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“Best Fish and Chips in Ireland”

Quinlans Seafood Bar
Ranked #5 of 183 Restaurants in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $17
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, British, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Closed for Renovations from 11 Jan 2016 to the 8th Feb. Make sure to visit in feb for our re-opening specials. Tucked away on New Street in Killarney Quinlans Seafood Bar may be one of the most satisfying dining experiences around. Quinlan's is unique in Ireland as it serves Fresh Fish and Shellfish from its own boats, landed daily in County Kerry. Quinlan's Killarney and Quinlans Tralee) tempt diners with fresh seasonal fish and seafood in a casually elegant setting. Fresh Hake, Cod, Haddock, Whiting and Plaice,from Dingle bay are available throughout the year and each day a range of specials depending on what and has been landed that morning is available. If you love your seafood you must visit us to sample the best and freshest Fish and Chips, shellfish specials and 'the catch of the day'. We also do take away (order by phone) and courier delivery of smoked salmon and fresh fish (from our website). All trip advisor customers can avail of specials by quoting the TRIPADVOR1 voucher code.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best Fish and Chips in Ireland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

Went with a party of 4 for fish and chips. They were phenomenal. We all had a different fish (plaice, hake, cod and haddock) and all were incredibly fresh. The mushy peas were some of the best I have had as well. Would go back again without hesitation.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Aliciajayde
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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Hello Aliciajayde,
Thank you for such a glowing review,as we normally have over 20 varieties of ULTRA FRESH SEAFOOD you should always find something that you fancy.
As we make everything from scratch i am glad to see you also enjoyed our mushy peas.
Regards,
Liam
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Cork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The freshest fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

The freshest fish and a reasonable price with good service, good choice of fish on menu. Restaurant spotlessly clean and as with fresh fish, it did not smell fishy

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank CorkMondeoman
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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Hello CorkMondeoman,
Thank you for your kind review.You have said it all,Freshest Fish,Great Service,great choice and gereat value.
Thank you .
Regards,
Liam
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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Every new place I visit I usually find a go-to restaurant that I've eaten at and have to return because I know it's good eats and this is the place in Killarney. The sea-bass was pan fried in no batter and was delicious and the crab claws in garlic butter were just decadent and loaded with crab meat. We're leaving in two days but I have to go back for some more crab claws!!

Downside: no spirits on the menu? White Wine would have made the meal heavenly, but we managed with soft-drinks.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Snapper59
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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Hello Snapper59,
Thank you for your kind review,presently crab are in prime condition and this is reflected in how they taste,i am delighted to see that you will visit us again before you return.
Enjoy the rest of your holidays.
Regards,
Liam
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Sunbury, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

When we walked past we saw a lot of older people sitting there eating! Clearly value for Money!
Fast service, good food, good value. Very simple set up, the focus is on food, quickly and good not atmosphere. Go there to eat and admire the food instead....

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Acsgcs
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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Hello Acsqcs,
Thank you for your frank and honest review,we do not pretend to be anything special we just serve ULTRA FRESH SEAFOOD and we are No.1 in Killarney for FRESH SEAFOOD.
Regards,
Liam
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Perth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“One portion enough for 2 easily.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

This place is usually full lunchtime and evenings. Easy to see why. Huge portions. The amount served was inappropriate. Either tell people and or offer smaller portions.
Quality of the fish was fantastic.
Batter was good but slightly overcooked.
Chips were above average.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank insearchofit
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LIAM Q Q, Owner at Quinlans Seafood Bar, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Hello
Thank you for your review and your points are noted,we want to offer good value and a good product however as we use only fresh and wild fish the sizes often can be mixed with the result we may have to give two pieces of fish in a serving and when this is battered it will actually look bigger on a plate,however i am glad to see that overall you had a good experience with us.
Regards,
Liam
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