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Off The Square Restaurant

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Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 22281
09:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 09:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Bellingham, Washington
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85 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw that lunch went until 6:00 so just made it. Had soups and sandwiches which was really too much to eat...but we managed. The seafood chowder, said my husband, was the best that he had ever had...that is saying a lot!

Thank Ka H
Healdsburg, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a good place to eat in Clifden and stopped a few locals while walking in town. We find it best to ask people who live in the community for their opinion. Hands down they recommended "Off the Square" restaurant..... we were not disappointed, great food and service!!!!

Thank George G
Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here during the week this restaurant is popular with the locals,they are freindly chatting across tables and to us. We had the steak a large serve of serloin with blue cheese gravy sides of veg and a huge baked potato, the fresh(out of the tank)lobster was grilled perfectly and side of baked potato and salad. Wine list... More 

Thank Rhian M
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had no reservation but that was OK as they could take us when we walked in at 19:30 hrs. Got a table in the front part of restaurant. Area to the rear rear room area off which the kitchen is, could do with some character re-modelling. Server staff were friendly and efficient. Food quality was ok. We have been... More 

Thank golf009
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a bit bamboozled at first when we were directed to "Off the Square on Main Street" and having failed to find 'the Square' we eventually copped on that it was the name of the restaurant and not a direction!! We went here for breakfast. Its a very busy spot but the services was fast and friendly, the menu... More 

Thank eleanor s
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here on arriving in Clifden. Menu didn't have as many fresh fish options as other restaurants but we had the mussels and chips which were on special and it was a huge portion! I had chicken wings for starter which were also fab, it came with a really cheesy blue cheese dip, best I've had. The... More 

Thank LouMul
Camden, Maine
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

All locals seem to love this place. The prices are very reasonable and serving generous. I thought the food and the atmosphere were just ok. But I think it would be a good place with kids. Not my style.

Thank WanderWomanSince1998
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Quite difficult to find a restaurant open on january without the same menu (fish & chips or burger). We wanted a real quite restaurant with fish (the sea is at500m !) We took a turbot. Waoooooo ! Amazing. Two large slides of turbot per plate with delicious vegetables, close to the chimney. A great tasty moment in a cozy restaurant.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We eat there recently with the family and were a bit disappointed - while the service was good the food was poor - lamb shank was extremely fatty chicken faitja was far too spicy and the spare ribs were under cooked- hopefully it was an off night?

Thank GerardC27
Dublin, Ireland
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165 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant a number of times and it has always been 'quite good' or 'good' rather than 'very good' or just 'average'. This visit was similar. Half a dozen oysters, probably Mannin Bay, were good. Roast duck was also good, while the apple tart and cream were very good, coffee average and not really a good espresso.... More 

Thank Patrick C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 36
Irish, Seafood, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
09:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
09:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
09:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 22281

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?