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O’Dowd’s Seafood Bar and Restaurant

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Roundstone Village, Roundstone, Galway,
Mr Nicholas Griffin
T: +353(0)9535809

O’Dowd’s is a traditional Bar & Seafood Restaurant situated in the centre of Roundstone village overlooking the harbour. O Dowd's specialties of seafood chower and the popular Fisherman Platter are served with homemade brown scones.

The bar and restaurant has been run by the O'Dowd family for four generations since 1906. A bar has been operating on the premises since 1840 and it is widely regarded as the oldest pub in Connemara. It is now famous for its excellent fresh local seafood and it has one of the best pints of Guinness in the locality. You can also taste some excellent Irish craft beers like: The Galway Hooker, O'Hara's Irish Stout & O'Hara's light Ale.

O’Dowd’s is open from 10am all year, serving breakfast until 12 noon, a bar menu is served from noon to 9.30pm every day. Fresh seafood include Home-made Seafood Chowder, Roundstone Crab Claws, Cashel Bay Mussels, Mannin Bay Oysters, Local Lobster and the very popular Fisherman's Platter, all accompanied with home-made brown scones. Chicken, Meat, Vegetarian, Soups & Sandwiches are also well catered for. Reservations in our restaurant are advisable during July & August & Bank Holiday weekends.

O’Dowd’s has a special traditional pub atmosphere & friendly service which has remained unchanged for decades if not centuries. The bar is small & intimate with its traditional turf fire & beautiful views over Roundstone Harbour & The Twelve Bens. You can watch the fishermen unload their catch or just relax in the calm tranquillity of Roundstone Bay. Our friendly staff will be delighted to answer any questions the visitor may have in relation to what to see and do in the area.

Georgina Campbell : 2004-2013
Bridgestone Guide: 2010-2013
Michelin Bib Gourmand: 2011-2013
Sunday Independent Gastro pub of the year 2011
BIM Seafood Circle 2008-2013