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The Dail Bar

Cross St, The Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 777
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Ranked #60 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited The Dail Bar on the 21 and 22 of August and had two very enjoyable evenings. After our first evening we decided to come back for the next night as well. I came back especially for your wonderfull steak. We had such a good time that we booked also for the 25th of september (for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We ate dinner at the Dail Bar two evenings during our stay in Galway. Both times, though they were busy, orders were taken and meals served in a reasonable amount of time. Sweet potato and chick pea curry was nicely seasoned and a generous quantity served. The beef and Guiness stew was hearty and flavorful in an ample portion size.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had hamburgers and they were very good. This pub gets very busy and it is lively and fun. Service is very good but you may have to go to the bar to order. Try it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were looking for a bite to eat and couldn't decide until we saw a sign, which said Steak, Chips, Fried Onions and a Pint €16.95. So we reckoned we couldn't go wrong with that, and you know what we didn't. It was a real size, beautifully cooked, rare Sirloin, chips, deep fried onions, mushrooms and a pint of Bud,... More

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We always visit the Dail bar every time we are in Galway, and each time had a good experience, however this time around was very disappointing. I went there with my husband and kids for dinner. We were put sitting at a dirty table and it took a while before a waitress came to clean it up, then she disappeared... More

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

Thanks for your recent review of us on Trip Advisor. I am disappointed to read that your weren't fully happy at your last visit. Delighted to see that you have visited us before and enjoyed the experience. We at The Dail Bar strive to provide top class food & service 100% at all times. As a professional & experienced team... More

San Diego, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went here with a group of freinds and we all had 'pie' type meals which were all spud and hardly any filling. I know the Irish like their potatos but this was a bit much! There were chips on the side too. When I got down to the end, the 'pie' filling was good but please lay off on the... More

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

Hi Ahren K, Thank you for your recent review of The Dáil Bar. We are very fond of the potato in these parts but we may have overdone it ever so slighty on your visit. As you can see from previous posts, our food receives glowing reviews so hopefully the next time your in town, you can call in and... More

Limerick, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went to The Dail Bar for drinks after been very rudely treated at Naughton's across the road because we were a Hen Party group. The staff and service here made up for it as we were welcomed and treated respectfully. Staff were very polite and efficient. Lovely friendly atmosphere. Lovely decor, bathrooms spotless. Will defiantly return and would highly... More

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Somerset, England
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have been to Galway several times and we always make our way back to the Dail bar. The staff are friendly and efficient, the food is great with traditional dishes like beef & Guinness hotpot & roast chicken which are excellent. The pub has a very relaxed welcoming atmosphere, I would highly recommend the Dail bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

They were serving dinner later than many of the nearby pubs. The Beef & Guinness Stew was the best I have ever had! So delicious. The staff was also very nice and the bartender upstairs was very helpful. We needed to put in a call to our bed and breakfast because it was getting late and we still had to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We looked for a place to eat in Galway that was off the main area and we found the Dail Bar where we had a great meal. This is a two story place and we eat upstairs looking out one of the windows. The food was served quickly and it was one of the best meals we had in Galway.... More

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