We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Moorings Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Main Street, Portmagee, Ireland
353669477108
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

338 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 293: English reviews
Level Contributor
60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here after we went to the Skelligs and thought the place would be packed because of its central location right on the harbor, but the restaurant is designed to hold a good quantity of people and we were seated promptly. The servers were great and the food was above average. Definitely a must-go if you hit the Skelligs.

Helpful?
Thank Luke Y
Killarney
Level Contributor
35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a visit to Skellig Michil..... A must on anyone's bucket list... Went to the moorings for drinks and food. Wonderful staff, charismatic owners and great food. I had the hake on the recommendation of our waitress Michelle I think. Nicest piece of fish I have had in a long time. Great spot

Helpful?
Thank KateoLL
Tring, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited twice last week with my 8 year old son. Had 2 excellent meals in the restaurant rather than the bar which also looked good. Great seafood and excellent children food. I would definitely return if in the area

Helpful?
Thank alangreaney
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food...we ate there both nights. The specials menu was just incredible. Irish music and dancing on our first night. Kerry is my new favourite county in Ireland.

Helpful?
Thank paddyobrien1971
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Moorings is one of the best small Hotel / B&B's we have ever found :) The location is perfect for all who plan to visit Skellig Michael, the extraordinary island located off Port Magee. The staff are friendly and professional, the food really is excellent and the speed of service is one of the best we have ever experienced.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Des B
Esslingen am Neckar, Deutschland
Level Contributor
162 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the bar and were very happy with the meals and the drinks. Although it was quiet crowded the staff was friendly, we got a table for 9 within minutes and the food order was processed quickly and the food was awesome. We had Hake, Burger, Steak, Wings, Salad, kid's meals and various desserts and everything was tasty and... More 

Helpful?
Thank HugoHackenbusch
Winnipeg, MB
Level Contributor
87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had chowder and Guinness here. The soup was a 10 out of 10. Absolutely loved it. Service was great, the place is clean and doesn't smell like a pub. Luke Skywalker drank here so it must be good!!! And the Guinness? Well it was amazing as always :) Very impressed. Will be back!!!!

Helpful?
Thank keepitsouth
Chennai
Level Contributor
48 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After landing from our cruise to Skellig Michael we were hungry and the first Bar/Pub we saw was this and once inside it cheered us up by its ambiance and decor! A happening place in this remote fishing village. Food was good and bar was great. Like many Irish pubs it is huge inside! Good service and competitively priced!

Helpful?
Thank K_Rajiv
PA
Level Contributor
91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here a number of times in the past few years and the food is always good. They seat you as quickly as they can and always have specials on a blackboard. Love it here.

Helpful?
Thank kathy49
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had visited a couple of years ago and had an amazing experience but it was a little different this time. It didn't have the same atmosphere and although it was a Thursday it was nearly empty apart from my table of 4. I had remembered a very packed restaurant the last time and the owner calling by the table... More 

Helpful?
Thank elaineodo

Travelers who viewed The Moorings Restaurant also viewed

Portmagee, County Kerry
Portmagee, County Kerry
 
Portmagee, County Kerry
 

Been to The Moorings Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$32 - $88
Cuisine
Irish, European, Soups, Gluten Free, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Portmagee, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Portmagee
  • Phone Number: 353669477108
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Moorings Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Moorings Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?