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O'Donnabhain's Gastro Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub
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10 Henry Street, Kenmare 00ky, Ireland
+353 64 664 2106
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Ate here recently and enjoyed our meal although slightly surprised to return in the evening to find the prices had increased a lot for the same dishes. Friendly staff and the other dishes being served to nearby tables look good.

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Thank Lisa M
Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The choices on the menu sound attractive but the food served wasn't even close to being worth it. I had the lamb livers (overcooked), my wife had a pizza (frozen dough).

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1 Thank IndyReviewer2015
austin, tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We liked this place so much we were here twice--first on Sunday afternoon for drinks at the bar, and again the following night for dinner. The bar area is small, but there is a lovely sitting area just opposite, with a fireplace. The food was good and not too pricey and the service friendly and helpful.

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Thank trawicki
Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Called in here with my wife for a bit of lunch after being tempted by the menu displayed outside. It's a huge premises and is full of character with a blazing fire, plenty of interesting pictures on the walls, hundreds of different bank notes hanging from the ceiling and nice background music. The staff are efficient, friendly and very laid... More 

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Thank Frank W
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This spot has never failed to warm our hands and our hearts. You'll be greeted in the entry by traditional music playing on the radio, and a small fire burning in the front fireplace. Great location, great food, and great entertainment. Write a brief message on a bank note, and they'll let you tack it to the beam above the... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Good pub food. Cottage pie was gluten free, which suited my needs (Celiac). Their gluten free options were limited. Bartenders and wait staff were not local - we found them all to be not that friendly. Music was not very energetic, but the lone guy was talented.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Large serving area and friendly staff. Plenty of menu choices and good selection of beverages. Nice pub atmosphere with location right on the main street.

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Thank davcur12
Kildare, Ireland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a long day with kids and didn't fancy sitting in a restaurant. The menu looked good. We asked for crab claws and mussels to take home. Top quality food and great staff.

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Thank Kevin_Heidi
hartford, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in a party of 4 and were invited in to warm hospitable setting. The menu and overall lunch of traditional Irish cottage pie, fish sandwich and great homemade soup was terrific! Highly recommend for a great pub lunch!

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Thank Edgardo M
Dublin
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub but not many locals to be seen (ie full of tourists like myself!). Food is good hearty pub grub. Really good chowder there. Live music at night. Great decor. Traditional style with open fireplace. Very welcoming.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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

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