O'Dowd's Seafood Bar and Restaurant
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Reviewed 16th August 2015 (visited 6 August 2015 )
Good quality flavoursome food. The portion sizes were quite big and I was almost full after the starter. I would recommend the sea food chowder to start, which is complimented by beautiful homemade wholemeal scones and the Guinness stew for mains.
Reviewed 18th June 2012 (visited 16 June 2012 )
I try to make it to O Dowd's every time i am in Galway because its just good honest fresh food, i always get the muscles and a pint of Guinness to start and the fish of the day so i haven't much experience with the rest of the menu, But i can tell you that the fish is always as fresh as it can be, I found this time that the menu has got a little bit more expensive or maybe that's just me counting the pennies but one bowl of muscles and two fish of the day with chips is not cheap at €36 but that said it wont stop me going back down the N59 to Roundstone the next time i am in the west. Well worth a visit.
Reviewed 15th May 2012 (visited 18 February 2012 )
Since my first O'Dowds chowder in 1987 I've been back periodically to try to recapture that moreish taste. This time it didn't disappoint (although I must admit it hasn't always been completely reliable on past visits!) There may be an element of luck in how many chunks of fish/shellfish you get in the bowl I think. This time I was also impressed with the homemade pizza for the kids. A good place to warm up by the fire after a long beach walk.
Reviewed 13th January 2011 (visited 28 December 2010 )
I thought this place was great. Was buzzing! The crab claws were huge and gorgeous. The shepards pie was homemade and yum! Chowder was gorgeous too. Only bad thing between us was the mussels. I ordered the stuffed ones, but they didnt have any, so i ordered the normal ones in white wine sauce. I love mussels, but these were yuck! the taste of the 'sauce' was dreadful. And they were gritty. But everything else was great!! Lovely staff
Reviewed 19th August 2010 (visited 19 August 2010 )
Average chowder. Watery stuff. Seafood medley for €10.50 was a complete ripoff...three mussels, two prawns, bit of crumbled salmon darn, some non-descript white fish, all smothered in a needlessly strong cocktail sauce. Considering what I have had in O'Dowds before (Excellent lamb shanks, for example), this was a huge letdown.
Reviewed 18th May 2010 (visited 8 May 2010 )
This restaurant is amazing, hidden away in a little village!! 6 of us came here for dinner for my mothers 60th and we could not have picked a better place!! The food was out of this world. We had 3 starters to share, Mussels, Pate and oysters, more than enough and gorgeous. For mains we had Chicken, Garlic Crab Claws, Fish Pie, Plaice and 2 shared lobster. The only thing was the fish pie was just pieces of fish in a bowl, we were expecting an actually pie but was still tasty. 2 bottles of wine and 3 desserts and 2 coffees all for 200e!! You couldnt go wrong!! Staff couldnt be any nicer. It is not a cosy romantic restaurant but a nice setting all the same, the food makes up for it. Will definately be going back here when up in that part of the country again.
Reviewed 23rd November 2009 (visited 21 November 2009 )
O Dowds is a lovely bar/restaurant overlooking Roundstone bay. A lovely spot for delicious,fresh sea food and the best Blackberry and Apple crumble. Food is well priced. Not to be missed for its delicious fresh sea food and cosy atmosphere.
Reviewed 11th January 2009 (visited 2 January 2009 )
We visited Roundstone during the New year vacation. Its a lovely little village with beautiful views over the sea towards the Twelve Bens mountain range. This small seafood restaurant was quite busy but we managed to get a nice table beside the fire. Staff were friendly despite being somewhat under pressure. We had fantastic Fresh Crab Claws and chowder to start, with two Fish and Chips as mains. We could only share one crumble between us. Along with the above we had two minerarl waters and two coffees with the bill coming in at under €58. We thought this was excellent value in todays terms especially considering how fresh everything tasted. Far superior and far cheaper than anything in Dublin. We will certainly be back. Gerry
Reviewed 12th November 2007 (visited 18 August 2007 )
I love coming in here when in Roundstone. Chowder is the best, especially when it is chilly outside, nice and chunky and great brown bread. The selection of the food is great, but the seafood is the best. Nice and fresh from the harbour