Welcome to the Fishermen’s Bar and Restaurant Portmagee. Anthony here. I have been at the Fisherman’s since 2003. Myself and my wife Mary are continuously working on improving our Bar and restaurant for you to enjoy. We have a fantastic mix of locals and tourist at our Bar and restaurant and this leads to some great banter and fun with such a fantastic mix of nationalities. We endeavor here at the Fisherman’s to give you the best seafood dishes within a real homely and traditional Irish environment. So we hope to see you soon . Anthony.
After a spectacular visit to Skellig Michael, we had a Guinness and a bowl of Chowder at the Fisherman’s Bar. It was perhaps the finest chowder in the world and I would have gladly married the person responsible for creating such a heavenly dish. The only thing that could have made it better would have been to have another bowl. I can only apologise for the lack of photo of said Chowder…somethings are too sacred to be photographed. Enjoy!!!Gavin Mullaley19:37 15 Sep 23We got the seafood platter and it comes with chips. The portion for one is big enough to feed 2 people and it was super fresh and absolutely delicious. It is absolutely amazing and will remember it for a good while ☺️Z18:22 16 Jul 23John from Port Magee Whiskey recommended this place to my wife and I. He suggested we order the crab sandwiches. They were absolutely outstanding. The service was excellent. The ambiance and atmosphere was wonderful. If you are looking for a local authentic place to experience or just great food this is an absolute must.Rob Cunningham22:22 21 Jun 23Friendly quick service despite large crowd. Drinks are served cold and prompt. Seafood chowder was a bit odd as others have mentioned, not on same level as other restaurants. Still a 5/5 place for the atmosphere here on a Saturday night. Not a music pub, no proper speakers present. For entertainment besides Sports TV you may need to go elsewhere.Manuel Rauch16:00 02 Apr 23We had a great experience at Fisherman’s after seeing the Kerry Cliffs. I have had a lot of fried fish in my life, but the fish here was the best I’ve ever had. It was breaded perfectly and was very thick. A great experience, would highly recommend this place!Spencer Martin09:10 13 Oct 22An intimate bar, with very friendly patrons. Beautiful setting. There is a beer garden outfront right on the harbour woods fairy lights to set a beautiful scene. There was no live music on the night that we were there, but there was plenty of singing and overall a very good humoured place. Trying to local Gin is the most single gin among the bestMark McEntee09:58 28 Aug 22We got the chowder and the seafood platter to share. It was so much good food! All the seafood is very fresh and cooked to perfection. The giant piece of Sole was panko breaded, which was a nice change.nova mclaren12:18 24 Aug 22Excellent quality, fresh food. Only does walk-ins so recommend to get there early to get a table. Only has a small indoor seating area if the weather is not good enough to sit outside.Keith Falkous18:02 08 Aug 22Amazing food - we had the fish platter to share and the chowder starter. Both absolutely delicious. (We didn’t need the chowder as the platter was plenty for two!) Sat outside with the dog in the sheltered area. I don’t normally take photos of my food but this was so delicious! Great service too and I liked that the bar was still traditional and not done up to be trendy.Helen Spiegl07:16 06 Aug 22The best seafood I've had in Ireland. Everything fresh and served quickly. The best service. When I am in the area, I will definitely go there and take my friends 😊💚Joanna Smyk16:20 11 Jul 22We ate here yesterday and can honestly say, that it was the loveliest meal we’ve eaten in a long time. A young teenager served us and he was so efficient and friendly. Our food was delicious and tremendous value. We will certainly return when we visit this area again. Value for money and lovely food served by a young gentleman.siobhan lane12:33 29 Jun 22Very good food ang good value for money. We shared the seafood platter and had some of the most amazing and fresh fish ever tasted. Highly recommendCharlene Bartolo15:32 21 Jun 22Great wee pub, very friendly. Food is exceptional. Fresh fish straight off the harbour out the front of the pub/restaurantDavid McGinn18:03 16 Jun 22We had a fantastic lunch there sitting in the sunshine overlooking the water and Valencia Island. Friendly service and great value for what we had chowder and a seafood platter. Highly recommend.Jane O'Sullivan17:31 01 May 22Very tasty fish and chips. Super fresh fish and crunchy chips. Best fish we had so far on the island.Guido von Dahlen12:30 01 Apr 22Fabulous local atmosphere, fantastic service and delicious food! We had the brie starter and then fish & chips all around—loved it all! Great place for a bite & a pint after visiting the Kerry Cliffs.Crista Ashworth18:53 29 Mar 22The best fish and chips I ever had. Friendly staff tasty food and quite large portions of food 😋Iulia Andrei11:51 18 Mar 22We stopped in during the off-season - late February - so it was quiet. A beautiful town, and finding this place open for lunch on a Friday was fantastic. Delicious fresh seafood. Great hospitaity as well. Highly recommend.Andrew Kinnear21:05 01 Mar 22Warm, welcoming, and delicious. If you are staying near or in Portmagee I am jealous because you can eat here multiple times. If you are just driving through then you should stop for a pint and a bite. We shared the seafood platter and it was wonderful all around but the smoked salmon was beyond belief. Such a special experience.Summer Harrison01:20 18 Nov 21Very good fish meals! nice welcome. Nice pub. way to go!The Chtis19:47 31 Oct 21Stayed in Portmagee for 2 nights and ate here both nights. That's very rare - I rarely go back to the same restaurant. This place is excellent. I initially had a turbot fillet and the following night a superb seafood platter. All beautifully cooked and very fresh. Recommended.Robert Penny20:20 29 Sep 21An "old fashioned" pub with restaurant next door which served the BEST food I've had in ages. The calimari was out of this world. We had our dogs with us and were able to sit outside.Patricia O'Connor07:33 28 Sep 21Best spot for seafood in South Kerry. Seafood platter is off the charts good and really good value. If the weather is good the benchs outside are heaven. Staff are amazing. Be warned it gets busy in Summer, but worth the waitMary Clifford14:38 29 Aug 21Possibly the greatest little bar in Ireland. The staff and local patrons are the responsible custodians of a truly traditional and unique corner of this island. The seafood is mighty, the stout is similar and Mags is the matriarch that ever mariner town needs - equal parts a sweetheart and force to be reckoned with.Phil Earley17:41 22 Aug 21We were recommended by Brian on Skellig Coast Adventures. We had fish and chips, my goodness what a meal, absolutely huge portions and so tasty 😋every morsel went down a treat. 100 🌟 from me!Martina O'Farrell10:52 21 Aug 21Excellent seafood platter. The chowder is like a seafood stew. Very tasty. I would have liked some shell fish in the chowder. That's my only criticism. Stunning sunset view overlooking Valentia Island.Karl A Greene06:22 19 Aug 21Had a great meal here last night. The sea food platter is fantastic. Mags and staff were brilliant. We'll be backSheila Lane17:58 18 Aug 21Best fish and chips as well as best pint of guinness, staff were also super friendly already planning our next trip downSophie Pixie Taylor11:32 06 Aug 21Amazing seafood, the prawns were perfect. Wanted lobster but they had run out. Prawns made up for it anyway. Huge portions and good service. Would highly recommend this placeChris McNeilly19:57 02 Aug 21The food is fabulous if down that area ye should give it a try fish and chips are a must have 😜😜fayno Fayne07:53 23 Jul 21Plenty of outside seating. Good ordering system which is very covid compliant. Excellent choice of adult and children's menu.Karen O Meara08:40 21 Jul 21Great food eat there several times over our week holiday fresh and delicious pints from glassEnda Heneghan23:34 26 Jun 21Absolutely beautiful wee spot for lunch. The platter fed 3.5 of us. Staff were so helpful. Definitely worth the stop in Portmagee.KelleyAnn Gallinagh16:57 24 Jun 21Well-organised al fresco dining (6pm Sunday 20th June) and an amazing seafood 'sharing' platter! Great value for excellent food.Simon Swale20:57 20 Jun 21Really good fish and chips. Very nice outdoor seating area.Bran-tastic14:37 16 Jun 21Fabulous Seafood!! This is a great authentic seafood restaurant and bar. If you like seafood and casual dining, then this is the place to be when visiting Portmagee. The sharing seafood platter is delicious and great value too. The pint of Guinness is like cream... what's not to like! I'll definitely be returning to Fisherman's Bar & Skellig Restaurant the next time I'm in Portmagee!.... 5 stars!Darren Keague17:26 12 Jun 21Great meal, fresh seafood and lots of choice, not something a lot of places are doing in this post covid summerorla heneghan07:59 12 Jun 21This is a very short drive from Ring of Kerry into Portmagee. Excellent food and service.From there you are able to get onto Skellig Ring. My personal opinion is that this is a beautiful drive. Be warned, this is a very narrow road.John Giambrone09:32 11 Jan 21fantastic food in a fantastic location for Skellig boat tours. We got the seafood sampler and I'd get it againPat Lillis01:43 07 Oct 20Would highly recommend the seafood platter for 2 people. A serious feed! Quality was fantastic and the value was good. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back!Donnchadh Mac Cobb21:18 16 Sep 20ExcellentFergal o sullivan10:16 16 Sep 20Great food, great guinness, great spotPat O'Mullane11:12 11 Sep 20Excellent seafood, you must try the sharing platter.Gerard O'Sullivan19:34 06 Sep 20If you like fresh seafood, this is the place to go in Portmagee.Deirdre Curran11:46 06 Sep 20Lovely spot, delicious food and friendly staffsarah o mahony16:38 02 Sep 20Great little bar and restaurant with delicious foodDave Cullen20:56 30 Aug 20Food Fabulous Pub Atmosphere Friendly Service Excellent Owner and Staff Brilliant Highly RecommendCiathree15:38 28 Aug 20Food is beautiful and fresh .good fish selection. Staff are very nice. and its very reasonably priced .good all round experience.Pat O Brien07:57 17 Aug 20This restaurant has fabulous food & staff are so friendly & accommodating. We had our puppie with us & they always found us an outside table.Daveandroe Sullivan11:48 12 Aug 20The food was great. We booked a few days ahead to ensure a table during Covid restrictions. The view from the restaurant onto Valencia Island was amazing.Elizabeth Ahern19:20 18 Jul 20Seafood chowder, the fish & chips, were great up there with the best. The crab claws are to die for...worth a visit.Maureen McAdam20:05 17 Jul 20Location is heavenly.The staff are relly good, they are so good that when my 5 year old son forgot his shoes they posted them to us and wouldn't accept payment for postage.The food is amazing the best seafood I have eaten in a very long time. My children loved the fish and chips. I had garlic prawns as a starter and they were so fresh and cooked to perfection. I'd highly recommend the seafood platter but it is a very big plate of food best had after a long walk or cycle.It is perfectly priced and an all round wonderful experience. Thanks to management and staff. Looking forward to our next visit already.Tom Nohilly18:14 16 Jul 20Delishes food. Its realy Worth to coming and try Fish.Kamila popkamila10:39 06 Jul 20Sweet little cozy spot with great food and an amazing friendly staff. Also great regulars ready to chat and make a new friend. This really is a “Cheers” bar where everyone not only knows your name, they welcome you into their quaint village. I can’t wait to come back.Michael M.11:56 25 Feb 20great fresh seafood! they have some of the best crab out there.Samuel George13:45 22 Feb 20Very excellent food and service. Shared the seafood platter for two with my daughter and the rest had fish and chips. The seafood platter was the best I have ever had. It may be a long time till I get something anything close to that. Especially the smoked salmon.Benjamin Jenkins19:45 01 Nov 19The best meal in Ireland! I had the open crab sandwich and could have died it was so good. If you like crab make sure you order it. I will dream of that sandwich!! Huge piles of crab on fresh soda bread.Samantha Williams08:23 30 Sep 19Shared the seafood platter and it was delicious and excellent value. Lots of variety and flavour and all cooked perfectly. Was pretty much perfect.Ian Fox09:06 14 Sep 19A great place to eat. Lovely atmosphere with a warm welcome. Order the fisherman's platter, you won't be disappointed! ⛵👍⚓Concilia Whyte07:50 04 Aug 19Nice and friendly, good selection of food with quick service.Stuart Broome18:13 31 Jul 19My family and I went to the Fisherman's bar after our visit to Skellig Michael. We were quickly seated and served. They had a good selection of beers and cider on tap and lots of great daily specials. My father and I got a seafood platter to share which was unbelievably good. If you love seafood you have to do it ! They give you everything they have seafood related. It was over enough food!!! The smoked salmon was the best smoked salmon I have ever had. They include other seafood such as crab legs, shrimp, stuffed mussels, lobster, fish, chips, and salad . My wife got the cottage pie special and said it was very good! Do yourself a favor and go to the fishermans bar.Michael Robinson08:18 04 Jul 19Fantastic fresh fish. It is really a fisherman' bar. Traditional and only local fish. Portions are huge and the price reflect the quality. Do not expect a restaurant service it is basic but perfectly match with the expectation of a local place with local food. Keep up the great workAntonio Pandolfi20:14 03 Jul 19Great pub.savage pint.and fish amazing. 10 feet from the sea..why would you want or expect anything else from a sea side restaurant.... top Mark's on everything despite previous dumbfounded remarks.. "I'm loving it"...Daniel Coffey18:14 30 Jun 19We had some nice hours here. Nice staff, delicious food and cold drinks. What more do you want? We were satisfied.Moritz Walther18:29 26 Jun 19Great Irish pub offering a nice beer tap and delicious fresh seafood. Their fish a chips are some of the best we had during our stay in Ireland.Robert Muirhead22:36 24 Jun 19Some of the freshest fish I have ever had. Sharing plate was so delicious an filling. Will definitely be back. Staff were super friendly and accommodating. We visited with our two boys aged 4 and 2.Eoin Hogan12:37 19 Jun 19Great service, lovely food and good quality. I really enjoyed my burger and pot of tea sat i the beer garden overlooking the bay. I'll be backQ Thompson11:27 13 Jun 19Very fresh fish & chips. But do yourself a favor, come hungry! The portions are generous. Good service too.Mike Bogdan15:49 30 May 19Good food average prices Friendly staffLadislav Travnicek19:25 12 May 19Great local seafood restaurant! The food was delicious, I highly recommend the seafood platter which comes with a wide array of fish, crab, shrimp, and even squid. Best seafood platter I've had yet!Samantha Spiers21:10 11 May 19Do yourself a favor, drive the Ring of Kerry clockwise. You'll avoid being stuck behind a caravan of buses and will have arrived in Skellige at just the right time to enjoy a lunch at Fisherman's Bar. This quaint eatery serves up some seriously fresh fish; you can't mistake it when you walk in and you get the aroma of your favorite fish monger or market when you walk in through the bar area. We had a shared seafood platter and the smoked salmon. They were out of the cold smoked salmon but the cooks barbecued and smoked some salmon warm for us and it was EXCELLENT. The shared seafood platter had a great selection fresh fried fish, garlic baked crab claws, and perfectly cooked, tender prawns, to name just a few of the items on the platter. This was probably our favorite spot for seafood in our entire trip to Ireland. Friendly people, great environment, amazing food.Rafael Meneses13:30 16 Apr 19Quaint and delicious. Good burgers and fish, friendly staff, very reasonable.Spimothy Leary20:33 11 Apr 19Excellent food and lovely atmosphere really enjoyable visit recommend this restaurant highlyMaire Halvey23:39 03 Apr 19Really nice restaurant and friendly and professional staff. We ordered the seafood platter,mussels and the fish and chips. Big Portions and must important the fish was really fresh!Will be back next trip!Diamante De20:10 02 Apr 19Great little spot for a tea coffee or pint. Warm open fire and very welcoming locals. Great menu options.Sharon Kelly23:24 16 Mar 19Hands down the best place I have ever eaten fish. Try the crab claws in season. Perfection!Marty Walsh14:57 07 Mar 19Had fish (sole) and chips on a cold winter's day. The fish just melted in my mouth. The pub is rustic and warm, with friendly and knowledgeable locals. A very enjoyable experience!Claire13:43 20 Dec 18I truly can't say enough good about this wonderful place...the food was astonishing...the best meals I had, seafood more fresh than I've ever had it. Warm, cozy, free WiFi, friendly and accommodating with my gluten free and dairy free allergies. Thank you!Krista Bailey19:04 26 Nov 18This place is fantastic. All of the food (most of us ordered seafood) was delicious and fresh. Also, we had some food allergies in our group and the chef made sure to prepare each dish according to each person's allergies (and was more than willing to prepare any dish in accordance with any allergy). Would absolutely recommend this place.Adam Hansen19:33 23 Nov 18Great dinner place at a small town off Skellig. When we were there, I think that it was Monk-Fish season. Per the photo, we ordered a Seafood Platter (for 2) and a "Catch of the Day". Both were served with Monk-Fish. The portions were big and were served with Bread, Salad and Chips(aka Fries) and we could not finish it. Another good thing about this Bar & Restaurant is that the seating of Bar is kind of separated from the restaurant. You will not experience the rowdiness from the bar if you are bringing your family to this place just for dinner. 🙂 The MUST-TRY (which I will go back for if I'm back at Portmagee): Crab Claws and it's related dishesWilfred Tay03:04 29 Sep 18We purchased the fish and chips dish and it was absolutely delicious! The atmosphere was comfortable. And although we did not purchase the seafood platter, if I had a chance, I would have. It looked so good!Courtney Bendall20:02 21 Sep 18This little pub and restaurant is amazing! We came in desperate to watch qualifying final of the AFL and the staff went out of their way to make it happen - got it on the TV just for us! We then ordered the catch of the day and it was AMAZING!!! The fish was the freshest and best I’ve ever had. Thanks guys’ highly recommend itA Ry12:35 08 Sep 18Delicious lunch in Portmagee. We found this restaurant on google when we were desperately hungry after touring Skellig Island. The food was really fresh and the service was good. I highly recommend the fish and chips.Jana Marx21:25 06 Sep 18Best seafood chowder and irish coffee on our 10 day trip! Cream was so fresh. Chowder abounded with fish! Perfect after a wet Skellig Michaelpouting. .Dawn Sagorski12:55 05 Sep 18Busy spot. Nice food and friendly staff. Very welcome after a day on the Skelligs. Just watch for the times they are Serving, we were lucky to get in before they stopped serving during the middle of the day.David Hunts18:46 31 Aug 18We stopped here on a Friday night for dinner while passing through Portmagee. Food was very good! There are picnic tables outside by the water and you can order food and drinks there, too. Wait staff was very friendly. Prices were average: dinner and drinks about €60. Check out the Kerry Cliffs while you're in the area.Lisa B10:34 12 Aug 18Lift a glass of Guinness after returning from the amazing Skellig Michael tours and enjoy some marvelous food served up fresh and delicious. May I suggest the chowder, it is definitely a winner!G Warren05:13 26 Jul 18Don't confuse this with a simple pub meal. Although there is an adjoining bar, this is probably more a seafood restaurant than a place for pub meals. The service was attentive and efficient. As befitting a restaurant the waiter was familiar with the dishes and style. Not a huge menu, but the seafood is all local catch.Melvyn Kuan19:59 07 Jun 18Wow! Great food, amazing beer!!! We had a delicious dinner there with seafood platter and a fish chowder. The waiter was also veeeery friendly!!! We loved it!! Price is also good, affordable! XxLuana Lima19:21 30 Mar 18The sea food chowder was amazing. It was a lovely warm place and the owner and staff were so good. They let our dog come and lie on the ground with us. The sea food is amazing and so fresh. We will definitely be going back the next time on this area.John Yoder10:44 28 Mar 18The best fish and chips I've ever had! My boyfriend and I stumbled on the Fisherman's Bar during our Ring of Kerry drive. The fish was just amazing. In the 2 weeks we spent in Ireland and Scotland, it was our favorite fish and chips that we had. We also tasted a local cider which was excellent. Highly recommend!Jill Burke18:04 21 Mar 18Great, fresh seafood. Perfect pint of Guinness. Scenic outside eating area. Overall experience was so good that we came back for dinner again two days later. Walked down the hill for a Guinness every evening. Perfect pub.Joey Garcia12:13 19 Feb 18‹›