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Best Seafood Restaurants in Wild Atlantic Way

We’re taking you on a tour, so buckle up. Whether you’re a native of Ireland or taking a trip along the west coast, you’re going to come across some of the best seafood around. Scenic views, Atlantic swims and the most delicious seafood, straight from the source. We’re travelling from Donegal all the way down to Dingle, so wherever you end up, we’ve got you covered.

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Kealy’s Seafood Bar, Greencastle

We’re kicking this off right at Kealy’s in Donegal. This adorable seaside spot is well established and loved by locals. Their menu is simple but very effective, and all their fish is sourced from Greencastle Fishermen’s Co-op. If you decide to stop by, we recommend the monkfish baked in banana leaf and the salt & pepper calamari.

Eithna’s by the Sea, Sligo

Oh, this one is a treat. This quaint spot directly overlooks the harbor in Mullaghmore, county Sligo. It is family run and family friendly. Eithna’s is well known for its seafood, but there are plenty of other options for non-fish eaters. When you’ve finished your meal, head out to the lobster pond located just outside the restaurant!

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Dooncastle Oysters Food Truck, Connemara

Just imagine: you’re cruising through north Connemara, desperately searching for your next tasty snack and you stumble across the perfect little food truck ready to serve up. Dooncastle Oysters is the ideal pit stop. Things are pretty self-explanatory, order up some oysters, mussels and a big serving of chips. Bliss! Take in the peaceful surrounds of Kylemore Lough and then head straight to the Abbey for a look at the amazing architecture and some local history.

O’Flaherty’s Seafood, Galway

If you’re doing a seafood tour, surely you’ve got to hit Oyster Bay, right? O’Flaherty’s is sensational, and much like our other chosen spots, they don’t like to complicate things. Their famous fish and chip box is a classic, and definitely
enough for two! They’ve got chowder, white fish, shellfish… you won’t be stuck for choice. After a brief repose, head to Trá Mór for a quick dip (if you’re brave enough to face the cold).

Oscars, Galway

We recognize that sometimes your escape from the city takes you back into the claws of another, especially if it’s for good food! Oscars seafood bistro is one of Galway city’s busiest restaurants. The menu is chosen daily, based on what’s been caught that morning. This place is very special and the staff are always ready to help you get the best that’s on offer. Located in the heart of Galway city, it’s a prime spot to people watch and take in the atmosphere.

Seafood Restaurants in Wild Atlantic Way

Linnane’s Lobster Bar, Clare

Finally! We’ve reached our favourite spot. Linnane’s is a classic for those exploring the Burren. Located between Kinvara and New Quay Bay Beach, Linanne’s menu is full of variety and they have plenty of space for big groups. Their customers return year after year for the high quality food, spellbinding views and inventive specials. Their chowder is wildly popular, along with the fishcakes and, of course, their lobster is cooked to perfection. This place is one of the most popular locations on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Barrtrá Seafood Restaurant, Clare

Definitely don’t skip this one! We can’t do a seafood tour without a stop in Lahinch. Barrtrá is a contemporary dining experience that is one to remember and essential for all seafood fanatics. Sure, we’re there for the innovative menu, and exceptional food but the view really tops it off. Make sure to order the soda bread while you peruse the menu. If you feel spoilt for choice, go with the Surprise Menu and leave things up to the chef!

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The Cliff Restaurant, Kerry

This is Ballybunion’s most beautiful beach hotel with views that seem to go on forever. Only a short drive to the Tarbert car ferry on the Shannon Estuary, and you can explore The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher all in one day. This is a great base for touring the surrounding areas and when you return in the evening, their restaurant certainly won’t disappoint. The dinner menu is paired with an imaginative wine list for you to enjoy as the sun sets on the ocean right outside.

Out of the Blue, Kerry

We said we’d get you all the way to Dingle, didn’t we? And we’re ending on a high at Out of The Blue. Just beside the marina, you’ll find this busy seafood restaurant. It’s usually pretty tricky to find a seat, but if you’re lucky enough to then we recommend going straight for the lobster bisque and the black sole. If you’ve got time after check out the Dingle Sea Safari and Oceanworld Aquarium.

Fishy Fishy, Cork

If you’ve decided to continue the adventure (we wouldn’t blame you), and you find yourself creeping up the east coast, we recommend a stop over at Fishy Fishy in Cork. Kinsale harbour is home to a wide selection of seafood but this is our favourite. It’s all fresh from the ocean, served in large portions and perfectly cooked. Go for the battered fish and chips, or the fish pie… or the crab claws. Actually go all out, and get all three. And that’s it! Ireland’s west coast is a haven for seafood spots and there’s always more popping up. You can take our list and hit all of them, or you can roam from place to place and find your own favourites. Either way, you’re going to be doing a lot of eating and you won’t be disappointed.

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