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Jacks Railway Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, International, Pub
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Bective street | Bective street, Kells, Ireland
+353 46 924 9745
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 15:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Kells, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I have been a regular to Jacks over the last few months. Kostas, his wife Asta and daughter Simona, have made me feel so welcome, as they do every customer. The regulars here are great characters.There is a fantastic range of gins... yum. And the food is fantastic. I love popping in for a cheeky glass of wine after a... More 

1 Thank Jean D
Kells, Ireland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Jacks was closed for some time and eventually is now run by Victoria and her team. It's a real pub no glitz, good food and fresh fish and Oysters and Mussels at the weekend. Great atmosphere. All our friends live to go there and quite often there may be as many as fifteen of us at the bug table in... More 

1 Thank Andy C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Six of us had dinner here recently Great place with nice ambience and super food Wonderful attentive service and we all enjoyed the evening out - including the two teenagers in our group Everything was perfect for us and I can recommend this restaurant

2 Thank Andre l
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Very impressed with the food and lovely bar. Peroni on tap which is great to see. Clean and nicely furnished.

3 Thank McSuibhne
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

First impressions, lovely dining room, candlelit but still bright enough and lots of atmosphere, food really fresh, beautifully presented and very very tasty, staff universally interested in looking after you and extremely pleasant. Will definitely be going here again.

2 Thank CatherineMullingar
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

What a nice surprise to find in kells. This place has all the signs of management that really want to make a difference. Very clean and slick and a nice warm welcome. The food was delicious so I guess the owners have a passion for food . Without doubt ..value for money and nice surroundings.. Well done jacks

2 Thank Peter D
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Jacks Railway Bar is a great local pub but it's the owners and staff that set it apart, it's not just the service you are treated like friends not customers. The food is excellent, leaning towards Italian as the chef hails from there and great fresh seafood is also available. They make a real effort with entertainment and events. The... More 

Thank jillianon
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Absolute superb evening with the best food and service. A lovely genuine welcome afforded to us all, All ad hoc requests taken care of.The brandy chicken dish I had was world class,gourmet and I can say hand on heart it was the best meal /experience I have encountered.The ladie serving had a real can do attitude,and the establishment was immiculate.It... More 

2 Thank tom w
Kells, Ireland
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I was really impressed with the place. Nice tidy small menu and from what we all had, done well. You can go to other places in Kells that have a 5 page menu with everything from Asia to Europe on the menu. If you like Pasta or Italian food forget about these other places. Better in my opinion to have... More 

Thank killaconin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Fresh oysters in Kells every weekend! Delicious scallops in their shells! I have lived in this town for forty years and never known such gastronomic delights here before. Garlic, ginger and chillis abound. I am in seventh heaven! Martin and Victoria have opened new horizons with their imaginative and friendly style of presenting food. The wine list is simple, but... More 

1 Thank Lingard G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$34
Bar, European, International, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bective street | Bective street, Kells, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Meath  >  Kells
  • Phone Number: +353 46 924 9745
At Jack's Railway our vision is that: Restaurant, is like your favorite meal that brings you back good and kind memories of past times, gives you hope for what lies ahead of you. And no matter how difficult the recipe the comfort of it makes it easy to make. Our place must be a place for all your senses and soul.Fresh food cooked with love and passion, accompanied with amazing wine, it is all served with great care and attention, with the pinch of friendly talk by the fire and drizzle of music and art events. This is our favorite recipe. A genuineness of atmosphere,friendliness and presence of good company.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?