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The Horseshoe

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$$ - $$$
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3 Main Street, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 1553
16:00 - 00:30
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Caoimhe and her staff were absolutely marvellous ! the seafood is divine, a wine list of genuine insight, a must visit again experience !

Thank PAUL C
Stockport, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

We spent a great night in here last Thursday with James from Kerry golf&country club, atmosphere was great, food and service fantastic, this is a must visit, thanks to everyone at The Horseshoe

1 Thank golfray
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We called in as passers-by on Saturday evening and despite being fully booked we were found a table for one and a half hours , to allow the 8.30 booking to eat. We were well looked after. Steak, monkfish and black sole were all beautifully cooked and presented, with Guiness and Lager and Irish coffees. We will definitely return and... More 

Thank Rupert14190725
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere. A small cozy atmosphere with above average pub food. Friendly service and competitive prices.

Thank blanca10
Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Visited twice in one weekend. First evening we arrived late - close to 10pm - but still got served and had a really tasty meal - delicious homestyle burgers and one vegetarian meal also. We came a second night just for drinks and discovered they had live music playing (I think it was a Saturday night) which was really good... More 

Thank Kitty M
Irvine, CA
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132 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

While driving the Ring of Kerry, one of the local residents recommended we stop at The Horse Shoe Restaurant in Kenmare when we finish the tour. It's on the main corner in town with several little shops around. Dinner has a number of specials, we had the lamb burgers and they were great. It was a Saturday night so we... More 

Thank traveler222Irvine
Northampton, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Truly excellent, really good atmosphere, top quality food, the manager/owner was so friendly and efficient – she is brilliant and a real asset to this pub. It seems as though it has developed more into a restaurant than the pub it used to be but this is probably because of the excellent food on offer. We initially sat outside to... More 

Thank 186349Sjw21
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Oh dear!!! My favourite restaurant in the world has gone! The food selection was vast now it's gone predictable and boring. Salmon was the only fish dish! The quality has disappeared from top of the class to dunce. Most disappointing was the service. The starters didn't take too long but the mains were forever coming. When we finished the mains... More 

Thank CorkRedser
Castlebar, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Passing through Kenmare and took a chance on this bar/restaurant for an early evening meal and got in without a reservation. Had a super meal for two with great service. Highly recommended the steak with a glass of the Rioja wine - perfect. All at a reasonable price. Could not fault it and will be back again.

Thank Dessie2014
Crawley Down, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Really really nice meal. Proper authentic home-cooked food with fresh, tasty ingredients. The mini soda breads served still warm on a small wooden board were criminally delicious! We had steak, lamb and beef burgers, chicken goujons.....every dish a delight!

Thank SusanHannah19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 28
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Main Street, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 1553

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?