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Whartons Traditional Fish & Chips

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Wharton Street | The square, Kenmare 0000, Ireland
+353 83 348 7505
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 04:00
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Gdansk, Poland
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We didnt want to go there, but it was recommended by a salesgirl in one of the shops. I am vegetarian so i took fries with cheese (4 euro) and they were huuuuuuge and tasty. A very good lunch we had there! Dont be afraid, just go.

Thank sszeri
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Do not be dissuaded by this food trailer appearing eatery, the fish and chips are unbelievably amazing. And you are only a short walk from an ancient stone circle. Do NOT miss this food if you are in kenmare

Thank james d
Brighton, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I'd been told if I wanted fish and chips while in the area, this was THE place I had to visit, so I did. Firstly let me qualify this by stating that the fish and chips themselves were absolutely superb. All fresh and the fish itself was very meaty, and the batter light and not remotely stodgy. Sadly it wasn't... More 

2 Thank MrVilliers
Listowel, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Top class food always enjoy it when I visit Kenmare . Always a bit of banter with kevin would definitely recommend if anywhere near Kenmare 👍🏻

Thank batt56
Craigavon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were shocked to find Whartons fish and chip shop had closed since we had last been to Kenmare as it had always been one of the highlights of our visit (but delighted at how good, 53, the new restaurant there was!). A passer by, seeing our distress told us that Whartons was now in the square operating from a... More 

1 Thank Macklpa
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Everything on the menu is very good quality for a chipper van. Only thing is the wait time can be quite long if they're busy.

Thank mcnolan13
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Used to visit Whartons when they had the shop in Kenmare. Now they have moved into a catering van down at the square. Quality has certainly not changed. Still by far the best Fish n Chips I've had in Kerry. €11 is quite expensive for take away but I'd rather pay a bit more & have really good Fish n... More 

1 Thank MrShankly86
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I don't normally eat from fish and chip vans but I heard such good things about Whartons I decided to give it a try. The van is absolutely spotless, the staff are really friendly and the fish and chips are gorgeous. The portions are huge so 1 between 2 people would nearly do. I'll definitely be back next time we... More 

Thank ros1068
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

It was a sunny early evening and we were just strolling leisurely around The Square when we came across this van. We just couldn't resist having some Fish and Chips as it looked so incredibly clean and smart- there was even a vase of fresh flowers on the counter. We were handed some well presented boxes of fried quality fish... More 

1 Thank travelling_advise
Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Huge order of fresh Fish and chips.. The Curry chips were also outstanding.. I highly recommend Wharton's for your take away.. It is outstanding.

2 Thank IBpcully

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Street Food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wharton Street | The square, Kenmare 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 83 348 7505
"Kenmare, in Co Kerry, has its unfair share of places to eat, but you'll miss one of its finest attractions if you confine yourself to the restaurants that feature in guide books.

Wharton's Traditional Fish & Chips, in the town centre, is a gem. My cod was encased in the finest, lightest batter, into which crushed black peppercorns had been incorporated. It was so fresh I swear I saw it twitch as it hit the oil. The chips are hand-cut from potatoes that are, amazingly, chosen for their "fryability". And they have cider vinegar if you fancy a change from the stuff you usually get in chippers..." Tom Doorley (Irish Times)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?