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Macdara's bar and restaurant

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
1 Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 85 146 2526
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb burger” (13 reviews)
“noodle soup” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to Macdaras with a friend. I had a veggie burger and he had mussels. To be fair, food was just amazing : really tasty and well presented. Obviously the best veggie burger ever in my life !! Plus, le staff was so friendly...More

Thank Mariehoux
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In the four days since arriving on holiday I have had seafood chowder each day (admittedly one bought in a supermarket that wasn't bad at all) The chowder in Macadara's is in a different league to the rest in my opinion. It was the most...More

1  Thank Tony D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walking around clifden with my dog around lunchtime I saw a sign for the lunch special of the day. 3 tapas for 10€. I asked if I could bring the dog and the waiter brought me out onto the balcony with a lovely view of...More

2  Thank mitnick_mobile
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pop in on Wednesday to MacDara's where they had the burger pint special on and have to say it was amazing! Highly recommend this place

2  Thank Macca D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed with smiles and positive vibes! What a wonderful place to eat, meet friends, listen to music and enjoy a spectacular view! The fish cakes were excellent, the mussels had great flavor and we also one a return trip had their lamb burger...More

1  Thank Exploration759626
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here for lunch when we arrived in Clifden and we are pleased we did. The food was excellent and very good value. They have a few specials on at lunch. We had the mussels which was enough for us to share.

1  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fast service for standard of food, fantastic trad band with singers. The staff are attentive as my dad dropped all of his cutlery and it was picked up and replaced immediately. Definitely will be back again!😁

1  Thank Deirdret6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is amazing, as is the service from Donal and his team! I would highly recommend the Connemara lamb burger as you will not be disappointed. Also there is a great selection of homemade desserts. Always a cosy and friendly atmosphere. By far...More

1  Thank Leanne R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and presentation. Menu deceptive in style/design as food so superior. We all throughly enjoyed our meal, 4 adults and 3 children. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Aileenpl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended: Great food and friendly service. Fish tacos very tasty. Children's food also lovely. Good atmosphere.

1  Thank gwyndaff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
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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