5 seafood restaurants not to miss Dublin

Cavistons restaurant

58-59 Glasthule Road
+353 (0)1 280 9245

One half stunning delicatessen, one half famed restaurant, serving up delicious seafood straight from the ocean half a mile away. This is a legendary family-run place with almost 70 years of excellence. The staff are very friendly and full of knowledge if you’re looking for the perfect wine to pair with your meal.

The Oar House

8 West Pier, Howth
+353 (0)1 839 4568

You can’t get any fresher seafood than at The Oar House: it comes straight from the ocean to this restaurant on the pier. This is a great and reasonably priced restaurant with a very comprehensive seafood menu. Try the mussels. Also keep an eye out for the grey seals outside who love being fed.

Matt the Thresher

31-32 Pembroke Street
+353 (0)1 676 2980

This multi-award winning seafood bar and grill serves up to five or six different kinds of fresh fish each day; they’re written on the boards which change twice daily. There’s something for everyone here but try the luxury fish pie or share the seafood platter for two – it’s incredible.


5-A Crown Alley
+353 (0)1 549 3443

It may be small, it may be narrow and it may be stuck in Temple Bar – not exactly seafood-Mecca – but Klaw certainly serves up some of the best crab shack-style dishes: Crab Mac'N'Cheese, for instance. There’s shellfish galore, lobster rolls and even an Oyster Happy Hour (every day from 5 to 6 pm).


1 West Pier, Howth
+353 (0)1 832 0690

Aqua serves some of the very best and freshest seafood around and makes for a memorable fine-dining experience. The prices reflect the restaurant’s stature, but believe us: if you book a table, you won’t be disappointed. And, nothing beats the view from this award-winning restaurant right at the end of the pier, overlooking the Irish Sea.

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