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The Lobster

Main St, Waterville, Ireland
+353 66 947 4629
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (55 reviews)
“beef stew” (5 reviews)
“chowder” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, International, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Soups
$$ - $$$
Main St, Waterville, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I visited The Lobster while on a Brenden Tour around the Ring of Kerry. Found Waterville to be a pleasant and scenic destination even though it was windy and playing at rain. All of which made The Lobster all the more inviting. The open fire...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The lady behind the bar was very friendly, although we didn't eat here, we did come back twice for a few beers, bar is comfortable. Would recommend to everyone.

Thank Kieron M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a large menu, which surprised us, midweek at the end of September. Main courses start from 10.95 and the portions were ample. We like to vary our eating but we didn't see any point straying from the Lobster on our second and third nights.

Thank Petergoulding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional Irish pub with live music on the Sunday evening we were there. Cozy, welcoming and really friendly staff. I had the cabbage and bacon dish (tradition all the way) with the crab claws to start and of course a pint of Guinness. Amazing! Can't...More

Thank lottaluv33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gorgeous Irish pub! A fantastic experience, the food was amazing (we went back 3 times!), the locals that would break into Irish song providing a wonderful atmosphere and the owners who, regardless of how busy they were, made the effort to chat with...More

Thank Aidan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Lobster for 2 consecutive nights while in Waterville as the food was just that delicious! The hosts Andree and Jimmy have created such a lovely, welcoming, traditional Irish experience. Our favourite spot on the Ring of Kerry. Thank you!

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So far best meal. Crab claws, mussels, sea bass, and ham and cabbage were all delicious. The starters were nearly enough for a meal.

Thank kamartin98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed 2 dinners at the Lobster on consecutive nights. Food was excellent and service was better!!!

Thank BCFunSunseeker
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Generous portions, keenly priced. Food here is delicious. Great pub atmosphere. Not suitable if looking for a quiet, intimate dining experience. There is music here at the weekends. Worth checking out the Lobster and the Lobster dish!

Thank L W
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Good food in pub-style restaurant; wholesome; fish dishes, Irish stew were great. Outdoor area looking out onto Ballinskelligs Bay nice - weather permitting.

Thank NikosTexas
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $28
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St, Waterville, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +353 66 947 4629
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