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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$3 - US$27
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 yesterday via mobile

Place was very busy but staff were lovely. Atmosphere was good and enjoyed the surroundings. Cod and chips was pretty average unfortunately - it was very late in the day, so maybe that’s why.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can choose your fish. I chose cod and one of the best I have had in UK. Really enjoyed outside seating watching the people go by.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basic menu keeps focus on food too notch. Fish & chips were good - got curry sauce and it wasn’t the best curry sauce I’ve had but still satisfied. Wish they had more than one type of canned beer to order. That would be my...only suggestion. The decor was fun and the restaurant was clean. Staff met basic expectations on service.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Virtually tasteless, both the fish and the chips. Chips were blond and bland; we left almost all of them untouched. We were told these were the best fish & chips in the city. Needless to say we didn’t try any elsewhere.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch on a day trip to Galway. The locals recommended McDonagh's as the best place to go for fish & chips. When we arrived, the restaurant was busy (a good sign) and we ordered and found a table outside in the...sun. The food was fresh, cooked to order and very good.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on a busy Saturday after reading the stellar reviews and took our food to the waters edge. Not sure what classic fish and chips is supposed to be like but ours was cod and a greasy, soggy mess, both the fish...and the chips. Nonetheless, we enjoyed it but continued our quest for the best f & c in Ireland.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was a priority for me in Galway based on my travel book. It's in a great location and the staff were both friendly and efficient. However, I wasn't impressed with the food: it was fine, but didn't live up to my expectations. It...did feel like a busy local spot, with great people watching from the front windows.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No where comes close, although many pretenders for the title exist the fresh cod and chips here has yet to be beaten. Milk must be from magic cows for the price though 😂😂

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was easy to find as people were lined up outside the door, wait was about 20 minutes not bad considering how many people. We chose cod for the fish…This was the best fish n chips we had on our whole Ireland trip. But it...was too greasy for my taste and should have been left to drain for longer. Also would have preferred the chips to be cooked longer…More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fish portion was small with over cooked batter and the chips were not the best. Not the worst I've had but very close.

Date of visit: May 2022
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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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Yes, McDonagh's offers takeaway services.

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