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Macdara's bar and restaurant

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€€ - €€€Irish, ,
1 Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 85 146 2526
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent fish meal Good curry and glass of wine deal Curry could have been a bit hotter. Will be back.😀👍

Thank Albatros300461
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just stopped in along our drive and were told they had the best chowder in West Ireland. They were wrong!! This was the best fish chowder I’ve ever had and we lived in New England for over 40 years. Don’t miss this Macdara’s

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an amazing meal. I really enjoyed it! Lovely atmosphere and great services. I definitely will come back!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really tasty lunch here. Staff were also really friendly and the service was great. Highly reccommend

Thank Shane O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished a fantastic seafood chowder. Enormois dinner-size portion chock-a-bloch with shrimp, fish and mussels. A bargain at 8 euros. Came with live Irish music and fine service.

Thank 482ron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initial service was slow but server made up for it with her smile. Food came quickly. She was very good at describing beverage choices. Music was very entertaining.

Thank seeleyl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent, lots of gluten-free options and the food was delicious. What a great place to stop and re-charge on your Connemara tour.

Thank KPHenderson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a superb place for a really good lunch. Decor is very well thought out and the food is excellent. The daily specials are amazing. We had bacon and cabbage and venison stew and for €10 it was exceptional. Not enough people come here...More

Thank rbrewerton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed lovely Fish & Chips and a vegetarian Butternut Pasta in a nice atmosphere without being rushed. Not a great choice of desserts though!

Thank mariegarrykennedy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is perfect. The way the food is presented, the taste, the service, the prices and their fantastic balcony with a stunning view. Dont miss this place if you are dining or lunchin in Clifden.

Thank Cantessier
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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 85 146 2526
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A recent addition to the Clifden food scene Macdara's Bar & Restaurant is a small establishment looking over Clifden bay. Two vastly experienced chefs, coming together to help open a restaurant with the intentions of using locally sourced produce from locally grown vegetables, farmers, fish mongers and more. With our small team, we want our costumers to feel welcome and comfortable.
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