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Local cuisine, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
The 1870's were eventful years. Queen Victoria became Empress of India, the telephone was invented and J.M. Reidys was built on Main Street, Killarney. 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 with the assistance of the preservation offers in Kerry County Council. 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
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music
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All reviews buttermilk chicken superfood salad tacos scones eggs benedict sandwich fries nooks and crannies sweet shop beer garden the pub great atmosphere lovely evening great coffee saturday night top class jm
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I would highly recommend this pub. The layout is fantastic, and works so well in the Covid climate with all the lovely separate snug booths. In our group of six, everyone was delighted with their food, the chicken wings to start were the most flavourful...and juicy I've ever tasted, so much so that I'm still thinking about them days later, and the cheesy garlic bread was amazing too. I had a delicious chicken burger which blew me away, and the reports of the pizzas were excellent too. The serving staff were lovely too, and overall we were all really happy, so much so that we had booked a table for another night later in the week before we'd even left the table. Nicest meal in a long time, couldn't recommend more!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food menu is very very limited and choice isn't great, there was about 5 or 6 main course options to choose from. Both myself and my partner were digusted at our dinner. Highly overpriced for what we got. Both felt physically sick afterwards, partner...even got a migraine shortly after. Chicken sandwich bread was stale and very very dry and bland. This place is extremely overrated and definitely not worth a visit. Wouldn't recommend to anyone. There are much nicer restaurants in Killarney.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited JM Reidys with friends over the weekend. The lovely young man at the door managed to sort us out with a table even though they were fully booked for the night. Our sever liz made sure we wanted for nothing for the night. I...would 100% recommend JM Reidys to anyone visiting Killarney for the summer. Cocktails and food were the best we’ve had in a long time!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a brilliant evening with the girls in JM Reidy’s. Staff was lovely, especially our waiter Hannah who was so friendly and helpful, she really made the evening special for us. Definitely will come back

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there today with a friend it was Fanstastic , Food , Service & Ambience . The Outdoor Courtyard is Amazing ... Niamh our Server was Great . We had wings , signature chicken & shrimp noodle dish & the Oreo Cheese Cake so...Delicious ... Complements to chefs . Thank you Sheahan Family . Check out JM Reidys 💚More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere, food and service all top notch. Our server Mairead was super and very friendly. Will be back!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second attempt to get a booking at Reidys on a weekend away in Killarney - finally got there on Monday evening. Having initially been disappointed that the choice of food on the menu was small , everything we ordered was very tasty. We are a...family of four and shared the best chicken wings with hot sauce that we have ever tasted as well as a portion of Nachos . The chicken burgers were fab and the pasta very tasty. Well worth a visitMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here during covid out door dining. Definitely book in advance. There was a great atmosphere about and some of the staff were really friendly. The cocktails are expensive

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good Atmosphere upon arrival, food was fast to arrive. Pizza & garlic bread were burnt but edible. Wings were amazing. The waitress Maíread made us feel uncomfortable, constant staring and dirty looks towards the group, Manners were not up to much !Had us waiting 25-30...minutes at a time for drinks. Drinks and cocktails running off the menu as time passed on .Table located beside the men’s bathroom with a very unpleasant Odour coming from it. Would not be inclined to return due to staff !!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Reidys with friends on Friday night. Great cocktails and vibrant atmosphere. We dealt with a male manager/supervisor who was very friendly, however customer service elsewhere was not great.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Response from TrionaRina | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I don’t know for sure. . I do think Killarney is fairly relaxed in general about these official hours though provided kids are supervised .
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Yes, J M Reidys is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

J M Reidys is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5