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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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

On our eight night Ireland adventure we are at many Tripadvisor rated restaurants, Pacie's was by far the best. With fresh local produce and five star preparation how could you go wrong, my wife and I went with the intention of having only a mason course but went with a three course meal instead. We were blown away by all... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Ask anyone on the street, you'll get the same advice. The chef - Martin - is fabulous. The food is divine and the setting is romantic. Make reservations or you'll never get in.

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Larne, United Kingdom
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330 reviews 330 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After a day out on the Beara Peninsula we visited Packies in Kenmare. We arrived almost an hour early but we were seated without a problem. It is quaintly old fashioned inside and was very busy. Despite that service was very good. The mains consisted of Dover Sole with prawns and also crispy dusted scallops which were fresh and beautifully... More

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Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food is fine, in fact for what you end up paying it would want to be. We found it very expensive for what you got. €34 for three sole fillets main course with some spuds and vegs! All very tasty but you are not getting serious chef craftsmanship. If you want really good food and can pay these prices... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were visiting with 2 families and phoned a week in advance but could only get a 5.30 reservation. This turned out to be perfect in the end as we had 7 kids with us from 5-14. The high standard of our meal justified Packie's reputation. We hadn't expected that the kids would be so welcome though and the staff... More

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Long Ditton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food here is really superb. As good as you'll get anywhere. The restaurant was full the evening we were there including many locals (a good sign!). We both had fish in which they specialise. The choice was extensive, and the portions generous. The flavours really excited my taste buds, and every one of the three courses was delightful, and... More

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Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had decided on Packies as the high point of our culinary week and it didn’t disappoint. The food was varied, interesting and exquisite. Prawn parcels, potato cakes, cod fillets and scallops preceded delicious deserts. The flavours were excellent, complimentary and satisfying. The portions were generous. A good wine list and a welcoming atmosphere was matched by friendly staff. However,... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Everything on the menu looked amazing, so I asked our beautiful young waitress to select everything for me. She brought out an amazing starter that was loaded with lobster, shrimp and other seafood - killer. She then delivered the sweetest lobster I've tasted in years. They serve blue lobsters here in Ireland and it was incredible. For dessert, she brought... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Another wonderful experience at Packie's! Owner and founder Maura Foley's understatedly elegant furnishings, table settings and menus, head chef Martin Hallissey's wonderful cooking with simple fresh local ingredients and the assured service of the charming and experienced floor staff make Packie's a place that never disappoints and a must visit for us everytime myself and my wife visit beautiful Kenmare!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The staff is knowledgeable and very helpful. The wine list is interesting and extensive, and the food divine. Go, go!

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