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Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill

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US$8 - US$22
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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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All reviews boxty fish and chips walleye shepard's pie bangers and mash brussel sprouts rueben burger tomato soup fantastic atmosphere service was prompt guinness nutty draft
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love a good Irish ☘️ Pub! This one did not disappoint. The service was excellent. My Shepards Pie was perfect as was my potato soup. The bar area was warm and friendly. Give it a try!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Justin K, Owner at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

While staying at a very nice RV resort about 30 minutes away, friends from our pre-retirement days suggested we meet for dinner, assuring us it was worth the drive. It was. Around 5 midweek, it was slow. By the time we left - not! Pretty...overwhelmed by a lengthy draft offering, I told our waitress that my favorite beer was Coors so as to elicit guidance. Both she suggested were spot on. My Rueben was unsurpassed. My wife’s ribeye sandwich, the same. A great reunion with old friends was the only thing that exceeded this outing!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Justin K, Owner at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2022

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Reviewed 13 August 2022

Had lunch there while visiting family. Nice decor. Ambiance was great until a very loud and seemingly spoiled toddler accompanied her family and was seated at the next table. She became quite vocal anytime someone wasn't paying attention to her. Since that was a semi-enclosed...area it was rather unpleasant. Not really the restaurant's fault, though. We didn't ask to move because we already had our food. The food itself was good. I had bangers and mash which was good, although I think I prefer a spicier sausage. Again, that probably has more to do with the genre than with the restaurant itself.. Everyone else's meals were said to be excellent. They ordered either a boxty or fish and chips. Soup of the day was tasty. Service was prompt. Draft beer was good (I don't remember which I had) - maybe with a couple more I wouldn't have noticed the kid! We will be back next time we're in town.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Justin K, Owner at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2022

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Reviewed 19 July 2022 via mobile

I was visiting alone as I was on business travel. The bar has a cosy atmosphere and even on a Monday there were quite a crowd. The bar has a wide selection of beers and the staff were great.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Justin K, Owner at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2022

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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

This was a great find! My son and I stopped in for late lunch on a Thursday. He had a burger which was delicious and i ordered the Guinness Boxty - it was superb! The Parmesan garlic dressing on the salad was fantastic too. An...Ale topped off the experience. Service was excellent! Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2022

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Reviewed 10 May 2022

We arrived an hour before closing on a Thursday evening and were surprised by the nice "Irish" décor...and gentle sessions music playing in the dining area. The menu provided a nice choice of Irish themed dishes which were delivered hot by our busy server. Just...before we came in (two of us), a large group of 15 or so had arrived which took our server's attention, so service was a little slow, but well worth the wait.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Justin K, Owner at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2022

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Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

Very friendly place and relaxing atmosphere. Made reservations and was early; however seated right away. From walk in time til food served was a total of 20 min. Food was AMAZING!!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Justin K, Owner at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2022

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Reviewed 28 March 2022 via mobile

Good service and an easy location. I had the fish and chips and it was among the best fish I’ve had! Serving size was generous. I would highly recommend when visiting the area !

Date of visit: February 2022
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Justin K, Owner at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2022

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Reviewed 21 March 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere here. The chicken planks are delicious and staff are very friendly. This is also a family friendly restaurant and my teenager ordered the hamburger which he said was very good. It seems to fill up quickly, lots of after work crowd...Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2022

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Reviewed 7 February 2022 via mobile

Meet my expectations..Jameson mule,Bangor & mash,Irish coffee, & the waitress gave me all the time to look over everything .

Date of visit: February 2022
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Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2022

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Reviewed 30 January 2022

Always a positive experience when visiting Dublin Bay and such a great place to bring family and friends. Like other reviews, the Nutty Walleye continues to be my go-to with that delicious hazelnut cream sauce. Portions are quite large so I love enjoying this as...leftovers the next day. I'm excited to go again this spring since there is a new patio space!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Justin K, Owner at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2022

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Reviewed 12 August 2021

Fantastic atmosphere and declicious food! I enjoyed the nutty walleye--wow the hazelnut cream sauce on it is amazing. The rice pilaf was not a throwaway side, but savory and yummy. And who doesn't love brussel sprouts covered in bacon and red onion?! Two thumbs up.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2021

It's great to know we've given you an amazing experience! We've sent you a more detailed response privately.

Reviewed 6 July 2021 via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch on our way through Ames. After looking on Tripadvisor for restaurants nearby we settled on Dublin Bay. I can't say enough, our server was outstanding and I wish I had gotten her name. Anyway, we ordered onion rings, they are...hand battered and have a unique flavor I guess due to the beers they use in the batter. My wife had the potato soup and half reuben sandwich. She said it was all great and more than she could eat. I had the Shepherd's Pie it was fantastic as well and way more than I could eat. Dublin Bay is a great place for lunch or dinner. Stop in you won't be disappointedMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 29 May 2021 via mobile

Great service and great atmosphere. We had a date night and deci to try them out. We ended up grabbing a drink and sitting in the bar for our dinner. Encrusted walleye with a side salad was perfect. Drinks were nice and strong.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2021

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Reviewed 24 March 2021

Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon. We were seated in the bar area where there were only 3-4 other occupied tables. The one end of the bar was PILED high with dirty dishes and the waitress acted like she was swamped. After we were seated...she proceeded to loudly tell someone else that she didn't have time to get to our table!! That should have been our indication to leave. Someone finally took our order but I had to go to the bar myself to get our beer. Soup and cold with a big dollop of sour cream. Not sure how they expected it to melt when the soup cold. The sandwich had so much dressing on it the bread was soggy. I didn't even eat mine. All in all terrible experience.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5