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Johnny Franks Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Healthy
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Oakpark, Meadowlands Hotel | Oakpark, Tralee, Ireland
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Johnny Frank's has the feel of a local pub even though it is connected to the Meadowlands Hotel. Food is great and service is exceptional. And depending on the time of day (or events at hotel), it can be a quite oasis or a happening venue complete with music.

Thank Packed_10
Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We came in and were greeted by very helpful staff in the restaurant. The food was very good and we had a nice meal.

Thank Tarald S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice bar, lots of space and seating, big screen TV and 2 smaller TV' in the bar as well. Service is attentive and the food served from Moinear restaurant is very good has been made and plated with thought. Prices for drinks and food are good. It's really great to breath fresh non-smoke polluted air in a pub.

Thank Maureen E
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

We ate there the two nights we stayed, all cooked fresh so hgad to wait about 20mins well worth it. Staff were lovely. Highly recommend the whole hotel and bar

Thank llamedosBirmingham
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

First of all i have to say that the service team is great in this Bar. Wonderful and helpfully. It is a great location to take a beer in the evening. Also you can get a great and delicious meal in this Bar.

Thank Christian T
County Kerry, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

We had dinner last Sunday evening in Johnny Franks Bar. We were served by the most pleasant waitress. I had the steak sandwich it was fabulous, really generous portion. My fiancee had the hake it was so fresh served with garden veg. The sauce on the hake was sumptuous. Service was excellent, we will definitely be back in the future.

Thank Bronze16
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

The bar looks great but there could be some improvements with the staff and food. Server chewing gum with mouth open, placing forks on the table using the prongs, no one checked during mains, had to go searching for them for assistance, didn't ask how our meal was. Food: perhaps we just got the wrong food, but not worth the... More 

Thank BSA K
Province of Munster, Ireland
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

Situated just two minutes drive from the centre of Tralee, on the Listowel Road we dropped in here for an evening meal on a whim as we travelled through Tralee from a meeting in West Kerry. There is ample parking at the front of the hotel (Johnny Franks is part of the Meadowlands Hotel) and a huge car park at... More 

Waterford, Ireland
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169 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Well worth a visit. Friendly atmosphere with good food and a great choice of drink. Very comfortable - more like a local than a hotel bar. Better than most hotel bars

Thank GerryR18
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

The food was so tasty, I had dinner on the evening of my stay in the bar and it couldn't have been nicer.

Thank Aoife O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $27
Irish, Bar, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oakpark, Meadowlands Hotel | Oakpark, Tralee, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Tralee
  • Phone Number: 353667180444
  • This restaurant is at Meadowlands Hotel
Johnny Frank's Bar is a spacious locale which has a stunning interior that mixes the best of tradition and contemporary design to give a warm and inviting ambiance. With comfort and style combined, you can relax and unwind, enjoying a choice of delicious coffees and teas, cocktails and various drinks and snacks. Superb bar food menus are offered for casual dining. The snug, fireplace, balcony, library and comfortable seating along with many music sessions ensure Caint, Ceol agus Craic!

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