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Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill

320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
+1 515-956-3580
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (14 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
“shepherd's pie” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
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1 - 10 of 200 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is probably one of the most conflicted reviews I've written. I almost rated poor but that may have been too harsh. My wife and I were passing through Ames and were looking at Trip Advisor's reviews and picked the Dublin Bay Irish Pub &...More

Thank Ewestpfahl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to a few Irish Pubs in the past and this one rates right up there with the best. We were not dissapointed at all by the Shepard Pie or the Bangers and Mash. And the beer, served ice cold. Desert menu is...More

Thank Carla A
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Carla, thank you for such a wonderful review. If you could let us know which hotel you stayed at we would love to give them a little extra as well for the recommendation. If you wouldn't mind emailing us at dublinbayirish@gmail.com or calling at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like a nice Irish pub, this is the place for you. My husband and I love to visit this place when we are in town. Get there early for good seats. The bar area is nice as well. Everyone was very friendly.

Thank Beachbums32903
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you soon next time your in Ames. Slainte!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a couple of pints of Guinness and Moscow mules. Friendly service. Food was good too. Had the Black and Tan onion rings-delicious. The grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers were good too.

Thank ladyomaha
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you very much for the comments and review. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Good food and nice beer selection. They only needed a few minutes to accommodate our group of 7.

Thank Laura C
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Laura, thank you for the review. Cheers!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is the way an Irish restaurant in the States should be run. The overhead music is appropriate; the staff are friendly and knowledgeable; the beer list is complete; and the food is delicious. We recommend the lamb stew -- so tender, so good!

Thank TeErickson
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for the wonderful review. Slainte!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

For an Irish pub, this restaurant was really good. Seadfood or burger, we were all happy.would visit again, pls they had an outstanding beer selection

Thank Lisa B
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Lisa, thank you for the wonderful review and we look forward to your next visit. Cheers!

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We did our pregaming at this pub! The service was tremendous. The food was great and I was able to order and try some things not on a typical bar menu. The patio was nice and large and beautiful trees around. So glad we stopped...More

Thank Mrsmanning18
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi, thank you for the great review and kind comments. We appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you again really soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 19 September 2017

Met associates from work here for drinks and dinner. Quaint place. Easy to find. Food was good. Waitress was very attentive without being invasive. Let us go at our own pace, not rushed, did not feel pressured to close the tab. Comfortable place to go...More

Thank fredzelhart
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Hi, thank you for the great comments and awesome review! We appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you again soon. Slainte!

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Dined here with family and everyone enjoyed their meals. Fish and chips, reuben, pork dinner (with brussel sprouts and garlic mashed potatoes) were all winners! Service was prompt and efficient, prices seemed reasonable. There were several other items on the menu that I'd like to...More

1  Thank blandboy
Justin K, General Manager at Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for the kind comments and great review. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Cheers!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
Description
For the Irish, a Pub is far more than a bar… a Pub is a community gathering place – an overgrown “family room” where members of the neighborhood meet to share the latest news, laugh, and ofttimes solve the world’s problems. At an Irish Pub, the idea of being a “regular” is, well, a bit of a lunacy… one can no more be a regular in a Pub than a regular in one’s own home! For the Irish, the Pub is a home – not for its beer, or stout, or libations, but for its environment of family… comfort… and safety from the stormy rains that grow the Irish countryside emerald green in grass and clover. For a traveler, the attraction of the Pub is the Irish philosophy that there are no strangers, but rather friends not yet met. To enter a Pub is to drop by a friend’s home… the greeting is warm and genuine, the service is gracious, the experience is relaxing and fun.
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