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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
“Great pub. Packed on Fridays. Sit outside in good weather. This is where Bono took Barack and Michelle. The sight of the secrete service in town was an eye opener - think cavalcade of long black limos. Parking problems, yes!!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Catch the train to Dalkey & walk through Dalkey town & up Dalkey Hill & down onto Killiney Beach. It's about a 20 minutes train ride.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Castle
“Dart Train south to Dalkey. Lovely day out to see village where Bono of U2 lives. Dalkey Castle is a small museum close to restaurants, market (Weekends) and Dalkey harbour (15 min walk)... Nice day out to a lovely village.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great steaks here - Trad Bistro style - We love the mussels and the kidneys - and the espresso martinis!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Not feeling like going all the way onto the city? Well look no further then Dalkey village, it is only 4 stops away on the DART (train) and is an ancient Irish town founded in viking times with excellent nightlife. And Queens is a fantastic bar that I would definitely recommend!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is one of our favourite family restaurants that we have celebrated many a birthday in over the years!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I especially like the piano over the weekend and the nice atmosphere. There is a large collection of wine and one of the best meat served around.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Locality
“A picturesque, historical town with seven castles and even more restaurants, pubs and places to eat. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
“The Club is a super Bar and restaurant serving really good value food with a great atmosphere ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Hot spot health food casual cafe & grocery, loved by celebs, perfect for anyone visiting who has special dietary needs or wants some wholesome good food...”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
$$
“Good size grocery store and one of the mail chains in Ireland. Open from 7:30 AM to 10PM each night.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Having spent quite a bit of time in South east Asia, this is definately the restaurant that makes Thai cuisine like it should be cooked. They do takeaways aswell. If you ask for hot, you will get hot. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“dog friendly pub, in the town of Dalkey, with good food and live music 7 nights a week. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great steaks here - Trad Bistro style - We love the mussels and the kidneys - and the espresso martinis!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is one of our favourite family restaurants that we have celebrated many a birthday in over the years!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I especially like the piano over the weekend and the nice atmosphere. There is a large collection of wine and one of the best meat served around.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“The Club is a super Bar and restaurant serving really good value food with a great atmosphere ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Having spent quite a bit of time in South east Asia, this is definately the restaurant that makes Thai cuisine like it should be cooked. They do takeaways aswell. If you ask for hot, you will get hot. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“dog friendly pub, in the town of Dalkey, with good food and live music 7 nights a week. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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