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The Sailors Bar

€€ - €€€Irish, , Seafood
Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 2684
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“seafood” (12 reviews)
“hake” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Hamburger. Huge, tasty, amazing. This is the place where I would like to bring my parents when visiting. Man, this is a good place, food is good (soup, hamburger, crumble), service is friendly and your belly asks for mercy because of the portions. Book to...More

Thank Vincenzo S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and I have been staying in Kenmare this past week. We always ask a local where the locals eat and this was it! Very friendly staff and very good food. My wife had a salmon salad and I had the fish and chips....More

Thank jeeprz2
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We were in Kenmare for the month & ate a lot of fish & Sailor's was the best by far! We would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Polly060
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The Sailors is a couple of miles outside of Kenmare on the river. The views across the water are nice and it's a traditional pub restaurant which had music the night we were here. The food is good with large portions and lots of specials...More

Thank nryan33
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Arrived here early on a Tuesday evening and the place was more than half full already and the atmosphere was buzzing! Wide variety of main courses from chicken curry, steak to about 5 different types of fish, as well as the nightly specials. Food was...More

Thank whisper_6
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Kenmare, Ireland, and like seeking out quaint, intimate places with local charm and personality, make sure you go to The Sailors Bar and Restaurant. The menu has some traditional Irish dishes plus some popular fare from other countries. I highly recommend...More

Thank Rock3tman73
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I make a point to the Sailors in Kenmare every summer. The seafood is as good as any around, the atmosphere is casual but service is top-notch. Love the mussels, but everything I've had there is good.

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Went for Sunday lunch with a few friends. Did not matter wether it was wet or sunny. Great seating arrangements for both. Children really welcome. Local sea scallops was my choice, cooked to perfection on a bed of lemony veg, served with salad or. Veg...More

1  Thank sandra l
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Exceptional fish in rustic pub . More sort of traditional fare . Crab cakes soft tasty and sweet were first class . Scallops , Hake and Cod fish and chips were hearty, wholesome dishes which we all shared , buttery vegetables and no nonsense staff...More

Thank juniperdrinker
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We have been in the kenmare area for 2 weeks and have been here several times in the last few years. The sailor bar is still by far the best food, best value and best service we have experienced. Well worth a short and scenic...More

Thank John M
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Sorry, don't know - was only there once - after a wedding last April.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 2684
  • E-mail
The Sailors Bar is located just three miles from the picturesque town of Kenmare on the Castletownbere Road (R571). Come and experience a traditional Irish Bar coupled with great food. We have extensive outdoor seating overlooking the beautiful Kenmare Bay. All tastes catered for, seafood & steaks a speciality. A favourite spot with the locals....
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