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The Railway Tavern & Firebox Grill

Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
+353 74 936 0137
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“ribs” (23 reviews)
“t bone” (5 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 368 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate here today on the recommendation of a friend of a friend, and I must say I was not impressed, my husband, daughter and I went there, starters of 2 soups and 1 Caesar salad was just ok. We all ordered the roast beef while...More

Thank caoimhenireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate in here on Sunday, we prebooked our table, which is probably necessary, as it was busy. We were seated at a table of four, but there was only 3 of us. It was a bit of a tight squeeze. Not much room on the...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there tonight with my family. Quick and friendly service. Good was delicious. It was REALLY warm but apart from that, it was a great night out

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

would not of known about this place if was not told, tucked away in fanah lovely steak cooked just as we asked can see it been cooked on the fire, would highly recommend to anybody,

Thank dianewood2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance and setting wasn’t what I expected but once you open the door the smell of freshly cooking steak is like a warm embrace! The décor inside was nice and homely. We visited mid week without reservation (table for two) and just about got...More

Thank MissJen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to firebox grill on 14th sept for our 32nd wedding anniversary for tea time menu, from we went on door t we left the staff were wonderful friendly attentive and welcoming. The food was absolutely gorgeous from the chowder, to the steak and the...More

Thank Derrysbest
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We went for an evening meal for my birthday celebrations had read afew of the reviews so not sure what to expect but all I can say is ignore the bad reviews !!! It's tucked away but is a little gem food and service was...More

Thank Jeanette F
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Was staying in a cottage in Fahan for a week so decided to try the early bird. Friendly staff. Quick and efficient service. Had deep fried brie and mushrooms for starters. Sirloin and rib eye steak with champ and onion rings. Both steaks were cooked...More

Thank Ger D
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ate in here last night. Ronan and the staff made us very welcome. The food was out of this world. The garlic chips are the best I have had anywhere. The plate of mussels I had was huge and so tasty....More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous meal we had here- delicious food ! Friendly bar staff on arrival , shown straight to our table where we could see our steak being cooked on wood burning grill. We both had rib eye and it was terrific - tender, flavoursome...More

Thank rwhitehouse1
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Billy P
22 September 2017|
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Response from bandd2812 | Reviewed this property |
check online and you will get the menu
4 September 2017|
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Response from Cdr10gaa | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they have a web page with it on it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 31
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Fahan, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Fahan
  • Phone Number: +353 74 936 0137
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Our restaurant is located on the shores of Lough Swilly, at Fahan, Co.Donegal, in the premises of The Railway Tavern which was formally the Station House of the Londonderry & Lough Swilly Railway Company (L&LSR)..Our Main course dishes are cooked to perfection on our wood burning Firebox Grill, just like in the old days were the engineers on the locomotives, used their firebox to heat their snacks !The Bar and Restaurant still have the old fires blazing which create a very cosy , snug room to eat or drink in ..
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