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The Fisherman’s bar and Restaurant Portmagee. We are known as a lively traditional Irish pub with some of the best Sea food you are likely to eat. We are located at the pier in the heart of the fishing village of Portmagee.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Great little restaurant that I was so happy to be able to find as me and my family don't like pretentious and fancy restaurants but we do indulge in a good food. This olace had both! Authentic and relaxed atmoshere of a small fishermen's village...and a port, as well as great fresh seefood. The portions were absolutely enormous and the seafood very fresh. This was the best meal on our Irish tour! The owner, Anthony, was really kind and helpful, a perfect host!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

There isn’t a lot of choice of dinner locations in the tiny village of Portmagee but you really can’t go wrong here. Reasonably priced, good quality and good portion sizes of food served in amongst the locals. Can really recommend the scampi and the chowder....Very good.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

Well we have struggled with bars that allow us to take our dog in. A couple have let us eat outside, and have been friendly, some have been Dow bright rude about it! This one however is probably the friendliest pub we have been to...so far. Clearly can’t take him into the restaurant and would never expect to. But here on a Sunday night - they would accommodate us with the dog but extremely busy, so offered a takeaway service. We had a drink whilst waiting for the food and the service was very friendly and attentive. We will be back later in the week to eat insideMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

Tried the Fisherman's Bar in Portmagee while traveling the Skellig Ring. The bar has outdoor seating right near the water which made for a great atmosphere. The menu is typical Irish pub fare, we had the fish and chips which were excellent and the chicken...tenders which were a bit overdone but good. A nice seaside lunch in Portmagee.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 August 2023 via mobile

Friendly staff and locals. We were welcomed into a crowded pub and immediately greeted and placed on the waiting list. It had a very cosy atmosphere. The food was very tasty and large servings. The fish was fresh. I would recommend this for a great...local experience.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

Great food, beautiful view, and the staff were so friendly. We stopped here for lunch on our trip around the Ring of Kerry and were so happy with our choice!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

After half a day being gone and running on snacks it was amazing to sit down on solid ground after a rough boat ride back to town and have some good cold beer and delicious food! The Sea Food sample plater was outstanding! We took...a single portion and was more than enough for two of us, but you can do the double - great stuff! There are tables inside and outside - we sat outside and we loved the breeze! TIP: not so much parking in the area but just be patient and you will find somethingMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

Fisherman’s is a brilliant pub and we had a lovely family meal. The family feasted on mixed seafood platter which had a wonderful mix of fabulous smoked fish, battered fish, crab, squid and prawns. Guinness is gorgeous. Only issue was the vegetarian options for me...weren’t as exciting: veggie soup and deep fried Camembert starters didn’t really cut it for me. If the owners could please consider adding a vegetarian main to the menu, that would be perfect. Obviously this being a fish restaurant, we’re not the main audience but we do like to be looked after too!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

The best seafood platter we have ever had! All seafood is freshly caught on the same day! We really recommend it!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

Excellent service but really disappointing seafood chowder- lacking flavour. The fresh fish was amazing! Platters looked great and the best option on reflection

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

Rarely write reviews, but this is such a fabulous fresh fish restaurant I just had to. Fisherman’s platter amazing. Don’t miss out - go! Marion

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023 via mobile

This is a cozy little restaurant with an attached pub next door. The food was delicious. The seafood platter was the best meal I had in Ireland. BBQ pork was also delicious. They serve food till 9pm and also have outdoor space.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

Best fish and chips I've had since my favorite pub closed back home! Huge piece of flaky white fish. A great view of the bay from the outdoor patio area too!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

This is a fantastic bar and restaurant, I took my parents here recently, we have visited a few times over the years. A very well managed place with Anthony the owner personally welcoming customers. The freshest of seafood here. Would highly recommend for a meal...or drinks.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 9 May 2023

Had the best seafood platter! I don't even usually eat fish but it was delicious and the service was outstanding! Lovely place and lovely people!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Tom N
5 October 2023|
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Response from peterf520 | Reviewed this property |
Up until 2 years ago it was illegal in the Roi to take dogs into pubs. I wouldn’t expect to be able to take a dog into a restaurant anyway - a pub is different
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Response from jerrygold1 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. Let me suggest that you give them a call. If they are open when you visit, you need to eat and socialize here
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The Fisherman's Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4