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Established in 1984 by the O'Carroll family, O'Carroll's Cove is the only Beach Side Restaurant & Bar in Ireland. Located mid way between the villages of Caherdaniel and Castlecove, on the busiest tourist route in Ireland, the "Ring of Kerry" and Wild Atlantic Way, O'Carroll's Cove is located on a beautiful sandy beach, with breathtaking views of Kenmare Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The Cove is famous for its turquoise waters, gulf stream, white sandy beaches and the abundance of dolphins, seals and other sea life. O'Carroll's Cove is well known for its juicy steaks, locally sourced fish and seafood - all 100% Irish. The menu offers a variety of food for all tastes and many dishes are gluten
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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All reviews seafood platter crab claws steak chowder chicken wings sandwiches beach bar ring of kerry short walk wild atlantic way overlooking the beach beautiful view great seafood sit outside great restaurant generous portions lovely staff
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

.Sitting in the middle of nowhere this restaurant and bar was a great surprise. Food was delicious and the service was exceptionally fast.............

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Terry B
Reviewed September 5, 2019

Stopped at O Carrolls Cove for lunch while doing the Ring of Kerry. I had my family with me including my uncle who was home from Australia. We were greeted so warmly when we arrived. The food was out of this world. The service was...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank kay o
Reviewed August 27, 2019

Had an amazing time again, this time we brought all of our friends. 10 of us and we were very well looked after. Steaks, platters and open sandwiches were delicious. Thanks to all the excellent staff for taking great care of us. Really made a...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank rodgef2018
Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

I visited the restaurant on the 26th of August with my mother. We ordered two open prawn sandwiches. The prawns were dressed in a tasteless sauce and the whole dish was dry and lacked flavour, certainly not worth €15.95. My main issue with the visit...More

Date of visit: August 2019
3  Thank leaho526
Reviewed August 26, 2019

We were also present on the day of the "incident". We had just ordered our meal and we heard very loud shouting and bad language coming from the area in at the bar. We then saw a woman shouting about poor customer service but the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
4  Thank Caitdan2014
Reviewed August 24, 2019

Firstly, in response to the review from Cliona (below) each to their own, if your having a bad day and unable to abide by certain restaurants standards, then don’t take it out on them! My partner and I visit this area every August, the staff...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank PatriciaZ S
Reviewed August 24, 2019

I have eaten here at O'Carrolls Cove Beach Bar and Restaurant on many occasions and found the food to be fantastic, the staff to be friendly and helpful and the views spectacular. Unfortunately yesterday I witnessed an incident which upset me greatly. I was enjoying...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Teresa K
Reviewed August 24, 2019

I felt compelled to respond to this horrible review. I happened to be in the restaurant at the time of the so called incident. What that women called the staff and owner was totally unacceptable and out right rude all because you could not sit...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Patrick2300
Reviewed August 23, 2019

Absolutely disgusted with this place. We went in for a drink and apple pie and was told we couldn't sit in the reserved tables as we weren't having food.. we sat on a wall outside eating our food and drink..eventually went in to sit inside...More

Date of visit: August 2019
4  Thank Cliona1780
Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

On our last day of our holiday we discovered this fabulous little beach. It looked stunning from the roadside. It wasn't at all overcrowded. It was clean and there was a restaurant there although we didn't use it. We spent a couple of hours here...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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