There are many restaurants to eat at in Tralee town. Some of them are better than others. The only way you would know which are the better restaurants is to look at the local people from the town to see where they are eating. I am from Tralee and I will give you the best restaurants & cafés I think are in the town.
If you are looking for the perfect place to eat and drink, then head to Yummys. My wife & I go there every weekend.
Voted Ireland’s best family-friendly restaurant, there is something that every member of the family will enjoy. There is a play area for the young ones.
Also, there is a doggie menu for your four-legged friend. The atmosphere at Yummys is one where everyone feels welcome. It is quite close to Tralee Square.
The Daily Grind
The Daily Grind Restaurant is a great place to get a delicious and hearty meal. The restaurant is located in the heart of Tralee, making it convenient for residents and visitors alike.
It’s cozy with outside & inside places to eat. The menu features a wide variety of soups, sandwiches, and salads, all made with fresh ingredients.
The staff is friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is casual and relaxed.
Rose Hotel (Dott’s Bar)
A great place is dinner at Dott’s bar in The Rose Hotel. You should book a reservation because sometimes they are really busy and you will have to wait for a table if you don’t
They have added a new extension to the building to cater to the increase in footfall. They have a wide variety of dishes catering to coeliac and vegan on their menu. Sip a wide variety of Irish and international whiskeys while you are eating your meal.
Bella Bia Restaurant
If you are looking for an Italian restaurant look no further than Bella Bia. It is a family-run restaurant with Noreen & Willie as the proprietors.
They have an extensive Italian menu and their food is of a consistently high standard. The portion sizes of food and drink are very generous.
It is excellent value for money. The décor is light and airy. It is very near Siamsa Tire so you can take in a show before or after the meal.
My number one choice for early bird or dinner is Cassidy’s restaurant. They are open at 5 and they don’t close until late.
They do an early bird all evening but you will have to ask for it when you are booking the restaurant. The chef makes many lovely Irish and European dishes.
They have vegan and vegetarian options. It is in the centre of the town close to the square.
Chopin’s Restaurant & Café
Another lovely place is Chopin’s which does its own baking. Every Friday myself and my work colleagues go up to Chopin’s on our tea break.
I think they are the cheapest in town for coffee/tea and a scone. I always have the apple muffin if it is there because they are lovely and really popular.
They are open very early and do breakfast and lunch. If you are staying in a hotel in Tralee town I highly recommend their breakfast.
Manor West Hotel
My mum loves going to the Manor West Hotel for lunch. You will be served in the bar but it is better than the ordinary bar food.
They have loads of waiters and waitresses who have their own pre-assigned spots to look after. You have a wide variety of foods to choose from whether this is Irish, European, or Asian.
If you are shopping in Manor West shopping centre and you get hungry I would really recommend this hotel for lunch.
If you like Asian food Lana Restaurant is the most popular in town. They have beautiful savory dishes served by friendly staff.
All the local people go to Lana’s time and time again. They have an ice cream machine at the front counter so the children can pour their own cones.
They can go up time and time again for the ice cream. They have a good vegan menu. Lana’s is in the centre of town on Ashe Street.
Sometimes, you would much rather have a takeaway rather than go out to a restaurant for a meal. The Royal India in Tralee is one of the best takeaways in town, evidenced by how busy it is. If you are a fan of Indian food, you absolutely must try it.
In conclusion, the best restaurants in Tralee are the ones that offer a variety of foods from different cultures.
If you’re looking for a great place to eat in Tralee, be sure to check out one of these restaurants.
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