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“Not What it Used to Be”
Review of Darby's

Darby's
Ranked #7 of 64 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Darby’s has always been our “go to” when visiting Belfast but I guess things have changed since our last visit a year ago. We gathered 7 of us to celebrate our daughter’s engagement. What a disappointing and embarrassing evening.
Service was awful. And I mean awful. We couldn’t get the server’s attention half the time for follow through. Who has to ask four times for the same cocktail order, wait twenty minutes and even when it shows up its wrong? There could have been several more rounds of drinks if she had been on the ball. Someone should tell her alcohol is an easy increase to the bill which equates to an easy increase in tip. When she brought the food she literally said “I don’t remember who got what” and proceeded to call out dish names for us to figure it out. She never came to ask how the meals were. She never refilled water. It took forever to get the bill. Now in all fairness: if she is new why wasn’t she paired with an experienced server for a larger size party? Or if she had too many tables why give her a party of seven at all? So truly management owns this to some degree.
The food was very tasty but not hot when it arrived (guessing a server issue again). It still is nice to have such a diversified menu to choose from where there is something for everyone. Where else can you order scallops with a wasabi honey glaze and Pad Thai and enchiladas all at the same table?
And thankfully the other thing that didn’t change was the Scottish Toffee Cake. That’s alone was worth the 3 hour round trip! Seriously....save room for dessert.
We will give it another try....in hopes it was an off night. But wow was it off.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Vacationing in the Belfast area. Stopped in b/c of Tripadvisor review. It was still pretty busy after 1:00 but we didn't have to wait long for a table. Typical pub with a continuous buzz of chatter. Hubby had Guiness and haddock sandwich. Nice piece of real haddock with homemade fires. I had a hard cider and a reuben. Very good. We'd eat there again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank J9231KIjenniferb
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We walked in and grabbed a couple of seats at the bar one night. We started with the hot artichoke dip. Delicious! Plenty of beers on tap to go with it. I had the crab roll and my husband had the crabmeat dinner. Fresh crab, not too much mayo. Very good. Enjoyed talking with our server too. Have fun at Killington this winter!
Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank carolinedevlin
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Lunch

Clam chowder and sandwich. Food wad good service ok.

Would dine here again.

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Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bulldawg
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Darby's was recommended by locals but honestly,, we were not overly impressed. The atmosphere was nice but the service was so-so and the food was not that great for the price. We have eaten at other local places that we liked a whole lot more. It wasn't bad...it just wasn't great.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LynnAndRick
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