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22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 565 001
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (649 reviews)
“haggis” (26 reviews)
“onion rings” (37 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Irish, Seafood, Fast food, British, Soups
22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When I first walked in I wasn't impressed. The kitchen looked unclean and the staff practically shouted at you but maybe that was their way of getting our orders correct. The strong smell of fish had me gagging but despite all this the food was...More

Thank Shill200
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friend Liam is from Galway and recommended this place. My husband and I went immediately, and loved it. The chipy has far more than just cod as their fried fish; you can get about 10 different kinds of fish beyond cod. The fish is...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had not been here for a few years and was looking forward to their renowned chowder. I was sorely disappointed. I ordered chowder and fish and chips. Firstly the chowder, well it wasn't chowder at all. It was a sludge green soup with an...More

Thank mercia g
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decided to have one last fish and chips dinner on our last night in Ireland and chose this place as the name had been on a map I’d seen. It has a nautical theme, and is seemingly highly regarded as evidenced by the many framed...More

Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a sit down meal with my wife here in their restaurant part as opposed to their takeaway and it was everything we wanted. Had mussels in a Thai sauce as my starter and have to say I think they were the tastiest muscles I...More

Thank HailHail1888
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly. The owners, P.J. and Mary provided personal attention and made our trip memorable.

Thank TacomaTeachers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the shellfish platter (A MUST!) and the fish and chips. The shellfish platter was amazing and the chips were crispy to the end. Will not disappoint!

Thank jmsmith685
Reviewed 1 week ago

The freshness of this fish is amazing, since Galway is a coastal city. Get cod and chips with salt and vinegar, have the food for take-away and walk 5 minutes down to the river and eat your food. I can't even describe the crisp freshness...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a Saturday night. I thought it was a bit overpriced for the food they served. It was packed though...

Thank Traveller_28006
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish was very fresh, flavorful, and delicious. The taxi driver we had earlier in the day recommended this place and said it was the best fish and chips in town. We had the fish and chips, onion rings, beans, and tar tar sauce. Small line...More

Thank Eudaimonia93
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Mary K
17 October 2017|
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Response from Karen B | 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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