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The Oyster Tavern

££ - £££Irish, , Seafood
The Spa | County Kerry, Tralee, Ireland
+353 66 713 6102
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Spa | County Kerry, Tralee, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food fish is really fresh great service Jim and staff are brilliant well worth a visit always specials on offer great for parties or intimate occasion well worth a visit

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here is lovely, and the food fresh and delicious. Both the decor and the menu tend toward “old school”, like scallops Mornay. Delicious but possibly a little stodgy. Nonetheless one won’t go too far wrong, especially with the seafood. Open wines are ok...More

Thank unswissmiss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, never a bad experience and a meenu that caters for everyone and a great pub in general - Managed very well also

Thank Seán F
Reviewed 18 May 2018

You do not visit Ireland for its "haute cuisine". You go there because of its beautiful and unspoiled nature, not least the West coast with its stunning combination of mountains and the Atlantic. Still, you have got to eat and the country offers any number...More

Thank Niels E
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Neil's E, What a fantastic review to receive. Thank you for the effort and time that went in to writing this review. It is very much rewarding to receive such constructive feedback. We very much appreciated the feedback and for your lovely comments in...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018

The staff, the food and the lovely, quaint atmosphere made this a delightful spot for dinner. We were greeted warmly and enjoyed chatting with the hostess/waitress throughout the evening. The oysters and black sole were very good. The chef kindly de-boned my fish before serving...More

Thank bluewaterdiva
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bluewaterdiva, A sincere thank you from all of us here at the Oyster Tavern for your wonderful review and kind comments. They are very very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Oyster especially in terms of the standard...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner. I am a vegetarian which makes it somewhat difficult to find food. They made me a special vegetarian stir fry which was amazing and my husband enjoyed his Irish chicken. The staff was absolutely amazing, so friendly and so welcoming....More

Thank khall285
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear khall285, Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing to dine with us at the Oyster Tavern. It is truly great to know that you enjoyed your visit so much and for mentioning our lovely staff. It means a lot to us all....More

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

The environment here is nothing short of perfect. Theres fun bustle at the bar, but serenity in the restaurant. The scenery is gorgeous. But nothing beats the staff! They are extraordinary, and attentive to say the least! We loved dining here and will be back....More

Thank Casey S
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Casey, What a wonderful review and such a joy to read! Thank you most sincerely for taking the time to write such kind compliments about your recent visit to the Oyster Tavern. Thank you for recognising our staff, we are very lucky to have...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

Booked late and was accommodated from start to finish. Food amazing, plenty-full and reasonably priced. Service very attentive and knowledgeable with vegan needs. Very happy with the whole evening.More

Thank kimchung2017
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Kim, Thank you so much for going to the trouble of writing such a lovely review on our restaurant. It's very much appreciated. Many thanks again for your valued custom and we will look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest regards, Julie...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Had lunch with hubby and 2 children today and all i can say is wow what a pleasure. Staff so friendly and attentive, every one of them stopped for a chat. Food was only excellant. Chicken kiev and steak sandwich to die for and children...More

Thank baltovin
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Had a family Christmas Eve dinner here and enjoyed it immensely. Good honest quality food at reasonable prices. The chicken Kiev and garlic mushrooms are delicious. Nice family run bar and restaurant with friendly and efficient staff. Highly recommended.More

Thank Mike M
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Dear Mike, Thank you most sincerely for taking the time to post a review on the Oyster. Your kind compliments are greatly appreciated. We are delighted that you would recommend us and you enjoyed your meal so much. The entire team and I join in...More

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Questions & Answers
6 April 2018|
Response from Julie M | Property representative |
Good afternoon, We will be serving food from 5pm this evening 7/4/18(bar food and a la carte) and open all day for food from 12pm tomorrow 8/4/18. 😀
7 November 2015|
Response from Julie M | Property representative |
Hi Billy, We are open all year round, however as of late during the quieter months we are open for food Thursday to Sunday only but the bar is open seven days of the week. Thursday to Saturday food is served from 5pm to 10pm... More
18 September 2015|
Response from Julie M | Property representative |
Hi 850mick, We offer a set four course menu at €22.95 on Sundays and we also have the bar menu which is on all day. At the back of our bar menu we have a kiddies menu which includes roast of the day, fresh fish of the day... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$33
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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 1980'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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