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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (13 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
“shepherd's pie” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
320 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010-8102
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 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...More

Thank Tracy H
Management response:Responded 22 March 2017

Hi Tracy, thank you for the review and we are sorry to hear about the service aspect of your experience. We will definitely bring this up to our staff to avoid future issues. Cheers!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Debra_50154
Management response:Responded 22 March 2017

Hi Debra, we are sorry to hear about your experience. We are unsure of the circumstances surrounding the "so many of us" comment other than possibly the reservation was for fewer and many more showed up than expected? Either way, we will address this issue...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

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
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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...More

Thank ajayhawkfan
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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...More

Thank Laura D
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...More

Thank Marsha O
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
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...More

Thank 920cheriem
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Having visited Ireland (and you should) we know Irish fare, and Dublin Bay does it pretty well. The potato soup is very good! The soda bread could use some tweaking, but it is as Irish as your are likely to get this far from the...More

Thank GoneAgain02
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Our company had a meeting and made reservations at Dublin Bay. I was a little skeptical that they would be able to handle our group, for it was over 40 people. They were able to get our entire group in and have plenty of room...More

Thank pwiechmann
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 22
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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