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“Friendly service and average food”

Foleys Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #22 of 56 Restaurants in Kenmare
Price range: $13 - $58
Cuisines: Irish, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Award Winning Foley's is a popular Kenmare town centre Bar/Restaurant, with accommodation, serving high quality traditional Irish Fayre with locally sourced seafood and home-grown ingredients. This popular local bar is the perfect spot for a quiet afternoon pint, settling in to watch the match, having a chat with the locals, a meeting point for friends or enjoying the great music. We are sure you will find a warm welcome with great service when you soak up the atmosphere by the open fires in this most traditional setting.
Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Friendly service and average food”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We dropped in for a quick pint and a bite to eat. Staff was friendly and squeezed us in before the kitchen closed. Food was average and the atmosphere was okay.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Danny O
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patrick099, Owner at Foleys Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for taking time to respond. All the Foley's Team try to accommodate requests wherever possible, it is a shame that you did not experience our normal menu standard. If you are back in Kenmare during the busier months, with more people out and about, you would experience a more vibrant atmosphere.

Thanks again for passing on your comments - they are always used to improve our service.

Marion and Patrick Foley
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haw river, nc
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great lunch.”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Good food, clean, good service. Price good. Just a little chilly while eating.
Waitress wonderful and the gentleman behind the bar friendly.

Visited December 2012
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Thank myheartisinireland
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patrick099, Owner at Foleys Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch, we just wish that you had not felt the cold so much. Ireland has been experiencing weather with all time low temperatures that have never been recorded before. That being said a table near the fire, with extra logs on it may have helped.

We will ensure that we are well prepared for next year, although we hope that this year was a one off.

Thank you for your review.

Marion and Patrick Foley
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Halifax, Canada
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stopped here after a full day of travelling. We sat beside a cosy fireplace and the food was delicious. One of our best meals in Ireland. The atmosphere was a little dark and dreary though but overall we were very impressed with our meals!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank IrishJo18
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patrick099, Owner at Foleys Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
After a day of travelling it is always nice to sit next to an open fire and we are delighted that you found our food to be so enjoyable. As Foley's is an older building, it tends to be a little darker but this year we installed more lights, which certainly make a difference. Thank you for offering your suggestion.

Many thanks for your review.

Marion and Patrick Foley
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

My husband and I ate here twice and enjoyed it thoroughly. The restaurant is large and the food is quite affordable. We also liked being able to pick out our own table. The staff is attentive, but not overbearing.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Mary585
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patrick099, Owner at Foleys Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal at Foley's. All of the Foley's team are very friendly, customer focussed and will not keep you talking all night - unless of course you want them to! They are great for local knowledge and stories.

Thank you for your review.

Marion and Patrick Foley
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“wonderful experience”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

we returned here many times during our stay in Kenmare. we found the pub to have great food,. it was warm and homely with great entertainment,the staff were very friendly & helpful.

Visited October 2012
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Thank 23billy
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patrick099, Owner at Foleys Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
We must have been doing something right if you returned many times! Thank you for the great review. It is always reassuring to know that our hard work is going in the right direction.

Thanks again.

Marion and Patrick Foley
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