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8 Places to Get Traditional Irish Food in Dublin

  • Mon, 13 Jun 2016

Visiting Dublin for the first time and searching for traditional Irish food? Or are you a local who just needs a taste of some good, old-fashioned Irish cooking? Check out our list of some of the best places in Dublin to order traditional Irish cuisine!

If you’re craving traditional Irish stew or even something as uncommon as Gurr cake, we’ve got you covered! Our list below includes some of the best pubs, restaurants, and bakeries to get Irish food around Dublin.

The Winding Stair

Both a bookshop and restaurant, The Winding Stair is full of ambience and personality. The food is good old-fashioned, homemade grub. The star of the show is always the produce, which they source with diligence and pride from all corners of the island.

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The Woollen Mills

With produce sourced from local Irish artisans, The Woollen Mills offers a quintessentially Irish experience. As an “Eating House”, you can grab a serious coffee and bun, enjoy a plate of Irish ham and chips, or even sit with seven courses of anchovies, crab, herrings, pork, and beef rib!

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The Hairy Lemon

The Hairy Lemon is just about as unconventional as its namesake and is one of Dublin’s Trendiest Pubs. After taking a stroll through St. Stephens Green, drop into the The Hairy Lemon for some Beef and Guinness Pie, Dublin Coddle, or their Traditional Bacon and Cabbage!

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Situated on Suffolk Street, O’Neills Pub and Kitchen offers great food and drinks. At O’Neills you can find a wide selection of traditional Irish dishes and an award winning carvery and sandwich bar. And don’t worry, their ‘Really Good’ Full Irish Breakfast is available all day!

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The Marker

In Ireland, the traditional way of cooking is to create simple dishes, built around one great ingredient. The Brasserie at the Marker is no different! From their succulent rare breed pork to their prime dry-aged beef they stay true to their Irish roots.

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The Bakehouse

The Bakehouse offers great traditional Irish baked goods and foods. Everything from their beef stew to their Gurr cake is freshly & lovingly prepared in house every day. The Bakehouse will remind Dubliners of the traditional foods and breads their parents and grandparents were raised on.

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Madigan’s North Earl Street

Madigan’s North Earl Street offers both traditional Irish food and music. It’s family friendly too, as they even have a kids menu! Check out Madigan’s O’Connell Street too for some delicious and affordable Irish food!

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The Boar’s Head

The Boar’s Head is an old style Dublin pub with a Celtic feel and proper Irish food. Give the Irish stew a try when you visit, it’s what they’re known for!

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