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The Sailors Bar

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 2684
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Lockport, Illinois
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I had the lamb stew, it was delicious! Servers were so friendly. A very cozy atmosphere and joined by some wonderful local musicians was a treat for the night.

Thank Carol927
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We have been to the Sailors Bar every time we visit this area and the welcome is always excellent and the local food so fresh! It is very good value for money! The owners hadn't seen us for over four years but recognized us and gave us a very warm welcome!

Thank SwanseaCandy
Co Kerry
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great Food, great service, what more do you need in a local eatery. My wife and I had the Hake and it was perfect. The kids had their favourite Chicken Curry and were very happy as always

2 Thank georgeharrington
Kenmare, Ireland
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We walk down the road and eat fish fresh from the ocean,cooked simply but to perfection, with fresh vegetables on the side. My husband invariably has the fish and chips (cod) while I have the 'fish of the day'. I never cook steak at home, I can't compete with the flavour of the Sailors. I love this place overlooking the... More 

Thank Maureen G
Kenmare, Ireland
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We've eaten many times at the Sailors Bar, and the food has always been consistently good, and great value for money

Thank RosieBoyton
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Serving a good pint of Guinness with a smile is a must for any bar but they also serve really fresh tasty food, with a good menu and always some interesting specials. You can sit in the old part of the bar and enjoy the atmosphere there or sit in the conservatory area which has lovely views of Kenmare Bay.... More 

Thank Bertrand D
O'Fallon, Illinois
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

While staying in Kenmare, and after a day of rain we went here for dinner and to dry out. A lot of local people in pub. I had Irish lamb stew, which was excellent and my wife had scrimp scampi with salad was very good. Avery nice place, we remembered this place as we and actually went here in 2013... More 

Thank krd7806
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

As regulars to this lovely traditional bar overlooking the estuary, I can hand on heart say we have never been disappointed. Good hearty food, as fresh as its gets from local sources, excellent value for money and a warm welcome always. As Bar Food, really could not fault at any level. Just a pity it does not do food from... More 

Thank Anne K
Co Kerry
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Carmel, Barty and team never fail when it comes to good food and service. Had the Hake yesterday and it was perfect. Consistantly great food

Thank georgeharrington
County Limerick, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Great pub/restaurant. We had a very enjoyable meal here. Food and service great. Thank you Barty and your lovely staff for a memorable night. We will be back in the Kingdom again.

Thank Kathleen K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Bar Scene, 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
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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