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Davy Byrnes, Dublin, Ireland

Davy Byrnes

4.6
4.6
203 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

19:00


Booked 16 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 203 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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 2

    Lunch

  • Dublin 2

    Irish

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  1. JE

    JenE

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and great to see vegan options on the menu. The rainbow carrots main course was delicious and beautiful presented. Will return.
  2. K

    cathyK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch would strongly recommend! Looking forward to my next visit👍
  3. A

    Aoife

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed my visit to Davy Byrnes with its Cozy atmosphere and 'old world' features that gives the place extra character. The staff were very welcoming and attentive and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend and will be back
  4. S

    Stylish

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely lunch on Sunday. Food was delicious & service excellent. There was a lovely festive atmosphere.
  5. SC

    StephanieC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Customers at the table next to us proceeded to have a loud conversation with somebody sitting at the bar. This continued right through our meal. It was all v strange. Ordered a toasted sandwich, found a strange taste from it and have been having stomach cramps ever since! Also, music was like 90's boyband music. Unfortunately, the atmosphere was poor which was disappointing as I was really looking forward to eating here based on online reviews
  6. SH

    SophieH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was fantastic! Monika was really attentive and lovely. The food was great value for money. We will definitely be back!
  7. AS

    AdrienneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only one little simple thing my salad leaves were not soaked in water before serving. They were bland I’d say straight out of a bag. I use these at home. They all need to be washed first. As they were gritty
  8. K

    Kathryns

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was beautiful and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful
  9. A

    Addy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. Service was very attentive, all done with a smile. The food was delicious I would certainly recommend dinning at Davy Byrnes.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monica was our server and she was fantastic… thanks for such a great welcome and evening 😊🧑🏻‍🎄🎅🏻🎄
  11. LQ

    LorenaQ

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious and service was excellent as well
  12. JT

    JenniferT

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    What made this dinner special was the staff. While the food was very good and welcome on a cold night, we were greeted with warmth and cheer and immediately seated. Monika took excellent care of us, attending to our every need promptly and with a smile. She checked in on us often. We simply had a lovely family evening!
  13. c

    christinem

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere and service were impeccable. Cool history, too!
  14. GL

    GerardL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Excellent location and historical background (James Joyce). Happy fish platter for 2, lamb stew but neither dish was any more than average.
  15. GB

    GemmaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. A “must” for lunch in the city.
  16. d

    davidavidg

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the very relaxed ambiance with excellent service and great food.
  17. CL

    CorinneL

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    On holiday in Dublin. Great restaurant overall. Charming kind of funky decor. Our server Jodie was super friendly and on time with everything. The food was yummy. Fresh oysters, beef & Guinness pie with a side of mash. We’d go back again for sure!
  18. DW

    DavidW

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant late lunch, with excellent food and wine, and charming staff. Only slight criticism was that, although we weren't in a hurry, the service was quite slow.
  19. l

    lmkeegan

    Naples

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Davy Byrnes is my happy place. Always a good experience. Friendly, efficient staff. Consistently great food. Highly recommend.
  20. GS

    GerhardS

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say, I love going here, always good food and great service.
  21. TM

    TimM

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun restaurant with live singing and fun times. Great history and excellent food. I recommend
  22. BT

    BrianT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious excellent food. Great quality at a great price. Good fault anything. Lovely place. Highly recommend
  23. LC

    LizC

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and Alex was particularly attentive
  24. CM

    CatherineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food service exceptional. Would highly recommend.
  25. WS

    WilliamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Indeed, experience to make again in the future
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab food and service
  27. AB

    AudreyB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting davy byrnes and it will not b my last food and service excellent staff very professionally and friendly
  28. TH

    TeresaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, very homely, lovely food , good service and most of all the staff were so accommodating and friendly . Will definitely be back
  29. C

    Cearbhaill26

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great location right in the heart of Dublin. Very pleasant decor & great service. Food was great, perhaps without being spectacular, but I would go back again.
  30. p

    pamelamac

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual great food,great atmosphere and great staff.cannot recommend this place enough
  31. JL

    JonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant, from start to finish. Amazing oysters, black pudding, Guinness and beef pie. Service fast and efficient. Be sure to reserve a table!
  32. T

    Thosspot

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Service was excellent and the food, great.
  33. M

    Mainelady

    Cincinnati

    165 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our time at Davy Byrnes was great. Our first night in Dublin. Wanted something close to hotel (we were really tired) and traditional. Our hotel recommended DB. So glad they did. Warm welcome from hostess, Linda. Shown to a very nice section right near a “Ulysses” display. Friendly service, timely drink and food delivery, and a visit from the owner. Nice chat; he described the signed copy of U and the death mask of James Joyce. Our fish and chips hit the spot. Definitely recommend
  34. AE

    AlanE

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great find. Quality food and drink and staff who were extremely friendly and attentive. Lovely atmosphere inside too. Recommend for decent eats without being too fancy or expensive.
  35. P

    Phil

    Dublin

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant service, good choice of food and wine. The blue cheese salad was well spiced and appropriate in volume. See you again soon!
  36. A

    Average

    Cork

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Fairly average pub grub food / hotel carvery. Prawns need to be hopping fresh at 16.50.
  37. GM

    GerhardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very friendly. The food very good. Simply everything great.
  38. G

    Guest

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Unfortunately our service was poor. Staff were pleasant but food was too long being brought to the table. 2 tables that arrived after us were served way before us. Disappointed.
  39. LC

    LynseyC

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot for casual dining
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To be honest I just cannot recommend this place highly enough, the staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is just amazing, we got the “Open Atlantic Prawn” and “Tempura Prawns” as our side and it was delicious. A great place, great staff and amazing food, we’ll definitely be back.

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 203 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 16 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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