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Off The Square Restaurant

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Clifden, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 22281
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 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 

Thank Philippe H
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 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
Novato, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We had 14, all family and relatives, that visited Clifden for several days. We made reservations for the group and they were able to slide tables to give us a long table for all of us. The staff was very friendly, service was great, and the staff chatted and joked with us. The food was good ... loved the fish... More 

Thank captdsull
Warrington, Cheshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

On a cool, damp, November day, the tourists could be found in the many shops, bars and restaurants in Clifden and this restaurant offered comfort, good service and excellent food at reasonable prices. I would recommend it.

Thank Michael D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Good restaurant. Right off the square as the name implies. The food was great and so was the staff. Atmosphere was cozy.

Thank Marc C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Just back from a meal for two in Off the Square. Chowder and Garlic Mussels to start - which were superb - and 10oz steaks for mains - melt in the mouth beautiful. Kim, our server, was also fantastic. Beautiful restaurant, lovely decor and ambience. Just wonderful. Thank you for sensational food, and service. 11/10

Thank adambolger
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast here on a recent break in Clifden. Loved by all from Full Irish to breakfast bap and kids own individual choices.

Thank SarahJaneEoin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Myself and some friends visited in October for breakfast. Fantastic!! Friendly staff, free top-ups, extra beans, nice atmosphere, we will be back!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Just back from a fantastic meal at Off The Square, from the starters we had which were prawns and mussels to the out of this world steak I couldn't fault a thing, simply delicious, great value for money and good portion sizes, great chef, the front of house staff Kim and Rainer were helpful and made us feel so welcome,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $36
Irish, Seafood, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clifden, 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?