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Murphy Blacks Restaurant

O Connell Street, Kilkee, Ireland
+353 85 875 4886
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (23 reviews)
“cannelloni” (4 reviews)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
Irish, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
O Connell Street, Kilkee, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Ate here one night, did not eat in the pub ate in the restaurant ambiance was just lovely. My husband and I had a wonderful dinner, the seafood is so fresh. I had Monk fish for the very first time it was amazing. We shared...More

Thank ScoobyDoo1974
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We treated ourselves to dinner here on the last night of our holiday and it was a definite highlight. Warm, comfortable and welcoming. The food was to die for and I would highly recommend the Taste of Clare starter, it was so perfectly presented and...More

Thank starfairy10
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My one word review is 'perfection'. I had John Dory and crabs claws on this visit. Both cooked perfectly. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Great buzz in the place - no wonder. I'm gluten free and that's catered for here. Nice touch to...More

Thank annlR8994AU
Reviewed 4 September 2017

2nd time going there following debut visit last year. Didn't disappoint. Highly recommended. Simple menu, great wine list. Engaging staff. Reasonably priced.

Thank FrankMuldovi
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We visited murphy blacks for the second year in a row for a big family reunion. 8 adults and 3 children under 4. We booked the table at 6pm, when the restaurant opened, hoping our little ones wouldn't disturb too many adult only tables. They...More

Thank joanna b
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It is years since I go to Kilkee, I even got married there; I have seen restaurants open and close, bad ones, medium one and for whatever reason, I had never been in Murphy Blacks...well now it is done...I had the experience and what a...More

1  Thank Thierry_bourlingue
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This place is deservedly number one! Had a great meal last night - seafood platter for a starter with lots in it from crab to mackerel paté to smoked salmon. All very fresh and with the option of gluten free bread. Then we both had...More

Thank Sorcha N
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed with the sea food pie. Flavourless. 2 tiny mussels and a tiny shrimp. No salmon contrary to the menu and just white fish. This came with a gratin dauphinois also blend. Strange choice to serve a pie with more potatoes. Overall expensive for...More

Thank philippebY7716ZT
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is an excellent restaurant. The service was first class, friendly and efficient, the ambience really pleasant and welcoming and the food delicious. Best place we found in Kilkee.

Thank John P
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Had a super meal with family. We had 5 different main courses and all were absolutely superb. We have visited before and were impressed and we were not disappointed. The staff are a great asset to this restaurant and could not do enough for you....More

Thank morafferty
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Questions & Answers
12 July 2016|
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Response from Cillian M | Property representative |
Hiya, we certainly do...after all, kids are only slightly smaller adults..:-) we can do GF pasta and tomato sauce, a GF seafood pie or GF chicken/fish goujons with either potatoes and veg or chips.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 29
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: O Connell Street, Kilkee, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Kilkee
  • Phone Number: +353 85 875 4886
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Award winning seafood restaurant in an award winning destination. Listed in the McKenna Guides Top 100 Restaurants in Ireland 2016/2017. Sunday Times Top 50 Places to Eat Seafood 2017
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