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The Sailors Bar

) #18 of 36 Restaurants in Kenmare $$ - $$$ Irish, , Seafood
Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 2684
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“banoffee pie” (2 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I make a point to the Sailors in Kenmare every summer. The seafood is as good as any around, the atmosphere is casual but service is top-notch. Love the mussels, but everything I've had there is good.

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for Sunday lunch with a few friends. Did not matter wether it was wet or sunny. Great seating arrangements for both. Children really welcome. Local sea scallops was my choice, cooked to perfection on a bed of lemony veg, served with salad or. Veg...More

1  Thank sandra l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional fish in rustic pub . More sort of traditional fare . Crab cakes soft tasty and sweet were first class . Scallops , Hake and Cod fish and chips were hearty, wholesome dishes which we all shared , buttery vegetables and no nonsense staff...More

Thank juniperdrinker
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We have been in the kenmare area for 2 weeks and have been here several times in the last few years. The sailor bar is still by far the best food, best value and best service we have experienced. Well worth a short and scenic...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I'm not a lover if fish and chips but was recommended by a friend. It was truly delicious. All our party had the same meal so I can't comment on the rest of the menu but looking around at the other diners everything looked very...More

2  Thank Lorna R
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Returned to Sailor's Bar and had a lovely meal. Love this place. If in Kenmare take the time. You will not be disappointed.

1  Thank downing
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Sailor's Bar is located on the Beara ring road just 10 minutes outside of Kenmare. It is well worth the short drive out for an afternoon or evening meal. The food is quite good and reasonably priced. The location is right on Kenmare Bay. We...More

1  Thank CalcuttaJim
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Our first time visit to the Sailors bar , And what a fabulous meal we had , we shared crab cakes and tempura prawns to start , I had sea trout, on a bed of julienne stir fried veg , a lovely medley of veg...More

1  Thank luvthesuncork
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Good food for a good price. Great views from the sun room. The staff and the boss are very welcoming and always take time for you. Highly recommended for good bar food.

Thank Quirkycamper
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Having attended a wedding in one of the local hotels, travelled by bus the following day for a b-b-q in the Sailors Bar. What a beautiful day of sunshine and with fabulous views. A nice bar with great and efficient service especially for the b-b-q....More

Thank gregorym974
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Josef F
26 October 2016|
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Response from Suburban_Couple | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know - was only there once - after a wedding last April.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 2684
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The Sailors Bar is located just three miles from the picturesque town of Kenmare on the Castletownbere Road (R571). Come and experience a traditional Irish Bar coupled with great food. We have extensive outdoor seating overlooking the beautiful Kenmare Bay. All tastes catered for, seafood & steaks a speciality. A favourite spot with the locals....
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