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Jacks Coastguard Restaurant

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Cromane, Killorglin, Ireland
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner at Jack's tonite with four good friends. As a Starter I tried the Tarte Tatin which was excellent! The pear was warm and the combination of flavors with the greens, walnuts, and goat's cheese was perfect. The seared Hake as a Main Course was also perfectly done and the au gratin potatoes were delicious! The orange cheese... More 

Thank Kathy S
Cork, Ireland
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Aunts, husband and children have had many wonderful Sunday lunches at Jacks over looking Cromane Bay. Excellent food and considerate service. If you are a group of six the round enclosed table at the higher level of the restaurant had the best view of the gardens and the bay and is very private. A lot of effort goes into... More 

1 Thank Mary O
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up here unexpectedly and were glad to find it. The view is beautiful. The service was friendly and helpful. The food was good.

Thank gcbnapa
Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 12 visited Jack's recently a week night and had a wonderful meal. We'd been told it was very highly recommended, and it didn't disappoint! I had a simple salad to start, which was refreshing and not overwhelming in size or flavors. It was followed by the rack of lamb, which was delicious and cooked just to my... More 

Thank 77Kim
Medina, Ohio
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard about Jack's on our trip to Kerry in 2014, but did not think we could get there easily. This time I was determined to have a taste of the place. We were both disappointed. It is a "five star" sort of place, but honestly, I think it is over-rated. Unique menu items. The portions are not nearly... More 

1 Thank Sarah_S_1250636
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner at Jacks and were not disappointed. The food was perfectly prepared. It was modern but not in an overly fussy way. Service was attentive and relaxed.

Thank monty4me
Tralee, Ireland
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited Jacks recently as a birthday treat from our daughter & son. Friendly staff, excellent food. As we were being seated at our table, the waiter honed in on the conversation re the evening being a birthday treat for me & my wife. We had finished with no room for more but two of us decided to share a desert.... More 

1 Thank Ray S
Newbury, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

In general the food was very good, but someone's starter was forgotten, and then produced in a hurry, so the quality was not as good as others. Everyone enjoyed their meals, and the service was quite attentive. However there was a birthday party going on at the same time, so they were very busy. The piano playing in the background... More 

Thank Diana C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

When I walked in I thought I wanted to leave. Once I had walked through the bar and into the restaurant WOW there were large windows looking out to the sea, a wonderful view and the food and service was excellent. There was a pianist playing some really good music. If in the area again would eat here again.

Thank MFD1402
County Wexford, Ireland
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Dropped into Jack's for a spot of lunch on our way to Valentia Island. Received our usual warm welcome and propped our selves up at the bar and ordered Tempura Prawns with chips and salad. The prawns were succulent, the chips crunchy with soft potatoes middles and fresh salad with sweet chilli sauce to the side. The food was gorgeous... More 

Thank Doreen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $35
Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cromane, Killorglin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killorglin
  • Phone Number: 353669769102
Jacks Coastguard Restaurant is a landmark building overlooking Rossbeigh and Inch Peninsula in the seaside village of Cromane between Kilorglin & Glenbeigh on the Ring of Kerry route. Nestled against the Atlantic Ocean, enjoy panoramic sea and mountain views in one of Kerrys Top Restaurants. The Station Bar and Coastguard Restaurant successfully combines old world charm with modern elegance.Guests can linger over a drink in the bustling Station Bar or enjoy the soft tones of the piano through the restaurant by our resident pianist JP Murphy. Only the finest and freshest of seafood is used to create dishes that would rival the most discerning of palate. Signature dishes such a Cromane Mussels, Tiger Prawns or perfectly seared Scallops should not be missed. For the unwilling seafood diner, our succulent Fillet of Beef should suffice nicely.

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