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O'Donnabhain's Gastro Bar

Irish, Seafood, Gastropub
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10 Henry Street, Kenmare 00ky, Ireland
+353 (0)64 66 42106
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Pub Food

The menu was diverse. We had the Chicken Kiev - and it was very good. Our friend had sheep liver - and liked it. service was sparse - especially for paying.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Phoenix, AZ
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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171 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Delicious and beautiful meal. Super value. Friendly staff. This will be my number one restaurant in co. Kerry. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Called in as part of a group of eight. I had the fish chowder and it was really good. service was quick and very friendly. Would come here again.

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The menu was diverse. We had the Chicken Kiev - and it was very good. Our friend had sheep liver - and liked it. service was sparse - especially for paying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Seated next to a lovely roaring fire we enjoyed a lovely meal simple tasty food with no fuss- kids nuggets looked like the processed variety but they didn't complain and said they were much nicer than those in the Brehan hotel the day before - will be back

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Newbridge, Ireland
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44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It was all a bit rushed as we arrived just before the restaurant was closing service. There was a sense that we were keeping the staff up and that they couldn't get us out the door soon enough. This was a very disappointing aspect to our visit and contradicts the welcome and hospitality you would expect, especially on a quiet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was some of the best food we had in Ireland. We wondered in for a late lunch which did not disappoint. Great, traditional Irish food. A unique atmosphere - loved the old Guinness ad posters that lined the hallways and the old fashioned stove in the corner. We drove half way around the Ring of Kerry the next day... More 

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Midleton, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Ate here on a busy August day. They had seats on the street outside & the town was bustling. Was lovely to sit & watch the world go by. Had fish & chips. lovely food, very tasty. Very reasonably priced.

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Cork, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Traditional Irish and European dishes served by genuine helpful staff and usually accompanied with a good, lively traditional Irish session.

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went in to meet friends for drinks, on tasting the Guinness which was sharp I returned it to the bar to be told tersely ‘there’s nothing wrong with that’ . . . . followed up with the other member of staff saying ‘we have been pouring it all day’. Now I know what a Guinness should taste like and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My troupe first went here for a nice lunch of traditional Irish fare which was very enjoyable and next we came here in the evening for a taste of traditional Irish music. At lunch the food was good with excellent Guinness Pie. The pub has a good atmosphere with welcoming staff. It is one of the best in a village... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Henry Street, Kenmare 00ky, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)64 66 42106

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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