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The Sailors Bar

Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 2684
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (12 reviews)
“hake” (8 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
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Reviewed August 3, 2017 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 July 13, 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 July 10, 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 July 4, 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 June 13, 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 June 12, 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 May 4, 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 March 26, 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
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Every year we visit the region with group of golfers. One of the highlights is after golf in Bantry, Glenngarriff, Kenmare or Ring of Kerry GC to met us in the afternoon in Sailors on the terrasse. Guinness and bar food with sunset ist the...More

1  Thank Günther K
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Great place the food is ver good and the staff are lovely.My family are from kenmare. Great music, erin oDonoghue

Thank ejodonoghue
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Josef F
October 26, 2016|
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Sorry, don't know - was only there once - after a wedding last April.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, 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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