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…
Modern Irish in Killybegs

Kitty Kelly's

Dining at this restaurant in a 200-year-old farmhouse feels more like attending an intimate dinner party. The menu is a modern take on Irish favourites with an emphasis on seafood. It's on the coast road, 5km west o…
Seafood in Mountcharles

Village Tavern

In a handsome late-18th-century building, this welcoming pub specialises in seafood brought to shore at the pier just down the road. The chowder is excellent and the seafood tasting board groans with whatever is fre…
Cafe in Killybegs

The Pod

Enterprising Nuala serves up some fine coffee and baked goodies from her super-shiny, tear-drop-shaped mobile Pod that pulls into the Largy Viewpoint in between Killybegs and Kilcar. Have a shot of caffeine to go wi…
Cafe in Glencolumbcille

An Chistin

This fine and welcoming cafe is pretty much the cooking hub of the village, preparing some splendid Donegal fare, from the scrummy and mussel-rich Atlantic seafood chowder (€7) to herb-crusted salmon (€16) and bonel…
Cafe in Killybegs

Ahoy Cafe

This new cafe slightly out of the centre of things along Shore Rd does, among other things, a fine seafood chowder, fish pie, blueberry scones and excellent coffee, as well as plus tasty pancakes and breakfasts.
Fish & Chips in Glencolumbcille


For a quick snack and fast food, stop by mobile Benny's, who is parked across the way from Roarty's Pub. Benny's does a decent fish and chips, but there's also chicken, burgers and wraps on the menu too.
Cafe in Ardara

Sheila's Coffee & Cream

Attached to the heritage centre, this little cafe and bakery serves a good selection of hot dishes such as quiche and lasagne, as well as an enticing selection of desserts.
Cafe in Killybegs

Mrs B's Coffee House

Mrs B's is a bright and welcoming cafe with comfy sofas, local art on the walls, and a menu of homemade and locally sourced food, extending from hearty breakfasts and sandwiches to drool-worthy baked goods; portions…