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Jacks Coastguard Restaurant

Cromane, Killorglin Ireland+353 66 976 9102WebsiteMenu
Open now1:00 PM - 3:00 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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 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.
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
US$5 - US$36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Irish, Seafood, European
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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 October 2021

Been here numerous times the food is topclass and the people who work there are just genuinely nice. Well worth a visit you won’t be disappointed. Also good value for the quality you get

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 30 September 2021

We are on tour around Ireland and staying within walking distance to Jacks; we called in for a beer the day before after a walk, the bar is warm and welcoming, the Guinness is pretty good too. We dined in the evening, it was reasonably...quiet. The service was attentive but not pushy - nice, friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, we both had the same, soup, hake and a liqueur coffee. Oh and the spectacular views are magnificentMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 22 September 2021 via mobile

It was a faultless meal, delicious from beginning to end. The service was excellent, so friendly and professional. Enjoyed our evening. We will be back definitely.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 16 September 2021

Love this restaurant always good food and service and great views too. have been here on many times and will be back again in the future

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2021

10/10 for our recent visit to Jacks in Cromane The food, the service, the atmosphere and as for the location 😍😍😍 AMAZING. Thank you for making a special evening even more special We will definitely be back

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 7 September 2021

LOVE everything about Jacks! That is why we decided to have the most magical day of our lives there. It was all thanks to Pauline , Brian and every one of the staff who went above and beyond to make sure that every small detail...was looked after. The amazing food was only the beginning and not to mention the spectacular view. Cannot wait to go back!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

Visited for lunch but the menu seemed a bit too limited (we have dined a few times before and don't remember it being so limited). We booked in for later and the staff were accomodating which was good of them. However the return visit was...unfortunately very disappointing. I ordered the stonebass as I've had seabass before and really enjoyed it. Sadly my dish was not tasty at all and other members of the party agreed. I ended up just eating veg and potatoes which was nice (just a note to say no one asked about allergies and it slipped our minds that one of our party is allergic to brassicas and these were the main sides, good job they couldn't eat them or I would have been getting a take out). They removed the dish from the bill which was fair enough but not before I had a waitress scold me for not mentioning anything, however we didn't have anyone ask while we were eating if the meal was okay and they were so rushed I couldn't catch their attention easily (same story several times), the said staff member they began arguing that someone had been over, however that was during the starter and it took a few strong words before she left our table (extremely unprofessional). The other dishes of my party were delicious and I was thankful I was offered some. The dessert I ordered was the frangipane, it was served overdone but following the main I just didn't want to complain again. One of the desserts was missed and we spent 5mins trying to catch someone's attention for it to be brought out when we were finishing. Coffees were good, the gentleman manager was very good, very professional. I just found the whole experience a real disappointment based on several previous visits. I classed this as a real gem and would bring family for special occasions, such a shame it's missing it's touch. Lots of good reviews so maybe it was a bad day in the office? When you're paying over 200 though it's not really what you expect.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

Went to Jack's last night after seeing its good reviews on TripAdvisor. To sum it all up.... The meal was meh.... It was all just ok, with a touch on disappointing. The food was a bit on the bland side, pretty mediocre, the cod special...available hadn't seen a pinch of salt or pepper and was slightly overcooked and the risotto was also overcooked. The mascarpone dessert was nice and the decor/ surroundings were beautiful. But all the above for a price tag of €160 for dinner for two with 1 bottle of wine... Added with the two taxis needed to go here as its not exactly walking distance to get to, makes for an expensive evening . Jack's is certainly not the seafood haven I thought it would be and not certainly not worth the price tag. Service was very good, and staff pleasant hence the only reason this review did not get two stars.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2021

Our visit to Jack's reasturant last Wed was disappointing.The food was below average. I got black sole on the bone which was not as fresh as I would have expected.The dining room was lovely with a beautiful view out to the sea and Inch.The staff...were very pleasant and professional except for the male supervisor who was rude and unfriendly.I would not return.More

Date of visit: August 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