County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. Aniar Restaurant

    $$$$ | Center | Irish

    J. P. McMahon has caused quite a stir in the Galway dining scene with his tapas at Cava Bodega and the recently opened casual spot Tartare,...Read More

  • 2. Gallagher's Seafood Restaurant

    $$ | Seafood

    In the village's only thatched cottage outside the folk park, Gallagher's Restaurant has been wowing for the last two decades, with a strong...Read More

  • 3. Kai Cafe and Restaurant

    $$ | Center | Contemporary

    Tucked inside a renovated cottage in the shadow of St. Ignatius's limestone belfry is one of Galway's best restaurants. The bare stone walls...Read More

  • 4. Linnane's Lobster Bar

    $$$ | Irish

    It doesn't get much better than this 300-year-old, slated, whitewashed cottage with a turf fire and full-length windows that open out onto a...Read More

  • 5. Loam

    $$$$ | Center | Irish

    The industrial facade and simply furnished interior of this award-winning restaurant and wine bar just off Eyre Square betray nothing of head...Read More

  • 6. Moran's Oyster Cottage

    $$$$ | Seafood

    This small thatched cottage is just upstream from where the Dunkellin River flows into Dunbulcaun Bay, the epicenter of Ireland's fresh oyster...Read More

  • 7. The Pullman Restaurant

    $$$$ | Irish

    Stationed on the grounds of Glenlo Abbey Hotel, overlooking Lough Corrib in the outskirts of Galway, is Ireland's most unique restaurant: two...Read More

  • 8. Wild Honey Inn

    $$ | Irish

    Owner-chef Aidan McGrath and wife Kate's modest Victorian premises on the outskirts of Lisdoonvarna have become something of a culinary landmark...Read More

  • 9. Ard Bia at Nimmo's

    $$ | Spanish Arch | European

    Expect to wait in line at this city-center restaurant set in an old stone house, with tables overlooking the Corrib. Ard Bia serves budget-conscious...Read More

  • 10. Cupán Tae

    $ | Center | Irish

    For anyone seeking an authentic tea-drinking experience, à la the Irish grandma who serves tea as an art form, the Cupán Tae ("the cup of tea...Read More

  • 11. Flanagans on the Lake

    $ | International

    This lakeside restaurant, convenient for a bite before or after a River Shannon cruise, serves up international fare with breezy service. Locally...Read More

  • 12. Food Heaven

    $ | Irish

    Commanding a prime location in the town's market, Food Heaven is one of the best places to eat breakfast in Ennis, with standouts including...Read More

  • 13. Gallery Cafe

    $ | Irish

    A chilled-out café in the middle of town, Gallery Cafe has heaps of character with local artist exhibitions and the occasional live performance...Read More

  • 14. Goosers

    $ | Irish

    One of the most famous landmarks in town, complete with thatched roof, turf fire, and stone flooring, this classic Irish pub is a cozy a retreat...Read More

  • 15. Hazel Mountain Cafe

    $ | Café

    This surprising find in a cottage on the northern ridge of the Burren is not only a refreshing place for a soup-and-sandwich break, it's also...Read More

  • 16. McDonagh's Fish and Chips

    $ | Spanish Arch | Seafood

    The humble fish-and-chip is king at this stalwart restaurant, serving deep-fried cod, whiting, haddock, and hake for decades. The reasonably...Read More

  • 17. Monk's Pub

    $ | Irish

    This landmark dining pub a stone's throw from Ballyvaughan Pier has changed hands and fortunes over the past few years, but all you need to...Read More

  • 18. Morrissey's Seafood Bar and Grill

    $ | Irish

    Set on a bend in the river a short drive north of Loop Head Peninsula, this unpretentious town house has gained a national reputation. The key...Read More

  • 19. Murphy Blacks Restaurant

    $ | Seafood

    Set in modest Victorian quarters on the main thoroughfare into Kilkee, Murphy Blacks is operated by a duo with a vast experience in hospitality...Read More

  • 20. Noel's at the Manor

    $$$ | Irish

    This fine little eatery packs a punch in the local dining scene, harvesting the best of local produce from the sea and land. Operated by the...Read More

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