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John Keogh's - The Lock Keeper

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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Clan House 22 Dominick Street Upper | Galway's West End, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 449 431
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17:00 - 23:30
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Sun 13:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri 17:00 - 00:30
Sat 13:00 - 00:30
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Happened upon this place on our first night in Galway. Food was great, drinks even better. Great bar service, especially by Kiera, who chatted with us about Galway, great things to see and Ireland! She even helped with a bit of Irish! Can't say enough! Highly recommend!

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1 Thank Chelsea T
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

So much yum! My boyfriend and I came in here the other night for dinner and few drinks before we went out. He got the lamb shoulder which was tender and flavorful. I ordered the beef burger which their menu advertised as 100% Irish beef and it might have been one of the best burgers I have eaten! They had... More 

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1 Thank Dominique W
Matt H, Owner at John Keogh's - The Lock Keeper, responded to this review

Hi Dominique, Delighted to read your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the visit. Best wishes Matt More 

Galway, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were unfriendly when they told us, that they don't serve food between 4.30-5 (in order to change menu ???). Also, beer choice on draft is very limited.

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Thank pistaGalway
Matt H, Owner at John Keogh's - The Lock Keeper, responded to this review

Hi Pista, Thanks for taking the time to review John Keoghs. I'm sorry if you perceived the staff to be unfriendly when they told you that we close our kitchen for 30 minutes, this was not our intention. We close the kitchen for 30 minutes so as to allow us to change over to the evening menu. All our food... More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for good food in a pub environment, look no further. This is the place to go. Friendly staff, nice food and good prices.

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Thank Cristiana A
Matt H, Owner at John Keogh's - The Lock Keeper, responded to this review

Hi Cristiana, Thanks a million for your feedback, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your experience at John Keoghs. Matt More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a business dinner and really enjoyed it. They're very knowledgeable about the drinks, especially gin and whiskey. The food was excellent as well. I got boneless beef ribs with herb risotto.

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Thank BrennaHC
Matt H, Owner at John Keogh's - The Lock Keeper, responded to this review

Hi Brenna, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your visit to John Keoghs. It is great to read that you enjoyed your meal and the extensive gin and whiskey offering. Hope to see you again. Matt More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner and a couple drinks on a Monday night. Very cozy atmosphere with great food (both had the sirloin steak with peppercorn sauce) and a solid drink selection. Would highly recommend for dinner in Galway!

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1 Thank Cody P
Matt H, Owner at John Keogh's - The Lock Keeper, responded to this review

Hi Cody, Thank you for visiting us recently and for your great review. It is much appreciated. Matt More 

Galway, Ireland
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the ambiance of this restaurant. The fireplace was on and it was not too crowdy. The personnel was very friendly!

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Thank Suzanne R
Matt H, Owner at John Keogh's - The Lock Keeper, responded to this review

Hi Suzanne, Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the ambience of the pub with the fire lighting and friendly staff. Hopefully see you again. Matt More 

Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there for our second time now and had the pleasure of having a new menu to choose from. We really enjoyed the food and found the beef rib with risotto to be fab and also really recommend the cauliflower gratin potato it was super yummy. The pub was very warm and very comfortable.The food was served quickly and... More 

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1 Thank nobbycon
Matt H, Owner at John Keogh's - The Lock Keeper, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for visiting us and for your detailed review. As a young business all we really appreciate any feedback. I am delighted to read everything was to your liking. Hope to see you again. Matt More 

Paris, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here mid week. Our Waitress Ashling, had great recommendations for us. Had the goats cheese to start, and the beef rib. My friend had the fish and chips and everything was delicious!! Washed it all down with pint of O'Haras craft beer. Would definitely recommend this place! The service was so great and the atmosphere is... More 

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2 Thank Ally S
Matt H, Owner at John Keogh's - The Lock Keeper, responded to this review

Hi Ally Thanks for taking the time to review us. Great to read that you enjoyed the visit. The team appreciate your comments. Best wishes Matt More 

Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived 6.30 for dinner. It was early so we a a choice of tables. The staff were friendly. The food was restaurant quality rather than the usual bar fare. The cauliflower soup and chicken wings to start were so tasty. We had ribeye steaks which were very very tender and flavoursome. The desserts were limited in choice. Left early so... More 

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2 Thank jdoyle9859
Matt H, Owner at John Keogh's - The Lock Keeper, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to review John Keoghs. It is great to read that you enjoyed your meal especially the rib eye steaks. As a gastropub we aim to provide restaurant quality food in an informal setting and it is good to hear that you enjoyed this experience. Best wishes Matt More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
17:00 - 00:30
Saturday
13:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clan House 22 Dominick Street Upper | Galway's West End, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 449 431
Description
If you enjoy high quality food in a traditional pub environment you will love John Keoghs Gastropub! All of our food is prepared daily with the emphasis on local and fresh.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?