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O'Carroll's Cove

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

I was back in O'Carroll's cove with a group of about 100 for lunch. They set up buffet for us which was excellent. Served with great efficiency. After the main course staff came around offering dessert tea and coffee. This was followed by a short...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank farrellprj
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Stayed in Caherdaniel recently.It was a family break.we deceided to have a meal at O’Carrolls cove Bar and restaurant.we were a group of 10.we had a great meal.the food was delicious 🤤 great choices to suit all taste.great staff and owners .looked after us well.will...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Elden2
Reviewed 8 October 2018

stopped here during our recent trip to Ireland. found really by accident but mostly enjoyed. located in a cove with lovely sand beach and crystal clear water. beach almost seemed out of place for the area. seated quickly and politely and spoke with the waitress...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mlpbjm
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We were on a Ring of Kerry tour and passed by O Carroll's Cove. It looked really pretty and picturesque with white sandy beach.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ymt888
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were driving the ring of Kerry and decided to go for a walk on the beach. We couldn't be happier that we stopped in for a bite to eat in O'Carrolls cove. Had the crab gratin and it was delicious, fresh...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank rodgef2018
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in this past Thursday Sept. 27th. The weather was awesome and needless to say there were no outside seats available. I had the special which was crab au gratin and my daughter had the fish and chips. After a long...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Janet D
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This place I will come back to. A wet evening at the end of July, we had tried the Blind Piper but it was heaving. We ventured further East and came across this place. Service was professional and attentive without being fussy. The Monkfish was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank virtual-inspector
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Lovely and warm on a dreadful rainy day. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Food was lovely, homemade and delicious. Highly recommend the lamb burger. Homemade soup, fries and soda bread a glass of wine and it came to around €26. For such a unique...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cottontail_10
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Probably among the best food on the ring. Super well run restaurant with small bar for after dinner drinks. I had the Sole, it was spectacular. The steaks looked great too.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Twomicefightin
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Probably the best best food, beautifully cooked, perfectly hot. Lovely staff and the cleanest restaurant I’ve been in! Good value too!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 96maireadh
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