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The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill

Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
+353 74 936 0137
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (175 reviews)
“ribs” (22 reviews)
“t bone” (6 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 351 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We called in without booking for an evening meal and ordered one rib eye and one fillet steak. All steaks are cooked on an open fire grill in front of you, if you so wish to see it been done. When the food was served...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have written a previous review over a year ago but this time they excelled themselves. The care and considetation to my 5 yr old grandson was excellent. The courses and meals for the 6 adults was suberb. On the down side the service could have...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot recommend this place highly enough. A hidden gem that is off the beating track but well worth discovering. There is a lovely, cosy, friendly atmosphere in the place and staff that makes you feel right at home. Food prepared in front of your...More

Thank Mark o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't really like to complain about this place as we have been here loads of times and is generally good. The staff were as usual excellent but our steaks were pretty cool as were the plates and some of the side order. My wife sent...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is something else! So cosy and homely the staff are so attentive but not over the top. Me and my partner had the rib eyed steaks hands down the best we ever had! Will definitely be back!

Thank cmcn90
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Have been twice ,once in the last week. Fantastic and delicious vegetarian options, even though its famous for its steak. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and reckon it to be one of my favorite spots to eat out in! The breaded goats cheese salad is...More

Thank niamhh96
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I have been many times to the Railway Tavern and was always impressed. Alas this time was not to be as before. We all had steak as the reputation for steak here goes way back. The steak was cold and was only heated by the...More

Thank WildernessMoville
roncles, Director of Sales at The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Very sorry that your Steak was cold , did you inform your server at the time ? Couldve been rectified there and then ! As for price and portion sizes..... Cmon d buck now 👊🏼

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

2 bank holidays 2 weeks apart. And I ate in the Firebox Grill each of the Sundays. The tastiest meals in a long time. Everything was gorgeous. Food, ambience and staff. Thank you so much.

Thank mrsscoss
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Called at late notice and asked could they accommodate 10 us wanting to watch a rugby match and have lunch. Although a busy Sunday they still managed to look after us and we all really enjoyed it. Very good service and a wide choice on...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Stepped in out of a wintry March day for some chowder by the open fire. It was lovely, really relaxing and cosy. The chowder was tasty but the portion size was very small for the price. It was quite busy where were there, lots of...More

Thank Livo_73
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Fahan
  • Phone Number: +353 74 936 0137
  • E-mail
Our restaurant is located on the shores of Lough Swilly, at Fahan, Co.Donegal, in the premises of The Railway Tavern which was formally the Station House of the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Company (L&LSR)..Our Main course dishes are cooked to perfection on our wood burning Firebox Grill, just like in the old days were the engineers on the locomotives, used their firebox to heat their snacks !The Bar and Restaurant still have the old fires blazing which create a very cosy , snug room to eat or drink in ..
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