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The Sailors Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 2684
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

we had been told the lamb Irish stew was definitely worth a try, and it did not disappoint. A big portion with flavorful sauce and very satisfying! A wonderful stop on our REI-sponsored tour.

Thank Cisaacs1974
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Visited here for dinner it was very tasty and good portions , dessert also very good , we would go back again next time we are down in Kerry.

Thank Richardo1982
Tullamore, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Really enjoyed lunch here earlier this august..... the barman was very friendly without being overbearing ......lovely selection on the menu and plenty of options for the children including excellent fish & chips .., I had open crab sandwich with the best salad I have had in a restaurant in years....all five plates were licked clean.....we will definitely return again.

Thank Ballina68
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Went here in May with my family on a lovely sunny day and enjoyed the nice fresh fish and lovely sea view. Tourists would love this place that I never knew existed. Locals love coming here apparantly I heard!

Thank Nathalie d
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely bar / restaurant, good selection with a bias on fresh fish - which is right up my street. I wasn't disappointed and the service was very good. Overall a very positive experience and well worth the short trip from Kenmare town

Thank Conribution
Kerry, Ireland
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We are so lucky to live not too far from here so we go fairly often. Food is always excellent and very generous portions. The staff are very attentive and great at their job. Barthy is an excellent barman. The view out over the bay on a fine summers evening is one of the nicest in Ireland. This more or... More 

Thank 190EileenS
Cherry Hill
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Staff was wonderful and three of us had the Fish and Chips and they were ample portions and delicious. My son had the Chicken Baguette which he claimed was also very delicious. The ambience was lovely and would certainly return for another meal. We also shared the brownie and the Banoffe. They were both awesome!! Tempted to eat here every... More 

Thank chache47
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Drove past this place on the off way out one morning. Looked it up and liked the reviews so eat here the same evening and the evening after! As someone else said it, in my opinion, the best pub in Kenmare! Great food, drinks and service a great team effort. Not sure what the waitresses name was on our first... More 

Thank Sue45
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

We had a gorgeous evening at The Sailors Bar last night! What a gem this place is. It's a little out of town but well worth the quick trip. A real Irish pub experience, with locals who genuinely love to frequent it. I had the Irish Stew, of course, and it was delicious. Thoroughly recommend it for dinner or even... More 

Thank Steedys
Southfield, Michigan
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Great little place for good food (the seafood chowder was amazing) and hear traditional Irish music on Tuesday evenings. This place does get busy, but that's because the locals go here. That, to me, is always a great way to tell if a restaurant is good.

Thank Heather C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 2684
The Sailors Bar is located just three miles from the picturesque town of Kenmare on the Castletownbere Road (R571). Come and experience a traditional Irish Bar coupled with great food. We have extensive outdoor seating overlooking the beautiful Kenmare Bay. All tastes catered for, seafood & steaks a speciality. A favourite spot with the locals....

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