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The Oyster Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, , Seafood
The Spa | County Kerry, Tralee, Ireland
+353 66 713 6102
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (39 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
“dover sole” (2 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Spa | County Kerry, Tralee, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although we came for a quick drink and after our round of golf we were treated with the friendliest welcome by Manager Jim who accompanied our need for fresh Oysters but also went out of his way to make our dining experience fantastic. The Oyster...More

Thank SteveH318
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were a late-booking group of 7 and we were fitted in on a busy Saturday evening after only reserving the table at 5pm. The service was very attentive throughout the evening finishing with a handshake from the host as we left. The food is...More

Thank Bumpydog
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came on a recommendation of our Airbnb host, he said it was lovely, casual and fun. We arrived and it took 20 minutes to even ask what we wanted to drink, servers kept walking past us but no one would help us. Yet at...More

Thank Becca F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back home after another visit to Jim, Aine and that wonderful people at The Oyster Tavern. It has been some months since our last visit (with guests from Australia on that occasion) but the experience this evening simply could not be surpassed. From the...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently took a visit to the oyster with some friends. With great service and a buzzing atmosphere the food got top marks. We chose the oyster for a catch up as there is a wide variety of food on the menu. Each of us...More

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

on sun1jul my family went to the oyster to celebrate a double birthday we had a lovely meal we had great service the food was superb and all the servers were very friendlyMore

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

Dear Anne, Thank you most sincerely for your lovely review. We are delighted to receive such positive feedback, which we proudly pass on to the rest of the team here. It was our pleasure to welcome you all. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends and I had the pleasure of returning to the oyster on Saturday night, it was our friends first time in the oyster and they truly impressed with magnificent setting of the restaurant on the shores of Tralee bay , and the very warm welcome...More

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

Dear Mike, Thank you most sincerely for taking the time to post such a fantastic review following your recent experience at the Oyster Tavern. It's great to know that you all enjoyed it so much, it was a delight to read that you were impressed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food fish is really fresh great service Jim and staff are brilliant well worth a visit always specials on offer great for parties or intimate occasion well worth a visit

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The staff here is lovely, and the food fresh and delicious. Both the decor and the menu tend toward “old school”, like scallops Mornay. Delicious but possibly a little stodgy. Nonetheless one won’t go too far wrong, especially with the seafood. Open wines are ok...More

Thank unswissmiss
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Great food, never a bad experience and a meenu that caters for everyone and a great pub in general - Managed very well also

Thank Seán F
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Questions & Answers
7 April 2018|
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. 😀
7 November 2015|
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
18 September 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 33
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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