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The Oyster Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, , Seafood
The Spa | County Kerry, Tralee, Ireland
+353 66 713 6102
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (39 reviews)
“dover sole” (2 reviews)
“seafood rice” (5 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
The Spa | County Kerry, Tralee, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for my sons Birthday in September. There were only 3 occupied tables, and despite this the service was very slow for everything from getting a menu, drink orders, main course, and the bill. We got fed up waiting for the bill...More

Thank mary q
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mary, We are genuinely sorry to learn that you were not entirely impressed by your recent experience at the Oyster. Please know that we share your disappointment. We will certainly discuss your comments in detail with the team and will use your valuable feedback...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Visited on Bank Holiday weekend and place was absolutely packed. Staff politely said they would find us a table and when they did said we would have to wait 20 minutes until they could take our order. That was fine as they told us and...More

1  Thank caroline r
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Caroline, Thank you most sincerely for your wonderful review. We are honoured to receive such positive feedback. We were delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and staff so much. We truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again sometime in...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

12 opinionated blokes, well wined and dined around the World, egos to match, all agreed that the dinner was so good that we immediately booked in for Sunday lunch the very next day and loved it all over again. We drank less of the wine,for...More

Thank Greenwillows
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Dear Greenwillows, What a fantastic review to receive! Many many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent experience at the Oyster. It was our pleasure to welcome you all. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your visit and that...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Visited here for lunch and ordered the fresh seafood chowder. It tasted great and was the perfect thing to warm me up after a rainy day in Kerry. I would definitely return to this restaurant!More

Thank RRz-1302
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Dear RRz-1302, Many thanks for your lovely comments of the Oyster. The Oyster Tavern chowder is one of our most popular dishes for so many years. Glad you enjoyed it so much. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again sometime in...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Great meal with family at the oyster great food fantastic choice of food from the menus.Great atmosphere from the bar with great staff will be back again when I return to kerry.More

Thank Stephen R
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Dear Stephen, Thank you very much for your lovely review, which we have read with pride. Your kind comments are genuinely appreciated here at the Oyster and will be shared with our team. We are delighted that you intend to return. We will look forward...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Wonderful place, everyone really friendly. Food outstanding, plenty of choice. Definitely returning.More

Thank Getaway267280
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Dear Getaway267280, Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely comments in relation to your recent visit to the Oyster. It was our pleasure to welcome you and we are delighted that you enjoyed it so much that you wish to return. We...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

What can i say about this magnificent Restaurant outstanding food, brilliant staff the most gracious welcome alwaysMore

Thank BridieK15
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Dear Bridie, Thank you so much for your kind compliments in relation to your recent visit to the Oyster. We are delighted that you enjoy the Oyster so much, its always a pleasure welcoming you Bridie. We are humbled to receive such high praise. Warmest...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

The food was great, the company was great an ideal evening :) Beautiful location can't beat the kingdom :)More

Thank Meg M
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Dear Meg, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Oyster so much. We will proudly share your feedback with our team. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Kingdom again soon : ). Kind Regards, Julie McGrath and all...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

Visited Tralee for 5 days and dined at the Oyster Tavern, great food, a must visit. Staff very helpful and friendly Was made very welcome by the locals drinking in the bar.More

Thank mmcoote
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is very rewarding to myself and all the team to receive such positive feedback. It was our pleasure to welcome you and we hope you will return again...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Long wait for food ....we were forgotten! Food was good when it arrived but who serves main course without veg. This is bar food after all.More

Thank Rory M
Julie M, Guest Relations Manager at The Oyster Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Dear Rory, Thank you very much for taking the time to write of your recent experience at the Oyster. I am naturally disappointed to read such a negative review and shocked you encountered such issues. May I extend our deepest apologies to you. We will...More

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Busy-baby-mum
7 April 2018|
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Response from Julie M | Property representative |
Good afternoon, We will be serving food from 5pm this evening 7/4/18(bar food and a la carte) and open all day for food from 12pm tomorrow 8/4/18. 😀
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BillyBl
7 November 2015|
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Response from Julie M | Property representative |
Hi Billy, We are open all year round, however as of late during the quieter months we are open for food Thursday to Sunday only but the bar is open seven days of the week. Thursday to Saturday food is served from 5pm to 10pm... More
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850mick
18 September 2015|
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Response from Julie M | Property representative |
Hi 850mick, We offer a set four course menu at €22.95 on Sundays and we also have the bar menu which is on all day. At the back of our bar menu we have a kiddies menu which includes roast of the day, fresh fish of the day... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Spa | County Kerry, Tralee, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Tralee
  • Phone Number: +353 66 713 6102
  • E-mail
Description
The Oyster Tavern is one of Kerry's leading Seafood Restaurants, offering the very best in locally caught seafood. It is a well known bar and seafood restaurant throughout County Kerry since the 1980's. It has become well recognised for its excellent quality food and its extensive wine menu. There is a full bar on the premises and the establishment also has a private function room known as 'The Barn' available for birthday parties and any other special occasions. It is a family run business whereby the proprietors Jim and Margot McGrath have a well known work ethic of making everyone that enters feel so welcome with a good team of hard working and motivated staff behind them. The restaurant offers a full a la carte menu and an extensive bar menu to suit all tastes and budgets along with daily specials.
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