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The Smokehouse

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8 High Street, Killarney 1, Ireland
+353 87 233 9611
12:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

I never really leave reviews but just felt like I had to for my visit to this restaurant. Staff were lovely and very inviting. The atmosphere was really nice and warm. The decor was rustic and very cool. We were seated up on a higher level downstairs underneath a speaker - the music was very loud (we are young and... More 

Thank deec20152015
Limerick, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

rude staff. Such a turn off. Waitress didn't seem to want to get up and take our order as she was eating her own lunch. Chief was on the table opposite shouting on the phone.

1 Thank Jenny C
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

Randomly chose to eat here for lunch, the decor is absolutely beautiful and the restaurant is an absolute gem, but it felt very mixed up. The restaurant appears quite rustic and elegant, however the service was like Eddie rockets. Lunch menus were badly cut strips of paper, and the staff were dressed very casual. A waitress dressed very casual, hair... More 

Thank Sarah O
Cork, Ireland
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320 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

I love the feel of this restaurant. It's very quirky & warm. This was our second visit, the first being a few years ago. It's great to see the place has retained its charm. It's very laid back so don't expect waitresses fussing over you. We didn't mind this. The lamb was cooked to perfection & I would highly recommend... More 

Thank LoveTravelVentures
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

On Friday night in February we walked into The Smokehouse without a reservation as it had been recommended on Trip Advisor. We were seated upstairs near the front window. I was shocked when I saw the state of the upholstery. It was faded pale pink velvet but so filthy I didn't want to sit on it. There was a big... More 

Thank duv_9
Cork, Ireland
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Found this place when looking for a steak restaurant in Killarney. Really liked it. Very good food, great atmosphere and overall a great spot. Will come back and would highly recommend.

Thank ThisIsNotASong
Ennis, Ireland
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

A great antidote to some of the touristy stuff in Killarney, both my wife (steak) and I (monkfish/chicken) enjoyed it. We visited in the middle of February and half the town was closed but this place was a diamond in the rough. Didn't have a reservation but we got a table anyhow - the place was busy and it's easy... More 

Thank HappyNoel
Limerick, Ireland
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

We had breakfast here last weekend and it was very good. On entering the restaurant we found the atmosphere to be cosy and relaxing. The food on offer was varied and the person serving was flexible in changing the items if required. When the food arrived it was tasty and plentiful. The entire bill was very good value for money.... More 

Thank bernadette m
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

We ate here for dinner, I had the goats cheese and steak and my boyfriend had the ribs and steak. All of it was gorgeous and very tasty, except the goats cheese which was burnt and tasteless. Its a really funky and cool environment and the staff are very well trained and lovely. You can't book so there's a lot... More 

3 Thank Laura D
Cork, Ireland
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

I've been to the smokehouse on 3 separate occasions now when I visit killarney and it never fails ! Great food, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere! Don't take reservations but this has never been a problem for us- never had to wait too long ! Would highly recommend and I will once again return !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 High Street, Killarney 1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 87 233 9611

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?