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The Skipper

Main road | Dingle, Ventry 00000, Ireland
+353 66 915 9853
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hake” (38 reviews)
“seafood” (39 reviews)
“salad” (29 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main road | Dingle, Ventry 00000, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 339 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As per the title of this review - they serve best mussels ever. Seriously, it was one culinary orgy, mussels served with fresh bread, then delicious fish and a local Ale to finish it all off in style. Great food, don't miss it.

Thank Slaw1
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Good seafood, and helpful wait staff. French influence in the menu. If you cannot climb stairs, ask for a downstairs table.

Reviewed October 3, 2017

We had already visited Paris and did not find the desired crepe experience we had thought we would. But visited Dingle and found heavenly crepes at The Skipper. The whole presentation and ambiance was fabulous, we loved it!

Thank Celeste M
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Four of us were walking past the front door of the restaurant, it was 2 pm, we had already had lunch but were keen to have some tea and coffee. We thought the restaurant would be meals only but on asking found it not to...More

Thank Norbert
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We happened upon The Skipper after a long day on the road and took a chance after reading other reviews. We were pleasantly surprised at the high quality French cuisine meals, freshness of salads and overall value for 14 Euro for a 2 course meal....More

Thank lonsdaleman
Reviewed September 20, 2017

We were staying in a nearby B&B and this was the nearest restaurant. We were made very welcome with a nice table. The food is mainly fish which is fresh and good. Prices on the expensive side.

Thank jim k k
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Four of us were on holiday in Ireland for two weeks. All of us agree that this was our best dining experience. Brian (with an 'I') immediately welcomed us and ensured we were comfortable. Coleen, our waitress, was sweet, funny, and kept a close eye...More

Thank tiboatguy
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely meal at The Skipper on a very wet Saturday afternoon recently. Friendly and attentive staff, cosy, warm surroundings. Menu had wide selection to offer and specials available also. Food was perfectly served and very tasty. Customers were locals and tourists alike. Definitely...More

Thank BredaHon
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

The chef Paddy and his staff in the Skipper are excellent for both food and service. Our recent visit was lovely so sad to hear it may be closing. It is one of the highlights whenever we go to Ventry

Thank happyeaters111
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Quaint little place with small menu and nice wine list. I ventured out to try something new, ray and capers. Not my favorite. Salad not to my liking either. Potatoes were good but so hot i got a blister in my mouth. On the other...More

Thank Quibble U
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Mary P
November 17, 2017|
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Response from fuchsia2014 | Reviewed this property |
No, it has already closed for the season. Nowhere is open Christmas day as it is illegal to sell alcohol. Your only hope is to stay in a hotel doing meals that weekend.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main road | Dingle, Ventry 00000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Dingle Peninsula  >  Ventry
  • Phone Number: +353 66 915 9853
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