The Wiley Fox

4.4
54 reviews
€30 and under
Burgers
Smokin Bones, Low & Slow BBQ meats opened its 3rd branch at The Wiley Fox on Eden Quay in November 2017. We specialise in authentic, smoked meats prepared in the classic Southern technique of long and slow smoking.

Smokin’ Bones BBQ also serves up a wide range of burgers as well as a selection of traditional sides, starters and desserts all In a classic American barbecue style.

We cater for walk-ups, bookings and large groups on a first-come, first-served basis. We also offer a full take-away menu as well as delivery to your home or office.

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
What 54 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LisaK
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar, outdoor seating is lovely and such a good buzz. Great cocktails and super friendly staff. Highly recommend

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Cbdb
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The beer garden terrace is so nice. The cocktails were massive the food was nice some of it was hit or miss tho. The cocktails were lovely and one of the waiters with a pony tail was so lovely to us

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was unreal ♡ Emma, Amy and Connor made our nights! We even went back a few nights after, so so so good! I'd highly recommend

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AlexandraB
Limerick
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Service, a hidden gem! Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing that I couldn’t even finish it but I brought it with my to take home.
Very very filling.

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Brid
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great burgers and the Life of Wiley cocktail was sublime. Friendly and helpful staff-would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent! Staff were so lovely and great fun too

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 16 July 2021

Heya!! Hope you're keeping safe and well! Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback. That really means a lot us! We're delighted to know you had a great time when visiting us and enjoyed the food and service. Hope seeing you again very soon! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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SarahG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Staff were very nice. Had the table for 2 hours. Arrived a few mins early and were brought to our seats. They have a nice area out the back up a few floors

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 12 July 2021

Hey Sarah! How are you keeping? Delighted to hear your had a good time when visiting us and enjoyed your food and our service. Thank you so much for taking the time to review and send us your lovely feedback. That really means a lot to us!! Hope seeing you again very soon!! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was fantastic! Beautiful place and such beautiful staff🥺 All so lovely and they had amazing vibes!

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 12 July 2021

Hey girls!! How are you keeping? Just delighted to see your message. Thank you so much for taking the time to send us such a beautiful feedback. That means the world to us! Really! Glad to know you guys had a good time when visiting us even with the drinks incident. Hope seeing you all again very soon! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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Nickname
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place with good outdoor dining. Food was lovely and very affordable.

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 12 July 2021

Heya!! How are you keeping? Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your feedback. That means a lot to us!! Glad to know you enjoyed your time and your food in our terrace!! Hope seeing you again very soon!! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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IsabelleC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing atmosphere. Super helpful and friendly staff, warm outdoor area and great value. There was a slight delay with one round of our drinks (which was perfectly fine it was busy and we didn’t mind sitting and waiting as the atmosphere was so nice) and the server was so apologetic, came back and explained the situation to us and everything! Will definitely come back again

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 12 July 2021

Hey Isabelle!! How are you keeping? Thank you so much for taking the time to send us such a lovely feedback! That really means a lot to us! Delighted to know you had a great time and enjoyed your visit. Hope seeing you again very soon, then!! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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Niamh
Cork
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Saturday night at the Wiley Fox. They were really accommodating - we arrived 20 minutes early and they were able to seat us. Staff were super helpful and friendly and always made sure you were never without a drink! Food was tasty. Just a great atmosphere in general and will definitely be back!

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 12 July 2021

Hey Niamh! How are you keeping? Delighted to know you had a great time here with us and enjoyed your food and drinks. We're flattered with your lovely mention about the staff being helpful and friendly. Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your feedback. That really means a lot to us!! Hope seeing you again very soon! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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Majella
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and even better service, staff are so friendly and welcoming and really go out of their way to make you as comfortable as possible :)

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hey Majella!! Hope you're keeping well and safe! Delighted to know you had a great time when visiting us and enjoyed your food and felt welcome by our staff. That really means the world to us!! Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback too. That helps us to keep improving our services and making the overall experience even better. Hope seeing you again very soon! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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GemmaR
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly from the moment we arrived, they were so accommodating. Can’t credit them enough they were wonderful

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hey Gemma!! How are you keeping? Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your feedback. That really means a lot to us!! We're more than delighted to know you felt so welcome and had such a great experience when visiting us. Gary, James and Emma were also flattered to know you have mentioned them on your lovely review. Hope seeing you again very soon! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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Eoin
Galway
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice rooftop area. Had an excellent burger. Very efficient and friendly service.

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 12 July 2021

Hey Eoin! How are you keeping? Glad to know you had a good time when visiting us and enjoyed your food!! Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your lovely feedback. That means a lot to us! Really! Hope seeing you again soon! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The 2 for €14 cocktails deal as advertised isn't available in the restaurant, food menu is completely different, the food was bland and cold, service was very slow, we didn't know about the 2 hour time limit and it was expensive for what you got. Not absolutely terrible but I definitely wouldn't go back

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 19 July 2021

Heya! How are you keeping? Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your feedback and for bringing those issues to our attention. We're deeply sorry to hear the experience haven't matched your expectations and we'll be certainly working harder to get things right. We've been through a full change of drinks and food menus for the reopening and due to some technical issues we weren't able to get them right on Open Table. Really sorry about that. They've been fixed by now. Warm Regards

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Definitely a good place to go out with a group of friends to drink but would not suggest for date or dining. Food was very bland and disappointing, service was slow and the ambience was too loud and crowded.

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 22 June 2021

Hello! Hope you're keeping well. We're deeply sorry to hear the food wasn't great when you last visited us. We're definitely taking it into consideration. We're currently in the middle of the process to fully change our old Smokin Bones menu into a brand new one by Bosh Burger and we're still adapting to it. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. That really means a lot to us!! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buzz, great staff and great food

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 22 June 2021

Hello!! Hope you're keeping safe and well! Thank you so much for taking the time and sharing your feedback! That really means a lot to us. Delighted to know you had a great time on your visit and enjoyed the experience. Hope seeing you again very soon! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Servers were fantastic and so lovely, food was very disappointing considering we have always eaten at The Wiley Fox previously and it would be a go to for my friends and myself. The chicken tenders were very spicy and the menu never stated that they were in a spicy breadcrumb or coating, two of my friends were extremely upset and it ruined the food for them. Chips/fries also had a spiced coating too which wasn't in the description.
We also never knew that we had to leave the table by 9pm which was also a big disappointment as the booking never specified that we needed to leave the table after a certain period of time.
Absolutely love The Wiley guys it's always been such a great spot, but some of my friends are so disappointed and surprised at the food that they're very reluctant to return in future. I would return myself, but wouldn't order food, just drinks. Can't express how shocked we were at much the food has declined.

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 22 June 2021

Hey Sarah! How are you keeping? We're terribly sorry to hear the food wasn't great when you last visited us. We're definitely taking it into consideration and reviewing some dishes. We're currently in the middle of the process to fully change our old Smokin Bones menu into a brand new one by Bosh Burger and we're still adapting to it. Thank you so much for bringing these issues to our attention. We'll be working harder to never let you guys down again. Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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SharonO
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They took us 45 mins earlier than we had booked, which was very good of them. The portions of chips and sweet potato fries were very small and the chicken strips were slightly burnt, although they were made with good quality chicken. The background music was too loud for our liking, especially when the staff have to wear face masks - which makes it hard to hear them. It is a bar though, so music maybe has to be loud.

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 22 June 2021

Hey Sharon! How are you keeping? Thank you for taking the time to for share your feedback. We're very sorry to hear you didn't have the best experience when visiting us, but we really appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention. We always aim to deliver a great experience, and we apologize our service did not satisfy your expectations. We are reviewing some dishes and kitchen procedures and also the music levels. Kind regards The Wiley Fox Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food :)

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 22 June 2021

Hey! Hope you're keeping safe and very well! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback! That really means a lot to us. Glad to know you you had a good time with us and enjoyed the food from our new menu by Bosh Burger. Hope seeing you again soon! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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ShaunaF
Sligo
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a few drinks in Dublin. Recommend the cocktails

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hey Shauna! Hope you are safe and very well!! Thank you very much for sharing your feedback and specially for your kind review! That really means a lot to us. Delighted to know you had a great time with us and enjoyed your cocktails! Hope seeing you again soon! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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CiaraC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and great value. Would highly recommend and will be back again soon 😊

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hey Ciara! Hope you are safe and very well!! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and for your lovely review! That really means a lot to us. Glad to know you had a great time and enjoyed our brand new food menu by Bosh Burger. Hope seeing you again soon! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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RocioF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very disappointed with the whole thing. Firstly it took them 20 min to get us to our table, they gave us a small tall table for 3, when there were loads of bigger tables around with just 2 people. We were sitting next to a ventilation pipe from the kitchen, so smoke and smells were in our faces through the whole night. They took over 15 min to bring our drinks, and over an hour to bring the food. The menu online is completely different to what they had there. When they brought the food they told us to order the last round of drinks cause they had to close our tab so we could leave the table free for the next people. Very rude considering we had just received the food over an hour late. Half the staff didn’t bother wearing masks (one of them looked like the manager). Overall very terrible experience, I was hoping for better service

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hey, Rocio! How are you? Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. We're very sorry to hear you had a frustrating experience, but we really appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention. We always aim to deliver a great experience, and we apologize our service did not satisfy your expectations. We'll work hard to ensure this doesn’t happen again. We're recently changed over to our brand new food menu and masks were made optional under the guidelines. Kind regards The Wiley Fox Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff, lovely food, lovely experience

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hello! Hope you are safe and very well!! Thank you very much for sharing your feedback and for your lovely kind review! That really means a lot to us. Delighted to know you had a great time with us and enjoyed the overall experience. Hope seeing you again soon! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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AshP
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, fab drinks and an amazing atmosphere

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 15 June 2021

Hey Ash! Hope you are safe and very well!! Thank you very much for sharing your feedback and for your kind review! That really means a lot to us. Glad to know you had a good time here with us and enjoyed the drinks and atmosphere!! hope seeing you again soon! Warm regards The Wiley Fox Team

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KimberleyH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best night of the Christmas we had, staff wore amazing buzz , food was great and drinks wore lovely ... the price was perfect 100 percent recommend as a place to go for good food drink and music service.. HIDDEN GEM OF DUBLIN

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Cait
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Staff were fabulous. Really good spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

END OF SEMESTER

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were incredibly very friendly and the drinks were A1

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KateD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, lovely atmosphere

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JenH
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food and drinks were good, very fun atmosphere. One meal didn't arrive until the others were finished and services were somewhat slow when ordering drinks. The real issues arose when it came to paying the bill. There were endless errors, with an extra €50 of drinks that were not ordered on the bill. This also seemed to be the case for surrounding tables which ended in the server getting unnecessarily frustrated and acting unbelievably unprofessional which had been alluded to previously in the night with certain comments. We understand it is a busy time of year with added Covid precautions but it was unacceptable, particularly when it came down to the personal insults regarding coworkers and their nationalities. When these issues were raised to the manager, there was no apology. It completely tainted what up until then was a very enjoyable night.

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SarahK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop is a hidden gem. Would go again and again.

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The Food was very disappointing. I had been to the restaurant before when it was located on Dame Street and I had expected it to meet those standards, but it was no where near as good.

Music seemed to be playing from a laptop behind the bar, but had some issues which seemed to one of the distractions preventing the staff from serving.

Service was very very slow, and i had to stand up four times during the meal to look for some service but the food did arrive very quickly once ordered. I would assume it did not take too many seconds to be heated up in the microwave.

Really really poor, would not recommended a visit to this place for anyone.

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mrdh
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the ideal place for New Years Eve - we booked a table for 7pm and it was there waiting. Staff were pleasant and efficient even though it was holiday time. Music was probably a little too loud for us - but it was NYE - so no complaints. And, at least it was decent music :)

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MATHIEUS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a passé une bonne soirée de Noël en famille. Excellent repas et personnel sympathique. Le cadre est agréable, très bon rapport qualité prix, grand choix de bières.

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vipRolandH
Dublin
32 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

The band was so loud you could not hear anything unless you shouted...food was so so. Chips were cold! Overall awful experience!

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vipdawns
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great local place steps away from O’Connell street. Food was excellant - smoked bbq : pork, beef, chicken, ribs with a great selection of sides. Also they had a delicious salad with your choice of protein.

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Coco
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Fantastic service and great value for money my first time here and loved it!

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CiaraM
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal before going on to the Abbey. Food was American bbq style but really tasty with good portions. Three generations of women from 19 to 76 years old and we all enjoyed it. Staff very friendly and helpful.

FAQs

The Wiley Fox does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. The Wiley Fox also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 544 0900.

The Wiley Fox is rated 4.4 stars by 54 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.