Planning on taking a trip to Ireland in the future? Dublin is filled with fantastic bars, coffee shops and restaurants if you’re looking to eat your way through this beautiful city! Here are our top picks, some well-known tourist spots and other hole-in-the-wall joints that may be even better.


  1. Busen. This is the spot for when you really want a greasy burger, no bells and whistles. The menu has a total of 10 items (we weren’t kidding when we said no frills) but the food is absolutely phenomenal. Don’t worry about not getting enough food, the double cheeseburger is big enough to feed a small family!


  1. 147 Deli. This Dublin eatery is the perfect place to stop for a delicious, hearty but inexpensive lunch. Located on Parnell Street, the small deli has lots of character and a great menu. Our recommendation: The 147 Bánh mì (tops with lots of sriracha)


  1. Aungier Danger. This is the place to go if you have a morning sweet tooth! The doughnut shop is only open until they sell out (don’t be surprised if that happens fast!) What’s better than a nutella-filled doughnut? Nope. We can’t think of anything.


  1. The Long Hall. When thinking about pubs/bars that top our list in Dublin, The Long Hall was right up there. A small, cozy space with a wall filled with whiskies makes for a great night. The bartenders are more than willing to offer up recommendations and you can drink your pint with some on point pub food, too!


  1. Thornton’s. If you’re looking for an upscale, fancier choice for dinner one night, Thornton’s is the best choice. The garnishes are enough to send any fine dining lover into a frenzy! The best part? You can choose an 8-course surprise menu chosen by the chef, so you don’t even have to choose.


  1. The Winding Stair. If you’re looking for a traditional Irish meal while in Dublin, The Winding Stair is the place to go. With local and organic ingredients, you’ll fall in love with their farmhouse-style cheeses and meats. Don’t forget to try the famous bread and butter pudding with whiskey sauce for dessert!


  1. Klaw. This Dublin seafood eatery is at the top of our list for amazing food and atmosphere! They call themselves crabshack style dining in the heart of the city and we totally agree! Oysters are served three different ways: torched, dressed or naked and we must say: all three are pretty amazing!

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