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The Oyster Tavern

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The Spa | County Kerry, Tralee, Ireland
+353 66 713 6102
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12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend took me to the Oyster Tavern last night for my birthday dinner, first time in this place but surely not the last! Food was amazing, fresh and tasty, great service and welcoming hostess. Had a great time and will be back for sure.

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Tralee, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate in the oyster last night. The meal, service and atmosphere was fantastic. Will definitely be back!

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Thank CiaraCar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here recently and it was excellent. Reasonably priced and friendly staff in particular proprietor Jim. Well worth a visit

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Thank MOCKerry
Fenit, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous lunch here today with my kids roast beef was fabulous service was excellent great pint of Guinness and very reasonably priced will definitely be back again

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Thank shox2103
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind compliments about Sunday lunch at the Oyster. We are delighted that you enjoyed it, in terms of service,value for money and a great pint of Guinness : )! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm regards, Julie McGrath and all the team at the Oyster Tavern. More 

Tralee, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The restaurant food is excellent and lots of high quality, fresh options. Had the baked hake and caper/tomato salsa with baked potato & al dente vegetables. An unpretentious bar, relaxed & fun. Proprietor Jim McGrath is always welcoming and appreciative of your business. Service is fantastic.

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Thank FrancesCCC
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Frances, Thank you most sincerely for your lovely review. Your feedback was passed on to Jim who was delighted with the mention and as always, it was our pleasure to welcome you. Your kind compliments are very much appreciated by Jim and all the team. Thank you so much for choosing our restaurant and for your valued custom. Hope... More 

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We ate at the bar side in this fabulous restaurant. I had the seafood pie. It was topped with mashed potatoes and cheddar and had fries and salad as sides. This was one large delicious meal! The seafood sauce was rich a delicious and the topping was wonderful! My husband had the huge steak sandwich with hips and salad. This... More 

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Thank Bellarus
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Bellarus, Thank you so much for choosing to dine in our restaurant. We appreciate you taking the time in providing us with such lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to look after you and thank you again for your kind words. Warm regards, Julie McGrath and all the team at the Oyster Tavern. More 

Carmel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Go! The food was spectacular and the music great! So much fun hanging out in the bar and people watching and it was worth the wait! The servers and hosts were so accommodating

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Thank ellenmcarmel
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Ellen, Sincere thanks for your lovely review. Your kind compliments are very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed our bar and restaurant so much : ). We hope you will return sometime in the not too distant future. Warmest wishes and many thanks for choosing to dine with us. Julie Mc Grath and all the team at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have been to this Restaurant a few times always great service , excellent food and very friendly staff .

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Thank Pauline L
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Pauline, We are delighted that you have enjoyed your various visits to the Oyster and thank you so much for choosing to dine at our restaurant. Thank you for your kind compliments and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes and kind regards, Julie McGrath and all the team at the Oyster Tavern. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were luck didn't have a reservation and 8 of us arrived had a short wait, The place was very busy had some of the Roses of Tralee there. Our waitress was just fabulous - a mature Irish lady with a wonderful sense of humour and great service. The food was spectacular and piping hot GREAT FRESH SEAFOOD too Sadly... More 

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Thank Rosie778
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Rosie778, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review along with fantastic photos of our signature dishes! It is greatly appreciated and it was our pleasure to look after you all in the Oyster. We are so happy to hear that you had an enjoyable experience in our bar and restaurant. Sincere apologies... More 

Kyrenia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Our first visit was in 2004 when our daughter got married in Tralee and had her post Wedding celebrations here. It was a superb venue, and served from their extensive a la carte menu for all the guests. Since then we have periodically had a meal there when visiting. This year we took the three grandchildren for an evening meal,... More 

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Thank Raq695
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Raq695, Thank you for your lovely review. It gives us a great sense of pride when we receive positive feedback in relation to our guests' experience at the Oyster. Thank you for your kind words, it means a lot to us all. On behalf of the McGrath Family and the team, may I extend our sincere thanks and best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Steakhouse, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Spa | County Kerry, Tralee, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Tralee
  • Phone Number: +353 66 713 6102
Description
The Oyster Tavern is one of Kerry's leading Seafood Restaurants, offering the very best in locally caught seafood.
It is a well known bar and seafood restaurant throughout County Kerry since the 1970's. It has become well recognised for its excellent quality food and its extensive wine menu. There is a full bar on the premises and the establishment also has a private function room known as 'The Barn' available for birthday parties and any other special occasions.
It is a family run business whereby the proprietors Jim and Margot McGrath have a well known work ethic of making everyone that enters feel so welcome with a good team of hard working and motivated staff behind them.
The restaurant offers a full a la carte menu and an extensive bar menu to suit all tastes and budgets along with daily specials.

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