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Henry Street, Kenmare Co. Kerry, Ireland
+353 64 66 41508
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful experience!

We made reservations to eat at Packies as it is a popular place in Kenmare and no wonder, the food is delicious. The owner, Maura Foley, has opened other restaurants in Kenmare and her legacy is still apparent even though a different chef prepares the food. (Incidentally we stayed in Shelburne... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
histtravgal01
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Frisco, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We made reservations to eat at Packies as it is a popular place in Kenmare and no wonder, the food is delicious. The owner, Maura Foley, has opened other restaurants in Kenmare and her legacy is still apparent even though a different chef prepares the food. (Incidentally we stayed in Shelburne Lodge, of which is she is the proprietor and... More 

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Olathe, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Packies was a beautiful upscale restaurant....a must do when in Kenmare. Food was great, presentation was beautiful. A lovely, leisurely dine.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I first visited Packie's about 10 years ago, and went back last month.... well it didn't disappoint. This is a fabulous restaurant with exceptional food, service and ambiance. I think we may return to Kenmare just to dine there again!

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Kenmare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We come to Kenmare every summer, and it would not be a success unless we had dinner at Packie's at least once! The setting is elegant and cozy at the same time and the food is reliably great, though the wild salmon and the Monkfish are my favorites. Martin Hallissey does a fantastic job!

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Dublin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very good restaurant with classic seafood menu. Doesn't really excel on the seafood menu (no classic stuffed mussels, big seafood platter, french au-gratin dishes etc.). Facility is nice but the chairs are really packed in. Prices are really high - 15 for starters and 25-35 for mains (i.e. Dublin Michelin starred menu prices). Unfortunately, Kenmare is short of really classic... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited Packies last thurs night. Loved the atmosphere - it's dark and cosy and the staff couldn't have been nicer. The food was good but it was very expensive. I had monkfish - it was grand but cost €28.90 which I found a little expensive, he got the lamb which was €29.90. I would return again though for a special... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great restaurant, a must if you are in Kenmare. Staff friendly and the food was great, scallops with curried noodles my new favourite!! I would def advise booking in advance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Packie's is quite expensive, a little too expensive for the hake that i had as i felt it was a little ordinary. I've had hake in Cork for 10€ less and it was just as good. My partner had the monkfish which came with a tasty dipping sauce and at 29€ was a little steep. The goats cheese starter i... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Reservations are a must at this restauran as we watched several groups turned away for the evening, but the staff were eager to accommodate them on other evenings. Our experience was wonderful! Service was excellent; if a little fast for our taste, the food was superb, and the wine selections were very good. Seafood is a specialty and did not... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had our best meal here while in Kenmare. The food was outstanding, and the service was very good. We had no complaints, and would highly recommend it.

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Additional Information about Packie's

Address: Henry Street, Kenmare Co. Kerry, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 64 66 41508
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Irish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Henry Street, Kenmare Co. Kerry, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 66 41508

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?