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22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 565 001
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish and chips” (565 reviews)
“haggis” (22 reviews)
“onion rings” (37 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Irish, Seafood, Fast food, British, Soups
22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We ordered at the bar and were novices. I told this to the woman at the counter and she just laughed and asked what I wanted. She took me on the short course through the process and I survived. It was fun. Our cod was...More

Thank RERD09
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like your fish or seafood done simply then this is the place for you. A traditional fish and chip shop one side and fish and chip restaurant the other offering a variety of fish not just your cod or haddock. All fish is...More

Thank LeytonPT11
Reviewed 2 days ago

People come from everywhere for the experience of lining up to eat at this little eatery. They are reknown for their fishn chips . Unlike other restaurants in the area, they do not serve beer. Instead you are encouraged to buy it in some other...More

Thank getawaygirl122017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Got in the wrong line (system was not explained) and then was unable to get a table and was turned away twice when I asked to sit in the other section. The lady who took my order ran off as soon as I said "cod...More

Thank Shelby W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped here after reading reviews and it was a good choice. You get to choose the type of fish in your fish and chips-I got the cod and it was very good. The fries were quite good as well. We had six in our party...More

Thank Cathi F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food is affordable, fish is really good, best chips in Galway. Try the hake-its local. Large portions-you can share

Thank Jenn S
Reviewed 6 days ago

On a rainy Galway day we queued for over half an hour to sit in the restaurant section all because my partner is no big fan of fish & chips. Had we not opted to sit in the section with a more varied menu, we...More

Thank haifasharon
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent stop off from your busy day shopping must have Cod and chips the best Galway has to offer,very busy good staff

Thank Colombo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another can't miss,listen to the public and go for the fish and chips.My wife bugged me to go back again but stubborn me wanted to try different places.Im not a big fish guy,but the fish and chips served here are much better than anything I...More

1  Thank ChALUTCH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near our hotel and serving food that one would expect at a ocean-side location, we were very pleased. Both indoor and outdoor seating are available.

Thank JackArkadelphiaARUSA
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Donal C
15 December 2016|
Response from McDonaghs | Property representative |
Hi Donal C thanks for your question. Our fish and chips are not cooked in the same oils but we cannot guarantee the chips to be gluten free.
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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
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
  • E-mail
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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