Much of the fresh fish and seafood in Dublin comes from the fishing port of Howth, just north of Dublin. It is there also that some of the best seafood restaurants are located and where you will find fish dishes containing the freshest fish possible.
Here are our five favourite seafood restaurants in Dublin:
14 West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin
Crabby Jo’s is run by Wrights of Howth, a family who have been involved in the seafood business for decades. Their seafood shop is just nearby, ensuring that the fish used in the restaurant is really fresh.
Crabby Jo’s menu is primarily seafood oriented but you can also get steaks and they serve some really good potato chips. The fish menu is wide ranging and includes everything from lobster to traditional fish and chips. They also have an extensive wine menu.
This restaurant is very family friendly with many dishes to suit children and the atmosphere is lively and informal and is one of the best seafood restaurants in Dublin.
Fish Dishes at Crabby Jo’s
Some of the tasty fish dishes at Crabby Jo’s include Pan Seared Scallops With Crisp Honey Glazed Pork Belly, Gambas Tempura & Chips, Crabby Jo’s Crab Mornay, Seafood Linguine, Grilled Whole Black Sole, Traditional Fish & Chips, Giga Sligo Oysters, Kilmore Quay Crab Claws, Steamed West Cork Mussels, Gambas A La Plancha, Kilmore Quay Crab Cakes, Dublin Bay Prawns and more.
Visit their website at http://www.crabbyjos.com
Beshoffs of Howth
17-18 West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin
The Beshoff family has been involved in the fish business for almost a century having being founded by Ivan Beshov, who took part in the mutiny on the battleship Potemkin in 1905.
They are now suppliers of fresh fish to Dublin and they have some of the best fish restaurants in the city. Beshoff’s fish and chips are legendary in Dublin and sets the standard for all fish and chip shops.
Beshoff’s fish market in Howth displays magnificent selections of fish, organic fruits and vegetables and gourmet foods and now includes a cafe, tapas bar and fish grill where customers can enjoy some really tasty fish dishes.
Tasty Treats at Beshoff’s
Some of the mouth-watering dishes you can have at Beshoff’s in Howth include Prawn & Fish Pie, Organic Mussel Pot, Fish & Chips, Fried Calamari & Aioli, West Pier Creamy Chowder, Clarenbridge Rock Oysters and more.
Visit Beshoff’s website at http://www.beshoffs.ie/
The Seafood Bar by Wright’s of Howth
Dawson Street, (Opposite The Mansion House), Dublin 2
The Seafood Bar in Dawson Street was recently opened by Wright’s of Howth who already had years of experience in the fish business and were already running other successful fish restaurants.
The Seafood Bar has a menu of fresh local seafood and is open from early morning seven days a week.
The Seafood Bar menu serves classic dishes with a modern twist and has a great wine list and a wide range of cocktails.
Delicious Fish Bites at The Seafood Bar
Here are some of the delicious dishes you can get at The Seafood Bar: Dover Sole Meuniere, Gambas Tempura, Monkfish Fillets In Mild Yellow Curry, Pan Seared Swordfish, Risotto Verde, Panfried Hake, Warm Goats Cheese & Red Onion Tartlet, Zesty Salmon, Cod & White Bean Cassoulet an lots more.
Visit their website here: http://tsfb.theseafoodbar.ie/
Octopussy’s Seafood Tapas Bar
West Pier, Howth, Co Dublin
Octopussy’s specializes in seafood tapas, but they also have a selection of meat and vegetarian options available. This tapas bar is very popular among locals and visitors because of its fresh food, stunning views and great service.
The fresh fish supplied by “Dorans on the Pier” who are all fishermen with more than 50 years experience among them.
They are open seven days a week from 12.30 pm till 9.00 pm (10.00 pm at weekends).
Scrumptious Delights at Octopussy’s
It’s hard to resist these: Six Fresh Carlingford Oyster Platter, Chilli & Chorizo Squid, Seafood Paella, Mixed Shellfish Platter, Scallops in Lemon & Garlic Butter, Sherry Monkfish and Prawns, Monkfish and Prawn Thai Curry, Octopussy Fish and Chips, Chilli Ginger & Garlic Gambas, Prawn Scampi, Prawns Pil Pil Mango, Lime & Scallion Gambas.
Visit the Octopussy website at http://octopussys.ie/
5A Crown Alley, Temple Bar
Klaw is a small seafood bar and restaurant in the centre of Dublin’s Temple Bar area. It is run by people who are passionate about their food and cooking. As they say themselves: “The idea is simple, super fresh seafood in a relaxed atmosphere”.
The menu is always changing with daily specials and Catch of the Day depending on what’s freshly caught but there is always an array of tasty dishes on the board and you can eat in or take away.
Dishes You are likely to Find at Klaw
Oysters, Lobster Rolls, Chowder, Crab, Prawns.
There’s a choice of a 1/2 pint of Atlantic Prawns with a brandy spiked ‘mary rose’ sauce, Lambay Crab Claws with yuzu aioli, 1/2 Lobster, Crab on Toast and Whole Crab.
There is selection of shellfish, served simply on ice or prepared in a number of different ways like Crab Mac’N’Cheese, Grilled Prawns or the Famous Lobster Roll.
Visit their website at http://klaw.ie/
If you just want a fish and chips take away you will find some here at our Five Top Takeaways in Dublin.
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