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Dolan's Pub

3-4 Dock Road, Limerick V94 VH4X, Ireland
+353 61 314 483
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish stew” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (3 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3-4 Dock Road, Limerick V94 VH4X, Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Dolan's Pub
1. Winner: Irish Global Pub 2017
"an amazing atmosphere at this great restaurant, bar and music venue."
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2. Winner Irish Pubs Music Venue
"The food was delicious, made even nicer by the relaxed surroundings."
Anne P
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3. Winner Pure M Best Venue 2017
"Great restaurant, bar food, trad music in the bar"
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This pub is where to go for best pub grub and live music. It's located downtown near the loading docks and I suspect it was one of the first pubs ever in Limerick.

Thank Ken S
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner with the family. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The seafood chowder was superb. The servers and bartenders were attentive, friendly, and helpful.

1  Thank TucsonMarilyn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 8 of us visiting Limerick City in early September. It was an all round great experience but we couldn't have been more pleased when we found Dolan's. From the moment we entered we encountered courtesy, great humour, wonderful food and the right way...More

Thank Shari F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again....great food, excellent service and a good vibe. Had the B & M with a Beamish and it was divine.

Thank Loo99car
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food, great service, and live music! This is what Ireland is about! Be sure to stop in here for a wee dram of Guinness or Whiskey and you will be sure to want to come back! Dolan's is a lovely Irish Pub, we were...More

1  Thank Louise T
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Came here for breakfast, right around the corner from the Clayton Hotel. Nice breakfast spot with good food and good variety of items on the menu. Service was fast and friendly.

1  Thank CDNTerry
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We ate the Irish stew and the ribs. The ribs are a rack of ribs served with French fries and salad. The stew came with mashed potatoes. We had the sticky topy Carmel pudding along with a few pints of beer. The waiters was very...More

Dolans P, Manager at Dolan's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review. Please do visit us again some day

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Are here with my wife on Thursday evening . We both went for the “fresh” fish and chips. Nothing fresh about it. Soggy chips . Way over cooked fish. Our waitress never came back to check on us . Poor service. Would not return .

Thank kiwi2111333
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Popped into Dolan’s for dinner and left extremely satisfied with the amazing service and delicious food. Could not fault any part of our experience. The waiter who looked after us was extremely efficient, friendly and one of the best we’ve had on our trip (including...More

Thank r3d_bunny
Dolans P, Manager at Dolan's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Our pleasure. So glad that you had a good experience.

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after visiting King John's Castle. Spotlessly clean with welcoming & friendly staff. I got the seafood chowder & it was packed with prawns, smoked fish, white fish, crab claws and wheaten bread on the side. Eatin & drinkin in it 👌

Thank Sarah H
Dolans P, Manager at Dolan's Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks so much for your review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-4 Dock Road, Limerick V94 VH4X, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Limerick  >  Limerick
  • Phone Number: +353 61 314 483
  • E-mail
Hotpress Readers award 2015 Best Venue IMRO LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014 HOTPRESS Venue of the Year 2013 Special Commendation IMRO 2013 Munster Winner Finalist in Irish Restaurant Association Gastro Pub.Traditional Music every night Irelands Best Live Music Venues ,Restaurant, Comedy Club and Traditional Irish Music Pub . There’s always something happening in Dolans. We have Irish Traditional music EVERY night A host of international, National and local musicians, singers artists and actors have graced our stages. See EVENTS for details of upcoming gigs, shows and events Our multipurpose venues can cater for Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays and all social occasions. "Dolans is a magical place, a bastion of eclecticism.Three of the best gigs I was ever at were in Dolans;David Gray, Damien Dempsey and Paddy Casey.The raucous You Tube Kings The Rubberbandits call Dolans Home.Literally anyone could be on the bill "-Donal Ryan, Cara In-flight Magazine Dolan’s Pub in Limerick is famous worldwide for its nightly Irish Traditional Music Sessions. We have Free Live Traditional Irish Music sessions in the bar 7 days a week all year round.The music starts at 9pm (Sunday to Thursday) and 9.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
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