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“The Tankard is a not to be missed part of your trip to Kerry”

The Tankard Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #32 of 108 Restaurants in Tralee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub, Seafood, European
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This Family Run business situated by the sea is a real local favorite. Established over 35 years ago offers the very best in both Cheap eats in the Bar area and Fine Dining in the panormic Restaurant with views over Tralee Bay and Mountains.Fresh Locally Sourced Fish is a speciality with the Seafood Mornay and Tempura Monkfish Scampi some of the real Winners! Situated just 6 1/2 miles from Tralee it really is worth the trip
Bromley,kent
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27 reviews
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“The Tankard is a not to be missed part of your trip to Kerry”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

I first visited the Tankard some 4 years ago, I was staying with a friend in Ardfert. I had never tasted such wonderful mussels. They are farmed locally in the Maharees. Not the rubbery sort of mussels one gets from your everyday so called seafood restaurant. These were bulbous and the sauce amazing. I was then introduced to the Scallops. The one shell with 3-4 scallops, amazing sauce and fluffy mashed potato make for a gastronomic delight.
It is a family owned restaurant, Mother and Sons and they work so hard, they should be excused if not always in the best of spirits. This would be a very rare occurrence but they are only human.
All of the above together with the best views, the water, the mountains and a great pint of the black stuff, make for an experience my family and I will go back year after year for. Thank you to all that make this a pleasure.

  • Visited June 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent bar and restaurant food, entertainment and craic.”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Cannont fault this establishment. Friendly staff. Bar and restaurant food exceptional. Outside seating. Beautiful views. Great place for any function. Not to be missed. 7-8 miles from Tralee town centre.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Kerry699
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Great food at reasonable prices. Excellent service. Warm, friendly people. The restaurant is in a quiet area outside of town. There is a wonderful bar. For Americans, you won't see many other tourists there. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank James J
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ireland
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“A good choice”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Tankard has been in business for years and the same family have been running it. Recently I ate here for the first time in a few years. It was excellent as it always had been. Four separate dishes all cooked to perfection. There is a choice of reasonably priced bar food, children's portions and a more pricey top notch restaurant menu. There are few restaurants in Dublin that could match the Tankard especially when good shellfish are in season. Good for any occasion for any type of diner.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank johnmfenit
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Tralee, Ireland
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31 reviews
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“Great Food and Service”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Ate there last month on a quiet Saturday night. Went for the Hake and Crab on the restaurant menu which was divine along with dessert. My friend was also very happy with her choice, she had went for the two mini burgers and said it was the best burgers she had ever eaten! the Tankard have a good menu to suit all tastes and are well known for their seafood. The service was very good and there is always a bit of atmosphere in the bar. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank JennyJayK
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