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#13 of 47 Irish in Tralee
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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene
About
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
US$10 - US$36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
FEATURES
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 seafood mornay steak fish cakes chicken tralee bay lovely relaxing evening great pint fabulous meal top class the pub lovely staff cooked to perfection mouth watering second to none fenit kilfenora guinness
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Reviewed 14 December 2020

Beautiful meal in cosy surroundings with friends. Covid restrictions maintained to the highest standards. Well recommended.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

We recently hosted a family gathering in this wonderful restaurant , which we have often returned to as it never disappoints. We would sincerely like to thank the O Sullivan family and staff for your fabulous hospitality , and most of all for making our...evening such a most memorable experience. The food and service was outstanding, and we greatly appreciate it . Continued success to you in these challenging timesMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Tankard2011, Owner at The Tankard Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2020

Thank so much for taking the time to leave a view and for all your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening and look forward to welcoming you back again. Hope you are all safe and well.

Reviewed 4 October 2020

24.95 for seafood tagliatelle that didn't taste fresh. Was below average for the price. The restaurant was cold and I looked around at many others who were wearing a jacket/coat indoors like myself. Will not be returning. Overall dissapointingMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Tankard2011, Owner at The Tankard Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2020

Thank you for taking the time to visit us at the Tankard, we are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit. We can assure you that all our food is cooked fresh. The Seafood Tagliatelle had just been added to our...More

Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

Today I went for my birthday meal to the tankard and I can’t praise them enough 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Lovely staff 🥰 , AMAZING food 🍲 and excellent atmosphere. Toilets were spotless and the restaurant is fabulous 😻 For our meal - I had the hot /...cold sea food plate and it was extremely delicious 😋, my dad has the “steak of the day” which was fillet steak,he said he really enjoyed it 🥩, my mom had the chicken stuffed with black pudding which also had mash potato and chicken skin on the side 🍗 and my moms friend had the chicken with garlic butter, she said it was very delicious and would definitely get it again ‼️After we had finished eating we decided to go to the bar and a lovely member of staff accommodated us at the snug lounge and it was lovely and comfortable, a table a single seat and a corner couch 🛋 I had a fabulous pink gin and lemonade and the others had a Bacardi and coke, whiskey and coke and a club orange 😍 Highly recommend everyone visit 👏👍🏻More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Tankard2011, Owner at The Tankard Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it’s very kind of you. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your evening and look forward to welcoming you back again. Best wishes to you and your family and stay safe

Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

I came here for a night out and like always it was top class. I really enjoy coming here. Really nice view out the window too. I'm already looking forward to visiting again.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Tankard2011, Owner at The Tankard Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your lovely comments hope to see you again soon. Keep safe

Reviewed 8 August 2020

My wife & I, once again, enjoyed the warm welcome and great atmosphere, on our most recent visit to The Tankard, in Kilfenora, near Fenit. We were shown to our table and the service was excellent. The restaurant has been beautifully refurbished Our meals were...mouth watering. I'd highly recommend the hot/cold seafood platter, as well as the seafood Mornay. Looking forward to trying other dishes next time but their seafood is spectacular (the beer is great too). Good chat with the owner also, who is clearly doing a great job. Keep up the super work. No wonder the place is in such demand. Happy to give a 5 Star rating, every time.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

The fish was amazing, so fresh & tasty. Really lovely place with beautiful views. All the staff had vizors or masks. The tables were well spaced & the restaurant was spotless. Professional, friendly chatty staff. Can't wait to return soon. Toilets covid compliant & very...clean. Thank you for a lovely evening.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 4 August 2020

Went there with family, really good seafood, very fresh, great presentation. Views amazing. Only improvement would be to make it cosier & warmer inside with comfy booth seating, or seating that runs along the wall, but love it & going back again shortly

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 30 July 2020 via mobile

I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to the wonderful management and staff of this outstanding restaurant, for a most wonderful evening. We had a lovely relaxing evening in the newly decorated restaurant, with fabulous views over Tralee bay ....Our food was absolutely outstanding , and the service was superb. Thank you all for a most memorable evening.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

Huge thanks to Enda O Sullivan and his team. Excellent meal 5* Top class safety measures all in place and felt we were in extremely safe hands. Best i have seen in Kerry, Cork and Clare. Food was divine as always! Service fantastic. Scenery amazing....Thanks so much. Can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Tankard2011, Owner at The Tankard Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2020

Thanks so much for your lovely comments they are much appreciated, we look forward to seeing you again soon

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