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O'Carroll's Cove

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Sneem | Ring of Kerry, Caherdaniel, Ireland
+353 66 947 5151
12:00 - 21:00
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Cork, Ireland
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great little bar right on the beach. Visited this bar in December and I was delighted to see a log burning stove in corner of the bar ....... Sooo cosy I didn't want to leave . This bar is right beside O Carroll's cove bar (same owners) and newly opened . The owners have done a great job , nice... More 

Thank fairyloulou
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great food by the beach. Was just driving by and stopped for lunch... there was a long wait even in September. Sea food was really good ... the seafood chowder is really great. The staff were really friendly and helped us move to a better table with a great view.

Thank Noel R
Penistone, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Restaurant and bar on the beach near Caherdaniel. The views are unrivalled. The bar has terraces outside overlooking the bay. Drinks only are served on the terraces, and dogs are welcome on the terrace. There is a spacious bar and 2 nice restaurant rooms serving food, both with fantastic views over the beach. The menu was quite varied but we... More 

Thank Jan S
Hendersonville, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Found this place by accident and it was very good. Recommend the seafood chowder and fish & chips! Great view of the water.

Thank jmparrotta
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The owners of this lovely bar and restaurant are very friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious and the atmosphere always good. Music at night here is worth a visit as the holiday makers and the locals all join in the craic.

Thank normaroche7
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here to take in the view and walk along the cove. Decided to have lunch as the views were so good. There didn't appear to be too much going on from the outside but were pleasently surprised when we walked inside. We were met by friendly staff that seated us by the window and a lovely menu with loads... More 

Thank Roamers3
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent fresh seafood! I ordered the mussels in a white wine sauce, I pretty much devoured them! They give you a generous portion. My boyfriend got the seafood chowder which was so flavorful! I don't know how we are going to do without the amazing Irish seafood chowder back home! The view is great as well, definitely recommend

Thank Elizabeth C
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful view to have while eating great food the salmon was a delight well seasoned and very fresh .Fish and chips to die for . The food all well cooked .The staff friendly and very helpful .The only downside not enough parking

Thank Alma B
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped when we saw loads of cars and people taking photos and we are so glad we did as we saw a sign for this place and took a chance on it. It's a little bit pricey but it's best to pay and receive quality than go somewhere cheaper. The staff are friendly and the food came out fast.... More 

Thank johnnytrickster
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Myself and my fiancee stopped here while driving the Ring Of Kerry. It is a lively busy spot but easy parking, an entertaining and informative host, quick service, and very reasonable prices left us both relaxed and revived continuing along the Wild Atlantic Way. We loved the sound of the waves on the sandy beach only metres away. Next time... More 

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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: Sneem | Ring of Kerry, Caherdaniel, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Caherdaniel
  • Phone Number: +353 66 947 5151
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 free. We also pride ourselves in having the only home made stone baked pizzas on the Ring of Kerry! The Cove offers a unique dining experience with comfortable seating inside. We also have outdoor seating on our extensive sheltered decking areas, with panoramic views of Kenmare Bay.
The Coffee Dock at The Cove offers homemade scones, cakes, whipped ice cream cones and slushies with a variety of flavours available. All food is available for take away.
With full bar and restaurant service, at O'Carroll's Cove you will feel welcome everytime. Cead Mile Failte!

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