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Oceanblue Seafood Bar

Main Street, Kenmare Kerry, Ireland
0851396121
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Ranked #14 of 47 restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $25
Cuisines: Dessert, Irish, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Virginia, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We visited Oceanblue on a whim while in Kenmare and couldn't have been more pleased. The service was slow, as the help was ill and the owner was working front and back of the house. This was of no matter. Food was simple and wonderfully fresh. Once everyone was fed the owner sat down with us and we had a... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Funny little spot but very good food. There was only one other couple in the dining room when we first went in and sat down. This is NOT a fancy place but a very simple, older establishment.. After waiting for some time for for a server to appear, the woman from the other table went to the back of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Coming from the foodie haven of Bray, Berkshire, we have two Michelin star restaurants and three other excellent restaurants all of 5 star quality. Well, all I can say is that the quality of the cod, smoked cod and chips with crushed peas with mint we ate at the Ocean blue restaurant was on the same par. The proprietor, Jim... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

On the face of it, that's all it is. But it is wonderfully put together, effortlessly. Great local produce, friendly atmosphere in a wonderful location. If you're not a snob and like good quality sea food with chips on the side, then make sure you visit whilst in kenmare. Pop over to the Horse Shoe after for a pint of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Great wee place! Quite small and intimate! I had the scampi which was absolutely beautiful! Whole family enjoyed it. Great night, apart from an irate customer that could just never pleased no matter how hard staff tried! Very friendly staff and great prices for such beautiful food!

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Zurich
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109 reviews 109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This restaurant advertised the best fish and chips on its blackboard...We tried it and the proprietor is not boasting unjustifiably. My wife had the cod and I had the plaice --- the batter was light and fresh...and everything was fried in rapeseed oil, which makes it all so much lighter. I really recommend this Kenmare gem. N.B.: Guinness - a... More

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Lincoln, V
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Stopped in on the recommendation of Irish friends and were not disappointed, to say the least. Jim was running short-handed but managed to welcome, serve and provide wonderful conversation about music, poetry, the Gaeltacht and more. The fish and mussels were extremely fresh, well prepared and delicious. Highly recommended!

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Dover
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Chosen because it had standard cod / haddock / salmon and chips and also a smoked salmon salad. Delighted to find the special was John Dory and it was excellent. Very good value for money and this was reflected in its popularity. Expect to wait for a table but you don't have to wait long

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and looking for a great spot to eat in Kenmare. I am delighted that we found Oceanblue. I'm very picky about eating out because the food I cook and prepare for us at home is always the best quality, so when our food was served at Oceanblue I knew this was going... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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148 reviews 148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

When I reviewed Quinlans Seafood Bar in Killarney in 2011, the title of the review was "such a good idea, amazing there aren't more places like it". Well it turns out there is now, with Oceanblue in Kenmare! It achieves what was special about Quinlans - the feeling of getting a proper sit down meal in a relaxed value setting.... More

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