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The Horseshoe

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3 Main Street, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 1553
16:00 - 00:30
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We popped in on spec and found the staff very friendly and the food plentiful and delicious. Cosy ambience with a pull obviously to all nationalities, as we were joined by Americans, Dutch, French and Italians in the end. Mike

1 Thank Mike M
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Had lovely dinner, food was delicious, I loved the scampies and prawns in garlic sauce as a starter and a fabulous steak. My wife had chowder, could have done with a bit more cream and chicken as main course. Ambience and atmosphere great as always. Reservation is a must!!

1 Thank kerry2019
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was one of the best steaks we've ever eaten. Cooked perfectly, seasoned perfectly and tender. We had filet mignon. Don't miss out on the The potatoes au gratin either. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Lori A
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

You'd think from the outside that this was just a Main Street pub but we were drawn in by a sandwich board outside advertising some excellent specials on the dinner menu. The low lighting and small front windows give this restaurant, with a small front bar, an intimacy that you'd have never guessed from it's exterior. Better still, the choice... More 

1 Thank mikebrownnz
Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I walked around the town a couple of times looking for a place that wasn't too big, wast too small, wasn't too loud, and wasn't too quiet. I was just about to give up and go home when I remembered that I had passed the Horseshoe on my way into town, and I'm happy to say, it was the Goldilocks... More 

1 Thank 182garretto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I have travelled the world and this is my number 1 restaurant! Every time I eat here it is just a pure joy! I have never tasted food like it. I get excited when I know I'm going for dinner here, something that doesn't happen often! Monkfish is my favourite, I have no words to describe how amazing it is.... More 

Thank Elle O
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner here as friends raved about it. Unfortunately it was a huge disappointment. Very limited choice for kids. I ordered the special spainish chicken which i was told was spicy. I wish it had been. My dish was so bland and desite adding copious amount of pepper i couldn't improve it. Didnt eat much and informed staff they... More 

1 Thank wirehighsky
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely family meal here on the last night of our holiday. The staff were very helpful and attentive. The food was of the highest quality....so much so that we have booked again for a return visit at the end of October.

1 Thank Ian K
County Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here before with friends, but last night came with my partner. I must say, once again, I was extremely impressed. The staff were incredibly attentive and the food was delicious. I had a steak which was cooked perfectly, and for dessert I had the strawberry pavlova which was to die for. I honestly would highly recommend this... More 

Thank DelilahY87
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

In the past the horseshoe was creme de la creme. They used to serve a little loaf of brown bread on a board that you sliced yourself prior to stater which was so unique. This changed to some sliced bread and beautiful tapenade n pesto which is now omitted completely. With the amount of 5 star eateries now in kenmare... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Main Street, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 1553

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?