Restaurants

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 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…
Irish in Donegal Town

Harbour Restaurant

Seafood gets the royal treatment at this popular local haunt, with its nautical theme, bare stone walls and plush furnishings. But the menu spans every Irish dinner classic as well as international staples such as p…
Irish in Rathmelton

Bridge Bar

The Bridge Bar is one of those lovely old country pubs you specifically came to Ireland to seek out. Its cosy 1st-floor restaurant has classic Irish steak and seafood dishes: be sure to try the excellent beers from …
Irish in Rossnowlagh

Gaslight Inn

Set on the clifftop, the Gaslight Inn offers an extensive menu of well-cooked comfort food and spectacular views over the bay. The owners also run the Ard na Mara guesthouse, which has five bright rooms.
Irish in Kilcar & Carrick

Ti Linn Cafe

This artisan cafe and crafts gallery in the Slieve League Cliffs Centre has excellent coffee. It has fine baked goods, sandwiches and hot lunches too.