Kilkee has a variety of cafés and restaurants to suit every taste and budget. Some specialise in locally caught fish and shellfish. Try them all!
O'Connell St., Kilkee, Co. ClareMurphy Blacks
Tel +353 (0)65 9056854
Although this attractive restaurant on the square is quite modern, it is in a Victorian building and proprietors Cillian Murphy and Mary Redmond have retained period features to keep the authentic atmosphere of the existing pub.
Cillian is an ex-fishing skipper who ensures the freshest fish possible and the effort that goes into ensuring the best from suppliers shows, in succulent, well-flavoured food. He is in charge of front of house, and Mary is the chef - a winning combination that has earned Murphy Blacks a reputation well beyond the immediate area.
Although menus have a leaning towards seafood - and specialities include crab tartlet and a superb main course of cannelloni of plaice - meat eaters are well catered for too. You'll find classics like rack of lamb and steaks, and there is always a vegetarian choice.visit website
46 O'Curry St., Kilkee, Co. ClareNaughton's Bar and Resturant
Tel 065 9056597
Naughton's Bar & Resturant is family owned and run. Serving the freshest local ingredients and 100% Irish Beef.
We specialise in Steak & Seafood.
Private Parties catered for in our private room.
Open March to October Christmas & New Year.visit website
West End Kilkee Co. ClareThe Diamond Rocks Cafe
The Diamonds Rock Cafe is located at the West End of Kilkee. The cafe looks over Kilkee bay and the stunning cliffs surrounding the Atlantic Ocean.visit website
The cafe offers fantastic food and drink in spectacular surroundings.
O'Curry Street, Kilkee, Co.ClareThe Pantry
Tel +353 (0)65 9056576
On the main street, painted soft green with a long double traditional Kilkee bay window, this lovely bakery and restaurant is one of the very good reasons why so many families come to Kilkee for the holidays. It's perfect for self-catering as you can come here at 8.30am before breakfast to collect freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit salad with natural yoghurt, honey and walnuts, smoothies and the best ever mixed berry and cinnamon scones or a wee Irish breakfast.
Owned and operated by Imelda Bourke and her husband, Pat, baking starts at 5.30 each morning, and they produce the most amazing selection of breads, cakes and desserts. They’ve invested in the restaurant to keep it at its best, and business is booming.Finalist in Best Place to Eat in Clare - FBD sponsored Clare Business Excellence Awards 2011visit website
Strand Line, KilkeeThe Strand Seafood Bistro & Guesthouse
Tel +353 (0)65 9056177
Situated on the "Loop Head Peninsula" overlooking the tempestuous Atlantic Ocean in one of the most Westerly seaside resorts in Europe; "The Strand Seafood Bistro and Guesthouse" is renowned for its hospitality and cuisine with daily freshly caught seafood a speciality
"The Strand" is renowned for its hospitality and cuisine. A perfect base for touring the Burren National Park, Aillwee Caves, Cliffs of Moher and Kilkee's own breathtaking Loophead Peninsula.visit website