The Step Inn

4.6
278 Reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
CUSTOMER NOTICE: WE ARE CURRENTLY RENOVATING OUR LOUNGE & KITCHEN & ARE WORKING FROM A TEMPORARY OUTDOOR KITCHEN WITH A LIMITED MENU WHILE CONSTRUCTION IS UNDER WAY, TO VIEW OUR MENU VISIT OUR WEBSITE, WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT & PATIENCE.

WE WILL REMAIN OUTDOOR DINING FROM JULY 26TH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

DRINKS & SCREEN AREA: We are not accepting drinks bookings or screen requests as it is an designated area with no time limit, so bookings not necessary & works on a first come first serviced basis, area can only hold a certain capacity under Covid restrictions

ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOR DINING ONLY: We are only accepting dining reservations with a 1hr 45min time limit. A credit card is required to reserve your table but is only charged if you are a no show (€10pp). We can accept bookings of up to 6 max & no multiple bookings permitted. All bookings are weather dependent while we are restricted to outdoor dining. All seating is outdoors so therefore not weather proof.


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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 278 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EileenA
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the Step Inn. Went there yesterday with my family. Lovely atmosphere, food and service. All the staff are really nice and obliging. Outdoor set up is really good. Although the menu is reduced to burgers due to renovations the food was still excellent. Very relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend dining here.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to go for food and a pint. The food was served quickly and excellent service as always.

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StephenC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Very limited food menu, great wings to start but mains extremely limited if you don't want burgers. We were hoping for a 'grown ups menu'. Fish nuggets were great but sweet potatoe fries totally tasteless. Service was great, very helpful and fast.

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ConorM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great staff and service, limited and basic menu, but understandable under the circumstances.
Great atmosphere clever use of furniture and space.

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OoooN
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely lunch but a few smiles from the staff would be brill too!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Just a bit disappointed with the menu choice, it seems the kitchens are being refurbished and the menu is limited. I was not expecting our dinner to come in cardboard boxes with plastic knifes & forks as against plates and real knifes & forks.
The seating and space is good and it was very busy.
Would I recommend it to a friend ..... YES but would ensure they realised about the menu and cutlery etc. so their would know in advance.

JM
JeanM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to The Step Inn. The welcome from all the staff is second to none. The chefs know their stuff - We had The Fish Goujons and The Step Burger both with skinny fries - great sized portions and so tasty. Loved the food yesterday and will always come back again and again for the value, the food and most of all for the fantastic Staff who care about their customers. Thanks you all for another glorious visit. Jean and family

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Gareth
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are just fantastic, great setup to enable customers and staff to say safe during these times, plenty of space and good simple food.

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KayleighC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and cocktails although the service was quite slow

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DANIELAP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great lunch time with my family. Very friendly staff and delicious food. What else could I ask for?

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Franny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Sorry but we were very disappointed with the Step Inn. The menu was extremely basic and the food mediocre at best (served in take-away boxes with plastic cutlery). The server was disinterested and all servers wore their masks under their noses. It felt like 'get them in and get them out quick'. The benches were so hard (no cushions available) and too far from the table to eat comfortably. We were on a slope so glasses were sliding.... Covid protocols cannot be used as an excuse to provide a poor dining experience!

The Step Inn
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately our kitchen & lounge are under construction so as a result we have to work from a temporary outdoor kitchen with a limited menu until construction finishes hopefully in September! We would have started our renovations at the start of the year but there was no construction available due to government lockdown. We apologies that you did not enjoy your visit & appreciate your support & understanding while we renovations are in place.

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MaireadH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - really enjoyed our evening there - the staff were so helpful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was overpriced and very poor. Our party of 6 all had this conclusion- everything tasted bland and we didn’t finish it. Service was excellent.

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Sarahw
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Chips,chips and more chips....burgers,chicken goujans and fish goujans. I can make all of this at home. Please expand the menu.

The Step Inn
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately our kitchen & lounge are under construction so as a result we have to work from a temporary outdoor kitchen with a limited menu until construction finishes hopefully in September! We would have started our renovations at the start of the year but there was no construction available due to government lockdown. We apologies that you did not enjoy your visit & appreciate your support & understanding while we renovations are in place.

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ChristineT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good set up outdoors with good distancing between tables. Food isn't fine dining but decent for a casual bite. Quick and friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space but they should have levelled the seating areas as your meal and beer could end on your lap if your not careful - otherwise they have done a fantastic job on creating the place

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great staff and a cracker of a day! Can't go wrong

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JoeD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All round great experience, Staff excellent, very friendly

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RachelO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had lunch at the step inn. Food was nice and they have a great set up for outdoor dining.

There were only 2 people on the day we were there and they seemed to be running table to table but they did great for all the walking they have to do with the new set up.

We will definitely be back.

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CupofSugar
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was awful. Such a let down. Staff are lovely.

The Step Inn
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately our kitchen & lounge are under construction so as a result we have to work from a temporary outdoor kitchen with a limited menu until construction finishes hopefully in September! We would have started our renovations at the start of the year but there was no construction available due to government lockdown. We apologies that you did not enjoy your visit & appreciate your support & understanding while we renovations are in place.

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GaryF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Perfect for outdoor dining, hope it continues.....

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Uglybetty
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Can't wait for indoor dining at The Step. Outdoor dining area is well set up and looks good 👍. However, food a big let down. Chicken goujons were dry, overcooked pieces of board. 4 pieces of chicken & fries 12.90e. Cod bites dry again tasted quite strong for Cod, would think a cheaper fish cut is used. 13.90 e aporox. Will return when indoor dining resumes.

The Step Inn
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately our kitchen & lounge are under construction so as a result we have to work from a temporary outdoor kitchen with a limited menu until construction finishes hopefully in September! We would have started our renovations at the start of the year but there was no construction available due to government lockdown. We apologies that you did not enjoy your visit & appreciate your support & understanding while we renovations are in place.

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SR
StepasideResident
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Having had a specific booking for over 4 weeks for the Euro 2020 final, the owner stated they had other bookings in before us and couldn't accommodate us in our reserved area.. When pushed on it she changed her mind and said that people had arrived before us., but then as a table was vacated she again changed her mind to say it was reserved for specific people. It was the constant and obvious lying to us that was really frustrating,. It was made quite clear to us that she didn't care about us as customers. I have been going to the Step Inn for years now with family and friends and I'm probably not well known to the owner as we keep to ourselves eat our food, have our drinks and make no fuss, but we were treated absolutely abysmally last night. We were offered a table next to the road with no view of the match or a table in front of the screen out in the rain - despite having a booking in place since the 16th June. There was no apology, no offer of an umbrella, she just did not care. I appreciate things are tough under covid, but the manner of the encounter and complete disregard for us as paying customers was appalling. She never once came near us after we sat out in the rain to see how we were, or to even offer so much as a tissue. She ignored the problem, took our money and didn't give us a second thought. I have been in the Step Inn 5 times in the last 2 weeks eating meals and having drinks with friends and family. I cant imagine I will be back anytime soon.

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PhilpB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening in difficult weather conditions. Great staff, Great service, Great food, fantastic buzz.

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Brona
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The six of us had a lovely meal and even though it was raining we were well sheltered and enjoyed our food - lovely burgers and chips! The service was very good and we were all happy with our time in the Step

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FrankR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived to be met by a rude person .were showed our table understanding it is out side dining but the table was wet the umbrella was broke and were told that all that was available.if that wasn’t suitable we could leave very disappointed

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Bronaghmb
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were so friendly and accommodating as always. Moved our group to a more comfortable table when I asked as we had a small baby and pram with us.

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LisaK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service. We had a great evening. Our waitress was fantastic. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Waiter was extremely unfriendly. He barely even looked at us anytime we were placing an order and barely a word out of him

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IngridB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super day in the Step Inn on Saturday for lunch. Staff could not be nicer and the food is delish!!

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MichelleM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nailed the outdoor experience!

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RachaelM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly. Not all taking orders but they do send people over to take your order. Food is gorgeous and served very quickly. Music is good and at a nice volume level. Couldn't fault it. Will definitely be recommending to others and will return ourselves.

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IsabellaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were very happy with the service. Staff were very friendly. The food was delicious and great portions. Thank you.

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RoryOC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for food and drink. Friendly staff, efficient service (really like to unique ordering system). Highly recommended.

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MarianneC64
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The step Inn have a lovely outdoor dining and drinking area, plenty on tables and a large screen for sport fans, however the food is EXTREMELY bad which is a great pity. Because the table staff are quite good. The toilet are gruby and would be better if the used paper towels instead of the airplane right inside the door to accommodate social distance. Perhaps for drinks only recommendation.

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and drinks for a birthday after a long Covid year. I felt the Step Inn really went all out for their outdoor dining. Really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere was great. Definitely be back to watch some of the football and enjoy the experience again

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AmeK
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails are amazing, staff were very helpful.

JM
JohnMc
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great wings and burgers, nice atmosphere and excellent service. I would highly recommend.

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Ginatonic
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great example of publicans adapting to these times. Staff have also adapted amazingly and still give great service.

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Joe2
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great drinks, great service and great outdoor atmosphere!

FAQs

The Step Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 295 6202.

The Step Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

The Step Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thestepinn.com/shop/.

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.