EAT HERE – CAFES AND RESTAURANTS
Goat Street Cafe
Good for snacks, sandwiches, eat in or take out
Cassidy’s on the Pier
Open for breakfast, lunch and tasty bites all day.
The Chart House
Best restaurant in Dingle? Certainly some think so. Winner of many awards including Munster Chef of the Year just recently. Advance booking pretty much essential.
Doyle’s Seafood Restaurant
Cosy old style bar/restaurant with enviable reputation for great seafood. One of the best.
The Half Door
More excellent seafood at this relaxing place. The seafood platters are locally famous. Good value three course pre 6.30 special available.
Lord Baker’s Restaurant & Bar
Decent pub grub in the bar, more civilized dining in the rear restaurant. Great spot for Sunday lunch, but very popular so book in advance.
Out of the Blue
If you try only one seafood restaurant in Dingle, try this one.
Possibly not what you came to Dingle looking for, but sometimes an authentic tasty Italian meal is just what a body needs. You will find it here.
The Stone House, opposite Gallarus Oratory near Smerwick Harbour
Inspired by the Oratory, this restaurant housed in a stone-roofed building serves both lunch and dinner in unique intimate surroundings. Next time I’m in the area the Stone House is top of my list. An Italian couple we met claimed it was possibly the best restaurant they ever had the pleasure of dining in.
Gorman’s Clifftop House & Restaurant, An Feothanach, near Smerwick Harbour
Superbsea views with spectacular sunsets make this an idyllic dining spot.There is also a very comfortable and homely guesthouse attached.
The Old Pier, Ballydavid
Overlookingthe Atlantic Ocean and Blasket Islands, this place is deservedlypopular for serving good food at reasonable prices with a greatatmosphere to boot. B&B attached.
The Phoenix (7km west of Castlemaine on the R561 coastal road to Dingle
An unusual yet charming restaurant with rambling gardens and indoor and outdoor dining options. Emphasis is on organic foods much of it from their own garden. The Phoenix also offers B&B and hostel accommodation, chalet and gypsy caravan rental!
DRINK HERE – PUBS
The South Pole Inn, Annascaul (on N86 between Dingle and Tralee)
Founded by Tom Crean upon his retirement from Antarctic adventures with Shackleton and Scott, this congenial spot is hung with polar memorabilia, serves decent food, hosts set dancing on Tuesdays and live music at the weekends. Well worth a look.
Greatfood in this busy traditional pub in Fahamore at the tip of theMaharees Peninsula north of Castlegregory. Just the spot after a daysurfing.
Ned Natterjack’s, Castlegregory
Also popular with surfers, Ned’s serves bar food all day, has a beer garden and regular live music.
Kruger’s Pub, Dunquin
Mighty place to enjoy a cold one on a hot day. Trad session on Sundays, more frequently during the summer.
Tigh an tSaorsaigh, Ballyferriter
Friendly flagstoned pub with a piano and weekend trad sessions.
Tig Bhric, Riasc (on R559, one mile from Ballyferriter)
Delightful pub, B&B and shop - though not necessarily in that order - which serves great soup and sandwiches during the day and dinner in the evenings, except Fridays when a traditional music session takes precedence.
Tigh TP’s, by the pier at Ballydavid
Cosy during the winter, rather splendid in the summer. Just like the whole of the Dingle Peninsula really.