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Established in 1984 by the O'Carroll family, O'Carroll's Cove is the only Beach Side Restaurant & Bar in Ireland. Located mid way between the villages of Caherdaniel and Castlecove, on the busiest tourist route in Ireland, the "Ring of Kerry" and Wild Atlantic Way, O'Carroll's Cove is located on a beautiful sandy beach, with breathtaking views of Kenmare Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The Cove is famous for its turquoise waters, gulf stream, white sandy beaches and the abundance of dolphins, seals and other sea life. O'Carroll's Cove is well known for its juicy steaks, locally sourced fish and seafood - all 100% Irish. The menu offers a variety of food for all tastes and many dishes are gluten
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice beach but gets way too much hype for what it is. There's better near by. The restaurant there has good grub and friendly staff.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location overlooking a gorgeous small cove. We had stopped for drinks one day and decided to return for dinner. Our booking was very courteously fit in last minute and our large party was made feel very welcome. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food and the...service was excellent. Definitely a place to visit if in the Skelligs area.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022 via mobile

beautiful place unreal great location beach is extraordinary and beautiful couldn't believe how nice it was

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 21 June 2022 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance. It was a beautiful day view from restaurant was stunning. Food was delicious local fish. Staff very friendly and well trained. I would definitely return.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022 via mobile

Friendly service. They found us a lovely table with a view even though we didn’t have a reservation. Hubby had mussels and seafood chowder. I had the fish and chips. Everything was great.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022 via mobile

I cannot believe the reviews of this place. Drizzles of this and swishes of that trying to disguise what was less than average food. Give this place a wide berth and try the much more authentic Blind Man.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 May 2022 via mobile

We just popped in on Our way round the Ring of Kerry, and We received a Proper Irish Welcome, We had not long had a Late Breakfast and it was a bit early for Lunch,so we just had some Chips & a few drinks, Both...Good, the Guinness was Excellent ! The Seafood that was coming out for the other visitors looked fabulous also, The views here are Breathtaking, it looks more like the Caribbean than Ireland, but we did have a Nice Sunny day, We Will be going back the Next time we are down this way Again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2021

This is an establishment totally geared up to deal with crowds and to serve them quickly and efficiently. It has to be for I know that this bay can get very busy indeed. So, it has to provide good food and service and this is...what it does in spades. If you want gourmet food then you don’t go to a beach restaurant on a tourist route. They do a cracking job here and the food is delicious with a varied choice to suit all. Can’t fault them in this regard. If fault they have, it is a little pricey.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 September 2021 via mobile

We just left this little JEM and can't wait to get back, while obviously taking the necessary covid-19 steps they still managed to give a great atmosphere, the staff are Fantastic, the food is so fresh it's out of this world, generous portions exceeded. I've...had seafood chowder all over the country but never anything as good as here. The restaurant and bar are Spotless and very regularly cleaned. The only other thing I can say about here is GO and see for yourselfMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 25 August 2021

Visited o Carroll’s cove last night. Service was poor and food was only average. Would not recommend. Had read lots of great reviews and was really excited to go but was left disappointed with my overall experience.

Date of visit: August 2021
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O'Carroll's Cove is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5