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All 356 Galway Restaurants

The Quays Restaurant

Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #231 of 356 Restaurants in Galway
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had been following a list of recommended locations from a local friend and were doing great until we went "off list" checking out this place on our own (without checking any reviews) - the food was a great disappointment. The pub itself appeared to be a busy place. The restaurant not so much - that should have been our... More 

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Larne, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

As a pub it has the look but thats as good as it get - food mediocre to bad for the money - service ok but would not recommend on that basis

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Ireland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Quays is a brilliant place for a night out. The pub itself is on many levels and has a neat atmosphere. It's a great place to check out on a night in Galway. I really enjoyed the live music. I was here for a Christmas party and honestly wasn't all that impressed with the food. By no means was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went with friends and expected traditional good Irish pub grub, god were we mistaken. The food was disgusting, we ordered the Irish stew which looked like dog food and didn't taste much better. It was the worst food I have ever paid for in Ireland. I wouldn't recommend this bar to anyone for food. We also got bad pints of... More 

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Sydney
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I walked through the tiny door thinking I was walking into a little Irish pub....boy! was I surprised! It seemed to go on forever, a pub style bar as you walk in the door, downstairs another bar and tables to sit at. go down another set of stairs into a restaurant, go up a different set of stairs to the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

the live music was amazing. we got there early for a couple of pints and secured a seat to listen some amazing live irish music. This place had the best authentic irish music in any bar or restaurant we visited the entire time here.

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were walking around Galway and decided to stop for lunch because it looked like a great little Irish Pub right in the middle of the city. What a mistake! It was dirty and the food was horrendous. (We both had fish and chips). I was with my boyfriend and we both agreed to get out as soon as possible.... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I had a decent meal here but it wasn't fantastic. I recommend the seafood chowder. It was the highlight. They have a fixed price menu that is a nice option to get a few different things.

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Roslindale, MA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

I only had the soup and brown bread which was fine. It' s the cold pints and people watching that make this one of my favorite spots at the Quays. I stopped in 3 times during my recent visit to Galway. On my first night arriving in Ireland, I arrived around 3pm and didn't leave until 10pm. Had a great... More 

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New York City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

When we walked in, I thought this would be the quintessential Irish pub. That may be the case for drinks only, but the food is down right awful. Don't be fooled by the 2-course special offer. The food is absolutely from freezer bags; like hospital/nursing home cafeteria freezer bags. We took two bites of our dishes (questionable turkey and yellow... More 

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Additional Information about The Quays Restaurant

Address: Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 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
Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian

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