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The Lobster Bar & Restaurant

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PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$27
CUISINES
Irish, International, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
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All reviews lobster fish and chips chowder sea bass wings salad burger potatoes ring of kerry cafeteria style on tap decent food pint of guinness great atmosphere the pub ate here staff were very friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the vegan jackfruit burger, which was really good. The only downside was that a salad was not included and had to be ordered seperatly. It's just the burger and sweet potato fries.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival the bar was almost full and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. We were greeted immediately and seated. We were promptly handed our menus and told the specials. I had the Roast of the Day (Beef) which was presented beautifully and tasted out...of this world. The beef was cooked to perfection. My husband had the Cajun Chicken Burger which was excellent. My daughter had the Pulled Jackfruit Burger (Vegan option) which she thoroughly enjoyed and my other daughter had the seafood pie, which again resulted in a clean plate! Great price point. It was by far one of the nicest places we have eaten. I could not fault anything. Both food, waitress and bar service was top quality. We intend to make many more visits over the next few weeks. Thank you!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for a quick sandwich and pint while waiting for my hotel to open for checkin. Delicious food and the apple pie especially was incredible. A quality lunch stop. Will come back if I’m ever passing this way again.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022

Cozy pub / restaurant with friendly staff and good quality food at fair prices yoy won't mind paying. Great dining option on the Ring of Kerry. My partner enjoyed the seafood chowder a lot. Our recommendation in Waterville.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022

I literally can’t recommend this bar enough . James, Andre and their team are incredible . We spent day 2 of our wedding in the evening time here and they are an amazing bunch , the food and service are impeccable . Don’t miss this...spot if your looking for fresh , locally sourced food . The fish and chips best …..I ve had .More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022

We stopped in here while driving the Ring of Kerry. It's cafeteria style for ordering- you order and receive some items at the counter and other items come from the kitchen once you're seated. Soup, seafood pie, salad, etc. and the veggie option- a jackfruit...BBQ burger with sweet potato chips. Definitely unique for Ireland! I appreciated the change of pace for vegetarian food. Nothing was spectacularly good, but it was a decent meal and pretty quick.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 31 May 2022

Recently went into The Lobster Bar and the place was buzzing. We were served immediately and there was a atmosphere and great feeling about the place. I had the special of Rump of Lamb and it was literally 10/10. My wife had fish and chips...and said it was the best she ever tasted. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

10/10 service and food. Had the roast of the day and the chowder on night one and returned the next day for a beef burger and chicken burger. Both times were an absolute delight. Guinness was so creamy and the local red ale on tap...from the mcgills brewery was very nice.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 May 2022

Food was nice, however I was 40 minutes waiting for my main. The five other people at my table had all finished their meal by the time I had received mine. The manager gave me a 4 euro reduction off my meal and dealt with...the problem in a dishonest and unprofessional manner in saying ‘the salmon takes longer than the other mains’. He was not one bit apologetic about the matter and laughed about his mistake instead of being sincere about the issue.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022

Stumbled across this pub whilst doing the Ring of Kerry. The staff were all very welcoming and couldn’t fault the food or drinks. Guinness was decent! Will happily come back when we revisit Kerry.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022

We enjoyed a fantastic meal and drinks at the Lobster! The staff was very friendly and welcoming. There is a great atmosphere and the food was great.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022

The atmosphere is the one of an Irish pub not noisy with different areas which is why I believe there was no noise... The waiter made the suggestions and I did take the dish of the day which was just as described! My wife had...the salmon which was cooked to perfection. Excellent place I would fully recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

Lovely cosy bar, service was great, very friendly staff and the owner James is great craic. I had the seafood pie, it was delicious and the nicest Guinness I had drank in ages!!!!! 10/10 I would highly recommend when in Waterville

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 November 2021 via mobile

Delicious comforting food, warm friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, gorgeous location overlooking the sea. Can’t wait to go back!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2021

Enjoyed this venue for the short time we were in it. There was plenty of space for the group of us nad service was excellent

Date of visit: October 2021
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The Lobster Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4