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Macdara's bar and restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

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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.
$10 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Gastropub
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews lamb burger chowder mussels quinoa side salad guinness stew seafood super salad view from the balcony baby bowls veggie options kids food daily specials clifden bay food was amazing lovely atmosphere goats cheese
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely food, relaxed atmosphere, friendly and professional staff. The meal was very good, fantastic chowder, and good value as well. Overall a very nice experience.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank G824QRjamesm
Reviewed December 21, 2018

I have been here many times and absolutely love the food, service and atmosphere here and the food is exceptional value for the quantity and quality you receive. The staff are always friendly and very accommodating.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maureen F
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Have to agree with other reviews, this was really good seafood chowder! I love mussels and it was loaded with the,. They offered a local beer selection that rose above my love for Irish stouts. The back patio had a nice view of Clifden's small...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Gregory P
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I am now officially spoiled and want no other stew, ever. The service was also spot on. Although they were quite crowded they were able find me and my friend a seat. I went there a second time and even though I really wanted to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bastet742018
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Chose Macdara's at random for an early lunch on a Sunday. Great staff, very friendly. Tried the chowder on the recommendation of the bartender he said it was the best in the Atlantic. Well he was right, tons of meat and at least 5 or...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Patrick P
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Recommended to us by a local and she did not steer us wrong. Thought it might be a bit upscale but turns out it was typical Irish pub The chowder was great and I mean great. Had chowder 5-6 times on trip and this was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DMK62563
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

I just had the butternut squash pasta at MacDara's. It is amazing. We met the wonderful Donal who has a calm nature and lovely smile. A very enjoyable experience, great staff and a relaxing atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Josephine C
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mariehoux
Reviewed September 16, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Tony D
Reviewed September 16, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank mitnick_mobile
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