In search of the best restaurants in Skerries? Our Skerries restaurants guide will make your belly happy!
Rated as one of Europe’s ten most beautiful places by the Eating Europe Food Tours, Skerries is a pretty coastal commuter town 30km northeast of Dublin.
And, if you’ve spent the day tackling the many things to do in Skerries, you’ll have earned a fine feed in the town.
In the guide below, you’ll discover the best Skerries restaurants on offer, with a little bit of something to tickle every fancy.
Our favourite restaurants in Skerries
The first section of our guide to the best restaurants in Skerries tackles our favourite places to eat in Skerries.
These are pubs and restaurants that we (one of the Irish Road Trip team) have munched away in at some point over the years. Dive on in!
1. Stoop Your Head
The rustic, family-run Stoop Your Head is right on the harbour of this scenic coastal town. Views of the sailing boats make you feel you are out on the water and you can almost taste the sea spray!
The magnificent setting is matched by an award-winning menu of fish dishes. It was named Best Gastro Pub in Leinster in the Best Chef Awards 2018.
Open daily from noon, Stoop Your Head serves soups and open sandwiches, fabulous fish main courses including pan-fried seabass and tiger prawns, Moules Mariniere and Rockabilly Crab Claws to die for!
If you’re on the lookout for Skerries restaurants to mark a special occasion, you won’t go wrong with an evening at Stoop.
2. The Brick House
Another Harbour Road mainstay, the lovely Brick House Restaurants and Tapas Bar is known for its small plates of delicious food in the style of Spanish tapas.
Relax on the terrace and drink in the sunset views. You can order up a selection of tapas as snacks or appetizers and then look forward to the main event.
The a la carte menu is outstanding with great attention to the presentation, quality and perfect preparation of each dish. Bacon wrapped chicken fillet served on traditional champ with wild mushrooms sauce – Mmmmmmm!
3. Di Vino
Di Vino brings a little taste of Italy to Skerries through its authentic food and wines. Located on Church Street if offers dine-in and carry out options.
Head chef Mario creates an amazing cacophony of flavours in his seafood dishes, pasta and imaginative desserts. One of his secrets is the use of artisan Filotea egg pasta produced to an ancient recipe.
The cosy ambience makes this the perfect choice for a spacial meal or a celebration (but you deserve a treat any time)! The premium wine selection is handpicked to complement each dish, so don’t be afraid to ask for help with your selection.
4. Molly’s Cafe
Irish cuisine at its best can be found at Molly’s Cafe on Thomas Hand Street. Whether you want a tasty breakfast or perfectly cooked hot sandwiches, Molly’s is known for doing simple things well.
The Big Fry certainly lives up to expectation while the lunchtime ciabatta, panini, salads and wraps are stuffed with tasty meats, cheeses and veggie options.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the prices too. On a nice day, the terrace is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy brunch and the friendly staff ensure your epicurean experience at Molly’s is perfect.
Potager has found the perfect home and ambience in the old Munster and Leinster bank building on Church Street.
Victorian fireplaces and quirky ceiling features add to the ambience as you read and devour the modern Irish menu featuring seasonal produce.
Run with passion by Cathal Leonard and Sarah Ryan, Potager offers two tasting menus – an 8-course vegetarian option and a dinner menu. You can add on the matching wines for the perfect gourmet dining experiences.
Other great places to eat in Skerries
As you’ve probably gathered, there’s certainly no shortage of restaurants in Skerries where you can grab a great bite to eat.
Below, you’ll find several other excellent places to eat in Skerries, from the brilliant Piccolo Trattoria to the lively 5 Rock.
1. Piccolo Trattoria
Piccolo offers the ultimate in cosy dining with just 8 tables. Piccolo actually means “tiny” in Italian. It guarantees attention to detail in the kitchen and the personal service.
Chef Giorgio Borzacchiello combines a passion for good Italian food with culinary imagination. The tortellini and pancakes are well worth ordering.
The result is an unforgettable experience in this intimate trattoria on Thomas Hand Street. Cited as creating some of Dublin’s Best Pasta by Luv in Dublin, this award-winning chef is a hidden gem, but one that’s well worth seeking out.
2. 5 Rock
Right on Skerries Harbour, 5 Rock has real character exuding from the brick walls and traditional wooden bar. Take cocktails on the terrace – the Lillet Spritz is a light blend of elderflower, lemon and prosecco.
Start with small plates of tasty morsels from the American/Italian influenced menu. Move on to grilled pizza, fried chicken or how about a Featherblade steak (100% Irish) served with pepper sauce, crispy onion rings and jus?
Finish in style with a Goat n the Boat – chocolate brownie topped with a melted marshmallow, honeycomb and gelato. Does it get better than this?
3. Blue Bar
Blue Bar is arguably the best known of the many Skerries restaurants, and that’s thanks to its location (see above!) and its chicken wings!
Sip draft beer, gin or prosecco and admire the stunning views from the outdoor tables (these can be tricky to get, though, especially when the weather’s fine!).
This casual cafe bar/grill has an extensive menu from Loughshinny Crab Salad to a Red Island Platter of local seafood including half lobster and Marie Rose sauce. Fish pie, duck breast, burgers, ribs and steaks ensure there is something for all tastes.
4. Olive Cafe & Deli
For vegetarian and deli options, Olive Cafe is one of the top cafes in Skerries, dishing up green smoothies, tasty melt sandwiches and hearty pies.
The cosy atmosphere is down to the gorgeous decor and the friendly well-trained staff. It has an extensive coffee, loose-leaf tea and cold drinks menu to accompany your choice of pastry or savoury snack.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the sensible down-to-earth prices. The homemade soup and hot roll of the day change daily to keep the locals happy too!
5. Fifty4 Pizzeria & Restaurant
Last but by no means least is Fifty4. Pizza dough is made fresh daily and then rested for 48 hours – the secret to their delicious crisp pizzas bases supporting a full range of authentic toppings.
It’s a great place for brunch, coffee and lunch but come evening it also has an outstanding a la carte menu for Italian foodies.
Try Skerries crab claws, antipasti selections, rib eye steaks and burgers as well as their Italian pasta.
What tasty Skerries restaurants have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some other great restaurants in Skerries from the guide above.
If you have a favourite Skerries restaurant that you’d like to recommend, drop a comment into the comments section below.
FAQs about the best restaurants in Skerries
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from what are the best restaurants in Skerries for a fancy feed to which Skerries restaurants are nice and chilled.
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 places to eat in Skerries?
In our opinion, the best Skerries restaurants are Stoop, The Brick House and Di Vino. However, each of the places mentioned above are worth checking out.
What Skerries restaurants are good for a meal with mates?
If you’re looking for restaurants in Skerries to visit with friends, both Blue Bar and 5 Rock have seating options that’ll sit 5+.