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Packie's

Henry Street, Kenmare Co. Kerry, Ireland
+353 64 66 41508
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Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dublin Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It was a fab dining experience great food, amazing service and super atmosphere. Nothing to fault really worth a visit.

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Vienna, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Recommended by the owner of our rental property, Packies provided one of the best meals of our trip to Ireland. Four adults enjoyed the duck, and three different fish dishes. All were excellent and made from fresh ingredients. Reasonably priced, but not cheap. Casual dress is fine. Attentive, friendly, helpful staff. Small space, fully booked at dinner, so reservation definitely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Last weekend I had the good fortune to be treated to dinner in Packies in Kenmare. What a special place. We were taken care of by a very attentive and enthusiastic staff. Claire, Siobhan and Fiona. You knew from the time you arrived that everyone working here was proud of the service they provided. Proud to be associated with a... More

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st. louis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Went on our innkeepers recommendation. It was reasonably priced, well prepared food and lovely had a lovely upscale interior. We were dressed casually (jeans), but some were in jackets and ties. Highly recommend!!!

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Was here during my Kenmare stay and made a reservation based on the recommendations of a Dubliner and a fellow NYC'er. I was told to get the garlic potato pancakes no matter what. So the seating is pretty tight here which isn't necessarily a bad thing but it is what it is. Wasn't claustrophobic but it did make going to... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have been travelling for a week and having come from Ballyfin this meal had a lot to live up to. Although totally different in style and much more like home cooking, we thought that this meal was excellent. The welcome was extremely warm. They agreed to bring the table forward by half an hour and then accommodated our request... More

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Macon, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I really enjoyed our dinner and found the service excellent. The seating is a bit tight. We arrived on time for our reservation and had to wait about 10 minutes for seating which again was a bit difficult in the tight space at the bar. However, the staff made up for this with very attentive service. Four of us had... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were walking around Kenmare on Wednesday evening and saw Packies restaurant. It was unfortunately fully booked (great sign of a restaurant!). We booked a table for Friday evening. The welcome was very nice. The restaurant has a romantic atmosphere. It was our treat as we just got engaged in Rome. We ordered crab cake and potato pancakes for starters,... More

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Las Vegas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful family dinner with well prepared and presented dishes served on a timely basis. Even our 2 grandchildren enjoyed their half portions of the regular menu items. The restaurant seating is small but very quaint and we were all quite comfortable. We chose the early seating because of the grandkids and even then the restaurant was fully booked.... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It's quite cramped(or cozy) inside and the fact that there's no waiting area can be disruptive.They operate based on two sittings per night so first sitting can be rushed. Food was good enough but portions were relatively small but quite rich and too heavy for my liking.My partner was happy with his meal. Very urimaginative vegetarian options,pasta. Service was good.

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