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The Oyster Tavern Bar & Seafood Restaurant

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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
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Television
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've already left a review on FB. But given the experience myself and my wife Sarah had I most definitely owed The Oyster Tavern 5 minutes of my time to write a review. You're met with the warmest atmosphere, Friendliest of staff and brought to...a comfy table with a view to die for.. every staff member makes the moment about you. On to the food... The seafood chowder... oh my god!! Never have I tasted it so good! Creamy meaty and rich. Stunning! Than onto the Mains and the Steak that was coming to my table was about to remind me of how steak should be cooked.. how it should be served and what should accompany it. I could talk all day about this! Been awhile - A long while since I found a place of this quality.. I want to go back.. now Food ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Staff ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Venue ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Location ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Absolutely faultless Dave RyanMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an exceptional place! Fantastic food and superb service . I couldn’t recommend it enough. Worth a visit if in or around Tralee

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have spent a week sampling restaurants from Cork and around Southern Island. This restaurant has easily been the best. We called in for lunch but Jim kindly advised to return prior to 7pm as they were fully booked. When we returned Jim and the...bevy of waitresses could not have benn more welcoming and exceptionally friendly. We warned beforehand portions would be large,they were, but importantly the quality was there tooMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022 via mobile

Omg what a spot, it must be a meca for amazing chefs and kitchen support. The food the dedication they poured into it was unbelievable. I've never tasted anything in that category ever. I have been there two times over my trip first time was...a quick stop off I had the most amazing burger way better than back in the States second time I had irish lobster and oysters which are local. Heaven on earth hereMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022

4 hungry golfers were lucky to find this wonderful spot on a Sunday evening. Packed to the gills w drinkers, eaters, families. The owner made us feel welcome as we sat down. Fabulous waitress, service. Terrific menu and many daily specials. I opted for the...grilled oysters and fresh lobster, both great. Extremely good price to value. Can't recommend this place too highly!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 June 2022

Had the oysters. Fresh and fabulous. The duck was so succulent and a 5 star meal. Compliments to the chef.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 May 2022 via mobile

This is the second time we’ve visit here , and I must say this time everything was perfect from our starters , main course and to the staffs attention to service it was last to none the children got a special bar of chocolate with...the restaurants name on it which was a nice touch on Easter Sunday , a very enjoyable second visit indeed well done to everyone.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022 via mobile

Only best seafood scallop and crab claws I ever tasted. Great bus and lovely local staff.fab views sun setting over Tralee bay where elce could u get it

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022

Staff are super friendly! and the Food... OMG!!!!! Best place i have ever eaten - its sooo good!! and great prices too!! the bread while waiting for food is a lovely treat. Cant recommend this place enough, a must if visiting tralee area!!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 April 2022

An amazing restaurant, we often come here from the UK when visiting family. I've only eaten here twice but I can confirm the lamb roast dinner is possibly the best lamb I've ever tasted. The other food is good and the staff are very friendly...and always looking to help if needed. Another key thing is the views. You could easily sit outside and be in awe of the mountains. Definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Busy-baby-mum
6 April 2018|
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Response from juliemM9412OI | Property representative |
Good afternoon, We will be serving food from 5pm this evening 7/4/18(bar food and a la carte) and open all day for food from 12pm tomorrow 8/4/18. 😀
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BillyBl
7 November 2015|
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Response from juliemM9412OI | Property representative |
Hi Billy, We are open all year round, however as of late during the quieter months we are open for food Thursday to Sunday only but the bar is open seven days of the week. Thursday to Saturday food is served from 5pm to 10pm... More
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850mick
18 September 2015|
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Response from juliemM9412OI | Property representative |
Hi 850mick, We offer a set four course menu at €22.95 on Sundays and we also have the bar menu which is on all day. At the back of our bar menu we have a kiddies menu which includes roast of the day, fresh fish of the day... More
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The Oyster Tavern Bar & Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5