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Quinlans Seafood Bar

77 High Street, Killarney, Ireland
0646620666
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Ranked #9 of 145 restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: European, Irish, British, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Tucked away on New Street in Killarney Quinlans Seafood Bar may be one of the most satisfying dining experiences around. Quinlan’s is unique in Ireland as it serves Fresh Fish and Shellfish from its own boats, landed daily in County Kerry. Quinlan’s (Killarney and Tralee) tempt diners with fresh seasonal fish and seafood in a casually elegant setting. Fresh Hake, Cod, Haddock, Whiting and Plaice,from Dingle bay are available throughout the year and each day a range of specials depending on what is in season and has been landed that morning is available. If you love your seafood you must visit us to sample the best and freshest Fish and Chips, shellfish specials and ‘the catch of the day’. We also do take away (order by phone) and courier delivery of smoked salmon and fresh fish (from our website). All trip advisor customers can avail of specials by quoting the TRIPADVOR1 voucher code.
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Four days in Killarney and we had dinner at Quinlans twice. Get there early because it gets to be standing room only.

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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review

Hello Mari T, Thank you for your review and a sincere thanks for dining with us on two of your four days in Killarney.Enjoy the rest of your time in Kerry. Regards, Liam. More

greystones, co. wicklow
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This bar looks like a take away but I was very impressed. We ate cod and chips and John Dory and it was so fresh it was a beautiful meal. I though it was very reasonable for what we had and we were delighted with the service too. The kids ate every bit of it which is more than I... More

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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review

Hello start40, Thank you for your review,glad to see the kids eat all the fish it is great to start them early eating fish which is so naturally good for them. John Dorey is one of our best sellers when we have it on as a special and at €16.95 it is great value. I hope you enjoyed the rest... More

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Food is amazing. Portions are huge...definitely the place to go if you're hungry. Staff are really friendly. Went there after our hike through the gap of dunloe and enjoyed the food and atmosphere

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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review

Hello Tracey C, Thank you for your review and taking the time to post it after your visit.It appears that you really enjoyed your meal after a hard day out,your kind comments are appreciated and I will pass them on to all the team. Regards, Liam. More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Have been to Quinlans on numerous occasions. We visit Killarney regularly and eat there very often. The service is top class. I love to see people who work hard doing well and in Liam Quinlan, you have someone who works so hard at his business and I applaud him for it. He meets and greets when he is not busy... More

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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review

Hello Roma048, Thank you for your very kind review both my team and i are overwhelmed by it. Every customer is important to our business and I really enjoy meeting them and swopping stories,tourist information or just a chat.This is what we Irish are so good at and it makes for a pleasant experience for all. Kind Regards, Liam. More

Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Been in Killarney lots of times, as we live in the next-door county of Cork, but for some reason (probably there are so many restaurants to choose from) we had not visited Quinlan's before. Talk about keeping the good wine until last, the quality was unbelievable, we both had the cod, which was thick and flaky, with a delicious light... More

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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review

Hello mingmoos, Thank you for your review and taking the time to post it. Getting very good reviews like this is what keeps us positive and these reviews are always read better from a `Corkie.` Thank you for your visit and I will pass on your compliments to all the team. Regards, Liam. More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We just got takeaway fish and chips from Quinlans but it was really lovely. So fresh. Came with lemon wedges and tartare sauce - I guess that's the difference between a 'chippy' and seafood restaurant. Will definitely be back next year.

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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review

Hello galjulie, Thank you for your review.To enjoy a proper Fish and Chip experience you must have all the accompaniments so I am glad you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again when you return to Killarney. Regards, Liam. More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Some of the best meals are had in places you might not expect it at. This seafood gem came highly recommended on TA and with good reason. Simple, layout- the food is sales pitch. You get GREAT food and that is what counts. If you are looking for warm ambiance, go elsewhere. If you want great seafood for a good... More

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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review

Hello tim l, Thank you for your review and taking the time to post it we appreciate it.Your review is frank and honest and really says what we are about, THE BEST IN FRESH SEAFOOD. Thanks again and regards, Liam. More

Red Deer, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We ate here and had four different dishes and they were all fantastic. You will not go wrong eating here. Make a reservation if you can. The girls seating/serving could use a smile on their face that is my only complaint.

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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review

Hello whatsnext123, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and your comments the reason the server may not have shown her teeth is she was possibly envious that you were sitting down to have SOME OF THE BEST SEAFOOD IN IRELAND.I will relay your comments to all our team. Kind Regards, Liam. More

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Fantastic seafood shop - quick service and lovely fish! The grilled salmon was so tasty. Would be great for families with kids too as you can order fish bites made with real fish!

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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review

Hello Linda F, Thank you for your review and taking the time to post it. Irish Salmon is one of the great seafoods of the world,we are so lucky to have this resource and to be able to share it. Enjoy the rest of your holidays. Regards, Liam. More

Yorkshire
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not all that good sadly. This was by far the most average place we ate during our whole 10 day tour of Ireland. The fish just wasn't good and the batter was brown and thick. We had expected better due to good reviews on TA. The staff were quite friendly but I would give this place a miss were I... More

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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review

Hello GBtravellinggirl, Thank you for your review but as a well travelled person i am however disappointed that you didn't relay your feelings in person rather than over the anonymity of `TA`.If the batter was not to your liking we would have replaced it with something pan fried or otherwise. Regards, Liam. More

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