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Portmagee, Ireland
(066)9477108
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: With the ocean's bounty at our doorstep, it comes as no surprise that...
With the ocean's bounty at our doorstep, it comes as no surprise that seafood plays a large part in The Moorings cuisine. We are committed to only using the best quality produce,from the freshest fish and shellfish, to the choicest Irish beef and lamb and locally-produced vegetables and ingredients. Open 6pm-10pm Mar-Oct. Closed Mon except Bank Holidays. Booking advisable.
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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Bit of Irish Food by the Sea

Friendly local restaurant offering good Irish food at a great price. Staff was friendly and service allowed for a very enjoyable experience. Food was cooked to order and the steak and fish were fantastic. Locals were friendly and a pleasure to drink a pint with.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Jenny M
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Maryland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Friendly local restaurant offering good Irish food at a great price. Staff was friendly and service allowed for a very enjoyable experience. Food was cooked to order and the steak and fish were fantastic. Locals were friendly and a pleasure to drink a pint with.

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Central New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had been touring all day, and, as happens so often to us in Ireland, we were later than we thought. Our original plan was to return to our lodging, clean up, and go to dinner in Cahersiveen. After we did the ring of Valentia we decided to just get something quick and retire. The Moorings threw those plans completely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Nor sure the owners realise how very special this restaurant is. Classic Irish Dishes and Sea Food that was so fresh I wondered whether it had been caught to order ! Imaginative Menu at prices that would leave most restaurants in London where we live, confounded and embarrassed . Pretty setting. 2 hours of sheer bliss.

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kerry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Most comfortable bed I ever slept in. Peaceful, polite, courteous staff. As a Guinness drinker I was a tad upset... could do with an improvement. Very busy the night we stayed...but made to feel at home and appreciated. Dinner was excellent... I'll be back

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Killarney, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

spent an evening here had a very good table and a cross selection from the menu which was very good, starters first class oysters were so fresh, mains let down by the prawns but otherwise very good ..when I went to pay I included a tip but was also asked if i would like to leave something for the girls... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

my husband and I spent two nights in this bar/restaurant and had a fantastic time. The room was very spacious and comfortable. Being at the back of the building meant it was really quiet too. Breakfast was really good, with a fantastic choice of menu. We had bar food the first night and ate in the restaurant on the second... More 

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Knoxville, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A great view of Portmagee. Affordable food and pints. Great seafood chowder. Good pasta dishes, too. Very hospitable hosts.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The gentleman (I assume manager) was very nice and found us a place in the already busy pub. The food was the best we had in our 13 day stay in Ireland. I had the Guiness and Beef Stew and I was not disappointed. It was truly delicious. At the end, my husband asked for the bill and thank God... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Only in Ireland! Yes, I spent two years in a bar - and had only two pints of Guinness! But that's not as abstemious as it might sound. I went to Portmagee on New Year's Eve to watch a 400 year old festival in which the Old Year, in human form, is escorted up and down the main street by... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stopped in the bar here on a Monday lunchtime to find a roaring fire and a delicious bowl of seafood chowder and brown bread - very tasty! Friendly & efficient service and reasonable too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Portmagee, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Portmagee
  • Phone Number: (066)9477108

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 88
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business, Bar scene, Families with children, Entertaining clients

Description

With the ocean's bounty at our doorstep, it comes as no surprise that seafood plays a large part in The Moorings cuisine. We are committed to only using the best quality produce,from the freshest fish and shellfish, to the choicest Irish beef and lamb and locally-produced vegetables and ingredients. Open 6pm-10pm Mar-Oct. Closed Mon except Bank Holidays. Booking advisable.

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