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The Dail Bar

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Steakhouse, Irish, Pub, Gastropub
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42-44 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 777
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10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Quick Bites, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Dail Bar and Restaurant has already become a firm favourite to both...
The Dail Bar and Restaurant has already become a firm favourite to both Galway residents and visitors alike with its stunning decor 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 visit The Dail 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 Dail 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. The Bar is open late 7 nights a week from 11:00am to 2:00am
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    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 15
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious

I would go back to Galway just so I could eat here again. I had their fish and chips and it came with the most delicious homemade tartar sauce. The service was excellent, very fast and friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Jessica M
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  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I would go back to Galway just so I could eat here again. I had their fish and chips and it came with the most delicious homemade tartar sauce. The service was excellent, very fast and friendly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Large establishment serving decent pub grub. You can't book, but it's a large establishment upstairs & won't have to wait too long for a table. Service is ok & the food's honest & plentiful. Nothing special, but does what it says on the tin

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

Hello, Thank you for your recent visit and your review. We always like to hear customer feedback. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Galway. Regards, Barry Donovan Manager. More 

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went into The Dail bar as it had the same name as a bar we go to in Tenerife. We were glad we did as it will be a regular now when in Galway. We had a drink downstairs while waiting on a table upstairs for dinner. The atmosphere was so good, I was almost disappointed when our table was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Cozy place. Friendly enough staff. The beef and Guinness stew was very good. Prices are reasonable. Have a good selection of food and dessert. In Galway right in the shopping street area. Not many people when I was there but that made it more charming

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great food, good service, upstairs bartender was especially nice. Classic irish pub feel and would eat there again

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped in for an early dinner and were sent upstairs - which was great because it was less noisy. Several waiters took care of us - I like this waiter-sharing-customers system! We got to ask many questions about the food as well as the beers on tap. I ended up with a cider and an Irish whiskey on the... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Amazing food right in the centre of Galway! The food was gorgeous and had amazing service, the best food we had while in Galway and a lovely pub atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

In the walking mall area of Galway, a great stop to quench your thirst or have a quick bite. Good lunch choices and cold Guinness

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We always go to the dail bar for a drink while in Galway, it's got such a nice atmosphere and the staff are great! Especially the barman with the glasses, always super friendly!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Dali Bar is in the very center of Galway and offers a lot of room (plus a smokers area). Large variety of beer and very typical Irish look. Problem is that if there isn't a band playing live music you'll be devastated by horrible commercial music choice that will let you think you're in a shoe shop in some big... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42-44 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Irish, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

The Dail Bar and Restaurant has already become a firm favourite to both Galway residents and visitors alike with its stunning decor 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 visit The Dail 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 Dail 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. The Bar is open late 7 nights a week from 11:00am to 2:00am
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:00 am

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