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The Lobster Pot

Burtonport, Ireland
+353 74 954 2012
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (17 reviews)
“chowder” (21 reviews)
“prawns” (11 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Burtonport, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here on recommendation while we were staying in a rented cottage a few miles away. For starters I chose crab claws which were pretty uninspiring. My partner opted for potato skins which looked like they had come from a freezer shop. Both our starters...More

2  Thank 72Mary
Tim50z, Owner at The Lobster Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

You were checked after your starter, you said very good. I asked you five minutes into your meal, you said and I quote, the scampi is fabulous. You ate all your food,and then complained to the waitress. You even stayed for two extra drinks. That...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017

If you like good seafood in a cozy atmosphere the Lobster Pot is hard to beat! The staff were also very efficient & friendly, this is why we have returned more than once!

Thank 8spquinn
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I've been coming here for many years whilst on holiday - and realised I'd never got around to posting a review! Most years there'll be two or three visits for food and/or a drink - I guess that speaks for itself. Great venue if you're...More

1  Thank AndyXBM332
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great lunch here this summer. The portions were very large and the food was great. The pub had a cozy atmosphere. Friendly staff!

Thank Viti_1984
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I ordered the lobster, which should a no-brainer; it's hard to screw up lobster if you don't overcook it, but the meat in the one I received (and which cost €38, well more than the market price) was rubbery instead of tender. (I did notice...More

3  Thank Brooklyn112
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a good quality seafood lunch here. Plenty of options to choose from including chowder and open sandwiches, right through to a full seafood platter. Staff friendly although a slightly warmer welcome would have added to the total experience.

Thank Alfonsusblax
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Chowder 5/5 Oysters 5/5 Crab clows 5/5 Steamed lobster 4,5/5 Seafood platter “Titanic“ 4,5/5 Seefoos Linguine 2/5 - overcooked Pasta + overpriced

Thank CaPBir
Reviewed 24 August 2017

After a trip to Aranmore we visited the Lobster Pot for something to eat. The food was delicious ,some of the best our group ever experienced. We were seated quickly,the staff were so friendly and efficient. It was very busy in the restaurant but our...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We had brunch very tasty. I picked the combo of open prawn sandwich with chowder absolutely delicious. My husband had fish of the day & chips and he really enjoyed it. We will definetly return to the lobster pot and would highly recommend. Staff also...More

Thank scoobyLetterkenny
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Fantastic seafood served in the bar - very friendly staff and a great pint of Guinness.lovely atmosphere - highly recommend

Thank Renno28
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 64
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Burtonport, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Burtonport
  • Phone Number: +353 74 954 2012
  • E-mail
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