Dubh Linn Gate is an authentic Old Irish pub located in the Pan Pacific Hotel that offers a prolific selection of draft beer and Irish pub favorite fare.
I ordered a guiness burger with a cup of clam chowder instead of fries. This was hands-down THE best clam chowder I've ever had. It had a kick to it, unlike the usual clam chowders, though it was still rich and creamy, but not too thick. I tried some of the fries off of my friend's plate and I was wishing that i could've had both soup and fries in addition to the burger. And yes, the burger was hand-made, thick, juicy and a really nice flavour to it.
This place was busy but not super loud, and I love that families are welcome. UK-style pubs are much friendlier that way, and the pubs aren't just full of drunken frat boys all the time. The decor was very traditional, but comfortable. And the service was quite attentive and friendly as well.
I definitely want to go back there again and again. If I could just have a large pot of the clam chowder, that would be heaven!
After walking around the village several times and trying to decide where to go for dinner, our party of 4 finally decided on pub food. There is an outdoor patio, the bar side and then a more quieter area in the back section of the restaurant. We chose the quiet section b/c the bar side was just too loud. We seated our selves at a nice table in front of the warm fireplace. After waiting for about 5 mins we got our own waters since we saw jugs and plastic cups on the bar counter -- ok fine so we grabbed our own waters. Then one of us asked the bar tender if we could get a server. 10 minutes went by and still no one acknowledged us. We finally flagged down a server to take our orders. It was a saturday night at 6pm and its understandable that they were busy on the bar side but the restaurant side only had 1 other table. The food was decent, your normal pub grup-- nothing to write home about. We chose this place as opposed to blacks across the street and we'll try that one next time. Won't be coming back.
While the beer might be a bit pricey. it is whistler. this place has a great feel to it. Everyone is always friendly and the beer is always fresh. Great place to sit outside and enjoy a pint in the summer and bikers come down the hill.
Had dinner at the pub with three other friends. We ordered crab cake for a starter. It was described as 'famous home made' but it was very dry and didn't taste anything like crab. What's more, main dishes were disester. We had Steak & Guinness Pie, Irish Corned Beef & Cabbage, and Roasted Chicken Panini. Everything was extremly salty. After a bite, we couldn't have another one so we had to tell the waitress, who was very friendly and attentive. She told to the manager and we got our dinner for free which was a good thing (althought we had to leave with our stomach empty and had to have cup noodles in the hotel suit.).
I don't think i'll return there ever again.