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All 4 Portmagee Restaurants

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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Dublin, Ireland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
1 review
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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McCormick, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Stopped here for lunch near the end of our 8 day tour of Ireland. The fish and chips was the best we had on the trip and we had eaten it several times. Service was great and the hospitality was too. It is in close proximity to the Skellig Experience. A nice area to walk after lunch also.

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Cork, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have eaten in the bar here before and the food is great. This was my first time eating in the restaurant. We had a é30 starter, mains, dessert deal. The ordinary menu is expensive, there is no doubt. And even our menu did not actually contain any red meat, just pastas, chicken, and seafood. But, the food is just... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nice burger and chips here. Staff friendly. You can sit outside across the road with the view of the harbour and Valencia island

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Drogheda, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Deep fried scorched oven chips which were then clearly microwaved? And Battered fish that looked and tasted about a week old. They can't even do the 3 Bs here - beer, batter and bread. Was here with friends who had the same opinion. Unfortunately we had a couple of drinks so in spite of our local friend warning us off... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Everything about this place was bad. The crude, unoriginal maritime theme that looked like it was lashed in in an hour by some irish bar furniture company. The shocking service from the stressed out and rude staff. And worse, the awful food. Rotten stale rubbery battered fish and chips so microwaved they were completely ruined. It's the only bar and... More

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Additional Information about The Moorings

Address: Portmagee, Ireland
Phone Number: (066)9477108
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Portmagee
Average Prices: USD 32 - 88
Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse

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