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Josie's Lakeview House

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$$ - $$$
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Near Glanmore Lake, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 83155
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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I drove to this location due to the beautiful pictures, hoping to see a great view. We were not disappointed. The view was great and the Irish Stew was to die for. We really enjoyed Josie, and her family. Very kind people. When driving to the location, be sure to take R574 over Healy Pass. Very unique,... More 

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Brigthon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 2, 2017

My self and my husband ate lunch here on NYE it was divine the sea food chowder & the celery & parsnip soup where both equally delicious, that along with the stunning views and wonderful polite staff, this is one place you need to visit on any trip to the Beara peninsula.

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Kenmare, Ireland
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We ate at Josie's last night and everything about it was just perfect: friendly and attentive staff - Ina is brilliant!- delicious food and watching the wind rush up the valley over the lake: perfect! Dempseys sausage starter with tomato and caper salad was brilliant, and no one can cook a fillet steak like Josie. Book it now for next... More 

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Thank Ruthe A
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2016

This quiet and cozy restaurant is a gem! We were lucky enough to have lunch there twice and it was superb!! Best seafood chowder along the Beara Way!!

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Thank MDR-USA
Sedona, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016

I've had many wonderful meals at Josie's and have enjoyed every bite. Her fish and chips are the best I've had anywhere in Ireland (or elsewhere). Josie is charming and you'll likely meet her in person if you visit.

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exuma
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115 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016

We found this by chance and the small backroad led us to a wonderful setting overlooking the lake and mountains. In time for lunch, with my wife enjoying the warm goats cheese and salad whilst I had a delicious fish pie. With desert and expresso coffee the bill was only 20 euros. Worth making the effort to find.

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Thank bahamasbliss
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

The view on d lake is indeed lovely, but the food is a joke. So overdone that you can hardly bite through the fish. I had a seabass for 18 euros any bit of flavour was fried out of it but the BEST was something that pretended to be hollandaise sauce on d side. It was indeed an oily liquid... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

I dined at this restaurant recently with friends of mine from the location and thorougly enjoyed it. The setting of the restaurant alone is a great attraction. The food is lovely and there is a great choice available on the menu. The staff are very friendly and cater for whatever your dietary requirements should be. Don't leave this restaurant without... More 

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Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Popped in at Josie's to eat lunch before we crossed the Healy Pass. The restaurant has a comfy, homely atmosphere and the majority of tables offer a stunning view over Glanmore Lake and the mountains beyond. There were also tables being served outside as the weather was nice. We had the cheese selection with house chutney and Irish stew. The... More 

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Thank Josephine E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Superb. The best steak my daughters have ever had (their.comment) and the fish pie was superb. Fantastic service and the must beautiful setting.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near Glanmore Lake, Killarney, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 64 83155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?