Probably the Finest Fresh Seafood Restaurant west of Galway: “Seafood is Our Speciality”!


We pride ourselves on the freshness of our locally sourced ingredients. Fish fresh from the pier, locally reared meats and speciality foods from Connemara and the surrounding Irish countryside

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Be it a coffee and delicious pastry, a light lunch or a full, fine dining experience, Off The Square Restaurant has something for you. Check out our menus and tantalise your taste buds.

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From an intimate meal for two all the way up to parties and functions, Off The Square Restaurant can accommodate you. And with special offers and deals, there's no need to break the bank!

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Off The Square is one of Clifden’s most popular venues for celebrations large and small, from an intimate Anniversary dinner to Communions, Confirmations, Graduations and Birthdays.

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About our cuisine:

P.J. and Maureen Heffernan welcome you to the spacious Off The Square Restaurant, probably the finest seafood restaurant in Clifden.

Connemara is blessed with the best of natural produce: Oysters and Crab from Aughrismore, Scallops and Lobsters from Cleggan village, delicious lamb from the renown Connemara Blackface sheep, succulent fillets and sirloin of Connemara Beef, and much much more. All of this produce goes into
Off The Square’s fabulous meals.

No visit to Connemara is complete without a meal at Off The Square, be it our Full Irish Breakfast, Lunch Specials, or indeed a knock-yer-socks-off Dinner. Wine is served by the bottle or glass, as is a variety of beers, and our Desserts are not to be missed! Spacious and welcoming, you can find us on Clifden’s Main Street – just ‘off the Square!’


Locally supplied fish and shellfish dishes that offer you a true taste of the sea.


Succulent, flavourful meats from a range of farms in Connemara.


Delicious dishes for vegetarians using fresh and nutritious local produce.

Lighter Bites:

For the smaller appetite, we have a range of lighter dishes and starters.


Indulge yourself with one of our delicious desserts, cakes or sweet treats.

Kids menu:

Our menu includes a range of dishes especially created for our younger customers.


We are Clifden’s most popular spot for breakfast, and you can create your very own by ordering fresh items from our menu.

Soups and Salads:

Ideal for a quick lunch or lighter dinner... a range of crispy salads and warming soups