From Kenny Baker (who is a very talented web designer, responsible for http://www.ussher.ie among other sites) comes this. I have never had the pleasure myself of eating there but if this anything to go by must make an effort.
Some of the best chowder in Ireland, in my opinion can be found at Paddy Burke’s Oyster Inn in Clarinbridge, Co. Galway. A homely tavern, with a lemon color and a thatched roof, Paddy Burkes’s is a well known seafood bar and restaurant serving fresh fish in variety in addition to fine meats and fresh vegetables. Home to the annual Oyster festival, specialities include oysters from the local oyster bed.
Also renowned at Paddy Mac’s is their Homemade seafood chowder (€5.20). A mouth watering dish, the chowder, as with all of the food here, is made with excellent fresh produce.
The pub houses about half a dozen rooms and alcoves and has stone walls, open fireplaces and potbellied stove, all adding to a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the service is excellent Paddy Burke’s is definitely worth a visit!