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“Life outside of Towns”
Review of The Oyster Tavern

The Oyster Tavern
Ranked #16 of 121 Restaurants in Tralee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 11 - USD 32
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Oyster Tavern is one of Kerry's leading Seafood Restaurants, offering the very best in locally caught seafood. It is a well known bar and seafood restaurant throughout County Kerry since the 1980's. It has become well recognised for its excellent quality food and its extensive wine menu. There is a full bar on the premises and the establishment also has a private function room known as 'The Barn' available for birthday parties and any other special occasions. It is a family run business whereby the proprietors Jim and Margot McGrath have a well known work ethic of making everyone that enters feel so welcome with a good team of hard working and motivated staff behind them. The restaurant offers a full a la carte menu and an extensive bar menu to suit all tastes and budgets along with daily specials.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Booked late and was accommodated from start to finish. Food amazing, plenty-full and reasonably priced. Service very attentive and knowledgeable with vegan needs. Very happy with the whole evening.

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Thank kimchung2017
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Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear Kim,

Thank you so much for going to the trouble of writing such a lovely review on our restaurant.
It's very much appreciated.
Many thanks again for your valued custom and we will look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kindest regards,

Julie McGrath and all the team from the Oyster Tavern.

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Had lunch with hubby and 2 children today and all i can say is wow what a pleasure. Staff so friendly and attentive, every one of them stopped for a chat. Food was only excellant. Chicken kiev and steak sandwich to die for and children got baby bowls. Fantastic value and we will be highly recomming the place and looking forward to returning. Well done all.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Had a family Christmas Eve dinner here and enjoyed it immensely. Good honest quality food at reasonable prices. The chicken Kiev and garlic mushrooms are delicious. Nice family run bar and restaurant with friendly and efficient staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Mike M
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Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Dear Mike,

Thank you most sincerely for taking the time to post a review on the Oyster. Your kind compliments are greatly appreciated.

We are delighted that you would recommend us and you enjoyed your meal so much.
The entire team and I join in sending you our warmest wishes and kind regards.

Happy new year to you and yours.

We hope to see you again soon.

Julie McGrath and all the team at the Oyster Tavern.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We were golfing in Western Ireland when one of our caddies suggested this restaurant if we were going to be near Tralee. We arrived with a group of 7 and no reservations, but the seated us with a smile at a lovely table near the window. The food was fabulous - fresh seafood and an excellent variety. The staff was efficient and attentive. We were sorry we were only in the area for a day as it was impossible to return for a second helping.

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Thank JKY159
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Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Dear JKY159,

Thank you very very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review on our bar and restaurant.
I was delighted to read that you enjoyed our cuisine so much. I will be certain to inform our kitchen staff and the rest of the team of your kind words.
It would be our pleasure to welcome you if you are in the area again. Hopefully in the not too distant future.
Best Wishes and warmest regards,

Julie Mc Grath and all the team at the Oyster Tavern.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We usually have bar food. It is not expensive and is fantastic value for money. The food is exquisite particularity seafood hot and cold platter and seafood pie. All prices are under 18 euros. The atmosphere is always good and all staff are welcoming and jovial. I would recommend it to anyone who likes seafood.

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Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Dear Eileen,

Many many thanks for choosing to dine at the Oyster and for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Your valued custom and feedback is very much appreciated by all of us here.
We are delighted that you had a lovely dining experience and we are happy to learn that you find the experience value for money.
We will look forward to welcoming you back again sometime in the not too distant future.
Best Wishes and kindest regards,

Julie McGrath and all the team at the Oyster Tavern.

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