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Murphy Blacks Restaurant

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O Connell Street, Kilkee, Ireland
+353 65 905 6854
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were back in Murphy Blacks at the weekend for a family celebration. I have to say it did not disappoint. On any of our return visits to Kilkee it is on the 'must visit' list as they consistently provide quality food at reasonable prices. There is a great choice of starters and mains, with an emphasis on seafood &... More 

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Pokhara, Nepal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I was there for my birthday and from the beginning till the end, there is nothing to say. This restaurant is awarded by Ireland guide from 2010 and the Mc Kennas guide many times, and I can really understand why. The lamb in apple sauce was divine, the sirloin steak was tender, just as ordered, the creme brulee is top... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Murphy blacks is one of those restaurants I love, I could close my eyes and stab randomly at a menu and be sure to receive something incredible. The restaurant itself is laid out very nicely, we were here off peak season but even still on Saturday evening it was a full house. The restaurant is run by a husband and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A delightful local restaurant with a sophisticated atmosphere. Food was good and a respite from the typical pub fare. Prices are a bit high for what you get, but food was delightful and the service was professional.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We had fish chowder which couldn't have been better. Delicious crab gratin. Monkfish scampi, light and sweet with homemade tartare sauce. The turbot was fresh and light . Even the sticky toffee pudding exceeded expectations. Really beautiful food homemade quality ,wholesome. Superb.

Thank Siobhan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Our brief visit to Kilee included dinner at Murphy Blacks. Great food and very friendly host. We enjoyed the early set menu soup, supreme of irish chicken, and veggies.

Thank Susan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Cannot rate this restaurant high enough... we had the most amazing meal tonight. The lamb was melt in your mouth, lobster hotpot amazing and the goats cheese was fantastic... I can't believe I hadn't been there before. Definitely worth a visit 😀

Thank Noelette16
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We dined here last night and it was one of the tastiest meals we have had in a long time, the bread was not long out of the oven and went well with the delicious deep fried mushrooms we had as our starter, they were very generous in size and the baby leaf salad with them was perfectly dressed with... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Gorgeous food and staff so friendly and passionate about the food. Cozy atmosphere, really recommend.

Thank AM M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

amazing food, great fish, fantastic desserts and great service. the John dory was gorgeous as was the banana icecream. reasonable price for the quality of the food.

Thank Luisa08London

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$27
Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: O Connell Street, Kilkee, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  Kilkee
  • Phone Number: +353 65 905 6854
Award winning seafood restaurant in an award winning destination. Listed in the McKenna Guides Top 100 Restaurants in Ireland 2016

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?