you're into craft beer this is the best place for that.

Thank Jason S
Andover, Minnesota
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Returned to Ames, Iowa last week and visited one of our favorite places. Super happy they chose to have Surly Darkness on tap. Made my day! What a treat. Burger I ordered was amazing also. Love this place.

Thank ISUmom_Minnesota

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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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

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