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O'Donnabhain's Gastro Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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10 Henry Street, Kenmare 00ky, Ireland
+353 64 664 2106
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in Kenmare on our way to Gleninchaquin Park and popped in to this pub for lunch. I had a "milkshake" (cold chocolate milk) and the prawn salad, and both were pretty disappointing. The service was pretty good, but I don't think I'd go back, as it was a bit overpriced.

Thank Sarah W
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled on this place on our arrival to Kenmare. It's a cosy pub and here you will find good, hearty food. This place gets quite busy in the evenings, there is live music. Make sure you get here early and grab a table- most people have dinner and sit around at their table all evening. A nice place for... More 

Thank Sam4891
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of our party had bangers and mash which they both enjoyed and I ordered potato and leak soup which was way too watery and tasteless Good music pub

Thank HubbieDublin J
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good pub grub and great value. My son said it was the best beef burger he ever had & my husband had the beef & Guinness stew which he said was great. My pasta with pesto cream was okay. Overall great value & lovely atmosphere.

Thank Breda F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had fun here listening to two musicians sing and play their way through a wide range of contemporary and traditional songs with accomplished skill...lively if not just a little too high on the volume...they could almost have done it unplugged. The food wasn't much too write home about. The beef and Guinness stew with vegetables was tasty enough but... More 

Thank beyond5th
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch which consisted of four bowls of soup and two toasted ham and cheese sandwiches and a BLT panini, one pint of Guinness and a bottle of Coors light =€54.80. When I asked why I was being charged €7.95 the bar man said I had the special which was not the case, I explained that it was only ham... More 

Thank Power5Galway
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday in early April. My kids seemed pleased with their pizza. I had a bite and it was inoffensive, nothing special. My wife and I had the mussels, which were plentiful. The sauce was very thick and a bit bland. Disappointing. We had a pint of McGargles IPA and Red, both were excellent. Table service was... More 

Thank FrancisUrquhart
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at other place and stopped here for a drink, dessert and live Irish music ( which was supposed to start 7:30pm). The place was very full and more people were coming in and they wanted to squeeze max out of this opportunity applying some Lean management principles ( unfortunately leaving good customer service out). We sat at... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had mid day meal here, it was actually around 2.30 so maybe that's why the portions seemed small - we were hungry! Food was lovely - just not enough of it.

Thank Trudy H
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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here twice during our stay in Kenmare, and enjoyed it ! Staff is very helpful and efficient, the food is excellent, and there's a nice atmopshere with life music. As the kids didn't like the pizzas so much,I couldn't give the highest score, but everything else was great.

Thank patrickbelgio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Henry Street, Kenmare 00ky, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 664 2106
At O’Donnabhain’s Bar, Restaurant and Guesthouse / Bed and Breakfast we provide you with a memorable experience of food, drink and accommodation. We are located in the hidden gem of Ireland that is Kenmare, Co. Kerry. With an 83% rating on Tripadvisor, we are the perfect place to drop off for a drink, a meal, to listen to some local music, or to stay for the night in one of our modern en suite rooms.

Traditional Irish pub

O’Donnabhain’s Gastro Bar with its open fire, exposed ceilings and wooden finish provides a fabulous contemporary setting with all the character of an old Irish pub. Drop in, meet the locals, make some new friends and soak up some of the great atmosphere and music.

Our restaurant

As well as being a Traditional Pub we are also a Restaurant. We have a sheltered Beer Garden able to provide dining for everyone from couples up to large groups (max. 100 people). Whether it is a pre/post wedding party, family get together, or just time out from the day’s excursions, my wife Vanessa and I will take great pleasure in hosting you. As we say ‘God made food for everyone’.

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