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The Moorings

Portmagee, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 4 restaurants in Portmagee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $88
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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82% Recommend
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Had family dinner here last weekend, July 19th. As always the atmosphere was great. We were welcomed with open arms and the feeling they were waiting for you so the evening could begin. Starters were great as ever. Chowder, pate, two soup and fish platter. We all shared and as always the flavours were outstanding. Then on the main course.... More

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140 reviews 140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stopped off at The Bridge Bar and Moorings for some food on our way back from doing the Skelligs Ring drive. They have these wonderful colourful picnic benches out front looking over the harbour, so nab one of these if you find yourself here on a nice day. Starting with some cider poured over ice, we took in the... More

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Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

While admittedly there are not too many choices in Portmagee, this one does not behave as if you have no choice. Food was very good, nice wine selection, and the kids menu rocks. Suggest you start with pint or end with one at the pub (same owner) next door.

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Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great location with bench seating outside at the waterfront if the weather permits. Fortunately weather was lovely and we enjoyed a lovely meal watching the world go by. The Moorings sampler menu was lovely and very reasonably priced. If you order the fish and chips be advised that unless you have a large appetite this dish could easily be shared... More

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County Cork, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ate in The Moorings on Sat 26th April. Party of 4 all really impressed with food and atmosphere. Really lovely restaurant with great setting just on water's edge in Portmagee. Seafood dishes were excellent and obviously that day's catch. Following day we were returning from the Skellings Island boat trip, wet and cold, when the owner very generously offered us... More

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Bologna, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I'm still seated at the table, but i can't wIt to write a review! Great staff, reasonable prices, and in any case the only good choice you can make in Portmagee. The place is crowded and well handled by the owner that runs 100 times more than the others! You'll fall in love with this place! All the guys are... More

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Kompong Som
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Second time here and the quality hasn't diminished at all. The staff are absolutely brilliant and sorted out a table for us on a busy Sunday evening. The food was pretty good- the fish was fresh and delicious and we both enjoyed eveything we had. Unfortunately too tired to stay for the live music and dancing, but I'd experienced it... More

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Santa Rosa, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The meals were tasty gourmet choices of fresh seafood, meat, and they had vegetarian options. Desserts were terrific, too. Presentation of the food was really nice as well. Overall a top-notch place!

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Arlington, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Got there on a Friday night and they have a local group of people who come to Dance -- so fun to watch -- great atmosphere.

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Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Very charming, nice staff. Sweet and very wicked Skellig Coffee, a twist on irish coffee. Food was good and generous, piping hot served.

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