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Spillane's Bar

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 27/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 27/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Spillanes is a long established family- run, family friendly, Bar - Restaurant on the scenic Maharees Peninsula. They have been awarded the prestige of the Seafood Circle Award for several years as well as a listing in the Georgina Campbell Guide to the best of Ireland. Spillanes menu offers a wide range of dishes with the emphasis on local seafood, fresh vegetables grown locally in season,Wonderful Irish beef , typical Irish traditional fare, as well as daily specials, Pizzas, homemade burgers and homemade desserts, a good wine list and friendly staff. There are sea and mountain views and outdoor tables for dining when weather permits. During the busy summer season it is advisable to book your
US$7 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Contemporary
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely gem of a place. Really relaxed atmosphere and the service was excellent. The food was delicious, just could have served the salad in a separate bowl. We be back again

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 27 March 2022

Being from Germany, we didn't realize that today was Mother's Day in Ireland. Today, Spillane's was using a Special Mother's Day menu, we went with a Calamari Appetizer, followed by the Fish & Chips and Chicken Kiev. The Calamari was really good, the two main...courses were good. The ice cream cone for desert was very good!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 22 September 2021

We stopped for a coffee and while there was a private function they looked after us for coffees, much to the dismay of others who wanted same. I would like to visit again when next in area as menu does look good.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

This is a great gastropub out in the Maharees a short drive from Castlegregory. Great food great staff and great service. It’s the best place in the whole area for good family friendly service. The food is really well prepared and presented and also good...value. If you are in the area Spillanes is a must.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 September 2021 via mobile

We had been advised to book Spillanes & we got the last available slot for the night when we booked on line. The pub was busy & atmospheric but very efficiently run by friendly professional staff who could not have been more helpful or attentive....Our food was delicious & portions generous. We dined indoors & tables were well spaced apart & there was excellent ventilation. Toilets spotless. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening out. Thank you!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021

Brilliant family restaurant. We had booked to be outside but it was getting cold and we asked if we could switch to inside. Not a problem. Vaccination checks carried out smoothly and quickly using an iPad. Needing GF I asked what I could eat and...the lovely waitress said they could modify the fish starter and give me crab claws! They were brilliant. Very fishy menu, all outstanding. When time came for dessert I said, "I see you have an old Italian Ice Cream maker, does it work?" Of course was the reply. Well, old fashioned Ggelato al Cioccolato all round - and it was superb.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 25 August 2021

Total chaos. Orders are made over the phone by paying by credit card and this is already absurd. The waiters just forget some tables. People sitting outside in the cold. Bad burger, cold and tasteless. Disastrous!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 20 August 2021 via mobile

We turned up and knew we were taking a chance with no reservation. They were so welcoming despite how busy they were and we ended up having an incredible meal . Mussels to start , monkfish special as the main and a pint of Guiness...! Just lovely !! Service was excellent , same person dealt with us the whole way trough the meal and could not have done more The banofie with the infamous whipped ice cream topped us off nicely We’ve been coming here for years and this lived up to our previous experiences .More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

Grace was our server and she was fantastic . Food was delicious, atmosphere was great and location is amazing. Nicest veg curry my wife ever had . The burger is also delicious. Would definitely come again.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021

We followed the reviews on Tripadvisor and booked a table for dinner. The food is good there, especially the Hake burger! The quality and quantity of the food are great. The staff is young and friendly. She gave us some very useful information. The view...outside the bar is exceptional. Just be careful that the bar is closed on Tuesday and only starts serving food from 4pm.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spillane's Bar

Yes, Spillane's Bar offers takeaway services.

Yes, Spillane's Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Spillane's Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5