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“Get the seafood platter”
Review of The Sailors Bar

The Sailors Bar
Ranked #23 of 56 Restaurants in Kenmare
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Sailors Bar is located just three miles from the picturesque town of Kenmare on the Castletownbere Road (R571). Come and experience a traditional Irish Bar coupled with great food. We have extensive outdoor seating overlooking the beautiful Kenmare Bay. All tastes catered for, seafood & steaks a speciality. A favourite spot with the locals....
2 reviews
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“Get the seafood platter”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Fresh from a dissapointing chowder in Castletownbere we were really looking for a meal worthy of the seafaring tradition of the South West. We'd eyed up Sailor's Bar as we passed the neat cove it stands on, only a few km from our lodgings. It's a cosy tasteful pub with great outdoor eating space.

At first their menu seems like the usual pub fare with a few obvious local additions but we were delighted to be shown to their impressive and extensive specials board. We looked no further than the seafood platter based on reviews and our mission to cram as much seafood into our mouths as time would allow. We weren't dissapointed!

We were served a generous platter of crab claws, smoked salmon, mussels (served in two ways), prawns, and minced crab meat. All of these delights lay seductively on a bead of various types of salad, each crafted to compliment the variety of different sea flavours.

Friendly and prompt service, beautiful location, and money well spent.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Max P
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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159 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Seafood Platter a Must Try”
Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

If you want a local pub, this is it. We arrived at 7pm on Sunday evening to find the place humming with local people as well as tourists. However they found us a table and we settled down. I had the seafood platter and it was enormous. A huge plate of salad, several fresh crab claws, a large serving of smoked salmon, crab meat, mussels and prawns. The latter were a bit tasteless after the other fresh fare as they had been frozen. I can't recall what my husband had as I was fixated with my meal which I valiantly ploughed my way through. The service was efficient and prompt.

1 Thank Halcyontwo
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Kenmare, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“An oasis on the Bay”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

An amazing bar/restaurant serving the freshest of seafood . Excellently priced and the atmosphere and service is so relaxed and efficient and friendly..highly recommend at stop here

Visited July 2012
1 Thank justin747
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“This is a must if in kenmare”
Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

If you in kenmare this is the place to eat the food and services is outstanding we went as a family my wife had the homemade burger which was huge packed with freshness , I had the well talkeded about seafood platter outstanding , the place is very friendly and great views from the deck , a place not to be passed

4 Thank Ballastsigns
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Worth the 5km trip”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

About 5km out of Kenmare- but a great little pub with the locals mainly there when we turned up in June. Very good pub food and old pub atmosphere

Visited June 2012
1 Thank DobbieHawk
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