Fodor's Expert Review Mellys Café

$ Killybegs Irish
With more than 65 years in business—it opened in 1956 and you get the impression that very little has changed since then—Mellys is a family-run Killybegs institution with a focus on consistently superb fish. Haddock, plaice, hake, and calamari are all staples served with generous portions of tasty chips (fries). Other comfortingly basic dishes served in this authentic, good-value café include burgers, kebabs, chicken curry, and salads. Walls are filled with fishy charts, maps, and moody photographs. Takeaway meals are also available, but stay if you can; the friendly local banter involving fishermen and farmers adds flavor to an already tasty experience.
Irish Casual Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

Main St.
Killybegs, Co. Donegal  Ireland


Known For:
  • Simple, well-done seafood
  • Local banter
  • Enduring warmth

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