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“Fresh; Friendly Staff”
Review of An Canteen - CLOSED

An Canteen
Price range: US$6 - US$23
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Louisville, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Fresh; Friendly Staff”
Reviewed 30 September 2011

The offerings were as local as they could be. The patrons seemed to be a mix of local and tourists. Everything we ordered was tasty. The restaurant is a bit hard to find so ask a local for direction.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Michael S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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  • English first
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Kildare
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Wholesome food, but nothing else.”
Reviewed 28 September 2011

It's a bit hard to write this review as we went to this restaurant on the back of TA rating it so well.

The restaurant itself is plain, even a bit dated & drab. But it's clean & warm.

The food is basic. Not a taste experience, But it's all homegrown or locally sourced & cooked fresh. I'd call it 'mammy dinners'. Wholesome & hearty, but definitely not a taste experience or fine dining.

What this place offers is great value. No sign of rip off Ireland here.

Two brothers run this place. It was a wet dark evening we visited so apart from another couple the place was quiet. Brian who runs front of house & waits tables is a quiet,shy character, while his brother who does the cooking is the chatty one.
They don't profer to be the best place to eat, or have an amazing venue, but do have a keen interest in cooking fresh wholesome food & not overpricing it.

Overall I was a bit disappointed. My husband wouldn't rate the place or it's food at all. I probably expected more seeing it was no1 rated on TA, however it's good value, fresh homecooked food.

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2 Thank kerrygoldKildare
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County Kerry, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very Good, need to book!”
Reviewed 26 September 2011

Enjoyed a very good meal, with good service and nice atmosphere. We tryed to go again as a walk in later in the week but the place was packed!

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank mtp101
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Kinsale, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good quality home cooking at a reasonable price.”
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Pleasant atmosphere, chatty and friendly staff with reasonably priced wine. It's not gourmet cuisine- just good quality home cooking like your mother used to cook (provided she was a good cook!). Food and service very satisfying but definitely not the place for a romantic meal out. All round good value and would go back there again.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Mack1TheKnife
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Ballincollig, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

My family of 11 plus 6 kids all bundled into An Canteen one evening and where very happy with the choice, the setting and the price. It was good from starter to dessert and we got to meet the owners in person too.
I would highly recommend this gem to all my friends. Enjoy

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3 Thank MrsKCork
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