Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Greencastle

Kealy's Seafood Bar

Family-run for over 25 years, this bistro offers locally caught seafood so fresh you almost have to fight the harbourside seals for it. Its unpretentious nautical-style polished timber decor belies its numerous culi…
Top Choice Irish in Donegal Town

Olde Castle Bar

This ever-busy pub off the Diamond serves some of the area's best food. Look for classics such as Donegal Bay oysters or mussels, Irish stew and seafood platters (€28.95), plus steaks and burgers. The fish and chips…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Buncrana

Beach House

With picture windows overlooking the lough, this cafe-restaurant can easily be your destination for the day. The seasonal menu focuses on simple flavours superbly executed: there's everything from burgers to seafood…
Top Choice Irish in Ardara

West End Cafe

Long known as 'Whyte's' and stuffed with locals, this curtained cafe run by ever-diligent Philomena is beloved for its superfresh fish and chips, but there's also sandwiches, hot specials and super-duper service. Th…
Top Choice Irish in Ardara

Nancy's Bar

This old-fashioned pub-restaurant, in the same family for seven generations, is one of the best local spots for trad-music sessions. It serves superb seafood and chowder and is also the best place in town for a soci…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Dunfanaghy

Cove

It looks unprepossessing from the outside, but owners Siobhan Sweeney and Peter Byrne are perfectionists who tend to every detail in Cove's art-filled dining room, and on your plate. The cuisine is fresh and inventi…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Burtonport & Kincasslagh

Danny Minnie's Restaurant

A beacon of family-run fine dining since 1962, this very popular village restaurant is known for food that's inventive and seasonal. The chef is Brian O'Donnell, who has a Gaeltacht cooking show on Irish TV. Antique…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Dunfanaghy

Starfish Cafe & Bistro

Pretty in blue, this fresh and cheery bistro excels from breakfast through lunch. At any time the baked goods beguile and there's all sorts on the menu, from French toast and handmade granola to rhubarb and raspberr…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Rosguill Peninsula

Olde Glen Bar & Restaurant

Authentic down to its original 1700s stone floor, this traditional pub serves a fine pint, while its farmhouse-style restaurant serves outstanding blackboard specials. Food is sourced locally so expect top-quality s…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Letterkenny

Lemon Tree

There's a contemporary flavour at this relocated restaurant. The innovative menu offers an excellent choice of fresh seafood, poultry and meat dishes sourced locally and prepared with French flair.