Despite its size, there’s some excellent restaurants in Kilmore Quay.
And, while some tend to get a lot of the attention online, you’ve several dining options dotted around the town.
From a casual fish and chips to a cosy sit-down meal, there’s some gorgeous Kilmore Quay restaurants on offer, as you’ll discover below.
Our favourite restaurants in Kilmore Quay
The first section of our guide is filled with our favourite restaurants in Kilmore Quay – these are places that one or more of our team have eaten in.
Below, you’ll find everything from the popular Silver Fox to the casual but exceptionally tasty Saltee Chipper.
1. Silver Fox Restaurant
The Silver Fox is one of the more popular restaurants in Wexford. You’ll find it near the quay itself, but before the roundabout. A dynamic blend of a more formal indoor dining atmosphere, mixed with a relaxed and open outside seating area, for those blissful sunshine-filled days.
No matter the time of year, the Silver Fox seafood chowder is a must-try dish, especially as it can be served in a traditional Irish brown bread bowl! Also worth sampling are the garlic and herb marinated Kilmore Quay crab claws, the pan-fried Kilmore Quay Lemon Sole, and the Dublin Bay scampi!
2. The Saltee Chipper
You’d be forgiven for thinking this is just another ‘fish n chip’ shop. But, once you’ve tasted the Saltee Chipper’s fish ‘n chips, you’ll understand why it has thousands (yes, thousands!) of positive reviews.
A friendly and informal affair, located opposite the quay, it’s the perfect pick-me-up when in Kilmore Quay. There’s also a restaurant if you fancy sitting down.
Don’t worry if the classic chip-shop fare isn’t to your tastes, they do also serve a selection of pizzas, burgers, chicken dishes, and sides that you can mix ‘n match to your delight – but, the beer-battered haddock is hard to beat!
This is one of the most popular restaurants in Kilmore Quay for good reason!
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3. Mary Barry’s Bar
With aesthetics that are a cross between a moody old-world coach-inn and contemporary well-lit and airy seaside pub, Mary Barry’s Bar is a great spot for a quick informal meal with friends and family.
Sit at a table in the more formal dining room, or outside under the shade of a parasol, and order from their menu of classic pub fare.
Being this close to the seaside, you can expect to see fresh Haddock and Cod, or a ‘Retro’ prawn cocktail, along with a warm chicken salad or Mary’s own double beef burger!
Other popular places to eat in Kilmore Quay
Now that we have our favourite Kilmore Quay restaurants out of the way, it’s time to see what other culinary delights the town has to offer.
Below, you’ll find everything from pub-grub and hearty bites to a great spot for a pint and a bowl of stew.
4. Kehoe’s Pub & Parlour
Locals and visitors alike love it with good reason. Whether you’re looking for a pint or a meal with your family and friends, Kehoe’s Pub & Parlour is going to satisfy both your thirst and your hunger.
The atmosphere is a mix of 90s themed gastro-pub and a relaxed but casual restaurant, making it ideal for lively and fun gatherings no matter the reason.
The menu has both pub classics and contemporary fusion dishes, including tiger prawns with garlic and spicy chorizo, or a Cajun chicken fillet burger, and the comforting Guinness and leek sausages with mash and gravy.
5. Coast Kilmore Quay
Set within one of the more popular hotels in Kilmore Quay, the bar and bistro offer a stylish menu that uses both the finest in local produce and the freshest seafood straight from Kilmore Quay.
The bar and bistro are more formal than other nearby venues, which adds to the atmosphere of sophistication and is ideal for important celebrations.
Where the menu is concerned, you can be guaranteed a memorable meal, with dishes like oven-roasted honey and mustard loin of bacon, the Prime of Roast beef, or pan-fried Atlantic salmon.
6. The Wooden House
Relaxed and informal, with light and airy dining settings both inside and out, the Wooden House Bar & Restaurant offers both meals, and also accommodation and live music, all within a stone’s throw of the harbour.
Not to mention, if you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the area, The Wooden House have rooms that have excellent reviews.
With comforting classics like homemade soup, chicken wings, and prawns in a garlic butter sauce, or more hearty fare like homemade Irish beef burgers and beer-battered fish and chips, you’re bound to find something to nibble on.
FAQs about where to eat in Kilmore Quay
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Which Kilmore Quay restaurants are the fanciest?’ to ‘Which can cater for a group?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best restaurants in Kilmore Quay?
Personally, I’d go with the Silver Fox. Mary Barry’s Bar is another good option if you’re looking for a sit-down meal.
What are some good casual Kilmore Quay restaurants?
You can’t beat the Saltee Chipper. This place has, literally, thousands of excellent reviews online and it’s well worth trying.