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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
US$14 - US$38
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
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 2 days ago via mobile

A really nice evening with family. Great set up for outdoor dining. Comfortable spacing between tables. Service was good. Food was really good. Highly recommend the sea food platter. Super value and really fresh seafood. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty generous dishes, convenient parking, extremely friendly staff. We loved the Lamb and the fish and the sides we terrific. Dessert looks amazing but not so tasty. Nice music and vibe. We will come back when we have the opportunity to do so.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grabbed a quick dinner here on my trip to Fenit, the staff were incredibly welcoming, chatty and all rounders. The food was just so good. The oysters were so super fresh and the chowder was the best I've ever had. I cannot recommend this...place highly enough!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic experience at The Oyster Tavern. Jim and Juliette looked after us so well. The food was divine. We ordered garlic crab claws for starters. I had the monkfish curry for the main course and my partner had the seafood pie. I've...been told the guiness was top notch too! Looking forward to our return.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought visiting family to The Oyster Tavern yesterday for Sunday lunch and to say we were looked after by Jim, Julie and their brilliant team is an understatement. The staff were so polite and helpful, and we wanted for absolutely nothing at any point....The food was both fresh and plentiful, service was exceptional and such great value for money!! We couldn’t recommend The Oyster Tavern highly enough as they have embraced the outdoor dining experience. We will definitely be back!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had meal here this evening, service was very poor due to being understaffed , waiting 2 hours to be served 2 courses.No heaters only blanket's for customers,did not think this was suitable due to covid as the restaurant is near the sea and it gets...colder with the breeze in the evening.Food was good but waiting too long for it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best seafood I have ever had! I don’t believe anything will compare to this! The service, the staff, the atmosphere, it really is 10/10! Highly recommend!!!!!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 11 June 2021

The food was to die for! We had the crab claws for starter and the seafood platter with lobster for our mains. It was absolutely delicious. Julie looked after us for the entire evening. She was so friendly and made us feel at ease during...our wining and dining. Highly recommend for anyone who wants great food and to be well looked after.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 June 2021

Stayed in Tralee for one night. Wanted fresh fish and a great food experience. Julie looked after us from start to finish. Amazing service. Amazing atmosphere. Fresh fish. Great wine. Crisp pints. The restaurant you imagine you’d get when visiting Kerry in the summer. Just...go, comment here if I was wrong. OisinMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 8 June 2021 via mobile

We had traditional fish and chips here this evening, and I believe it was the best I've ever had. Very reasonably priced and washed down with very good quality Guinness. The staff were welcoming and friendly. A special shout out to Julie, who looked after...us. I highly recommend a visit to the Oyster Tavern in Spa near Tralee.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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6 April 2018|
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. 😀
7 November 2015|
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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18 September 2015|
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