We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shepard's pie” (8 reviews)
“steak sandwich” (22 reviews)
“nachos” (19 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (829)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

111 - 120 of 683 reviews

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Great pub, nice waitress. In my opinion was the best pizza that I've eaten in Galway. Big place, nice atmosphere.

1  Thank Öruch K
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Popped into the Front door for an early dinner when passing through Galway. Service was very good, staff were really very obliging and nice. Had chicken wings to share for starters, was very tasty and good size portion, perfect for sharing. BBQ back ribs and...More

Thank st0401
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Dear st0401, Thank you for your review and for all the positive aspects of your visit highlighted in your comments, they are always important to us and hopefully we will have you visit again soon. Our Steak Sandwich is one of the most popular dishes...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Although I understand that the meals here are very good, this has become an after dinner stop for us. The offer an excellent assortment of Irish Whiskies, along with all of the other bar standards, and there is usually a good local music act playing...More

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This place was super cool and surprising! You think you are just going into the small bar, but the farther you walk the more rooms and bars there are! It was a just a cool place! Loved all the rooms! And the food was really...More

1  Thank TravelAgentAmyZ
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had meals here for 5 people Sat, 11th March. Food and service excellent. Catered for coeliac, thank goodness. Best food we had in Galway the whole weekend. Bar didn't have Dark Rum, though, only spiced golden. :(

2  Thank kindredspiritIreland
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Ended up here three nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) in a row with a group of friends. Good atmosphere, good tunes, friendly people and a great bartender, Mike, at the first floor bar made us feel at home each night. Place gets busy the later the...More

3  Thank teeterkeene
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This is a really great bar , as soon as you walk in you realise the place is different, welcoming fires , old world furnishing with high tech. Tv in every bar, as you turn each corner you encounter another immaculate bar , stocked with...More

1  Thank CarrRobin
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here large group all else seemed to enjoy but what picked - nachos to start were over cooked and slightly burnt(the chips) we still ate most of it and then had steaks as main which were not great at all unfortunately wit a rather...More

Thank DollySnr
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hello DollySnr. Thank you for taking the time to review our bar and for complimenting our customer service. Needless to say we were disappointed to hear some of the group didn't enjoy their meal. Did you mention this feedback to your waiter on the day?...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

was in galway last week and had lunch at the front door service was excellent and food was gorgeous had steak and asked for well done and its exactly what i got would highly reccommend

3  Thank patricia m
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place. Staff are primo. This review is about the food. I had the penne Asian spicy dish. Man, it takes a lot for me go back to a restaurant to have the same dish but in this case I did. This...More

3  Thank NKS2
Nearby Restaurants
The Pie Maker
795 reviews
.02 km away
Cava Bodega
700 reviews
.05 km away
The Dail Bar
782 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Quay Street
1,915 reviews
.06 km away
Galway's Latin Quarter
793 reviews
.05 km away
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
455 reviews
.11 km away
Hall of the Red Earl
62 reviews
.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
6 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
no you dont need to make a reservation and it depends whats going on in galway but I have never been left waiting :)
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing