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The Quays Restaurant

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Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 347
10:30 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here for food once and drinks multiple times. It's got a cool vibe and style to it. The oysters tasted fresh and decent value. I would definitely recommend as a nightlife stop.

Thank Eric H
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit Galway quite regularly and normally eat in places that we know we enjoy but this one day we fancied a change. We took a walk down the street and this bar seemed very nice with a good atmosphere so we proceeded to the restaurant which was down a set of stairs. No one was seated in the restaurant... More 

Thank Lucinda S
Tabernash, Colorado
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Neat bar with multiple levels and rooms but jam-packed with tourists. Played mostly pop music - not Irish traditional when we were there.

Thank TravelAgentAmyZ
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111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have no clue how the food was, but the bar and the entertainment are on point - even for a Monday night.

Thank Kristin T
Kilkenny, Ireland
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice traditional style pub/restaurant in the heart of Galway City. The food was pretty basic for the price. The speed of dishing up the order would lead you to question the freshness of the food. I had haddock and chips and my partner the lamb. The salad that came with the fish and chips was a sad... More 

Thank 110Helen2014
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We ate there and it every single plate we asked for were terrible. We orderes some quiche and irish stew but it came with chips, pasta, salad, many cold things, and a tiny liece of what we ordered. Everything was frozen and bad quality. However, at night it was a very nice pub wit an awesome alive group concert!

Thank Leila G
Charlotte, NC
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

In a city with many good pubs, The Quays stands out for being spacious and particularly welcoming. Reasonable prices. The food looked good, but we didn't eat there.

Thank CharlotteTRAV
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I'll start off with the positives first... The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the service is good with a real feeling of old school Irish banter. However the food is way below average and the cost, well when you consider €17.95 for fish and chips with a tasteless side salad and coleslaw that's frozen is taking the pi$$! Go... More 

Thank vanishingchef
Philly PA
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A must see - even if only for a drink. A really neat bar with architectural delight. Can be touristy because if local - you will enjoy if full or empty.

Thank Kim M
Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Have been here before when I last had a visit back home to Ireland so this time I wanted to show my husband. This place has lots of little nooks to sit in upstairs and downstairs , fabulous character and great atmosphere they always have live music every night.Its like one big party in your living room.

Thank Jynxie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 347

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