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The Lobster Pot

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$$ - $$$
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Main Street, Burtonport, Ireland
+353 74 954 2012
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Bushmills
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner greeted us and suggested some fresh catch of the day with a local craft beer. He wasn't wrong. Man it was great.

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Thank AlanPhyllis
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136 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I can't recommend this place enough. Super value for money and the food is so good you will never want to leave!

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Thank Amy9567
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I have never been disappointed and our recent visit over Christmas was better than ever. Even with a limited winter menu, our party of 8 all loved our food. The crab claws are delicious (the oysters on the summer menu are a must order as well) and all the steaks, seafoods and pastas are the best you can get, in... More 

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Thank Tara O
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We called in and we're welcomed straight away, spent a relaxed few hours in comfortable surroundings, locals and tourist all mix, looked at the Menu and decided to return later in the day, a very good decision , the food was excellent and not over priced.

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Thank SB-Cambs
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in this evening for an early dinner and it was delicious! Had piping hot chicken wings with BBQ sauce-yum! I had big Texan burger and it was really tasty-chips, sidesalad, toppings all included for less that €11. Himself had steak and it was divine-well cooked yet juicy and tender-again chips, side salad, pepper sauce included. Rounded it off with... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Unplanned pitstop on our way to Dungloe, as my little one felt travel sick in the car. He soon got over it - ate his way through loads of fantastic food (as did we all)! I had the prawn & cod crumble, which was amazing. Cosy atmosphere on a miserable day, and we were made to feel more than welcome.... More 

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Thank Karen B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

After years of eyeing off the Titanic platter we finally had a crack at it - worth it! Great guiness on tap and close to the car ferry to Arranmore - 2 min walk

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Thank Kirsten M
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I returned to the lobster pot as we have been staying in the area frequently over the last few months ( we love it ) on Saturday past crab cakes were one of the specials and they were special I love sea food and crab is a favourite of mine but in so many places it is... More 

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Thank S D
Co. Down
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Ate in the Lobster Pot twice over the last weekend and the food as always was fantastic! A great choice of seafood and grill items. We all had different seafood dishes and everything was beautiful! The staff are very friendly and helpful and the owners Anne and Tim make you feel like part of the family! I would definitely recommend... More 

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Thank ll70
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The food was very fresh and flavoursome. I had catch of the day and my girlfriend had the lobster. The Thermidor sauce was delicious and complemented the lobster perfectly. My only criticism was that there were a lot of noisy kids running around which affected the atmosphere and ambiance.

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Thank Jonathan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 55
Cuisine
Irish, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Burtonport, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Burtonport
  • Phone Number: +353 74 954 2012

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