Where to Find the Best Seafood in Dublin 2024

It’s no secret that Ireland has some renowned sea food options. As an Island, its access to an abundant supply of fresh fish is reflected in the assortment of dishes and specialities on offer in its eateries. Whether you’re craving an array of flavourful oysters or classic fish and chips, here are some of the best places for some delectable seafood in Dublin in 2024.

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… Perfect Oysters 

They may be a famous aphrodisiac, but did you know that oysters are also an excellent pairing with a pint of Guinness? As it happens, the 1837 Bar & Brasserie at the Guinness Storehouse was named after the year this was declared a fact. The menu showcases this simple and delicious truth. The trio of fresh Carlingford Oysters are a must try and ideally paired with a creamy pint to bring out their subtle and delicate flavour.  

Oysters served in an aluminium bowl with a side of tabasco sauce

Elsewhere in Dublin, The Seafood Cafe offers a range of oysters that come naked, dressed, or torched. Some of the innovative dressings to choose from include everything from harissa butter and crispy shallots to spiked Mary mix, celery and lemon.  

Moreish Fish and Chips  

Dublin has no shortage of gems showcasing the Irish speciality that is fish and chips. Leo Burdocks in Christ Church proudly boasts itself as the oldest chipper in Dublin and their offerings attest to over 100 years spent getting their menu down to a fine art.  

Similarly, Beshoff Bros in the picturesque seaside town of Howth is a prime location to indulge in some battered cod while soaking up the beautiful scenery. If you can’t make it out to Howth, fear not. They also have a shop located conveniently on Upper O’Connell street.  
Speciality Seafood  

Classic seafood dishes are made to perfection at the Brewer’s Dining Hall where plates of Guinness moules frites, Guinness and seafood chowder, creamy fish pies and smoked haddock fishcakes are the true showstoppers of the menu. It’s the perfect way to top off a tour to the home of Guinness and get a taste of the inventive ways to cook with the black stuff. If your Dublin adventures take you near Blessington Street, The Seafood Bar is another inventive spot where you can sample bites of crab on toast and aromatic paella dishes in the heart of the city.  

Delicious seafood chowder served on a beautiful blue bowl with a side of brown bread

… Stylish Shellfish 

Located on the bustling South William Street, at SOLE Seafood & Grill you can enjoy seafood delicacies in an upscale setting. The menu includes a large selection of seafood plates as well as their impressive seafood tower consisting of muscles, crab, lobster, prawns, and oysters - perfect if you’re looking to impress a seafood enthusiast for a spot of lunch or an intimate dinner.   

Similarly, with a clientele that includes former First Lady Michelle Obama, Matt the Thresher is another impressive location for an upmarket dining experience in the city centre.  

Don’t forget, if you’re in need of an award-winning menu for a group event, the Guinness Storehouse is available for private hire for groups ranging from 10 - 2,000 people. Click here for more information about venue hire at the Guinness Storehouse.  

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