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. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. 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

  • 12. 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

  • 13. 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

  • 14. 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

  • 15. 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

  • 16. O'Looney's Waves Restaurant

    $ | Irish

    Travelers come here to get up close and personal with the surf from behind a bowl of steaming Atlantic seafood chowder. Floor-to-ceiling windows...Read More

  • 17. Souper Cafe

    $ | Café

    For soup lovers, this modest, brightly painted café on a square in the heart of Ennis will hit all the right notes. With daily changing specials...Read More

  • 18. The Cloister Restaurant and Bar

    $$ | European

    Nestled by 13th-century Ennis Friary, this landmark restaurant's contemporary flair contrasts with its old open-stone walls and timber joists...Read More

  • 19. The Long Dock

    $ | Seafood

    Carrigaholt Village, with its crumbling medieval tower house perched on the coast, is home to this almost-200-year-old pub and restaurant, one...Read More

  • 20. The Pier Head

    $$ | Irish

    Once the village pub, the Pier Head is still a bar, but it sells more food than pints these days. The location is idyllic, at the top (head...Read More

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