I’d never thought of Dublin as a city for foodies, but we enjoyed fantastic food the entire trip! Granted, it’s a lot of meat, potatoes and seafood but that’s what, in my opinion, made it so great! And because it was so unexpectedly good, I felt had to share our picks for the best places to eat in Dublin. It wasn’t an article I had intended to write, but I hope it’s helpful to those planning a trip to Ireland’s capital city.
We visited during the perfect time of year, for food that is. Salmon fishing season was in full swing, so we enjoyed tons of wild Atlantic salmon for a fairly reasonable price. I ate seafood chowder at least once per day the entire week we were there! That might not have been good for my waistline, but it was worth it!
To help us decide where we wanted to eat, Derrick did extensive research on Dublin restaurant reviews. We were looking for places that were relatively inexpensive, served traditional Irish meals and were within walking distance to our apartment in the Temple Bar area or close to the major attractions that we might visit.
Did you know that the best restaurants in Dublin tend to be bars? Before my visit to Ireland, I would have said you were crazy if you told me the best place to eat was at the local pub. And I was put off by the thought of having to take my kids into a bar. But the bars had some of the best food and it seems you couldn’t go wrong by popping into the local pub for dinner and conveniently, you can pair it with a pint!
Please forgive us for our bad phone pictures. They were never intended for others to see 🙂
Best Places to Eat in Dublin:
The Old Storehouse Bar & Restaurant – Traditional Irish
3 Crown Alley in Temple Bar area
Some of the best pub food in Dublin was, hands down, found at The Old Storehouse. Not only is the restaurant located in a cool historical building (you guessed right -the old storehouse), but the food is fantastic. We ended up eating there multiple times. I don’t usually eat at the same place twice, but it was just that good.