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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

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High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Beautiful old hardwood throughout, very attentive wait staff. It was a busy weekend as it was Maundy Thursday. We walked in without a reservation and were seated almost immediately. (It's a large place). The Irish stew was very good - tender chunks of meat. My husband had the sheperd's pie and he loved it.

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1 Thank Lynn V
Ede, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Great food, great beers, lots of room, nice staff. This place is huge, it keeps on going, and going, and then there's also a second floor. Great atmosphere too.

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1 Thank frisopas
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I have been to there a few times, I had good food every time, the place is big and the service is good.

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1 Thank nevermindcv
Umea, Sweden
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Many vegetarian options, even vegan. Great quality fish and everything done with care. Being a pub on High Street we were very impressed with the food. The staff was helpful and friendly.

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2 Thank Paraflex
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Front Door was just what we needed to start our a hen night after The Connemara Pub Tour; a reserved space for 21, easy booking and a very generous helping of finger food. Definitely appreciate accommodating us on such a busy night during the Euros. So good, we went back for night two too!

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1 Thank Anita_W_11
Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We went here twice for dinner last week and had the 2 course meal for €14 both nights.Food was really tasty,quick and efficient service and very pleasant staff.We would highly recommend The Front Door for a great family meal and value for money.

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1 Thank Missymoomin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We went to Galway on a whim for the evening and eventually ended-up in The Front Door Pub for a late night drink, Met a barman named Michael McGuinness. A dab-hand at making Apple D.E.W's. He was so friendly and entertaining it really made our night and we will be returning soon for another vist, Thanks Michael. oh! and MIchael... More 

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2 Thank Ita G
Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This was a great place. Party of 14. Everyone loved their food - esp. The shepherds pie, fish and chips and the stew. Recommend it!

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2 Thank wordandworldroch
Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Best place to go if you don't want to head to a niteclub. Great music, good mix of people and relatively easy to get a drink at the bar.

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2 Thank Laura O
Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Possibly best large pub in Ireland,food and service really good,chowder best ever,staff really pleasant,went there 4 consecutive nights!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 757

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