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Food and restaurants in County Kerry

Top restaurants

Museum
“Across the road from the property, Muckross House and Gardens are worth a visit.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing fresh seafood restaurant. Overlooks the sea and the food is just stunning! Great atmosphere too! Not for the meat eaters though - they only serve fish!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pub
“A must, little old barn turned to brewery out the back, great for a tour and enjoy a brew in the bar, maybe a whiskey , It also won Irish best whiskey bar 2015/16/17 ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Gorgeous, fresh Irish good. My favorite place in town. Famous for their 'Boxtys' - an Irish potato type pancake. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Hotel
“Lovely day out for the family. There is a trail that goes around with different wooden dinosaur sculptures. There is a high rope bridge on the trail which is lots of fun for the children.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Old Church refurbished into a beautiful restaurant. Irish nights on Wednesdays for July and August. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The very very popular fish and chip bar , there are no words really its delicious , its brilliant for familys again or just casual eating. In the peak times(evenings) this fish bar can have a wait to be seated but it does move fast and it is really worth the wait, or you can also ring ahead to order a take away to eat at home too.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Make sure to book in advance as it is extremely difficult to book on the day. Everything on the menu is excellent - its a fish restaurant so there are no other options for meat lovers.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Cafes

Bar
“One of Killarney’s most photographed buildings, J M Reidys re-opened under new management by the Sheahan family in 2017 following an extensive restoration and refurbishment project. The iconic building is home to the “sweetshop Pub” and offers character and charm with the unique features including, cozy snug areas, original bakery walls, cobble floors, old tills, weighing scales, original photos, ledgers and memorabilia on display. The revamp also incorporates a Cafe offering Speciality Coffee & Homemade Pastries (baked in-house daily in Mrs Reidys Kitchen), Brunch & Bites, Specialised Cocktail & Gin Bars and a Unique Fairy-Lit Cobbled Courtyard, providing Live Music Nightly from the best of local Irish musicians.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Situated on the lower lake with beautiful views. The castle also organises tours.At the front of the castle boat trips can be purchased .”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The Bean in Dingle crew is the best in the business. This is a place for coffee lovers. Their House Blend (An Fear Marbh) and Colombian blend (which they brew themselves in their local roastery) are amazing. Everything inside the walls of Bean is well thought out and subtle (you can buy their various coffee blends in beautiful yellow tins CLASS!) a tidy menu for quick bites and a vast selection of sweet and savoury snacks. The place opens at 8 and closes at 5. If you can't find a seat, get your order to go and take it across the road to the gardens of An Díseart. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“This is good for a rainy day. Waterville Transatlantic Telegraph Station, The Ring of Kerry www.theringofkerry.com/waterville-station In 1884 the Commercial Cable Company laid two cables across the Atlantic connecting Canada, Britain and France all via a station in Waterville.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“The salads are amazing - great choice of freshly made salads. They also do great sandwiches. paninies, toasties etc”
  • 8 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“An Aladdin's cave of West Cork's best produce. Tasting plates are the best way to sample the local artisan produce and farmhouse cheeses on offer. Foodie events take place regularly.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great French cafe with fabulous pastries and good coffee and a super indoor garden”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“The atmosphere is second to none in town, if you are looking for fabulous food in an unbelievable setting this is it”
  • 5 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“SuperValu is the biggest supermarket in the town & stocks a wide range of food & drink. It’s located at the end of the town as you are going towards Waterville”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great French cafe with fabulous pastries and good coffee and a super indoor garden”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Supervalue, with lidl and aldi beside it, you will find everything here you need for your essential shopping while you stay”
  • 4 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“Cafe and French bakery where you​ can buy lovely french bread and other delicacies to take home!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Situated at the top of Henry Street, by the roundabout. Authentic French cafe complete with (in my opinion) the best coffee in Kenmare and home baked croissants or delicious patisserie. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Great brown bread and cakes. Nice lunch menu too. Excellent bakery, breads, scones, sandwiches to eat there or to take away. Great for breakfast & lunch. Quaint location”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Very popular for quick lunch. Healthy salads, sandwiches and cooked food with great coffee. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“With a fine selection of produce, local and international. Great, friendly staff too”
  • 1 local recommends