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“Good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Smugglers Inn Restaurant

The Smugglers Inn Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Waterville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $81
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Upon the recommendation of the proprietor of our guesthouse we visited The Smugglers Inn.
I always have to look for good food that is gluten free. Although our initial waitress Sarah tried to be helpful, she failed to suggest the gluten free bread that was available for me.
The server that took over for her, Jenny, fully understood the issue and did her best to make sure I could eat what was on the menu. Jenny was delightful!
Ou might have to get someone's attention for the check and some water, but still a good meal.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank WorldTraveler5051
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irelandchef, Owner at The Smugglers Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank you for coming to dine at The Smugglers Inn and for your review. Very pleased to read that Jenny understood your gluten free needs and was able to assist you with what you could eat from our menu. Sara is our new Bartender who has only recently joined us but we will ensure that she is made aware of these things so that she is able to help our clients with any special requirements. Apologies if you had to ask for more water and the check - we will ask the waitresses to be more observant on these matters.
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Top Class!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

A good wedge from the 1st Tee on the magnificent Waterville Links surrounded by a stunning panorama. The Smugglers is in a perfect location just outside waterville and on the door step of the golf course. 12 Golfers stayed and after a few pints in the bar we ate in the resteraunt with sea food the main attraction. Hats of to Henry and his staff as the meal was superb - lobster was popular aswell as steak and a good choice of fish specials. Breakfast was as good with a great selection.
For food,service and location I would highly recommend the smugglers.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Slicky
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irelandchef, Owner at The Smugglers Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
Thank you for staying with us at The Smugglers Inn. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here and also enjoyed the fresh local produce that we have here to offer our guests. Next time you are down this way to play at the Waterville Golf Links, we would be delighted if you were to stay and dine with us again. Hope to see you all again soon.
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Roseville, California
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116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“The welcome gussts like family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

7 golfing friends and myself entered for lunch...the owner greeted us and said that they were closed, but to come back for dinner...then he asid..."Come on in...I can fix you hungry golfers something special"...which he did....We has a terrific lunch...talked to him and had a truly enjoyable experience....Don't miss this restaurant if you are in the area....it's a must.... Mike O.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank CU4NO
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irelandchef, Manager at The Smugglers Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you so much for your very kind review and delighted to read that you had a terrific lunch and enjoyed your dining experience at The Smugglers Inn. We hope you will come and visit us again soon.
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Co. Kerry Ireland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Stayed in the smugglers in Waterville in Sept 12. Fab view from our room straight out to sea. Shower room very small so much so in fact i decided to wait to go home for a shower. It was more a broom cupboard really if they sorted the shower rooms they would have a great place as the bedrooms are fine. The food is really good and breakfast was fab and cooked to order unlike most hotels. Waterville is of course a wonderful spot to relax and take in the fab scenery. So the advice is sort out the shower rooms and we will visit more often! For this reason alone i am giving an average score but it could easily be very good.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank farranfore
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irelandchef, Owner at The Smugglers Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thank you for your review of The Smugglers Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us but sorry to hear you thought the ensuite shower in your room was too small for you. The ensuites in a Standard Room are on the small side but are satisfactory for the majority of our guests staying for a night or two. Please do come and visit us again and upgrade to one of the Superior Rooms which you will find are much more spacious.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“always love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Certain places state quality for food experience and I love to visit here year on year. It has the history and quality WE love and not just the gimmick for a few years consisting of the in thing. Fish and seafood at its best and just kerry at its best !!! We have our type of places to visit and luckly there are still quality establishment if you search xx

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank polly a
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irelandchef, Owner at The Smugglers Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you for reviewing The Smugglers Inn Restaurant. We pride ourselves on the quality of the fresh local produce we like to provide our customers with, and Kerry has some of the best, and this is a testament to you visiting us year on year. We look forward to welcoming you for many more years to come.
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