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An important ranking of Dublin city's McDonald's

From worst to best.

8. Mary Street

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Sure, it has the benefits of being near the Jervis St Shopping centre, but does it live up to its O’Connell Street brethern? Probably not. Go here only at times of a McD’s emergency.

7. Phibsborough

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A solid offering, no doubt. But the fact that its on the extreme periphery of town means that it’s hardly the most accessible of McDonald’s. Don’t be going out of your way for this one.

6. Ilac centre

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Tucked away from the O’Connell Street rush, the Ilac Centre’s McDonald’s benefits from a more relaxed pace. The numerous fast food outlets around it also mean you have no competition for a seat.

All you need.

5. Rathmine’s

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Located within the Swan Centre, this is as solid and reliable as a McD’s gets. Again, it suffers from being so far from the centre of town, but besides that, a good choice. Its decor is also on the respectable side of things too.

4. O’Connell Street Upper

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The lesser of the O’Connell Street McD’s offerings – just about. It’s a little further away from the action, and its interiors don’t match that of its sister restaurant. Speaking of which…

3. O’Connell Street Lower

Closer to the Liffey, this McDonald’s has a criminally under rated upstairs area with spacious, fancy seats. They also have “cool” and funky interiors.

2. Temple Bar

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A modern McD’s for the modern tourist.

What you have to put up with in terms of crowd, the decor and window seat view more than makes up for it. Perhaps the best decked-out of all the McD’s in town – and for that it deserves some serious kudos.

1. Grafton Street

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The newly refurbished – and dare it be said, fancy – McDonald’s on Grafton Street might lose points for the constant crowd, but it more than makes up for with its convenience. It’s right bang in the centre of town and it’s open 24 hours to boot.


Which McDonald’s is your absolute favourite? And what completely subjective but legit reason do you have for that opinion? Let us know in the comments. 

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