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Off The Sqaure

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Clifden, Ireland
+353 (0)95 22281
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food Great Service

Found this place by chance while searching out lunch. Excellent food and service. Best scallops I've had in years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
giant1960
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Kincardine, Canada
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We spent the night in Clifden and opted to check out the town and eat out instead of eating at the hotel restaurant. We looked at all the menus to the various restaurants in town and finally agreed to try this place out. This was probably one of the best meals we ate in Ireland. The Seafood Chowder was amazing,... More 

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Kincardine, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Found this place by chance while searching out lunch. Excellent food and service. Best scallops I've had in years.

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Dublin, Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Tried this restaurant and found it really good. I can recommend the steak - great portions and reasonably priced. Mrs has cod which she really enjoyed and came with a great selection of veg. Service was top notch and it was surprisingly busy given it was April and midweek. They seem to have some pretty good deals each day like... More 

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New Delhi, India
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178 reviews 178 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Enjoyed our late afternoon meal here. The staff made an effort, but was attentive. Food arrived in time, and was as expected. Great place for a meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We ate here on the evening of Good Friday. The front part of the Restaurant was not yo busy but there seemed to some local families eating in a rear room. We were given a very warm and friendly welcome on entering the restaurant. We ordered a drink and items and specials on the menu were explained. All the food... More 

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County Mayo, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went as a group of 8 plus an infant to this restaurant yesterday and we extremely disappointed. From the moment we went in the staff were unfriendly, uninterested and did not want to interact at all . When we asked to be seated together it was almost as if we were really putting them out. Two tables were pushed... More 

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Quiet Saturday night in January, no fillet steak but nice meal all the same. Staff delivered but zero interaction or hosting. Price and atmosphere ok. Not bad spot but probably better mid summer.

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Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

After spending a great morning walking across to Omey Island and visiting Connemara National Park, we were looking forward to a late lunch. We called into Off the Square in Clifden. now I know it was late but to say we got a frosty reception would be putting it mildly. two members of staff stood looking at us as if... More 

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Cold Spring, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Four of us went to the Ryder Cup in Scotland and then were hopping around Ireland and while in Clifden we ate at the Off The Square Restaurant. All the meals were delicious so I'm told. David was great and very attentive to our request and he was very busy waiting on the entire place. He suggested we get a... More 

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Central NY
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29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The food here was actually better than expected. The seafood chowder was just overflowing with all different kinds of seafood and the fish n chips were very tasty. The wait staff were great and the atmosphere was quaint. Worth the visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)95 22281

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 36
  • Cuisine: Irish

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