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This Family Run business situated by the sea is a real local favorite. Established over 35 years ago offers the very best in both Cheap eats in the Bar area and Fine Dining in the panormic Restaurant with views over Tralee Bay and Mountains.Fresh Locally Sourced Fish is a speciality with the Seafood Mornay and Tempura Monkfish Scampi some of the real Winners! Situated just 6 1/2 miles from Tralee it really is worth the trip
PRICE RANGE
€8 - €30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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All reviews turbot steak wings prawns tralee bay outstanding restaurant culinary delight memorable evening great irish pub recent family great seafood cooked to perfection relaxed atmosphere staff were lovely fenit susan kerry
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is all about the view across Tralee Bay towards the Sliabh Mish mountains and the beautiful Dingle peninsula. The food is overpriced and hit and miss as regards quality. Very long established and in a marvellous location The Tankard enjoys great popularity and...loyalty from locals and its Tralee hinterland. I don't get it. Ther are many better options nearby.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here last Saturday evening. The restaurant was busy with Holy Communion parties. Still though the staff were very calm and friendly despite the busyness. I ordered the lamb shank. It tasted wonderful and the gravy was so tasty. My partner had the fish...and chips and creme brulee. I tasted the creme brulee and it was lovely. I always have gone to the same restaurant in kerry however I can now add the Tankard to my choice of restaurants. Staff are lovely as are the owners. Will be back and thanks for great foodMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 7 May 2024

Totally overpriced. While the view is unbelievable the large glass windows were filthy, no heating on it was very cold. We were over charged on paying not apologetic and were told it would have been put in the tip jar and we already had left...a tip. Won't be back again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 April 2024

The Tankard is a beautiful restaurant with breathtaking views. We recently had a few drinks and dinner there. All the staff, Paul and Mary in the bar, Susan and Edna, head of house, and especially Saoirse O Donovan who was our waitress for the evening....Such a charming polite and professional young lady who is in college and only working part time here. The food we were served was the very best I’ve eaten in a long time. Will definitely be returning.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 18 March 2024 via mobile

I have been here so many times, either for just a few drinks or for some food, even had a wedding after party last year! I was always met with kind and professional hospitality, the food was always very good and the views from the...back are so beautiful especially on a nice day!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

The food was excellent and made all the better by friendly and great service - good value and very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

Great location, good food. Went for a family meal, plenty of space and fabulous view from outside.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Excellent food and a fabulous location in which to eat. Great service too. At this time of year the annex can be a little chilly when the wind blows and there is no sunshine. But dont let that observation put you off. The staff are...extremely friendly and helpful. The menu and food is excellent. Locally caught fish and locally reared meat. Cant wait to visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

Great place with a lively family friendly atmosphere. Service was excellent and fast with quality food, well cooked and delivered at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023 via mobile

We booked a table at the Tankard during our family vacation. Food, staff and views were fantastic. We had a mixture Seafood and Steak between us and all dishes were great

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a casual dinner on the terrace at this popular spot, which felt more local than touristy. The view of Tralee Bay and the Slieve Mish Mountains beyond is nothing short of stunning. They were quite busy, and the service was...a bit chaotic, but we were happy to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting. We found the food unremarkable, though we enjoyed the mussels starter and the pork belly special.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

Great food, great service, reasonably priced special shout out to Susan, if carlsberg did restaurant managers, enough said , special shout to dearbhla great character, an asset to any business, o yeah turbot to die for.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023 via mobile

Thanks to Enda and his superb staff for a most enjoyable and memorable evening, we had while dining with you in the past week. We were delighted to get a table in the new patio area which is stunning and a perfect place to relax...and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains and Tralee bay . Our food was absolutely superb ,and wonderful service we received from the very attentive Susan . The Tankard is certainly well worth a visit and you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023

First time back since the new terrace renovations & honestly I could write an essay of a review but to keep it brief… Overall, my experience last night was nothing short of exceptional. The combination of mouthwatering cauliflower wings and steak, along with the breathtaking...views and positive vibes made for a fabulous evening. Whether you're a local or a visitor to the area, I highly recommend paying a visit to this culinary haven. Your taste buds and soul will thank you. It's clear that the whole team takes pride in providing a memorable experience for every guest. Mission accomplished yet again!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023

The Tankard Bar & Restaurant was a fabulous experience. The location is beautiful. The food was outstanding and the staff were lovely. I ordered the turbot with a thermador sauce which was outstanding the fish was cooked to perfection and the sauce was beautiful. My...husband had the traditional fish and chips which was hake, it too was delicious and the chips were lovely. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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The Tankard Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4