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Davy Byrnes, Dublin, Ireland

Davy Byrnes

4.6
4.6
768 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 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–23:30 Fri–Sun 12:00–00:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 768 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin 2

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Dublin 2

    Irish

768 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely service and gorgeous sexy surroundings. Really enjoyed the club sandwich and the pinot grigio!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good quality food, good selection on the menu. Staff were friendly & efficient. Great ambiance, we sat outside.

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  3. pete

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were fantastic AND we could have a conversation

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  4. LongTimeResident

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Historic. Comfortable. Fun, not stuffy. Tasty food and drink. Reasonably priced. What’s not to like?

    1 person found this helpful

  5. KathyS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Cathal was top notch! Food was excellent. My husband had Beef and Guinness Pie and loved it. I had Prawns pil pil (think shrimp scampi on steroids!) and it was delicious as was the butternut squash soup. We loved it!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was lovely - one of the best meals we’ve had in Dublin City Centre. The service was great also.

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  7. BernadetteW1

    Dublin

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So nice, food was lovely and the service Was excellent

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely meal on Saturday for our brothers birthday.

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  9. MaryM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had great experience. My guests gave good marks for food quality. Had Beef & Guinness pie + 2 Breaded hake. Most enjoyable afterwards

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  10. LSS1

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great literary pub ambiance with James Joyce pictures, paintings, books. Nice wait staff, good food, good beer.

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  11. Marion

    Mayo

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service a bit slow. Staff extremely pleasant and friendly.

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  12. NoraK

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Courteous and unobtrusive service. Food and drink served promptly and tasted great. Very relaxing lunch

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, amazing delicious food, the best Guinness pie ever! Also outstanding service! Highly recommended.

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  14. DavidD

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the experience staff and the food was amazing. definitely recommend to go there.

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  15. Bridgeto

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived 45 mins.early for our booking for lunch, no problem, we were seated straight away. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The fish and chips and the Guinness pie also very good.Two excellent cocktails followed. I have been here a few times and never had a bad experience , even when it’s very busy. It’s a unique pub that offers the customer excellent service with the friendly staff making sure you are looked after, We are looking forward to another visit soon

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  16. OrlaghB

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and delicious food. Will definitely be back

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  17. AnnieP

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant in a central position. Great service. Tasty food and good wine choices.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our lunch was delicious. The sandwiches were all good and the fish and chips were the best we had in Dublin. The decor is lovely art deco. Nice menu and ambiance that fits nicely in between the pub scene and the super upscale dining in Dublin. We were traveling with kids and they were lovely with children as well. We will definitely come back here if we return to Dublin.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    J'avais réservé une table pour notre venu à Dublin et pour l'anniversaire de mon époux pour 4 personnes. La serveuse ne nous a pas proposé de choix pour l'appéritif. Le service a été très long. L'accueil n' a pas été à la hauteur de mes attentes.

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  20. DoroM

    Dublin

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Davys is a lovely place to have lunch. Staff are very welcoming. It is a lovely cosy environment. Food is lovely as usual only issue I have is the size of chicken but otherwise I would definitely recommend Davys

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  21. SkaiM

    Dublin

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous time. The service was quick and friendly, food of really high quality and the presentation was super. Excellent value for me. Only one note for constructive feedback - the security man went around offering everyone blankets and skipped our table, instead he placed to blankets on empty seats. When we were leaving we addressed this in a humorous way to which the security man got very defensive and said it's not his job to make sure we have blankets.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Recomiendo las ostras y el Pork Chop. Fueron muy amables.

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  23. ChrisH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy to make reservation. Food presentation was excellent, as was the Food quality. Service was excellent.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely food, staff and ambiance. Will be back again.

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  25. RuxandraR

    Italy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant in the center of Dublin, good quality of food and service, nice atmosphere as well. Definitely recommended!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy my visits to Davy Byrnes. Its an ideal location to meet friends and family to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. See you again soon.

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  27. JB46

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, lovely ambience, good quality food and a lovely pint.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place, the ambiance, and the food! All 5 star. The music that was playing while we were there was a bit loud and frantic. We had to keep ourselves from eating too fast as a result.

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  29. HelenM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there with two friends . It was the first time for us all. We all went for The Hake. It was fresh and the batter was very light very tasty. Service could not fault it. Will definitely be back

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  30. Foodie

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food - outstanding service, great location.

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  31. Maria

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved it and will definitely return The good the staff the ambiance was second to none Wonderful

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  32. SharonC

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for casual meet up with friends. Very friendly and efficient staff. Lovely atmosphere. Would recommend Davy Byrnes

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambience, and nice casual atmosphere. The Molly room in the back looks fancier and that’s where they have an original, signed copy of Ulysses. The host was very nice to show us around. Service was excellent, except when the one time they forgot we had ordered something. But no biggie.

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  34. NicolaT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great pub. Lovely art deco decor, delicious food, friendly staff and of course the literary connection with James Joyce

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, cooked to perfection. A favourite place to visit in Dublin.

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  36. Cecmgt

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I enjoyed my experience very much. I had the burger which was delicious. I thought a glass of Newzealand Savion Blanc quite expensive. The ladies could do with an upgrade in line with the rest of the pub. Overall, very enjoyable.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun Place! Food was Delicious! Definitely would go back

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  38. Felix

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience in a historic pub & very good food.

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  39. AnnaL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location great ambience great food. We enjoyed our lunch v much. Beef pie was delicious and chicken wings starters were v nice indeed. Service excellent.

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  40. EmmaM

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, doing the classics to a high level. Service very attentive and warm.

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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 768 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 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 12:00–23:30 Fri–Sun 12:00–00:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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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