O'Connell's Howth

4.6
92 reviews
€30 and under
Irish

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Casual
Situated in the picturesque town of Howth in Dublin’s Northside. Overlooking the harbour and the beautiful Irish sea. A traditional public house serving fresh local food daily. With an Irish Trad Session on a Sunday, O’Connells is a fantastic spot for a day or night out. Hill walking is a huge pastime in Howth and O’Connells is saitting right at the bottom of the hill where you can stop to refuel after your walk. Warm up on a Winters day with our amazing seafood chowder and a pint of the black stuff. Or cool down on Summer day in our lovely beer garden.

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 92 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TommyF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great visit,staff very friendly,food really good . Rained the night we were there maybe a bit more weather protection for outside tables

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service in a great location

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are fantastic and the service is great. Dinner was delicious and we will be back!!

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Laura
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Would highly recommend. Must try wings

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AndrewB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smashing food, lovely Guinness and great service, great set up for outdoor dining too

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RosalineP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A very good menu with a lot of quality choices. The presentation of the food was excellent with the dishes arriving hot as if they came straight from the kitchen.
The value was very good for fish dishes given some restaurants move prices up once fish is mentioned

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely food nice atmosphere

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KarenO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable evening in the sunshine.. great food and friendly staff!

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The outdoor smaller tables against the wall are too small, I am petite and small and found the dining experience uncomfortable, there is a condiment shelf above the table and it makes things even more cramped. Service was friendly and efficient, food and drinks fine, I wouldn’t go back to sit at these tables, life’s too short. It’s a pity as their overall dining approach looks really good with the bigger benches and the front of their bar looks very cool

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OpenTable Diner
Cork
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and stunning views of Howth

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great servers and great food

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AndreaR
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent couple of hours with food that exceeded expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was extraordinary.. great food and drinks, table for 2 was a bit of a squeeze but everything else made up for it, in particular service, which was really exceptional!

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EilisO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fab food & service. Only thing that let it down was the seating. Request not to be seated the buildings wall. Seats have no back & fairly tight.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were excellent attentive and knowledgeable manager extremely helpful polite and understanding and a wonderful knowledge of all of the products would definitely eat there again

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DorothyB
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The food is totally over priced disgraceful what you are charging

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LizR
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a beautiful evening O'Connell's was the perfect setting overlooking the harbour. The staff were very nice, friendly and on the ball and the food was great. I loved the deep fried brie and the Boson burger was delicious. The cocktails menu gives great choices and the Gin Bramble was refreshing and flavoursome. We'll definitely be back.

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Asty
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, very well accommodated, friendly and helpful staff

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SeanK
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outside at O'Connell's is no hardship at the moment. We got there at 8pm and our table was ready, it was a beautiful warm evening and the view over the harbour was great. It was busy but there were plenty of staff to take orders. We both had Calamari to start and Prawns Pil Pil for mains which were excellent. The wine list is short and we settled on a Chilean white as the first two wines we ordered were unfortunately out of stock.
O'Connell's is good value for money, the staff are attentive and friendly but the food is the star of the show.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great spot with a brilliant menu and lovely staff. Definitely heading back in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!

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Jimbob
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oconnells offers nothing but the best in service,quality of food and one of the best pints of Guinness in Dublin
Before covid we made very regular trips there and,hopefully,when covid goes away,we can resume our regular visits.
One request.....bring back the spare ribs

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fiona
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Table for two is ridiculous small. Hard to eat on it, felt like we were in the way. Didn’t feel comfortable. People came and left due to the small tables. Walk ins got better tables then people who booked.

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HonorO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing. Staff were very friendly was a lovely evening

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MartyM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and set up perfectly for outdoor dining . Heaters and shelter provided. Local fish dishes are delicious and a great selection of desserts. Lovely Guinness too. 2nd time there with friends recently and I’ll be back .

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TracyO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely food, lovely setting. A very nice experience overall

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TrionaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, friendly service and it is well set up with lovely views of Irelands eye.

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AmyO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O’Connells was beautiful and I will definitely return. Staff were so pleasant even my young kids commented on how nice our waiter was! Food was spectacular. Definitely 5 star recommendation from my family and I.

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LorraineM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had booked for 2 and had been given a really small table by the wall. There was no back to the chair. I felt it would not be a comfortable dining situation. We asked to be moved and were given a nice spacious booth. Food was excellent. Service was excellent

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GustavoB
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was alright, we ordered some mussels to start and the sauce was a bit too floury, main were ok but not worth the EUR 24 they were charging.

The big problem was with services, first the waitress burned my partners hand when putting the plates on the table, no warning on them being hot until after the fact.
Then when we finished our mains no more service, we didn't even got ask if we wanted desserts, and then we found out why, they wanted us out after 1:30h even to the booking was for 1:45h

I would not recommend the place

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MonikaE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue,,, while a chilly day, we were able to have a meal outdoors, with the help of outdoor heaters.
Service & food good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & services was fabulous! Well worth a visit 10/10

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JessieQ
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant!!!

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JanetteP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening. Relaxed atmosphere. Yummy calamari.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a most wonderful summer evening dinner with the folks burgers where top class lovely decor outside awesome staff great buzz among other customers make sure you visit this place which fantastic views of Ireland’s eye you won’t be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great night at O'Connell's. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor dining setup

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Mark
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

O'Connell's Howth has fab food, an outstanding out door area, sound staff and perfect pints.

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NiallH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service , good food and wonderful location . Howth is a great place .

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Value!

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O'Connell's Howth is rated 4.6 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

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