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The Moorings

Portmagee, Ireland
(066)9477108
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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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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Paris, France
Senior Contributor
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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
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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
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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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Kerry
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The menu caters to all tasted although the restaurant prices seemed a little steep. I had fish & chips from the bar menu - although deep fried the fish was light and there was plenty of it. The others who were with me also had nothing but praise for the dishes they had chose.The service was prompt & friendly. Well... More

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kerry
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

You can please some of the people some of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time. That sums up some of the critics who for what ever reason have chosen to offer what I consider to be harsh critique of this fine establishment. Fortunately, views of the vast majority on tripadvisor are balanced... More

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