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This is a good local restaurant, close to the pier in Dingle. It's a pub as well as a restaurant and it's usually packed. A lot of local people eat there which I think is a fairly good reccomendation for any restaurant.
Favorite Dish: There's quite a good selection of dishes to choose from but as Dingle is a fishing port I usaully opt for one of the fish dishes. The seafood bisque is great as is the smoked salmon and brown bread. But overall, my favourite is definitely the humble fish in beer batter and chips. Lip- smackingly delicious every time.
Written May 18, 2008
John Benny Moriarty Pub, Restaurant and Self-Catering Apartments.
Well.....I have eaten in many pubs and this has to be one of the best. Nice interior, cozy and comfortable, and a pleasant envirement around the stone open turf fireplace. Lots of nooks and crannies. And they have the best desserts in town. I mean the very best!!! Some people go there just for that, plus you have great pub food and some of the best traditional music in Dingle.
Our tour guide Tim Collins recommended us to go there for lunch after our tour, we ended up going back later that night also.
In the off season the sets of music start very late around 9:30 - 10:00 pm on Mon. Weds, Fri. and Sat., so it is hard for the older traveler. It is open year round, and food is served from 12:30 to 10:30 pm.
Favorite Dish: I had the fish-n-chips which is my favorite dish anywhere I am in Ireland. It was very good.....but the Apple Crumb Pie was GREAT!!!!
Fresh fish is their specialty.
Written Jan 3, 2006
Address: Strand St. Dingle, Co Kerry
Phone: 353 66 91 51215
Finding just the right restaurant was very important to us being that it was our first night in Dingle town, and it was Thanksgiving Day for us Americans.
Our lovely hostess at our B&B gave us great advice on where to go....but her palette is very sophisticated being the ex-owner of Doyle's Restaurant in Dingle. She recommended the Chart House but after going in and looking at the menu we realized it was like any other fancy place that is in any city. We wanted something more in keeping with being in Ireland.
So we went to the "Half Door" one of our previous choices. What a great decision....it was great. Formal but relaxing, nice ambiance with stone walls, and the food was excellent. It is still expensive but it was our special treat to ourselves on our whole trip.
We had oysters, mussels, squid salad, tai fish cakes (which were too spicy for me, but my daugher loved them.)
Favorite Dish: I really enjoyed the mussels, they were sweet and in a delicate creamy sause.
Updated Jan 3, 2006
Address: John Street, Dingle Town, Co. Kerry
Phone: 353 66 51600
Kate Kearney's Cottage is a nice cafe and restaurant today, while in the 19th century this place was well known for a beautiful lady, serving illegal whiskey to the travellers passing by. This restaurant is at the starting-point of all tours to Gap of Dunloe.
The restaurant & cafe is open daily
between easter and September : 09.00a.m. till midnight
and from October till easter :09.30a.m. - 06.00 p.m.
Favorite Dish: I spent the night in my motorhome at a hidden places nearby and had my breakfast at Kate Kearney's Cottage with coffee and a few scones.
Something special are the regular Irish nights in Kate Kearney's Cottage
See the dates & more details on their web-page !!
Updated Aug 23, 2005
Address: Kate Kearney's Cottage / Co.Kerry
Phone: +353 (0)64 44146
I have frequented O' Flaherty's several times...some it was for the Pub life in the evening...sure can get crowed. Second time...it was for an early afternoon Pint.
Nice Pub.....very lively and the ambiance is perfect.
In the Heart of Dingle town, put it on your list for "Pub" hopping in the evening.
Favorite Dish: Guinness.....the food is non-descript, I didn't even realize they served food per say.
Written Jun 18, 2005
Pubs and restaurants became quite expensive during the last few years with the increasing streams of tourists.
Favorite Dish: This is another one of the colorfully painted pubs/restaurants with life-folklore-music at special dates.
Simply take a walk in Dingl-town and you will see plenty of these Restaurants and you will also hear the music well out in the street, when passing by.
Updated May 15, 2005
Favorite Dish: It is one of the pubs with live music during the summer season - directely at the port of Dingl-town.
I enjoyed the traditional music there very much, but did NOT hear any salmons sing...
In general you will find lots of pubs with Irish folkmusik each night in Dingle Town, and unfortunately this town became packed with hundreds of backpackers and busloads of tourists every day in summer - a pity, because prices went up and the "Irish feeling" is gone at many places.
Updated May 15, 2005
Wandering around Killarney on a Saturday night without reservations made finding an eatery a challenge. We happened upon Good Friends Oriental Restaurant, having noticed it in a pamphlet we'd picked up earlier. The restaurant was nicely decorated, well-lit and the staff was very friendly, so we decided to give it a try.
The food was reasonably priced and there was lots of it. The service was very fast and efficient, as well as friendly, as stated above.
Several of the dishes, such as Pork Char Sui, were those not readily available in our area of the U.S. so it was nice to try them, as well as more recognizable (to us) ones, such as Chicken with Cashews.
If you are looking for a tasty, economical meal out, I highly recommend Good Friends.
Written Apr 11, 2005
Address: 13 New Street, Killarney
The Granary is the sort of restaurant that has something for everyone. It has live music on many nights, an excellent bar and a great restaurant. We were seated upstairs in a room that was open and spacious. Due to the amount of space, the tables were nicely spaced.
The service was extraordinary. We were neither rushed in our selections, nor did we wait too long for our orders to be taken. Courses were served in a manner that allowed us to enjoy each one again without waiting too long between them. Drinks were replenished quickly and efficiently.
The food was plentiful (in fact, with the side dishes, we were absolutely stuffed and didn't even share a dessert - our normal custom). The food was also exquisitely well prepared from the freshest of ingredients, mostly local. The menu was varied and choosing from the varous styles (curries, Irish, italian) and options was a challenge as everything sounded wonderful. Vegetarian dishes were also available.
Written Apr 11, 2005
Address: The Pound, Touhills Lane, Beech Road, Killarney
Phone: 00 353 64 20075
Global Village Restaurant, located in Dingle Town's Main Street is a real find. The owner/chef and his wife, who runs the front of the establishment, have traveled all over the world. This experience has been put into effect in the cuisine. The cuisine is a mixture of various styles (Thai, curries, etc.) and makes use of the fresh, local foods available, such as Dingle Bay seafood and Kerry lamb.
The restaurant is simply and attractively decorated. High ceilings give it an open, airy feel. We felt the service was excellent, especially as Nuala (the owner's wife) was the only server that evening.
Our meal was leisurely, but not protracted. The prices were extraordinarily reasonable given the quantity and quality of the meal we had. We also found they had excellent prices on their wines.
Martin, the chef, is more than willing to accomodate any special requests, as well.
Written Apr 10, 2005
Address: Upper Main Street, Dingle Town, Co. Kerry
Phone: +353 (066) 9152325
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