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Cox's Restaurant and Bars

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Tucker Street, Castlebar, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of six, the restaurant was not busy, however, we had to wait ten minutes for someone to bring drinks etc despite the hum of a dishwasher being emptied in the background! The girl who served us was lovely, despite the fact that we were only one of two tables! The childrens menu is great value, our son age 14... More 

1 Thank AngeC2014
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good choices on the menu but the food served can be hit and miss. The service is consistently below average, with the food sometimes being served cold.

Thank Dermot_Brady
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We ended up in Cox's after a full day of sight seeing and driving. The dinner of steak we had at Cox's is one of the most memorable meals of our entire trip. I actually wish I could teleport back there some evenings just to have that meal again. Excellent service, brilliant location, pure magic.

Thank Sheri A
Dublin, Ireland
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went somewhere else first, but without reservations they couldn't seat us. So we walked out onto the street and asked a local for a recommendation......and she said to try Cox. We were very happy that she did. The inside reminds me of being in a castle, which was a treat for our South African guests. The food was delicious.....all... More 

Thank MichaelOD14
Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Enjoyed dinner here. We went for the early bird menu which was two courses for fifteen euros. The food was just sumptuous and the ambience at Cox's is just great. It is like an olde world restaurant. Loved it and will be back.

Thank maryc88
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Myself and my fiancé visited here after seeing a few pics of the food on trip advisor, it was his birthday so we called in for lunch in the bar on a Sunday while watching his favs (arsenal) play, the food was incredible I had the crab claws and he had the burger and chips which were both beautiful and... More 

Thank Alison H
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here with my family and we were lucky enough to be in time for their early bird special!! It was the best steak I've tasted in a long time! Portion sizes were great, service was very efficient and friendly and the price was unbelievably reasonable! Will certainly be eating here again!!

Thank Marie M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

2 water glasses left on table for family of four....dishes served one by one....a door adjacent to diningroom was banged continually. .....probably a toilet.....not conjusive to dining....won't be back

1 Thank Castlebar123
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Went here last night with a friend and colleague as both of us are chefs and it so happens I have to be biaoust due to the place having the same name as myself, all that aside I really enjoyed the place. Had the chicken wings to start and he had the ribs starter. Very nice on both, mains were... More 

1 Thank coxy85
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We called to Cox's 2/weeks back a family of 4. Ordered 4 steak dinners. The chef needs to learn to season as the steaks were not great no matter how much salt/pepper we added. Chips were undercooked and we won't be back. So sorry we didn't stick with our booking with Montana steak house on opposite side of road.

Thank Kathleen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Steakhouse, International, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tucker Street, Castlebar, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Castlebar
  • Phone Number: 094-26611/26383

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