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Davy Byrnes, Dublin, Ireland

Davy Byrnes

4.6
4.6
135 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Dublin's most famous pub, certainly in a literary sense, with its Joycean associations. Always classy and fashionable. It's the original Dublin gastropub at over 100 years old.
Anybody who is familiar with Dublin pub food will be aware of Davy Byrne’s food reputation, in which seafood is the speciality.
If you visit the premises at lunchtime and evening time, you will witness the huge trade which is done in fresh Seafood, Wagyu Burgers and pub classics like Fish & Chips. There is also a full range of Salads and Sandwiches to compliment these and, as often as not, you can enjoy Oysters and Guinness.
The classic Gorgonzola sandwich with a glass of Burgundy as mentioned in Ulysses is available every day.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate strollers/buggies indoors at Davy Byrnes but subject to availability, we can at our outside terraced area. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    087 712 1405

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Set Menus and Platters available

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room named Molly's Room that can cater for up to 26 people.

  • Area

    Grafton Street

  • Cross Street

    We're just in between Grafton Street and Dawson Street

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Luas on Dawson Street

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 135 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 2

    Lunch

  • Dublin 2

    Irish

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  1. CR

    ChristaR

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    We both had the steak and ale pie and it was pretty good. Top was a little tough. Lots of beef inside and flavor was very good. Music was American old school wedding songs. Did not enjoy that. Atmosphere was not great. Very bright light. Not a great choice for couples.
  2. VZ

    VlastaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. On Sundays they have a life music. It was a very nice evening.
  3. LM

    LiamMcDonagh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing lunch. Good service and ambiance was top notch!!! Cannot wait to return. Maith thú 👌
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal great selection on the menu. Standard was excellent. Staff were amazing very attentive and caring. Down to earth atmosphere in a beautiful laid out venue. We’ve already booked our Christmas night out with friends in Davys.
  5. n

    nancy

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I ordered the chicken, and it was dry as a bone. The accompanying peas were good as was the mashed potatoes. The waitress started out good, but was nowhere to be seen after a while. My husband enjoyed his trout.
  6. A

    Anne

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Hi loved the atmosphere decor and good selection on menu however not really happy with waitress seem very friendly but when asked for water at table took three times to ask before we got it the alcohol seem to come quicker two people don’t drink and my friend didn’t like her lamb stew which she didn’t eat waitress asked how our meal was and my friend told her she couldn’t eat the stew meat was tough and lacked flavour so she took her plate and that was the last we heard about that rest of us had the steak pies which were amazing and dessert fab just thought they could have acknowledged the problem of the stew and maybe offered an alternative
  7. L

    Lizzy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Table arrangement not suitable for groups of 5 ... 3 round bistro tables for 5 is not conducive to group gathering and chat. Otherwise great venue.
  8. L

    Lauren

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was incredible, the staff were so friendly and very attentive. One of the nicest meals Iv ever had out in dublin
  9. AD

    AoifeD

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I mistakenly booked for 4 people instead of 5. The restaurant was very accommodating. We had a lovely table outside and the service was excellent, thank you Ava! We will be back soon!
  10. AO

    AlmaO

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another wonderful evening at Davy Byrnes. Our waitress was very attentive. Food was great, I had the fish special Hake which was perfectly cooked and full of flavour. The wine list was very good. Will definitely eat here again
  11. JW

    JohnW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place. Our 1st time going there. It won't be out last. Everything was top class. Friendly and helpful staff. Great food and drinks. Great service. It filled up really fast. Easy to see why.
  12. KB

    KenB

    Western NC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food
  13. EW

    EmmaW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff, food and atmosphere. My favourite place in Dublin.
  14. SM

    SusanM

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience, super food, friendly and attentive staff and a wonderful ambiance as always.
  15. JB

    JBLMDMBA

    Phoenix

    122 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Wonderful location Grafton street area near all the “tourist shops” and great shopping at Brown Thomas. Classical bistro lunch with local Irish choices. Drinks great. Only issue was my wife ordered the soup and brown bread and fries… I did the Ham & Cheese toasty but it did. It come until 15 minutes later when she was half done. Some issue with the order technical problem I was told .
  16. SG

    SophieG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff couldn't have been friendlier, and my quiet corner table beautifully laid out. My toasted special with a half portion of soup was really generous and I couldn't finish it all - great value for money. Davy Byrne's is a true Dublin institution and the recent facelift only highlights its unique decor and ambience.
  17. EM

    EileenM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place...never fails to please. Both the food and service were excellent and very good value too. Always enjoy a visit to Davy Byrnes and always bring foreign guests there.
  18. G

    Guest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious waiting staff were so kind and friendly and not overbearing. Food was a little slow but it was busy enough. Will definitely be back!
  19. CB

    ChristopB

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Davy Byrnes is a gem! A wonderful restaurant for a meal out or a celebration. it has amazing food, incredible service and a great menu and wine list. I was passing through Dublin and this is the one place I had to go while I was there.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Dublin for a friend’s wedding.
  21. DB

    DoreenB

    Dublin

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really nice afternoon with friends, charming efficient staff and very lovely wine!
  22. SG

    SharonG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent customer service. Would highly recommend for food, service, ambience, comfort and cleanliness.
  23. JP

    JamesP

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable meal,nice atmosphere, lovely server,didn't get her name,only minor quibble was the price of the wine,but will definitely go again James Poole
  24. BW

    BarbaraW

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and 3 friends had a very enjoyable lunch on Sunday. Service was very attentive. Menu was very good and our food was exellent, 3 of us had fish and one had lamb stew. Fish was beautifully cooked and sides tasty.
  25. OB

    OBRU

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! Will definitely return - limited menu but excellent quality. Service was great!
  26. CA

    CAB83

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, food, drinks and service! Lovely outside area..
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was amazing
  28. P

    Paddy

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing but good things to say. Tasty wholesome food in a relaxed atmosphere. Our waitress Monika was exceptional!
  29. AS

    AlisonS

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere and staff. Food was good and reasonably priced
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  31. SP

    ShirleyP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed a lovely lunch in Davy Byrne's with my elderly aunt. The manager was very helpful in seating us, we had a friendly waitress and great food
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful tradition of great flavors with fried Hake and chips.
  33. SC

    SibealC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal in Davy Byrnes yesterday. Mary gave us a very warm welcome. We had lovely tables beside Ulysses deispay.Our waitress Judy provided super service, really good interpersonal skills, polite and friendly.The menu was delightful. Three of us had trout - full of flavour.Cooked to perfection.Vegetables were in season and full of flavour.Fish and chips were described as best in Diblin by my sister. Fab sambo as well. wines were splendid and coffee was excellent. We will certainly be back to Davy Byrnes and yes we will recommend it. one of my best lunch experiences in Dublin . Thankyou to the team and especially Mary and Jody.
  34. PM

    PopMonkey

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunch and excellent staff! Never disappoints!
  35. SM

    SeamusM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely afternoon meal at Davy Byrnes on Friday. We were very well received. The food was piping hot, and delicious. Our table, with the linen service, was very well placed for observing the comings and goings on Duke Street. It rained a lot, but the awning protected us. All this was very reminiscent of Paris (especially the rain).
  36. JQ

    JimQ

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent. We were well looked after from the time we entered. A bit pricy for a pub though. We found the table a bit on the small side although seating space was very good. I would definitely go back.
  37. B

    Berkeleygal

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was very tasty. Excellent service. Heated patio seating.
  38. VM

    ValerieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to have dinner here everytime we are in Dublin - wonderful food, lovely atmosphere, great location. We will be back again soon!
  39. A

    Arthurs

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3rd Visit to Dublin / Davy Byrnes - my wife and I were really excited to return and we were not disappointed. Had the breaded Gorgonzola with brandy sauce followed by the steak and ale pie ❤️ Great table inside the door / nice friendly waitress We’ll be back 👍🇮🇪
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our last meal here in Ireland! It was the perfect send off and Jodie our waitress was amazing!! Great food and great atmosphere, my family of foodies agreed best meal in Ireland

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Davy Byrnes offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 087 712 1405.

Davy Byrnes is rated 4.6 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Davy Byrnes

21 Duke St,, Dublin, Ireland D02 K380

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    We're just in between Grafton Street and Dawson Street

  • Area

    Grafton Street

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Luas on Dawson Street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    087 712 1405

  • Catering

    Set Menus and Platters available

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room named Molly's Room that can cater for up to 26 people.

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