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The Sailors Bar

Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 664 2684
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (12 reviews)
“hake” (8 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

It's been months, but I still fume about how we were treated here! This restaurant was recommended by our landlady and we called for reservations - they claimed they didn't take them. We arrived rather early (6:30) and waited a good 30 minutes to be...More

3  Thank Beth D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We called in to the Sailors Bar after travelling around the Beara Peninsula. They were very busy but we were shown to a table and given the menus.The menu was varied and had a vegetarian option. Our order was taken and considering how busy they...More

Thank DeeTravelGuide
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Hamburger. Huge, tasty, amazing. This is the place where I would like to bring my parents when visiting. Man, this is a good place, food is good (soup, hamburger, crumble), service is friendly and your belly asks for mercy because of the portions. Book to...More

Thank Vincenzo S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and I have been staying in Kenmare this past week. We always ask a local where the locals eat and this was it! Very friendly staff and very good food. My wife had a salmon salad and I had the fish and chips....More

Thank jeeprz2
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We were in Kenmare for the month & ate a lot of fish & Sailor's was the best by far! We would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Polly060
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The Sailors is a couple of miles outside of Kenmare on the river. The views across the water are nice and it's a traditional pub restaurant which had music the night we were here. The food is good with large portions and lots of specials...More

Thank nryan33
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Arrived here early on a Tuesday evening and the place was more than half full already and the atmosphere was buzzing! Wide variety of main courses from chicken curry, steak to about 5 different types of fish, as well as the nightly specials. Food was...More

Thank whisper_6
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Kenmare, Ireland, and like seeking out quaint, intimate places with local charm and personality, make sure you go to The Sailors Bar and Restaurant. The menu has some traditional Irish dishes plus some popular fare from other countries. I highly recommend...More

Thank Rock3tman73
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I make a point to the Sailors in Kenmare every summer. The seafood is as good as any around, the atmosphere is casual but service is top-notch. Love the mussels, but everything I've had there is good.

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Went for Sunday lunch with a few friends. Did not matter wether it was wet or sunny. Great seating arrangements for both. Children really welcome. Local sea scallops was my choice, cooked to perfection on a bed of lemony veg, served with salad or. Veg...More

1  Thank sandra l
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Sorry, don't know - was only there once - after a wedding last April.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castletownbere Road | Killaha West, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 2684
  • E-mail
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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