Restaurants and Pubs
From quirky corner eateries to deluxe fine dining, County Kerry has it all. Award-winning establishments can be found from Beara to Dingle and if in doubt, simply ask a local for her personal recommendations. (In the restaurant listings that follow, = around 25 euros per person.)
Lime Tree Restaurant
Shelburne St., Kenmare 064 41 225
Undoubtedly the premier casual restaurant in Kenmare, the Lime Tree Restaurant has received numerous awards for its fine cuisine, value, and jovial atmosphere. With locally sourced ingredients and fish from the region's clearest waters, highly recommended is the Chocolate Terrine.
The Chart House
The Mall, Dingle Town 066 915 2255
Arguably the best restaurant in Dingle, the informal Chart House restaurant serves classic meat dishes of Kerry lamb alongside mouthwatering fish fillets. Meals are prepared with the best local ingredients.
Gaby's Seafood Restaurant
27 High St., Killarney 064 32 519
Gaby's Seafood Restaurant beckons gourmets to its appetizing menu. Serving seafood and steaks, gastronomes will surely enjoy the succulent dishes created by head chef Geert Maes and the rustic cabinlike backdrop while sipping some of the finest wines available. Reserve well in advance if traveling in summer.
The Laurels Restaurant and Bar
Main St., Killarney 064 31 149
Run by the O'Leary family for nearly 100 years, this little pub has moderately priced burgers, pizza, Caesar salads, and a wonderful mashed-potato-and-onion creation. The Irish stew with homemade soda bread cannot be beat on a cold evening.