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The Porterhouse Gastropub

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25/26 Plunkett Street | Plunket Street, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 667 1130
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I had dinner at the Porterhouse last week. It was my favorite meal of our trip. I had crab legs and they were delicious.

Thank Molly C
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was packed so we sat at the bar while we waited for our table. The atmosphere was very jovial. Everyone was drinking pints and enjoying each other. Here, everyone was a friend. When we were seated at our table, we were treated to awesome food. Though it was pub food, it was elevated. Great service, too. I highly... More 

Thank AP1109
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

while this pub has a great ambiance, the fish and chips were a big let down, very greasy and soggy, and expensive for what it was. good live music though

1 Thank jayGalway
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait for a table which was less then they they had advised and we are so glad that we did as we was in no way disappointed. The Irish stew was amazing while the steak sandwich was the best my partner had had he said. We didn't have enough room for pudding but what we saw looked... More 

1 Thank Nina W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here last week for a quick bite before a night on the town. Arrived at 5:15 and the place pretty full but the lovely waitress got the 7 of us a table fairly quickly. Had the chicken wings & steak sandwich with a side of Onion rings. Food was very nice particularly the steak. Onion weren't the tastiest... More 

1 Thank Jay L
Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People arrived early and it was busy. But it had a good buzz about it and the staff were attentive and pleasant. The food was really good. Really delicious. There was live music also which probably accounted for some of the crowd. We had a good night.

1 Thank PamAlbury
Killarney, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully presented delicious food but a very noisy environment. Maybe we were unlucky with the night as there was a large party next to our table. We asked to be moved but it was not possible. If it is a pub scene you are looking for with music after and very tasty food it is the place for you

Thank kerry365
Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in a new pub but it has an olde-world feel about it with a lot of historical photos and memorabilia on the walls. The meal portions were acceptable but not large. Food was very fresh and they state it is locally sourced. Staff friendly and helpful. There was a singer/guitarist performing Irish songs and ballads, and... More 

Thank Denis O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Porterhouse Pub was teeming with activity and atmosphere. From the Irish guitarist/singer, fast moving servers and enthusiastic customers, this place rocked. The pub symbolized my understanding of an Irish pub. Just perfect. From the food to other customers it was a real treat. I would highly recommend this pub to anyone traveling through Killarney.

Thank John H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had fish and chips (we have boiled potato instead of chips) many times during our two weeks traveling in Ireland. The fish at the Porterhouse was by far the best of the trip. In fact, it was so good we came back the next night and had it again.

1 Thank thumper9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$29
Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25/26 Plunkett Street | Plunket Street, Killarney, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 64 667 1130
We are a family run business, with live local musicians 7 nights a week. We opened "The Porterhouse Gastropub" in December 2011, Our mantra is locally produced good food at a good price.

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