"Chippers" as they are known abound in Ireland and have long been an end of the week treat, nothing beats a bag of thick chunky chips soaked in salt and vinegar with a large hunk of haddock wrapped in batter after a hard weeks work! In most towns and villages in Ireland you will typically find more than one, so why are we including The Saltees Chipper in our listings? Well, it stands out for many reasons, mainly that it is known as one of the best in Ireland, with quite the cult following. A Wexford institution if you will, the fish is the freshest you will find in the country, the harbour being literally, across the road. The chips are hand cut every morning, thick chunks of locally grown potatoes fried and served wrapped in paper. People travel for miles around for a fish supper here, and regular visitors to the area return again and again. The most traditional order is a "One and One" a battered haddock and a portion of chips, but the menu is wide and varied reflecting that day's catch, monkfish scampi, pan fried sole, smoked cod, scallops and medallions all served with a wedge of lemon and wrapped in paper. The specials are written up every day on the blackboard so be sure to check them out! There is comfortable seating in the restaurant or you can sit outside on the big blue picnic benches overlooking the harbour, or even take your supper down to the beach (just watch out for the seagulls!) For non-fish eating members of the party, there is still plenty of options like burgers, hotdogs and the "Spice Burger" a blend of meats and breadcrumbs, sounds odd but tastes delicious!
Opening TimesSummer Months: 12.30 to 9.30pm every day
(indoor seating Wed to Sat 12.30 to 8pm Sunday 12.30 to 7pm)
Winter Months: Closed Mondays
Tuesday to Thursday 3pm to 9.30pm
Friday to Sunday 12.30 to 9p.30m
(Indoor Seating Fri to Sat 12.30 to 7.30pm Sunday 12.30 to 7pm)
kilmore quay harbour, county wexford