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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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English first
Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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73 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

After a trip out to skellig michael myself and partner stopped into this place for some lunch, I ordered 2 starters(I couldnt decide on just one thing) the crab claws with prawns in a cream sauce and mash potatoe and also the chicken wings, the crab was so juicy and paired with the cream sauce it was just mouth watering,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fantastic food and good value for money. Very helpful manager found B&B for us over a very busy bank holiday weekend. We were so grateful to her as she really went out of her way to help us.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As a family lunch it was very nice. The staff were excellent and tried to get us a table as soon as we arrived. The food was lovely but it was quite expensive for a lunch. I'd recommend it for singles/couples but too expensive for families even if the kids order from the kids menu.

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