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22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 565 001
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (669 reviews)
“haggis” (27 reviews)
“onion rings” (39 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Irish, Seafood, Fast food, Soups
22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

absolutely fabulous fish and chips. friendly helpful staff, we were there late so it wasn't busy. still best fish and chips in Galway.

Thank 413shayd
Reviewed 2 days ago

We noticed McDonagh's because it wasn't open yet and quite a line was formed waiting the doors to open. The part with waitstaff was not open, so we went with the serve yourself side. One of the best fish we had in Ireland. All fish...More

Thank Navion5150
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have only eaten from it's take-away, but have never been disappointed. Great home-cut chips, tasty fresh fish, and their pies are good too.

Thank Sinead F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely food as usual but the plates are shrinking over the years it's silly. Seriously they are small for a decent cod and chips. But price doesn't shrink. It's a shame.

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the recommendation of family we visited for supper and enjoyed it. One side is tables ans waitstaff and the other is mainly fried food and seat yourself.

Thank dakota0105
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted my one authentic fish and chips in Ireland and after this recommendation from a local, I figured this would be the case. I was very underwhelmed. Maybe it was an off day, but my meal was not great at all and I didn't...More

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who is not a fish fan but the rest of my family are I enjoy eating here. The Haggis is very tasty and filling. The chicken is well worth a visit as well. But the chips are the best in Ireland.

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for traditional fish and chips with big chunky chips not your usual skinny ones and a fresh seafood restaurant also very popular with the tourists and in a great location with traditional Irish pubs and shops nearby the street is buzzing with buskers...More

Thank wellhappy22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great choice of fish, informative place mats and very friendly staff. Great for a quick meal. Reasonable prices too.

Thank Phyllis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide recommended this spot for good fish and chips. There was a queue of people waiting at lunchtime but we soon discovered the line moved rather quickly. The fish and chips came out piping hot. We sat at a table and enjoyed our...More

Thank Donna B
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Questions & Answers
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.
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.
10 August 2017|
Response from Laiss |
I've eaten 3 nights in a row at Mc Donaghs and I can assure you they really look after your needs, the staff are very friendly and accommodating. This is in Galway, not in Dublin, 2 hour drive from there (wild atlantic... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 565 001
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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 is cooked to order, and you are guaranteed the freshest of Chips, as our potatoes are peeled and cut on the premises. Our Fish & Chips can be eaten on the premises or taken away, we also have outside seating during the summer months.
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