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The Oarsman

Bridge Street | Co. Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon N41 AK19, Ireland
+353 71 962 1733
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (27 reviews)
“bread” (46 reviews)
“mussels” (22 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
French, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Bridge Street | Co. Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon N41 AK19, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dropped in unannounced on Thursday evening when breaking my journey to the West. Initially I feared there was no free table but the very welcoming staff, realising I could not linger all evening, fitted me in. There was an offer of two courses for...More

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called into The Oarsman on a Rainy Friday night, it was warm, comfortable, cosy, with a talented guitar player playing soft music, “Heaven” the food was amazing, delicious chowder, mussels, and a steak cooked to perfection. After dinner we moved to the bar for some...More

Thank Dineg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing meal here. Party of 5 including kids. Eat of the ear;y bird and kids ate from the kids menu. The place just rocks ambiance, the food is SO good!!! 10/10 for the food, and the bread - to die for!

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was on a stag in Carrick on Shannon and dined here twice it was that good! On both occasions I was seated promptly and the front of house staff couldn't have been more friendly and efficient. Every customer that walked in was greeted immediately...More

Thank Lorcan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on trip through carrick on Shannon. Very welcoming, friendly staff. Great menu of excellent food. Great value.

Thank neilg235
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to The Oarsman twice. On both occasions we were delighted with the service, menu choices and high quality of the food. We cannot recommend it enough. On our first visit we were treated to their resident acoustic guitarist who played non-stop for...More

Thank Miriam R
TheOarsman, Owner at The Oarsman, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Miriam, Thank you so much for your kind words and rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. It's a pity our resident guitarist John wasn't there as he was on annual leave, we are very lucky to have him....More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Went here based on reviews I read and happy I did. They sat us without reservations but did say we had to be gone by 8pm, which gave us two hours which was plenty of time. Ordered the value menu which was 24 Euros for...More

Thank Galgos9167
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Our party of 4 had lunch here the last day of our stay in Carrick-on-Shannon. We all had very good meals

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Arrived here around 4.30/5pm and asked if they had a table they looked and said yes but you have to be out by 6pm we agreed and they took us to a nice table beside the stairs. They gave us menus which items were the...More

Thank Destination776453
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The food in the Oarsman is excellent and the staff are very helpful and friendly. The resident live entertainment adds to a fantastic atmosphere and an overall fantastic experience.

Thank Kilmoreian
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Ciara O
24 October 2017|
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Response from bren D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you should go upstairs. there is two sections one over the bar, it has wooden floors and a little noisy. it would be better to get the the area at the side of the stairs for the group. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street | Co. Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon N41 AK19, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Leitrim  >  Carrick-on-Shannon
  • Phone Number: +353 71 962 1733
  • E-mail
We are a multi award winning bar & restaurant featured in the Michelin Guide. We are passionate advocates of using well sourced quality local & artisinal ingredients. As we are the seventh generation of our family in the hospitality trade we know the importance of continuing the legacy of offering a high quality service led experience. We would love to welcome you to The Oarsman soon.
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