Established nearly 40 years ago by the O’Sullivans, the Tankard is a family run business with a great reputation, especially for seafood. Truly amazing views right on the waters edge of Tralee Bay overlooking the mountains provide the breathtaking scenery with delicious locally sourced food. It is rare that you can have a pint and food with such dramatic scenery. Although there are distinct areas for more formal dining, the same menu is offered throughout this establishment. The offerings boast of locally sourced produce that are both imaginative and very reasonably priced. One of the most popular dishes is the Seafood Mornay: A selection of Salmon, Hake, Prawn, Scallop, Crab Claws and Mussels served in a Seafood Cheese sauce and a gratinated crust. Other offerings have a more modern approach, offering customers staggering variety, such as the Wild Atlantic Way Seafood Platter: A sharing plate for two with Crispy battered Hake and Mushy Peas, Deep fried Calamari, Fenit Hand Cut Chips, Tralee Bay Seafood Chowder, Crab Claws in a Garlic Cream and Steamed Cromane Mussels. All the Desserts are made in house too which again emphasizes the best of local ingredients. A phone call or e-mail for a reservation is always worthwhile to get the best Sea view tables available. For a real treat ask for the ‘Specials Board’ which offers a unique gastronomic experience for a fraction of the normal market prices. Some of these specials include: John Dory, Black Sole, Tuna, Monkfish, Rack of Kerry Mountain Lamb and Cork Buffalo Steaks! The location here is the giveaway as Seafood is undoubtedly at the centre of the Menu, the majority of it sourced through the owners’ connections with the local fishing community. The Tankard is the only Restaurant in the area that is open every day all year around so while enjoying a rugged Wild experience come in to this haven of hospitality and warmth, you will not be disappointed.
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