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4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Sailors Bar

The Sailors Bar
Ranked #23 of 55 Restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Rated by the locals. Great view. Staff very attentive. Lovely bar. Good portions and fresh food. Would recommend to others.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank nash123467
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Fresh, local, friendly pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

You can't go wrong here! We went three times while staying in Kenmare!

The staff is outstanding and friendly to foreign visitors. It's also a local favorite from what we heard and saw.

The food is fresh, local meats, seafood, and vegetables from the back garden. Personally, I highly recommend the lamb dishes.

If you're looking for an authentic, local bar, this is the spot. There was a traditional music session on Tues night and my friend joined in with his flute.

There is outdoor seating with a beautiful view of Kenmare Bay when it's nice out. When it's a bit chillier there are heat lamps for the enclosed porch with the same views. And inside is an authentic pub feel.

Props to the bartender Bart O'Sullivan for being a genuinely nice guy.

Bottom line: if you're looking for a delicious meal and a pint, head to The Sailor's Bar!

Thank KitKat1281
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Killarney, Ireland
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Never let's me down”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

I would be visiting sailor bar anytime I'm around, I have never been disappointed in service and quality of food I have received. The staff is always friendly and food is melting in your mouth, can't wait to be in the area soon, I'm always recommending sailor bar to all my friend and they always give me a great feedback , it's is certainly worth a 10 min drive from kenmare. Will be back soon

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank zaba1985
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Bantry, Ireland
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Got the platter, the view & the sun.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Great pub, great setting. Service was friendly & informative.

Everything on the platter was fresh & good, clean tasting seafood. Very good selection of seafood & presented well.

WiFi is a welcome bonus.

Solid pub.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank BoneyOD
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Kenmare, Ireland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Around the corner and great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

This pub is just down from the house and serves up very good meals. Has Wi-Fi and is family friendly! Large covered outdoor area in front and always seems to have ample parking available.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank PaulK-Slainte
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