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Donnellys of Barna

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Chowder, Irish, Seafood, International, Pub
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Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
353 (0)91 592 487
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A cracking great place

This rather famous establishment is one of those places you hear about but file away in the back of your head not really believing the rave reviews you are getting and then, an opportunity to actually visit the place arises and oh joy oh bliss, there is a God, it is all true. We loved our visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Trim, Ireland
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  • Special occasions
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Trim, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This rather famous establishment is one of those places you hear about but file away in the back of your head not really believing the rave reviews you are getting and then, an opportunity to actually visit the place arises and oh joy oh bliss, there is a God, it is all true. We loved our visit here. From the... More 

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Monaghan, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Called in one evening when holidaying in the area. It's a busy place with a good mix of locals and tourists . The food was top quality and reasonably priced and the staff were very friendly. Will definitely eat here again when in the area

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The whole family went here for my sons birthday, while the service from the staff was good, have to say we were very disappointed with our food - the fish dish was dry with a little sauce on it, it was tasteless, and the crab claws were not that nice either, all the other dishes were just so so, the... More 

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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This restaurant/ bar is situated at the entrance to the Connemara Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking Area) and it is not unusual to hear the Irish language being spoken, in addition to many other dialects. The staff are very friendly even when very busy. For us, the chowder is the outstanding attraction, but other choices will not dissappoint. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I'm always one for great service and Donnellys definitely deliver on that. All of the staff there give a very warm welcome and this adds so much to the overall experience. We all ordered different dishes which was a great way to sample more of the menu. The haddock moray and mussels were great starters although one of the group... More 

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Maureen Phillips
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed across the street at the Twelve Hotel and had dinner here At Donnellys. The food was terrific. Cozy pub atmosphere. Lovely staff and the bread from heaven. Salmon was juicy and fresh. The mussels were sweet and delicious. A real home cooked meal in a wonderful old pub. It was a chilly evening and the warmth and cheer... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited this place in 2009 and it's still the same. Great food, good priced drinks, excellent staff and a comfortable atmosphere.

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visited Donnellys while staying in the Twelve Hotel across the road. It was mid week so the bar was quite enough. Nice local bar which retains a traditional look and atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Great pint of Guinness. Would definitely call again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My family and I always visit here when we are in Galway. I cannot rate the food high enough. Menu is fantastic, something to suit every tastebud. Staff are so friendly and a great atmosphere. Can't wait to return again soon.

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Galway, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I was here in April, i had mussels, they were not great, very poor dish, i had scallops, they were on black pudding which was look very old and scallops were not tasty at all and i didn't even like the crab meat. I don't think i will ever be back

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Additional Information about Donnellys of Barna

Address: Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 (0)91 592 487
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
Average Prices: USD 43
Cuisine: Chowder, Irish, Seafood, International, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barna Coast Road | Galway, Barna, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: 353 (0)91 592 487

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Irish, Seafood, International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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