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PRICE RANGE
€11 - €58
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, European, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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In my opinion and experience the best seafood restaurant in Ireland. Food is amazing and stuff is great. Menager knows everything about menu what is amazing. Will be beck 100%

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Me and my wife decided to try this place out. And we didn’t regret. Food was amazing. The service was top notch!! Will be beck 100%

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While the food was very tasty, we were incredibly disappointed with the service. We didn't seem to have a specific server looking after us so our finished starters took a long time to be taken from the table, and we waited a long time for...our mains... And waited some more... Eventually after a lot of forced eye contact with various servers, we were told there had been a miscommunication in the order. Seems it hadn't been placed at all. The couple beside us, who arrived after us, had finished their meal before our main even arrived. While one server apologised, there was no attempt to make up for the poor service. Most other places would have offered the wine on the house at the very least. We're usually dessert eaters too but we decided to leave after the main because we were so disappointed. As we were paying, we weren't even asked how our meal was so that we could give feedback. This, in fact, felt pointed, as I heard them ask both tables either side of us about how they found their experience. Such a shame that such good food doesn't have the service to match. I will be very slow to return and slow to recommend to friends or family.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Galway for the first time and we were determined to get seafood. We tried to get dinner late on a Thursday, but couldn’t be sat without a reservation. Decided to call the next day for dinner. Food was all great! Limited options but that...means the food is even better.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming, charming setting,with an exceptionally delicious and imaginative menu. One of our best meals in recent memory!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024

We had visited a number of years ago and had a really good meal. This time was even better, absolutely exceptional. The layout had changed a little which seemed to have created more space, its a cosy small restaurant. We had a fabulous little table,...the best in the house we thought. The decor is lovely, very tastefully decorated. Our food was amazing, beautifully cooked fish, elegantly presented with just the right amount of accompaniments. The service was perfect, genuinely warm. We had an amazing evening: perfect table, exceptional service, mouth-wateringly good food, super chilled wine. Highly recommend a visit, book in advance, it’s very popular.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

Relatively limited menu but the choices available produced a most excellent and enjoyable experience. Wonderfully fresh and flavoursome seafood. Staff very friendly and attentive. Would have no hesitation in heartily recommending this restaurant particularly if you like quality seafood prepared with expertise. Will definitely be...back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Staff very friendly and welcoming. Lovely decor Food was absolutely amazing 10 out of 10. Great menu choice would highly recommend

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023

Ambience delightful. Two very friendly and helpful young ladies serving. Quite a different seafood experience which was important otherwise would just eat at home.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

The food is very good but the service is a little spotty and despite what the Tripadvisor page says, it is not vegetarian friendly. Everything involves fish.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Definately make this a stop during your Galway stay! Pricey but the food is excellent. Each course is carefully constructed and super tasty with flavours developing throughout the dish. Our daughter is vegetarian and whilst there aren't any veggie options on the menu, when I...rang to book we were assured that there wouldn't be a problem. Excellent starter of tempura veg tacos followed by a roast veg and mungbean stew. Deserts were creative and very well presented. Top marks for the carageen moss and bailey's pudding!!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Fantastic place if you love the freshest seafood and fish. Cooked to perfection. Lovely atmosphere and the staff are amazing. Could not recommend it more.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Just enjoyed an amazing meal here. Portuguese Hake delicious, piano playing in the background and the most amazing desserts😍

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023 via mobile

We followed other reviewer’s advice and mostly ordered from the specials board. Everything was absolutely delicious! So fresh! It was a Saturday night and the place was fully booked. We had a reservation. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

Limited menu changes regularly with fresh local catch and locally sourced ingredients. Excellent quality and generous portions. Well paired wine list. Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly service. Definitely will return when in town.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Response from janedM6104ZS | Reviewed this property |
Can you stop in a day ahead and make a reservation? Or even early in the day you want to eat there? We loved Oscar's food and got to know Sasha, the front man for the place. We would stop earlier--Galway is a small city... More
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Response from Lex2582 | Reviewed this property |
They don't have an official website. When I was ij Galway I walked in and made one. Their Facebook page should have their phone number.
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6 August 2018|
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Response from YvonneT844 | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the Restaurant direct. I put up a review as I had a great meal in lovely surroundings with my daughter recently.
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OSCAR'S SEAFOOD BISTRO, Galway - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - Tripadvisor

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Oscar's Seafood Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5