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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Jacks Coastguard Restaurant is a landmark building overlooking Rossbeigh and Inch Peninsula in the seaside village of Cromane between Kilorglin & Glenbeigh on the Ring of Kerry route and just 30 mins from Killarney. Enjoy panoramic sea and mountain views in one of Kerrys Top Restaurants recently named Best Seafood Restaurant in Ireland by well respected foodie Georgina Campbell as well as listings with Bridgestone & Michelin Guides. The Station Bar and Coastguard Restaurant successfully combine old world charm with modern elegance.Guests can linger over a drink in the bustling Station Bar or enjoy the soft tones of the piano through the restaurant by our resident pianist JP Murphy. Only the
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European
FEATURES
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here recently with some friends. Unfortunately from an atmosphere point of view, we caught them on a quiet night, so hard to rate the atmosphere. I'm sure with a full room the atmosphere would be excellent. It's a fantastic setting looking...out over the bay. The food was excellent throughout. Seafood is obviously the way to go when eating in Jack's, but there was steak on offer as well. One of my friends ordered this and it was cooked perfectly. I had scallops with black pudding for starters and it was fantastic. My main course was fillet of Turbot. This was so tasty. Couldn't fault it. The service was top notch from start to finish. I'd highly recommend Jack's and would put it right up there with the best seafood restaurants in the country.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 October 2022 via mobile

Fantastic Sunday lunch , excellent food choice . Service exceptional . Set menu very good value . Restaurant full and buzzing atmosphere - leaving do , engagement lunch and a birthday too !

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022

Just recently had my sons christening here and I cannot praise this restaurant enough. From start to finish the staff made our day such a great experience. The food was out of this world. Plenty of choice for our group. Big portions, plenty to eat....It’s the first restaurant in a long time I’ve ever seen a team of people work so good together and be happy in there job. So friendly and helpful and really knew what they were doing. Views were great over looking the bay. Will definitely be backMore

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Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022

the range of menu options on the 3 course sunday lunch is superb. something to suit all tastes the price point at 31.95 is great value for money the whole fami;ly always enjoy a meal here the view, the staff , the ambience and the...quality of produce second to none thanks again from very happy customers Fenton/Knight familiesMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

We came here last weekend for a family dinner. It was for a birthday and were delighted to say it was fantastic! The staff are great, they were all very helpful and answered any queries we had! The management team really helped making the night...special. The food is absolutely amazing! Would definitely recommend coming here for any occasion.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

It was a rainy day and we (six of us ) had had a late breakfast but wanted a snack -I was wary about jacks because I knew it was an excellent smart restaurant not really a place for a bowl of soup because it...has elegant tables set with the best linen cutlery and crockery -we hesitantly asked if we could just have a snack but we were welcomed and taken to one of the best tables given a diverse snack menu and treated as well as we would be if we were having a 4 course meal -wonderful experience ,great food ,great value and excellent service -classy and stylishMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

Booked for evening dinner last night. What an experience - had the seafood chowder for starter with chicken for main. Husband had vegetable soup followed by the cod. Presentation of food was impressive, service was exceptional, atmosphere, decor and view from restaurant wonderful. Can’t recommend...this restaurant highly enough. Will most definitely be back on our next visit to Glenbeigh.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022 via mobile

We booked a table last Wednesday evening. We were told that Hake and Monkfish weren't available; the last being my favourite. A bad start for a restaurant famous for its fresh fish. We ordered starters, mains, and wine. The cheapest Sauvignon Blanc was nice enough...for €28/bottle. The crab guacamole I ordered didn't taste of much. My friend had the tiger prawns which were from frozen dunked into batter and deepfried and served with the cheapest chilly sauce straight from Aldi. Disgusting. Who deepfries prawns anyway? The vegan hummus was good. For mains we ordered 2 cod, one wild salmon, and 2 turbot. The wild salmon was ok but nothing special. The cod was good. The turbot was tasteless and watery, probably from frozen too. I come from a family of fishermen, and do know a bit about fresh fish. This turbot wasn't fresh. The sides of potato gratin and veg were scrummy. The Irish and French coffees were a watery slush without strength but too much sugar. The rum and baileys cheesecake was the best I ever had. We complained about the prawns and turbot to the waitress, who was going to enquiry with the chef. She didn't report back to us, which was more disappointing than the bad food. Bye bye Jacks Coastguard Restaurant; your reputation lies in shatters. If I buy my friends food for €300 (incl tip) I would like to get good food, and be treated correctly. Utterly disappointing. We will not return.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022 via mobile

Jacks was the perfect venue for our wedding. They were amazing during the whole process. Pauline was excellent to deal with. She was so helpful and gave great ideas and worked hard to make sure you had everything you wanted on your day. The whole...process felt so relaxed. On the day itself we had to move the wedding indoors due to weather. I had been really worried about that but I shouldn't have been. It was beautiful. It was much more intimate and gave a fun feel to the whole ceremony, with the help of the amazing celebrant Jessica Bradley of course. The food was amazing, both the canapes and main meal. Everyone was commenting on it and many guests booked in for meals for the following week. Brian was the most amazing host on the day as were the other staff. I've never seen service like it. They were such fun but so professional at the same time. Brian was a great man for letting us know where to be or what was happening. He even made an effort to bring us canapes and champagne while getting photos as he didn't want us to miss out. A complete gentleman and he helped make our day even better. I couldn't recommend Jacks enough and am so delighted we went with them for the wedding. Thank you Brian, Pauline and all the staff!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 28 June 2022

A lovely spot overlooking the water in the middle of nowhere. Short menu but good food/service. Great chocolate dessert!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant, service was impeccable, good wine at pub prices too. Food was outstanding, beautifully presented and melt in your mouth fish. Expensive but as a treat its worth the experience especially driving down the single lane to such an exposed beautiful part...of Kerry, something quite magical Also loved that the original pub was untouched and busy with localsMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 June 2022 via mobile

Fantastic views Fantastic food Fantastic staff The food here is absolutely fabulous delicious every meal we had was outstanding and we had alot from the crab risotto starters to the mussels and the steak and the scallops and the turbot everything was fresh tasty and...very very good if your in the area don'teqve without having g at least 2 meals here we will be back not on for the food but for the pure hospitality you get served up too thank you to everyone working there for making our stay outstanding and for the locals for making us very welcome can't wait to come back and will be telling everyone to visit . Thank you regard Heather & MickyMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022

Visiting the area, we were aware of some big name local restaurants, but chanced upon this well established seafood restaurant by accident. What a fortuituous find. A really lovely dining experience - a well run floor led by the proprieter and his wife overseeing a...well trained and tightly schooled staff, all of whom were exceptionally helpful and pleasant. The food choice was excellent, predominantly seafood but not exclusively so. We had chicken and monkfish main courses, both highly recommended. Vegetables were seasonal, well presented and complimentary to the main dishes. Apparently this restaurant has been operating since 2006 and may be well known locally but perhaps below the radar of more aggressively marketed alternatives in terms of the visitors. Be in no doubt this lovely restaurant punches its weight with any of the alternatives at the top end of local competition. Prices were by no means excessive for the excellent experience - and a special word of praise for the pianist who played discreetly and very pleasantly throughout our visit. A wonderful memory and highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022

This restaurant is definitely worth a visit when visiting the region. You enjoy views over the water while eating their superb food and enjoying the professional friendly service of all staff. We visited on a Saturday and the grand piano was playing in the background....What a delightful evening.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 21 November 2021

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed a delicious evening meal at Jack's Coastguard Restaurant in Cromane. From the moment we entered the restaurant and throughout our evening we experienced a warm welcome from Brian, and his team. The warmth and cleanliness of the place, together...with the attention of every member of staff to our needs, their generous hospitality and friendliness, were simply second to none. The menu was full of wonderful choices, the food was exquisite, and beautiful live music in the background added delightfully to the ambiance. We would have no hesitation whatsoever recommending Jack's Coastguard Restaurant, where guests can feel reassured and safe in the knowledge that COVID-19 Guidelines are taken seriously. Eleven out of ten!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Jacks Coastguard Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5