We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Magee's Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
+353 42 937 3751
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

312 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 308: English reviews
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Magees last night with friends and it certainly lived up and surpassed expectations. The medly of Crab Claws, Lobster and Prawns with a perfect Meuniere Sause was simply divine

Thank Vicki220000
Level Contributor
154 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here twice whilst staying just outside Omeath. We had read reviews before leaving home in the Wirral so had a good idea what to expect. Our first visit was on a Sunday night and the restaurant was busy. The food was excellent, I especially enjoyed the oyster starter with half and half, i.e. half natural and half in... More 

Thank PandFB
Saint Julian's, Malta
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you love sea food this place is a must . I defiantly would go back everything was cooked to perfection .

Thank valeriesvilla
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

If you are into fish this your place in Carlingford. Service with a smile. The restaurant is nicely laid out. Fish is expensive at the moment this is reflected in the price, one could not fault the quantity or quality. The fish chowder was superb. Mains, Halibut and Prawn superb.

Thank John T
Newry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Fresh seafood and lovely cocktails. This is a great dinner spot for a date or for a couples night. You will need to make a reservation as it's very popular. Delicious menu, lovely atmosphere and a great bar. It's on the pricey side but the quality is there which makes it worth it.

Thank aliciabernha
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

So as we waited for almost two hours for them to open (No Opening Times Visible) to our horror we decided to leave... So as we went in to the restaurant we were greeted and we needed a table for three... It was empty about 3 tables out of a possible 30 were occupied... So we were told they will... More 

1 Thank Cassandra F
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Average food, poor service, overpriced.......waitress claimed very busy night to negate awful service yet restaurant empty on a Friday night. Food was extremely average.... poor ambience.,

1 Thank anne l
Athlone, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Visited with a group of friends on a Sat night. The restaurant was busy so we were seated in the bar when waiting for our table. Our order was taken while we sampled the cocktails. We were called to our table when the food was ready. One of the group was celiac and this was not a problem. Steaks excellent,... More 

Thank laoise2017
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Went here on NYE for dinner with few friends, staff were great and food was very tasty...would go back again !

Thank jjjnewman2003
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal in this restaurant. They do a steak special for 2 with bottle of wine. There are other places that do it cheaper but I have to say that the steaks were first class, succulent, well seasoned and perfectly cooked. The staff are very friendly and very attentive.

Thank CathJohnston

Travellers who viewed Magee's Bistro also viewed

Carlingford, Cooley Peninsula
Carlingford, Cooley Peninsula
Carlingford, Cooley Peninsula
Carlingford, Cooley Peninsula
Carlingford, Cooley Peninsula
Carlingford, Cooley Peninsula

Been to Magee's Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tholsel Street, Carlingford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Cooley Peninsula  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 3751

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Magee's Bistro and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Magee's Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?