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The Horseshoe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3 Main Street, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 1553
16:00 - 00:30
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Oh dear!!! My favourite restaurant in the world has gone! The food selection was vast now it's gone predictable and boring. Salmon was the only fish dish! The quality has disappeared from top of the class to dunce. Most disappointing was the service. The starters didn't take too long but the mains were forever coming. When we finished the mains... More 

Thank CorkRedser
Castlebar, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Passing through Kenmare and took a chance on this bar/restaurant for an early evening meal and got in without a reservation. Had a super meal for two with great service. Highly recommended the steak with a glass of the Rioja wine - perfect. All at a reasonable price. Could not fault it and will be back again.

Thank Dessie2014
Crawley Down, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Really really nice meal. Proper authentic home-cooked food with fresh, tasty ingredients. The mini soda breads served still warm on a small wooden board were criminally delicious! We had steak, lamb and beef burgers, chicken goujons.....every dish a delight!

Thank SusanHannah19
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Stopped here to listen to live music and enjoy a good cider. The live music was traditional Irish music and was intermittent, but lovely. Bartenders were friendly. The place seemed popular with the locals as we saw many of the hotel staff here. Very warm atmosphere. Seems like a nice place for dinner too.

Thank KKTBaltimore
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

This restaurant had a nice atmosphere and pleasant staff. However, my burger was singularly tasteless and disappointing and I only chose the burger because the menu was so limited. The waitress didn't mention any specials being available, so it was doubly disappointing to walk out of the restaurant to see a board (which I hadn't seen going in) advertising a... More 

Thank Maggeeee
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Was here last week and had an amazing evening with my boyfriend and my mother. I had bouillabaisse as a starter, the chef was nice enough to do a small portion for me as its supposed to be a main course. Full of seafood, and served with ciabatta with a saffron mayo. My partner had the duck confit starter which... More 

Thank quasar57
Islamorada, Florida
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

I had to practically beg to be shown to a table. I'd walked eighteen miles and arrived in boots and a pack. I was finally taken to a table in the far back, nearest the toilets. There I sat for twenty minutes as wait staff walked past, but never acknowledged my presence. I finally walked out and went to The... More 

Thank Patricia L
Paul B, Owner at The Horseshoe, responded to this review

Hi there, I was very sorry to read your review and have spoken to my staff about the incident - none of whom can exactly place the night in question unfortunately so I can only comment on generalities. I can assure you all my staff have been trained to a very high level and, as you can see from other... More 

Hagerstown, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

This restaurant smells amazing when you first walk in. Though the restaurant is small the atmosphere is relaxing. I can say I had the best steak ever at The Horseshoe

Thank Fikarzoo
Midleton, Ireland
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

The Horseshoe looks like a pub & I was looking to enjoy a nice meal. We stumbled upon the horseshoe at 4pm in the afternoon where we said we would have a drink to decide on where to eat. They had a great selection of craft beers & a cosy bar. We decided after looking at the menu to give... More 

1 Thank JoanneMurphy
Dundalk, Ireland
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We went there for a dinner with 6 (4 adults and 2 kids). Service was very friendly and child friendly. Food was superb, no complaints at all from anyone. Their crab claw & prawns starter was fabulous. Fillet steak was gorgeous. Constant stream of people trying to get a table but they were booked up - a good sign!. .... More 

Thank Declan C

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Main Street, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 1553

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?