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The Dail Bar

Cross St, The Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 777
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Ranked #71 of 346 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $23
Cuisines: Irish, Mediterranean, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Dáil Bar and Restaurant has already become a firm favourite to both Galway residents and visitors alike with its stunning décor that is both impressive and comfortable at the same time evoking a relaxed warm atmosphere that just draws you in like your favourite local. Situated on the intersection of Middle Street and Cross St right in the heart of the city it really is a beautiful bar to visitThe Dáil is decorated in a wonderfully traditional manner with beautifully carved oak bars, feature fireplaces ,stunning staircases and many a cosy corner to while away an evening. The downstairs bar has a warm inviting local pub feel where you can relax and enjoy your favourite drink in a comfortable environment, chat to friends, and get to know the friendly bartender or just absorb the atmosphere and many hidden features that the bar has to find!The Dáil is also a restaurant serving top class food at Pocket friendly prices all day everyday. The varied and enticing menu really does go above and beyond a traditional pub menu.
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Full of atmosphere, friendly staff. Went there two nights running, and so loved the Beef & Guinness Stew I had it both nights. Friends had the Crumb-coated Chicken and the Fish - all great stuff. Quick, friendly service, and reasonable prices.

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Galway, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Some of the staff are friendly,however some also need to be thought manners,on my last visit the staff member dealing with me was extremely helpful and friendly...food is reasonably priced and good,however I think they need to jazz the menu up a bit...al days so cozy in there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Lovely meal and quite reasonable. Lovely surroundings. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend it to anybody visiting Galway City.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was here today with my friend and first of all I must say that the food is above average pub grub standard. The service however has left a lot to be desired! At first we had a lovely young, dark haired waiter who was very friendly and helpful but much to our disappointment our waiter was replaced by an... More

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Dail B, Manager at The Dail Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sinead D, I would to start off by thanking you for your very positive comment on the standard of food. As a team we strive to look after everybody in the best possible way from the second they walk through the door to the hours later they leave. On this particular occasion I believe it was myself that was... More

Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

How they do it when it get's so busy I do not know. On our first night as we entered, a barman got us two seats and it was jammers. Staff always made sure we were okay for everything. Ate there twice because the food on the first day was so nice we thought we would try it again the... More

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Watkins Glen, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were wandering around the Latin Quarter of Galway, looking for a place to eat that wouldn't break the budget and fount the Dail Bar. The special of the night was an 8 oz sirloin with fries, onion rings and a free pint which sold the two men in our group of four. The fish chowder was delicious and the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fantastic food, I usually go for the steak and pint deal for less than €20 . Can't fault it! Lovely warm atmosphere. I go all the time

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Ham Lake, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were sent to the Dail Bar from the Front Door (their "sister" pub who was closing early) and were glad we went. It's around the corner from the main drag, so don't miss it - the food is excellent! We were seated upstairs by the manager who promptly took - and filled - our drink orders. The ambiance is... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We walked around looking for a place to eat and came upon the Dail Bar. The food was great and our server was excellent. He was very attentive and joined in with our fun. We all had a lot of laughs and fun at the Dail Bar.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We ordered the Irish stew and it was delighful of course in Ireland everyone makes the best Irish Stew. This was the first time in a week it had mashed pototaes that was a nice touch.

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