The Wiley Fox

4.2
39 reviews
€30 and under
American

Top tags:

Casual
Fun
Great Beer
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 39 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 2 days ago

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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buzz, great staff and great food

The Wiley Fox
Responded 2 days ago

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 5 days ago
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 2 days ago

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 6 days ago
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 2 days ago

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 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food :)

The Wiley Fox
Responded 2 days ago

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

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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
31 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!

CM
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.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, friendly staff, great atmosphere, will defo be back

CN
ClaudiaN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff was incredibly attentive and friendly and the food was absolutely lovely, great value for money and more than plenty!

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JonC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our welcome at The Wiley Fox wasn't the greatest with before even being seated or asked for drinks that the table was needed back in 2 hours. Nacho starter was tasty and generous, however the beef brisket I had for main was a touch dry. Food was reasonably priced though. Not the greatest or the worst BBQ food I've had.

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 13 June 2019

Hi Jon, Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave the review. We're glad that you felt our offering was good value and that you'd recommend us. We would love to hear more on how we can improve on the other areas you've eluded to, if you could send us an email to info@thewileyfox.ie. Thanks again and we would love to see you back here again. All the best.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. The wings were delicious. Very casual setting. We were sitting on couches and armchairs with a low table which wasn’t ideal for eating but other than that no complaints!

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PaulG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cosy pub with a cool atmosphere and good food. My only issue was with the music, which was too loud to allow for conversation.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab waitress and food was delicious - both had burgers and then brownies - heartily recommend. But noisy but was a Friday night so to be expectes

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 8 March 2019

Hey Karen! Thanks for the lovely review - we'll pass your kind words on. Sorry about the noise! Hope to see you back in here soon.

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Shane
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice clean restaurant with good value for money. Waitress was polite and offered us 20% off our meal as we were on the way to 3Arena.

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 8 March 2019

Hi Shane, thanks for the great review. Delighted to hear you had a good time with us. We run the 20% discount for tickets to any show so just present your ticket next time and we can sort the rest! Hope to see you back here soon.

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Catherine
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ,staff very pleasant and friendly would recommend this place

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 22 January 2019

Hi Catherine, Thanks for a lovely review! We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to the staff. Hope to see you back here soon!

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Jenny
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great staff and amazing value for money. Ideal for pre/post theatre food and drinks with the Abbey Theatre only a 2 minute walk away!

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 17 January 2019

Hi Jenny, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at The Wiley Fox! We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to the staff. Hope to see you back in soon.

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vipKS99
Dublin
30 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely waitress serving us, who made our evening really nice. Lovely food - very good pub grub for a reasonable price. The loos were pretty unpleasant in terms of cleanliness and we did find the music too loud in the restaurant area. Overall good though!

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 17 January 2019

Hi, Thanks for the kind words on the bar, staff and food! We've taken your feedback on board with regards to the bathrooms and music, much appreciated. We hope to see you back at The Wiley Fox soon - all the best!

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AMReview
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good value meal, tasty burger and nice sides.

The Wiley Fox
Responded on 9 January 2019

Hi Anne, Thanks for the kind words and for choosing The Wiley Fox! We're delighted you had a good meal with us and we hope to see you back soon!

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JeanC
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service on a Saturday night. Eight of us met for food and drinks - food was gorgeous and the lady who served us was excellent, very attentive and friendly. Music a bit loud at times but we were seated right under a speaker, however the staff kindly turned it down a bit when we asked!

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BeritP
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a fabulous evening. brilliant food. great drinks. would definitely recommend. one of the most fun dining experiences i have had in a long time!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very tasty food. And great value. I will be back again.

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 4.2 stars by 39 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.