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The Smugglers Inn Restaurant

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Cliff Road | Co.Kerry, Waterville, Ireland
+353 66 947 4330
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. Ticked every box - food excellent, views superb and service very pleasant. Particularly enjoyed the warmed goats cheese starter.

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Thank GrazNez
Cashel, Ireland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit the restaurant here once a year and it never ceases to amaze me, top quality food. All the sea food plates are completely fresh and I would highly recommend all of them!

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Thank ColinDikk
australia
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in to the Smugglers Inn whilst spending the day exploring the Ring of Kerry and we were glad we did. The Inn is located right next to the beautiful Bay and would provide a fantastic location in fine weather (unfortunately it was a bit wet the day we visited!). The staff were really friendly and provided suggestions to... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This is a classy place with impressive sounding offerings, in a fabulous position on a beach. Prices reflect the expectation. Service is good but the food is disappointing. We don't mind paying for quality but nobody likes having the Mickey taken. When the dessert arrived, two spots of juice and a small square of something, even the waitress was embarrassed.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

For almost a decade, Smuggler's has been an absolute highlight of our summer trips to Waterville. The food is consistently excellent, the service warm and friendly, and the setting is stunning with a sweeping view across the bay (especially impressive at sunset). Never disappoints!

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Thank emmarc89
Charleston, South Carolina
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201 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This hotel and restaurant is right across from a well known golf course. On one side was the ocean, the other the golf course. The restaurant was very attractive and the food good.

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Thank Townhaven
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely food and relaxed friendly service . We had variously, steak, fish and a vegetarian pasta and all dishes were well cooked and delicious . Cosy room with what must be stunning views out to sea in the day time .

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Thank Dominic O
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had an amazing meal in here with exceptional service and food. If you only have time for one meal in Waterville, make this your restaurant of choice - it can't be faulted!

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Thank Lesley C
Singapore, Singapore
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We dined here on a cold, wet evening on recommendation of our B&B. To be fair, there aren't many food options in Waterville but we found this place quite out of the way with regards to the other options in town. Service was good. There were no other customers dining there unfortunately (maybe cus of the weather). There aren't many... More 

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Thank kianggg
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I had a really nice meal with an amazing view & staff as well!! The turnips mash was is my new favorite side!! Watching the sunset fade into a gorgeous red hue made a nice bookend for the evening!! It was worth the quick out of town jaunt to get there.

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Thank cobaltwood
irelandchef, Owner at The Smugglers Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for making the trip out of town to The Smugglers Inn and very pleased that you enjoyed your meal, found a new favourite side dish, and were well looked after by our staff. Being able to watch the sunset over the bay is always a bonus. Hope you will make the jaunt out of town to visit us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cliff Road | Co.Kerry, Waterville, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +353 66 947 4330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?