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Murphy Blacks Restaurant

O Connell Street, Kilkee, Ireland
+353 85 875 4886
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
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Irish, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
O Connell Street, Kilkee, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Being there several times over a number of years, everytime the food does not disappoint, and great personal service

Thank Aidan W
Reviewed yesterday

Finding myself in Kilkee on business, I needed dinner and Murphy Blacks seemed the obvious choice. The door was surrounded by plaques and the menu looked good. I was promptly seated at a table for two with a very pleasant Maitre D looking after my...More

Thank EquiCaroline
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had dinner here over the June bank holiday weekend. The service was excellent and so was the food. I had crab claws to start and the John Dory for main. Both were absolutely delicious. Ill definitely be back next time I'm in Kilkee.

Thank anniep84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

9 of us celebrated a birthday in Murphy black's last night. They really look after you here. It was a lovely unhurried atmosphere. We had a great time & gorgeous food with lovely staff. Cillian came & chatted & I told him I wouldn't be...More

1  Thank Deirdre O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a meal in Murphy Blacks last month. It was definitely one of the best meals we have ever had. It was fairly quiet when we got there but within half an hour it was full. If you are anywhere near...More

Thank sustyse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked late but had a great time. Menu is not enormous but it was a struggle deciding what to have. All was interesting and we ended up choosing COD goujons and a steak. Both were cooked superbly. Service was attentive but not in your...More

Thank GardenerBuff
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

although busy didn't have to wait long for a table. Brilliant food, staff were very helpful Definitely recommend

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We were very happy to find Murphy Black's in Kilkee. It was a welcome and refreshing change from the past few days of pub food. Nothing was fried! The fish was fresh and wonderful. Dessert, a fruit tart, was delicious. The wine list was varied...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We've been in Ireland for three weeks and this is my favorite restaurant. The food was excellent and clearly lovingly created. I highly recommend the crab claws (we've had them several times but these were the best). I had the John Dory special - really...More

Thank 389tonyn
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Would definitely recommend this restaurant, food was amazing, and the restaurant is so quaint. Killian who was serving us food for the evening was the nicest man, he gave us loads of recommendations for are stay in Clare to insure we get the best experience,...More

Thank Aoife F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does this Resturant cater for gluten free CHILDREN?? most only cater for adults!
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
US$17 - US$28
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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 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
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