The Lobster Bar & Restaurant – Kerry

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When you drive out onto the start of the main street and the waterfront in the stunning coastal village of Waterville the first landmark that strikes you is the giant lobster holding a pint of Guinness above the front of The Lobster Bar and Restaurant. The business is located on the Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way. Quality fresh local food is the centrepiece of this establishment. Visitors can expect a warm welcome from the Doyle family and friendly staff. Be sure to visit the back bar for up-to-date reports and banter on the successful fishing exploits on nearby Lough Currane, renowned for fresh salmon and s Read More


A warm welcome, great food and friendly service are what makes The Lobster a must-visit on the Ring of Kerry.

The Lobster is a family-run restaurant and is steeped in history, established over 60 years ago. The famous giant Lobster holding a pint of Guinness can’t be missed and a relaxing atmosphere and award-winning food await you!


The king of the crustaceans is the hero on this menu the fresh whole lobster is poached and presented in two halves and dressed with garlic aioli, salad and chip potatoes. There is an abundance of fresh fish and shellfish on the menu sourced locally from the waters around Ballinskelligs Bay and Portmagee including fresh hake which the chef uses for his deep-fried fish coated in house-made tempura batter, scallops and Irish salmon.


For ‘land lovers’ there is a real treat as Chef sources his beef and lamb from small South Kerry farmers within 10k of Waterville. We would recommend the homemade beef burgers, lamb shank and the roast leg of lamb always available on the Sunday menu. The Lobster Bar and Restaurant is geared up to take ad-hoc groups and family celebrations and gatherings.


If Waterville is your destination or you are touring the Ring of Kerry then The Lobster Bar and Restaurant is a must for your lunch or evening meal break. The Lobster Bar and Restaurant hosts are James and Andree Doyle and their friendly staff are ready to extend a warm Kerry welcome.


Great food in an amazing setting, offering good value for money.


  • No plastic drink bottles in use.
  • Compostable paperware where possible.
  • No plastic packaging for their takeaway service.
  • All takeaway cutlery is wooden, no plastic.
  • All takeaway coffee cups are biodegradable.
  • The business has installed Solar Panels to heat all hot water.
  • Where possible all fresh food requirements are sourced within 20k of the business e.g. all beef and lamb sourced from producers in South Kerry.
  • As much as possible all fresh Irish fish is sourced within 10k of the business.

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