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The Oyster Tavern

££ - £££Irish, , Seafood
The Spa | County Kerry, Tralee, Ireland
+353 66 713 6102
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (35 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
“sea trout” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
The Spa | County Kerry, Tralee, Ireland
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51 - 60 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 30 March 2016

this is a lovely restaurant. there is the freshest of food and fish. great quality ,great service and everyone is very friendly and helpful . the bar is great full of fun and locals. i would highly recommend this to anyone who can visitMore

1  Thank kateh2468
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2016

Dear Kate, We were delighted to receive such a lovely review from you. We even posted it up on the Oyster Tavern Facebook page. Hope you don't mind : ). Thank you so much for going to the trouble in writing it. Well look forward...More

Reviewed 19 March 2016

My husband and a colleague were on a business trip in Ireland, so I trailed along. The partner they work with in Listowe suggested we go to the Oyster Tavern for dinner as the Pub and the food were excellent. A "Five Star Local Pub"...More

Thank Kathy L
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2016

Dear Kathy, Thank you so much for taking the time in posting such a kind review. It was a joy to read and it was a pleasure meeting you all. We were delighted to hear you all enjoyed everything and I will be sure to...More

Reviewed 3 February 2016

Ive bin going to kerry around the spa and fenit area for years with a group of men from dublin every january and the oyster tavern is a place we go to every sunday when we down there the food is fab fresh great value...More

Thank Waynewilliam W
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Dear Waynewilliam W, Thanks so much for taking the time to post such a fantastic review on the Oyster. It was a joy to read and were glad you and the lads enjoyed everything. Hope you are all keeping well and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 3 February 2016

Was here for a meal last July, food was excellent if a little pricey, we had fish, it was excellent and great portion sizes but a bit pricey, service was excellent, we will call again next time in Kerry.More

Thank MarkH186605
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Dear MarkH186605, Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us here at the Oyster and for taking the time to write such a lovely review on our restaurant. I made sure to pass on your feedback to the rest of the staff and...More

Reviewed 19 January 2016

I had just been to the oyster tavern on sun 17 jan 2016 and i must say on this occasion like every other the meal the service and the atmosphere was excellent i hope to go there for my birthdayMore

Thank dollygibson
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2016

Dear Dollygibson, Thank you so much for taking the time to write up a review about us and many thanks for your lovely feedback that you provide us through our Facebook page also. They never go unnoticed and are always very much appreciated. Hopefully we...More

Reviewed 11 January 2016

I have eaten here many times and never fails to enjoy a night out or a Sunday lunch , menu is fabulas from starter to dessert you won t be disappointed, great bar Gunniness is Mighty , give it a try ......

Thank sullbri33
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear sullbri33, Thank you for such a fantastic review and we really appreciate the recommendation!😊 I made sure to pass on your kind words to the rest of the staff. A very happy new year to you. Kindest regards, Julie McGrath.

Reviewed 3 January 2016

have visited every time we come to Ireland 3 or 4 times in two weeks staff are fantastic friendly and always smiling food is fantastic ( my favourite is turkey gammon and stuffing) always busy u don't mind waiting fantastic atmosphereMore

Thank samandmo192431
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear samandmo192431, Thank you so much for going to the trouble and writing such a kind and lovely review☺. We really appreciate it and we were delighted to hear that u enjoy the Oyster so much especially our turkey and ham(a personal favourite of mine...More

Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Visited here on New Year's Day with my family. We had an excellent meal, I enjoyed the monkfish. Others had hake and lamb, all plates which were very generous went back empty. The service was friendly and professional. Overall I will definitely be back again....More

Thank maimurray
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear maimurray, I remember serving the three of you on that day☺ Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble of writing us a review, it was a pleasure serving you. I'm glad you enjoyed your food and experience with us here at...More

Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I together with our staff recently visited The Oyster just to just say thanks to our colleagues and to mark Christmas and the year end. Having first visited there back in 1976 The Oyster Tavern may have changed in layout but certainly...More

Thank Tom S
Julie M, Public Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear Tom S, Thank you for such a fantastic review, it was a pleasure to read and we really appreciate such kind words. I made sure to pass on your kind words to Jim and staff. They were thrilled with the feedback. It was a...More

Reviewed 22 December 2015

We visit this premises on a very regular basis. The hospitality, atmosphere is way above anywhere else in the area. Great host, excellent food, superb staff and homely premises - what more can one ask. Thanks again to everyone in the Oyster and wish you...More

Thank Michael D
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

Dear Michael, Once again thank you so much for your kind review. We are always delighted to see your reviews coming in to us and that you enjoy the Oyster just as much as we do. It's a pleasure to welcome and serve you. Thank...More

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BillyBl
7 November 2015|
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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
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850mick
18 September 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$34
Meals
Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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 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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