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Charlie's West End Cafe

West End | Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ardara, Ireland
+353 74 954 1656
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“smoked fish” (8 reviews)
“peas” (2 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe
West End | Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ardara, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great wholesome food at proper prices great value. Especially the sea food chowder one of these with a dollop of soda bread will set you up for great days activity be it touring. Hiking. Cycling or anything else in the area

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This place quite possibly has some of the best fish and chips in the area. It is small and doesn’t look like much, but good food. Always busy, very friendly

Thank CelticTravelers
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We visit Ardara often and always end up having at least one meal here - either sit in or take away. The portion sizes are very generous, the menu has a great variety, the staff are very friendly and the service is quick. If it's...More

Thank Bella2109
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Went here a second time over our w,end stay because the first was such a wonderful experience, Will definitely be back.

Thank meercat58
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Went here because we were late in arriving and the restaurant we intended to eat at was full. Yeah, Charlie's is basic but wow what great food. Deep Fried Smoked Finan Haddock with fantastic chips and peas.Mustn't forget the Pot of Tea as Charlie's is...More

Thank MrGrumpy49
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Charlie's is like stepping back in time. It could not be less pretentious. The menu is truly traditional and the food great. Paradoxically, for the first time in my life I was able to have something about which I have long wondered - deep fried...More

Thank Pablo393
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Charlies cafe is a friendly restaurant offering a variety of wholesome dishes from the menu. If you hit it at the right time during fishing season there is fresh wild salmon on the menu. The service is very prompt and you are never kept waiting...More

Thank Florrieso
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Went in to get a take away menu and when they didn't have one the staff gave me a restaurant one to take away and choose what we wanted. Food was nice and tasty,plenty of it. Staff are so friendly and welcoming. Well worth a...More

1  Thank audrey c
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We popped in for veg soup and it was just lovely .. definitely home made & the whole meal bread it came Ruth was lovely and fresh

Thank Dee T
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

No need to book this cafe although it is very popular. There is something for everyone and we were pleasantly surprised on how good the food was. My mum had the fish and chips and commented that the fish was the best she had tasted....More

Thank DonnaDaisy
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10 May 2015|
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Response from VanessaBelfast | Reviewed this property |
Open early for breakfast, then open all day until 9pm...seems to depend on time of year..might be open a little later in summer. (Used to be open until 11pm! ) Sunday's not open until 5 pm but again this might be different... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West End | Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ardara, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Ardara
  • Phone Number: +353 74 954 1656
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