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Mc Donagh's have been tantalising the taste buds of both Visitor and Local for four generations. The Family knowledge of Fish and dedication to their customers has earned them the reputation of being one of Ireland's best Seafood's Houses. Mc Donagh's is divided into two sections: In the Seafood Restaurant you will find a great variety of fish dishes on our menu. From native Clarenbridge Oysters, Salmon, Crab, Scallops,Prawns, Hake, Lemon Sole, Plaice, Haddock, Wild Mussels and Ray. Smoked Salmon from Connemara and whatever else the Fisherman can get his hands on. A new addition to our menu is Irish Rib Eye Steak from Mc Geough's Butchers Oughterard Co. Galway. In our Fish & Chips Bar the fish
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Irish, Seafood, Fast food, Soups
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fish and chips. Should be a landmark honestly! The chips were crispy, and the batter was not to thick and was perfect on the cod. Love it!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a welcome return it is to have the best fish& chips available again for takeaway… closed for too long the locals for sure have missed this place… and now learn to believe so many long serving staff will not return Mandy g certainly served...the best bag of chips you would ever see. Great to have you back, there’s more to galway then jus tourists & don’t forget that.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited here last Friday, everything is up to perfect standard walking in, lovely food but then when I was being served a intoxicated drunk Women served me!!! Surely the managers would of known about this before she was let onto the floor to serve customers!!!...Service 0/10!!! Everything else 10/10!!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 21 June 2021 via mobile

Awsome place , fresh food , lots of options , and i will kill to find the garlic sauce recepie . I have recently been through Galway , and for the past 3 years it has been tradition to go by here everytime when we...are in the area . But unfortunatly it is closed untill further notice .... I will be comming in the near future again through Galway and i wanted to know if you guys will be open or if you have a ETA .More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2020 via mobile

What can I say ? Its the best fish n chips ever! Cod, mackerel, hake etc chunky chips, amazing tartare and garlic sauces, mug of tea....heaven

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

When you order at the till you then have to wait by the bar to collect your own food..and each portion of what you ordered is on a different plate which makes it impossible to carry it all at once so you have to go...back and forth to your table to bring your meal and drinks down which is a bit ridiculous? I won’t be coming back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

Visited here with my wife and kids and I have to say I was disgusted with the attitude from the staff, the toilets were disgraceful and the food even worse. I had the mackerel and it wasn’t fresh at all. It was soggy, and completely...tasteless. It was definitely in the deep freezer for weeks! I was completely shocked that a fast food restaurant in the centre of Galway would serve such terrible food. My wife had the fish and chips and hers was also disgusting. If you’re in the area of shop street, avoid this place like the plague. Never, ever, ever again! Make a trip to MacDonalds, you’d get better food and service with a smile!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 September 2020 via mobile

A friend of mine was raving about this place so when we finally gave in and went along we were very glad we did! I had the Ray and Chips and it was cooked to perfection 👌 The batter was crispy and the ray was...tender. I'm not a huge fan of chips most of the time but I finished these ones off! So tasty. I will definitely be visiting again when I'm back in Galway.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

I have eaten in McDonagh’s many many times over the years. It has never failed to deliver when it comes to Fish ‘n Chips! Whether you are a local or a visitor to Galway, if you want the best around, you won’t beat McDonagh’s. Beautiful...fish and without doubt the best chips in Galway. I would recommend McDonagh’s to everyone without hesitation.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

Maybe it's Covid, but we always came here on our trips to Galway. Was always a fantastic fish n' chips treat, old style. Utterly disappointed this week, arrived, reheated food plopped on counter before I even paid. They had nothing we wanted from the menu,...no drinks we wanted. Offered tap water! No thanks! Food was not edible, chicken had no meat, loos were dirty, had to serve myself and family. Staff didn't care. Particularly the lady at the till. What a shame, end of a fine Galway tradition. Won't be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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CdninLoudoun
3 July 2019|
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Response from maggie2716 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so! Most everything is fried! There were some mash peas that are probably gluten free but that’s about it
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Mary K
17 October 2017|
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Response from W9132EBkarenb | Reviewed this property |
You may want to contact the restaurant with your question as I doubt any customer will know the content of food items.
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Mary K
21 September 2017|
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Response from Brian O | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, to be honest with you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about McDonagh's

Yes, McDonagh's offers takeaway services.

Yes, McDonagh's offers delivery services.

McDonagh's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4