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The Lobster

Main Street, Waterville, Ireland
+353 66 947 4629
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (59 reviews)
“guinness stew” (4 reviews)
“chowder” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, International, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups
€€ - €€€
Main Street, Waterville, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 2 December 2017

Friendly atmosphere with nice staff, right off the waterside street of Waterville. Great food! The patrons can also be friendly and chatty, especially if they have been enjoying some pints for a while now. ;-)

Thank Yehuda C
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We visited Ireland in late November and decided to drive the Ring of Kerry. After an on-again, off-again day of rain and sleet, we decided to stop in Waterville for a late lunch. The Lobster was right on Main Street, so we decided to give...More

Thank Tamara N
Reviewed 11 November 2017

A tour bus that we were travelling on landed in Waterville at 2.15 on a cold Monday afternoon in November. There were only two places open, a coffee shop and The Lobster. The owner/chef had just left for her home when she received a panicked...More

Thank Regina3
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch off a bus trip. We had a bit more than an hour; the place was recommended by the driver. Nice place, nice people. BUT lunch took almost an hour to hit the table. No one told us (we heard it indirectly...More

1  Thank wcallenont
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We had a late lunch here during our drive through the Ring of Kerry. The staff was super friendly, and the food was all delicious. I can't recommend highly enough.

Thank AmandaH23
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I found the staff very pleasant and helpful and the service was good at The Lobster! The food was good too and the bar was fairly busy for a late October Monday. Nice place!

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I visited The Lobster while on a Brenden Tour around the Ring of Kerry. Found Waterville to be a pleasant and scenic destination even though it was windy and playing at rain. All of which made The Lobster all the more inviting. The open fire...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The lady behind the bar was very friendly, although we didn't eat here, we did come back twice for a few beers, bar is comfortable. Would recommend to everyone.

Thank Kieron M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Quite a large menu, which surprised us, midweek at the end of September. Main courses start from 10.95 and the portions were ample. We like to vary our eating but we didn't see any point straying from the Lobster on our second and third nights.

1  Thank Petergoulding
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Traditional Irish pub with live music on the Sunday evening we were there. Cozy, welcoming and really friendly staff. I had the cabbage and bacon dish (tradition all the way) with the crab claws to start and of course a pint of Guinness. Amazing! Can't...More

Thank lottaluv33
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$30
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Waterville, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +353 66 947 4629
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