​Captain Americas, Elephant & Castle and Dollard Pizza - Cork

4.1
192 reviews
€30 and under
American
Captain Americas burgers, Dollard Pizza and Elephant & Castle Chicken Wings. All your favourites under one roof!

Located in the heart of Cork City, find Press Up Eats. With something for every taste, our family friendly restaurant serves all the classics you know and love from burgers, chicken wings and pizzas to steaks, nachos and salads!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 192 People Are Saying
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ScottM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife myself and our 5 children love this place , the food is great service is great and very reasonable the whole experience is tip top ! We will be dining here again very soon 👌👌👌

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KimW
Cork
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The restaurant was extremely quiet considering it was a Saturday night. There was no atmosphere. It was always very cold in there no heating so we were uncomfortable. The waitress was new and was quite rude. The food was beautiful but the other factors would put me off returning again.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing Would highly recommend the chicken wings with bbq sauce YUM the staff were fantastic and so helpful to us and our 2 Children. Will definitely be returning again soon 🎉

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FionaO
Cork
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service a bit slow waiting for drinks for a while not very much staff on. Blender was broken so no frozen cocktails. It was okay had better days there

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JuneM
Cork
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Waited too long to be seated and waited far too long for food…the serving staff were kept busy while the Barr staff was too busy on her phone but after the long wait the food was as always delicious

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Birchy
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived at 5 only 1 of two tables in the restaurant took nearly 25 mins for the guy to come back and take our order at that time we ordered our food and a pint of Peroni and a Pint of Guinness. Probably around 15 mins later the young lad with blue hair comes back to us and asks us do we want drinks after reminding him about the pints he goes off again and comes back a 5 mins later with the Peroni and says the Guinness will be here soon. Roughly 5 mins after that the food arrives the steak on my steak sandwich wasn’t even warm so I can only guess that it was ready and had been left for ages while my girlfriends burger was fresh and hot. So probably 5-10 mins later after I’ve eaten the steak sandwich still no sign of the Guinness but a young girl shows up with the mayonnaise that my girlfriend ordered and the side order of onion rings plods the Mayonnaise on the table and takes off like lightning with our side order and starts asking the other 3 or 4 tables if they ordered onion rings some of which has only just sat down. Once everyone in the restaurant has had a chance to be offered our side order she comes full about back to our table stands there and asks us did we order a steak sandwich while she’s holding a bowl of onion rings. Anyway so shortly after my girlfriend goes up to the bar and asks about the Guinness and was told they’re having problems with the tap first time in 30-35 mins that anyone communicated to us about any problems. At this point I’m extremely annoyed sat at the table with enough tap water to keep my own goldfish. Then the girl comes back and offers a pint of something on the house at this point so sick of the terrible service I just refused. We would have stuck around for desserts and pints and cocktails but we asked for the bill and swiftly left after paying. Service staff no experience and could barely look at us as if we had some kind of disease. The young girl seemed to have some kind of attitude problem.

Never coming back!!!

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GillianD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Servers were great. Security on door were great. Food was far to long coming out-noticed there was a lot of takeaways so this may have affected our wait for food.
However, I hope things get only get better for them going forward.

MA
MaryA
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad customer service. It was so quiet and some of our food never arrived. All staff need a course on how to deal with customers when there are mistakes made on orders. Staff seemed annoyed and gave no apologies that they had messed up

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ElKe
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Hadn’t been there in years and were not disappointed!

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Moco
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was lovely but burger a little small. Service excellent!

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AmyO
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was bad not even asked if we wanted minerals, got served 1 meal instead of 2 offered drinks and dessert but got neither only for head of the floor we would have gotten charged for everything burger wasn’t cooked throughly Also, I won’t be returning for a while after this experience even though I am usually satisfied I can’t say it would make me want to return again and that’s disappointing

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MarionOSullivan
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor experience,will not be returning or recommending

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Pamo
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Server didn’t know the menu when we asked questions about food. We waited 50 mins for food. Food was terrible. We left after eating mains as no sign of anyone coming to ask if even wanted desert which was included in kids menu! Then when I went to pay he gave me wrong bill went through items and I said no you must have the wrong table!! Will not be back

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kens
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

staff need to pay attention to customers more than they pay each other. overall its good.

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FionaO
Cork
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Was looking forward to this restaurant to say I was disappointed is an understatement my son got pizza cheese on it was horrible and only half was eaten I got the Philly cheese steak and I'd say if there were 3 pieces of meat it was a lot ,I've always been happy with yere food but yesterday was not what I expected

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DominicM
Cork
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great service, great food, great value.

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CyrilD
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We presented to the restaurant where I discovered I had left my phone in my car so wasn't able to produce my Covid cert. Both my children are minors and my wife had her cert. It would have been helpful if patrons were reminded of these requirements on the booking form. As it was, my wife's birthday dinner was ruined by an unhelpful and quite rude hostess. We appreciate the guidelines are there for peoples safety but we expected more understanding from this establishment, one that we visit on a regular basis

​Captain Americas, Elephant & Castle and Dollard Pizza - Cork
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi CyrilD, Unfortunately due to regulations we cannot allow diners dine with us without providing their proof of vaccination, which we have noted in our booking terms. However for any patron to be treated in a rude manner is simply unacceptable and this will be brought up with all staff at our staff meeting on Monday. My apologies that this happened and we hope you will return to us again! Regards, Michelle

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bran
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I usually enjoy my time at Captain America’s. However it was only mediocre this time.
We were seated in the middle of the restaurant despite there being loads of booths available that were adequately social distanced. We were the only table not in a booth. I didn’t bother asking to change as didn’t seem worth it but found it strange.

My food was nice but my friend ordered veggie fajitas and barely ate any. She said it was very plain and didn’t enjoy it. As there are minimal veggie options on the menue this was disappointing.

Lastly we ordered cocktails instead of dessert. I ordered a pina colada which was not a pina colada at all. I have had them many times and this one was pink! I said it to waitress and she was quite dismissive.

Overall our waitresses were not very friendly , and forgot one or two things from the order

​Captain Americas, Elephant & Castle and Dollard Pizza - Cork
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi Bran, Thanks for leaving us a review. I have relayed your feedback on the fajitas and vegetarians options available and to our kitchen team. As for the Pina Colada, our staff incorrectly made a Comuna Colada. Apologies for the miscommunication and we will be briefing staff from here on out in relation to our cocktails. We hope you and your friend will return to us and enjoy a delicious Pina Colada! Regards, Michelle

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DanielA
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Great wings for starter. Philly cheese steak for main was poor, way too much pepper sauce which made everything soggy, and wasn’t even tasty itself.
Staff were very nice but quite inexperienced, got a few things in the order wrong and could have been more attentive.
The drinks were nice and well presented, got a few cocktails which were fun.
Good atmosphere and great music so an enjoyable experience overall.

​Captain Americas, Elephant & Castle and Dollard Pizza - Cork
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi Daniel, Thanks for your review. I have passed your feedback to the kitchen in relation to the Philly cheese steak. Delighted to hear you enjoyed our wings - they're the best! We have lots of training planned for our staff over the next few weeks and will be sure to highlight attentiveness with them. Regards, Michelle

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JohnO
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, very fast service and lovely staff. 5/5 service

​Captain Americas, Elephant & Castle and Dollard Pizza - Cork
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi JohnO, Thank you for the 5/5 review, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you back in soon. Regards, Michelle

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Geoff
Cork
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with generous portions. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

​Captain Americas, Elephant & Castle and Dollard Pizza - Cork
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi Geoff, Thank you for the 5/5 review, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you back in soon. Regards, Michelle

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Jack
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food took ages to come when I got my mains I asked for a coke and by the time I had eating my main which was about 20 mins then they finally brought my coke after having a laugh behind the bar. Won’t be going back again the place was quiet yet really loud due to staff behind the bar shouting and laughing at eachother as if they were closed. Also they decided to have a loud chat next to my table when every other table was free. Wouldn’t recommend

​Captain Americas, Elephant & Castle and Dollard Pizza - Cork
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi Jack, I'm very sorry for the experience that you received, this is far from the level of service that we aim to offer to all our guests. This will be brought up at our staff meeting on Monday and will be actioned further by all Managers on a continuous basis during service. I hope that you will give us another shot as we would relish the opportunity to provide you with the service you should have received on this visit. Regards, Michelle

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Frankie
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Food was fantastic, service left alot to be desired.. felt we where rushed out of the place when we would have ordered another round of drinks

​Captain Americas, Elephant & Castle and Dollard Pizza - Cork
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi Frankie, Thank you for the review, delighted to hear you enjoyed the food! Apologies for the service, the 1hour and 45mins service can be tight but there is a rooftop bar above us for drinks afterwards. Our staff are now briefed to offer this (when the bar is not at capacity to guests who wish to continue their evening. Regards, Michelle

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Good time
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​Captain Americas, Elephant & Castle and Dollard Pizza - Cork
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for the great review, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you back in soon. Regards, Michelle

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AmandaO
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Dinner was cold, was sent back. Promptly came back rectified. Good service. Only able to book slot for 5.15, restaurant very quiet so unsure why unable to get later booking.

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Corkie81
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went to Captain America's for lunch yesterday. It was my first indoor dining experience since December 2019. The process was straight forward enough with the vaccination cert etc. The food was lovely, the only thing is I have been going to Captain America's for years, I always get half & half chips & salad. I was told yesterday that wasn't possible now, I fail to see what Covid has to do with that but it seems lot of businesses are using Covid as a way to be awkward.

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ChrisC
Cork
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat nice staff always enjoy our visit

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MeganO
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Myself, mam and daughter had burgers and chicken, loads of fries. And desserts. All great quality. The service and banter with the staff was brilliant. Will definitely be going back regularly

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Megan
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Can’t fault our experience with indoor dining at captain America’s it felt good to be back it’s one of our favourite places to go. Will be back soon!

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DeirdreH
Cork
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic trip. Everything was great. Looking forward to returning.

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MichaelL
Cork
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to get back to indoor dining, food was excellent and staff couldn't do enough for us.

JM
JuneM
Cork
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge portions the wings are to die for so addictive 😋😋😋the staff are so lovely and accommodating will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Cork
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was divine and the staff were really nice.

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Tyronem
Cork
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service great food overall everything was great

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RosemaryL
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab food and excellent service as always. Was great to be back indoor dining

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AoifeC
Cork
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and atmosphere, service was a little slow but that was easily put down to how busy it was! Went there with four other people and we all found something we liked, good variation in the menu.

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DianaH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family friendly, lovely staff. Food is excellent quality and a good variety on the menu for both kids and adults.

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LeahC
Cork
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, extremely helpful. Food is always fantastic and there'd a great atmosphere. Go to spot with my friends

​Captain Americas, Elephant & Castle and Dollard Pizza - Cork
Responded on 28 December 2020

Hi LeahC, Thank you for taking the time to give us such great feedback. I am delighted to hear that we hit the mark every time. Will be posting your review on the notice board for all to see. Thanks again and have a happy new year. Regards, Jon and Team

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Willlll
Cork
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very good experience. Service was top quality as usual

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EileenM
Cork
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, service was great and good value for money

FAQs

​Captain Americas, Elephant & Castle and Dollard Pizza - Cork does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

​Captain Americas, Elephant & Castle and Dollard Pizza - Cork is rated 4.1 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.