Johnnie Fox's

4.6
669 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Are you ready for Alfresco at Fox's?
We're delighted to be back! We’ve added 2 large outdoor covered areas, outdoor heaters, heated benches, wind-breakers, & fire pits to make sure your visit to see us - are a dining-delight this Summer!!

The recipe for success is - ‘Be Prepared’ here's some top (survival) tips
What to wear:
• Wear/bring layers in a bag, a warm jacket that you can pop on for cloudier days / when the sun goes down is a must!
• For our frostier friends (who are always cold) gloves, warm socks & a hat!
BYO:
• Blankets & hot water bottles are king when it comes to evening dining!
• Fill your bottle at home* & wrap your blanket around it, for a warm-up boost when you need it! *Make sure to fill your hot water bottle at home - for insurance reasons most venues are not permitted to!
Top Tip : Pack a bag with all your outdoor-savers & have it ready to go for your restaurant & pub visits!

We can’t wait to welcome you back!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 669 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
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YuriV
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very tasty food and super friendly staff it's a mark of Johnny's Fox. Always 5 stars for you lad's

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the fantastic rating & lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back to see us again! Suzanne

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ClaireR
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our night. Teagan and Lara gorgeous and really efficient. Makes such a difference to have good people looking after you. Have booked
The Christmas night out there. Well done everyone

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Claire, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an amazing review and for rating us so well! I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Lara. A big big thank you from myself for such kind words, it has made my day! We look forward to seeing you on your Christmas night out! Teagan

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NiamhM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cannot fault anything, service, food, ambiance all 100% and van friendly, so we could stay overnight

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Niamh, Thank you so much for the super rating & review! We are delighted we impressed you & we hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon! Teagan

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MickeyW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there and I will be back. Food was lovely. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Fast service 2

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 2 days ago

Wow, what a great rating & great review. Delighted you enjoyed your visit & we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Suzanne

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JacquelineL
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well we just love Johnnie Foxes!! There is nowhere else I feel so comfortable and relaxed having a meal and some lovely pints. Everything about Johnnie’s is fantastic, the food is unbelievable, the pints are delicious, the live trad music and the staff are second to none! Thank you again Lara you legend and if I’m correct in saying Ella-May? You were both great and so engaging it was lovely having you serve us! We had one of our first dates there and we always come back. Love you Johnnie Foxes p.s. Willy the resident cat is adorable 🥰

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Jacqueline, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. You mentioned each and every part we pride ourselves on. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Lara and Lilly-May, they will no doubt be thrilled! Willy will be delighted to hear that he has finally been mentioned in our reviews!! We cant wait to welcome you back soon! Love from the Johnnie Foxes team xox

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AndresG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have an amazing time! We will come back for sure!

Johnnie Fox's
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Andres, Thank you very much for the amazing rating and the kind words!We can not wait to welcome you back again! Teagan

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DesK
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting - visited an aunt nearby went here for dinner with family never being was absolutely gorgeous

Already planning my next visit

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 16 September 2021

Wow! What a great rating & lovely message. Delighted your enjoyed your visit & we hope to be able to welcome you back! Suzanne

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our 4th visit in 2 months .. have never been disappointed! Amazing live music, delicious food and Fox’s lager, and prompt service.. we’ll be back soon..

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 16 September 2021

Wow, what a fantastic rating & such lovely comments, thank you! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back soon! Suzanne

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NicoleK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were there with 3 young kids. Staff were very accommodating. Very interactive with us and very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 13 September 2021

Thank you so much for the fantastic rating & lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back to see us again! Suzanne

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EmerK
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Love this place, it's charm, it's energy, it's food and selection of drinks. Cant wait to go back already.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 13 September 2021

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Johnnie Fox's with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening at the Pub! Suzanne

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RoisinC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The lunch was amazing. Food outstanding. Have so much left over because we ordered too much. Service was extremely good. Loved every minute of it.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 16 September 2021

Hi there! Such a lovely review, thank you! Thrilled that you enjoyed your visit & we hope to be able to welcome you back to the pub soon! Suzanne

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Valeria
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to J.Fox for the first time 10 years ago, last night (September 2021) I went back there with some friends and all was excellent! I recommend "sea food chowder"...the best in Town! Valeria

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 16 September 2021

Thanks so much Valeria for your fantastic review & rating! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit & love that you are a returning customer! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Suzanne

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MauroR
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food overall but chowder was outstanding, best in Dublin by a mile!

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ClaireR
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely night. Fish pie absolutely delicious. Trad session really enjoyable. Going back for more soon

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 12 September 2021

Hi Claire, Thanks for the lovely review! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Teagan

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Laual
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very comfortable experience. Pleasant staff, lovely food, tables well spaced. Dog friendly

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 12 September 2021

Hi Laual, Thank you so much for the super rating & review! We are delighted we impressed you & we hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon! Teagan

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caitrionab
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Staff very attentive
Great buzz
Place full and lovely atmosphere
I had starter mussels
Big helping
Friends had lamb shank, duck, chicken and seafood dish
Great variety on menu
Everyone very happy Thanks

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi there! Huge thanks for the great feedback which will be passed on to our team. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Suzanne

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GarethDM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Nice atmosphere and memorabilia but the food is quite over priced. We were given an old generic cheap looking table to sit at beside the top of the wheelchair ramp, which felt uncomfortable and almost in the way of passing staff and customers. The pub needs a serious renovation. They seem to make good revenue, why haven’t they invested in the upkeep of the place ? All those surface mounted cables and pipes and plaster coming off some of the walls.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Gareth, many thanks for your feedback following your visit to the pub. We have invested in the pub over the last year or so while we were closed during the pandemic. The pub itself dates back to 1798 hence the old walls that are in fact the original walls. I will certainly pass on your comments to our management team regarding cables & pipes. Thanks again for your comments & we do hope that you will visit again. Suzanne

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Robert
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

Everythink was nice, just dont like sticky tables.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 12 September 2021

Hi Robert, Thank you for the rating and review, the tables are sticky due to the varnish but thank you for the feedback it will be passed on to our manager. Teagan

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JoannaS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent foor and atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 16 September 2021

Such a great rating & lovely review, thank you! Thrilled you enjoyed your visit & we look forward ot welcoming you back. Suzanne

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Collywobble
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent. We had fish pie and beef pie which were amongst the best we've ever had. The only thing that let down our evening was the live music stopping at 8 o"clock.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 12 September 2021

Thanks for the lovely review! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Teagan

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JohnD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Duck in champagne sauce 10
Out of 10. The husband always goes for Guinness beef pie

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 12 September 2021

Hi John, Thanks for the lovely review! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Teagan

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AnneG
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and excellence service by Lucy. Very enjoyable night

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi Anne, Thanks for the lovely review! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Teagan

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TinaF
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From when we arrived the staff were so nice . Service was excellent and food too . Lovely to listen to live music . Had a fantastic evening

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi Tina, Thanks for the lovely review! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Teagan

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The sea food platter for 4 was well worth the €130. The smoked salmon in particular was excellent. I also enjoyed the Banofee pie. The first time I got one that wasn’t short on the accompanying cream.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi Mike, Thank you for the super rating and for taking the time to leave an amazing review! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our chefs, they will be delighted to hear you enjoyed! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Teagan

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TESS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining here & met by the delightful Marguerite.
Delicious Duck with Champagne & grape sauce - fabulous service in unique surroundings.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 10 September 2021

Hi Tess, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your time in the pub! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Margit, we do have decaf coffee so we will be sure to look into why it was not available on the day. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and an amazing rating! We hope to see you again soon! Teagan

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CharlieSmith
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food has extremely improved since our last visit, every course was delicious! Lovely to listen to live music once again, thanks Ray :-)

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 8 September 2021

Thank you so much for the fantastic rating & lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back to see us again! Suzanne

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Lviolet
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent and staff were very pleasant. Food was pretty poor. It’s was clearly reheated ( over reheated even) and fish was clearly not fresh. I have eaten here a few times and this is the first time I really thought the food was an extremely poor standard.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 8 September 2021

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Johnnie Fox's with us. We would like to find out more about your experience & what went wrong with your visit - Could you please email us at info@jfp.ie with what you ordered & what you were not happy with. We look forward to hearing from you, Suzanne

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GabrielG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seafood pie, all the way. Lamb shank is amazing too.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 8 September 2021

Thank you so much for the fantastic rating & lovely review! Delighted that you chose to have our most 2 popular dishes on our menu!! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back to see us again! Suzanne

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EamM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went there on a first date , was really busy but was seated early , still quiet enough to be able to chat . Food was excellent , am going again without a doubt .

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 8 September 2021

Hi there! Such a lovely review, thank you! Always a big decision on a first date as to where to go so thank you for choosing Johnnie Fox's! We hope to be able to welcome you back to the pub soon! Suzanne

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EleonoraA
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks we had lovely time.

The food it was nice, good size and quality

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 8 September 2021

Thank you so much for the fantastic rating & lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back to see us again! Suzanne

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed here, had the lamb shank, it was perfect, all our group were very happy with their food, highly recommended

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 8 September 2021

Thank you so much for the fantastic rating & lovely review! Perfect choice as the lamb shank is our best seller!! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back to see us again! Suzanne

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Outdoor area at the back was excellent except for the barrage of wasps around your food. Service was really good, food very good. It wasn’t too busy which was a help.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 8 September 2021

Thank you so much for the fantastic rating & lovely review! We have been battling with the wasps a bit recently however, feel we have won the battle!! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back to see us again! Suzanne

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OrlaH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Was very disappointed with the overall experience here. Overpriced and underwhelmed was how I would rate my experience. While paying €24 for a main course and not being allowed to get chips instead of mash for a dish but told that they are not allowed substitute but I could pay for a side order of fries instead was very disappointing. My duck was sinewy and unpleasant and my drinks were forgotten on two occasions also. I felt that profit was more important than customer service and would not be going back here.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 8 September 2021

Many thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We are sorry to hear that we did not live up to your expectations, this is not the experience we hope to give our guests during their time at the pub. With your help, I would like to investigate this further. If you could kindly email us some extra information I would like to investigate what happened on the day. I look forward to hearing from you. info@jfp.ie. Thanks You, Suzanne.

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KRusH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Clearly, traditional and age cannot coexist…. While there’s a sense of heritage on the place, it can’t cover up the gloom, the murkiness and untidiness… food are so-so

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 8 September 2021

Many thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We are so sorry to hear of your experience whilst visiting the pub. This is not the experience we hope to give our guests during their time at the pub. With your help, I would like to investigate this further. If you could kindly email us some extra information I would like to investigate what happened on the day. I look forward to hearing from you. info@jfp.ie Suzanne

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HubyMc
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, friendly staff and an excellent spacious wheelchair accessible bathroom. As a wheelchair user, accessible bathroom facilities can often be problematic, but the facilities here were great. Will definitely be back.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 8 September 2021

Thank you so much for the fantastic rating & lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit & look forward to welcoming you back to see us again! We installed our wheelchair accessible bathroom facilities a number of years ago now & it has added to the Johnnie Fox's experience for so many of our lovely guests. Thanks again & best wishes, Suzanne

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Dublin18
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Can't fault the ambience or the service. The food is ok, but very expensive and quite plain.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 8 September 2021

Hi there! Many thanks for taking the time to rate your experience following our visit to Johnnie Fox's Pub. We would like to hear more about your visit if you wouldn't mind emailing us on info@jfp.ie. We look forward to hearing from you, Suzanne.

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Kacper
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food good music, helpful staff. The atmosphere is absolutely amazing with great history all over the walls.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 5 September 2021

Hi Kacper, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. You mentioned each and every part we pride ourselves on. Thank you again and hope to welcome you again in the future soon. Teagan

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SineadH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top class meal.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 4 September 2021

Hi Sinead, Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon! Teagan

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PamelaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I always enjoy going to Johnny Foxes., it’s a wonderful place to eat and socialise and the staff are so friendly and extremely efficient. It’s my favourite Pub in Ireland ❤️😍

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 11 September 2021

Hi Pamela, Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review!We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our team! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Teagan

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience good food and great live music.

Johnnie Fox's
Responded on 4 September 2021

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon! Teagan

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FAQs

Johnnie Fox's offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 295 5647.

Johnnie Fox's is rated 4.6 stars by 669 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.