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Portmagee, Ireland
(066)9477108
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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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 54
    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
Most recent review
Great food!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
FloridaKtalina
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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167 reviews 167 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

In Moorings, Portmagee you can eat some delicious and fresh fish & chips. The interior is very cosy and the owners very friendly and full of stories.Definitely a must-see and eat place in South-Ireland.

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Key West, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I had such a nice time staying there and eating at its restaurant. It was all so warm and cozy, in more ways than one, the perfect balance to the risky challenge of going to Skellig Michael! All the employees were so very helpful, and I loved my room, but the restaurant was best. It was so cozy I could... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Had a seafood chowder here a couple of years ago on a road trip and we vowed to return and stay for a couple of nights. We did and were certainly not disappointed. Real homely little place. not the Ritz but nice room and lovely served breakfast. The bar is great for food as well and there was good music... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

While touring Ireland with CIE tours (highly recommend them), we stopped off for lunch at The Moorings. It was quaint, clean, great food, very pleasant service, & scenic location. The town is a picturesque sight & this restaurant is perfect in this place. If you're sighting in the area, don't miss out on this place. You'll be glad you did!

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Stopped by randomly on a long drive along the coast. Very happy we did. everything was very good but the chowder was amazing. I made it a point to get chowder in every restaurant we ate at and this was by far the best. And the owner I presume was very charming and warm which was nice. We didn't get... More 

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a 6 day coach tour of Ireland. The service was outstanding. My wife and I had the fish and chips. Very fresh and tasted great. The meal arrived at the table hot and very soon after placing our order. 39 people on the tour and all lunches were severed on time with a smile.... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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82 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Not many choices in Portmagee. This was across from the boat dock after getting back from Skelli Island. Average food. Excellent seafood chowder though. Very large chunks of fish.

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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