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Quinlans Seafood Bar

77 High Street, Killarney, Ireland
0646620666
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Ranked #8 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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Yorkshire
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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

Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Quinlan's is our fish 'n chips first choice. Fish is always first class quality and service is excellent. A seat can be found quite easily if you aren't dining at peak hour. Even when super busy - the atmosphere is relaxed, service is efficient and one's presence is appreciated.

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

Hello MusiPlays, Thank you for such a fantastic review and it looks like you have been in more than once.We do appreciate everybody`s custom and when it is very busy that is when it really matters.Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Killarney. Regards, Liam. More

Barrie, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Be ready for a slight wait for a table if you arrive around supper time but, OH BOY, is it ever worth it. Our fish and chips were fab. If we are ever in Killarney again we will definitely go back to Quinlans.

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

Hello travellingduo67, Thank you for a fantastic review and we are all very happy you had a good experience with us. At this time of the year we have a slight delay however it is always worth it.We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Liam. More

Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have eaten in Quinlans on a few occasions and it never disappoints. The fish is excellent and is always cooked to perfection. The restaurant is spotless and the staff very friendly and efficient.

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

Hello efoley61, Thank you for your review.Being a repeat customer we value your feedback and I will convey this to all the team. Regards, Liam. More

Florence, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I visited this casual restaurant and loved it. They catch their own fish and serve what is fresh. The Hake Fish and Chips was flaky and the batter light and tasty. My wife had shrimps and enjoyed it as well. Friendly, but all Irish seem to be. Loved it.

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

Hello richerforwandering, Thank you for your review and I am delighted you have enjoyed the Hake. Hake is a beautiful fish ideal for deep frying and a really good alternative to Cod as it is abundant around our shores. Enjoy the rest of your vacation. Regards, Liam. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had about 6 or 8 people tell us to eat at Quinlan's. Easy to find, and we were told not to be put off by the fact that it looked like a fast food place. The food was fantastic. We'd definitely go back.

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

Hello JBSurfs, Thank you for your review and taking the time to post it.As you had been recommended by other people we are happy we did not disappoint you. Regards, Liam. More

Newbury Park, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for dinner while staying in Killarney. We liked the restaurant set up and the blue tones and awesome photography they display. We both had the cod and our meals were delicious. The portion size is generous and the food is fresh.

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

Hello luckydean23, Thank you for your review and taking the time to post it.I will pass on your comments to our interior designer Elizabeth whom i`m sure will be delighted.Enjoy the rest of your time in Killarney. Regards, Liam. More

Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

While on a recent CIE tour, we had a free dinner night in Killarney. A friend had seen this restaurant the night before and wanted to come back here. What great food! Fresh, tasty and reasonably priced. The best seafood meal I had while on tour and if visiting Kllarney again will definitely eat here.

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

Hello LuckyGirl2210, Thank you for your review and taking the time to visit us on your free night in Killarney. Enjoy the rest of your vacation. Regards, Liam. More

Bedfordshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Restaurant itself looked very good, but we just had a takeaway. Very good variety of fish dishes and each meal includes a drink and choice of sauces

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

Hello golfer12Bedfordshire, Thank you for your review and you taking the time to visit us on your holiday in Killarney. Kind Regards, Liam. More

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I'm a local and any time I'm in the mood for fish this is the only place I will come. Great portions for reasonable prices and some of the tastiest fish you will ever have. No matter how much of a queue there might be I would always stick around and wait, it's worth it.

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

Hello Michael H, Thank you for your kind review and I really appreciate that as a local you have taken the time to write a review,a good local trade is very important to us so thank you. Regards, Liam. More

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