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Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill

320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
+1 515-956-3580
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shepherd's pie” (14 reviews)
“lamb stew” (14 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
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41 - 50 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were treated by a visiting family couple. We chose Dublin Bay and all were very pleased. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Our food came hot and was delicious. Our son showed up late and she got his order in right away and...More

Thank singingaccordionist
Management response:Responded 27 June 2017

Hi, thank you for the 5-star review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you on your next. Slainte!

Reviewed 21 May 2017

We dined at Dublin Bay at about 6:00 Friday night. Despite having no reservation, we were seated right away and waited on promptly. I began with chicken noodle soup which was a bit salty for me but I try not to use much salt at...More

Thank Darla E
Management response:Responded 23 May 2017

Hi Darla, thank you for the review and feedback. Cheers!

Reviewed 15 May 2017

The atmosphere here is very unique, you honestly feel like your on a trip to Ireland minus the accents of course with a some american dishes available. The food was outstanding. Great service! You must try the onion rings!

Thank HonestJJReviews
Management response:Responded 16 May 2017

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you stopping by and are glad to hear you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

In the entryway there was a vent panel missing, and the machine behind it was dusty and dirty. Not a good first impression. However, everything else we saw in the restaurant was clean. We enjoyed the burger and fries. My daughter said it was the...More

Thank Teresa M
Management response:Responded 16 May 2017

Thank you for the review and feedback. We agree that we need to get the old wall heater that doesn't work out of the entry, it does not look good and we will put that higher up on our to do list. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Recommended by our hotel, we gave Dublin Bay a shot. Very good food, great beer selection, all at a good price. Had the fish fry with was good, daughter had a burger which was really good. Wife and I did some beer flights which were...More

Thank TheResortHopper
Management response:Responded 2 May 2017

Hi, thank you for the great feedback and review! We hope to see you again soon if you are in the area. Slainte!

Reviewed 26 April 2017

this is an irish pub. it is a fun place. quite quaint. it seems to be always busy. i have had the lamb stew. it is spiced just right according to my taste. prices are reasonable. my last venture was corned beef and cabbage. it...More

Thank rockteam
Management response:Responded 28 April 2017

Thank you for the great review and feedback. Cheers!

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Mara M
Management response:Responded 25 April 2017

Hi Mara, thank you for the great review and feedback. Slainte!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

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:Responded 13 April 2017

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!

Reviewed 29 March 2017 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:Responded 31 March 2017

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

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:Responded 22 March 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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