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Dublin Bay

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320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
+1 515-956-3580
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Garden Plain, Kansas
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161 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it is tough to rate a restaurant that gets consistently high ratings but you have to recognize excellence when you pass by it. this place is awesome. the beer selection is amazing. the onion rings were perfectly crunchy, I had the Guinness Beef Boxty with Brussel sprouts that was really very good. wonderful menu. Jessie was our waitress and knew... More 

Thank departingcontestant
Ames, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Dublin Bay often. They have it all.. a great menu at a reasonable price, friendly service and always tasty. This is a great place to pop in for drinks to, before or after a movie. Be ready for a crowd on game days.

Thank julofor3
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfamiliar with the area, we picked this place based off of the reviews from TripAdvisor. The atmosphere was very cozy, drinks were reasonable and food was very good. Service could have been a little better. Waitress lacked personality and had a bit of attitude but did her job. Overall enjoyable dinner.

Thank Tracy H
Ames, Iowa
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations for a party. When people started arriving the waitress started complaining there were so many of us. Our food was a mixture of overcooked to mostly raw hamburger (when well done was ordered). One server for 21 people so as you can imagine people were finished eating as others were just getting their food. One of our... More 

Thank Debra_50154
Des Moines, Iowa
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amicable wait staff, good Irish food, and a cozy atmosphere--the extensive menu offers choices for everyone's taste . . . I will be back!

Thank jge2014
Kansas City, MO
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277 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here with seven friends for lunch. We didn't have reservations yet were quickly seated at a large table. The waitress was there promptly and served us well the entire time we were there. Everyone ordered something different and all of us liked what we got.

Thank ajayhawkfan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dublin Bay is a wonderful place to meet and eat! There is a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The decor is of an Irish pub. I love all the old pictures and Irish artifacts.They serve not only tasty Irish fare, but also a variety of other choices.My favorite is the Nutty Walleye. My husband usually has Shepard's Pie or Corned... More 

Thank Laura D
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Our family comes here often for meals. Prices are reasonable. Ambiance is nice. Staff is always personable. Lots of selection. Booths and tables available. Never been to the bar area, but it is on the other side of the restaurant when you walk in so if its noisy in the bar, it doesn't bother the restaurant patrons. I almost always... More 

Thank Marsha O
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We all had the fish and chips. The fish was good. I he chips were fantastic. Overall it has a nice atmosphere and friendly wait staff.

Thank msgkots
Granger, IN, United States
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Have eaten here a few times over the years. Good selection of Irish Fare. Never disappointed in a meal. Had the bread pudding for dessert the last time I visited. My advice, get it, but share it with the crowd. Way too much for one person, but awesome just the same.

Thank 920cheriem

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-956-3580

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