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The Quays Restaurant

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Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
Today
10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 74
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 37
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  • 48
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good

Large bars and basement restaurant in very old building. Staff great, food Ok/good, loved the Galway oysters!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Perth, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Perth, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Large bars and basement restaurant in very old building. Staff great, food Ok/good, loved the Galway oysters!

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

lovely place to hang out and eat with large group of friends e.g hen party or stag . you could eat here , drink here and dance the night away here. music is alwalys great with live bands also.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Went there last week and the food was really poor. Remembered we went there 12 years ago and it was bad then, should have remembered. Checked trip advisor which confirmed we should not of eaten there. Pub was great though, great atmosphere and great Guinness. Use it as a pub but don't eat there.

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Strabane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Was in Galway on Saturday for a hen night. Fantastic city with unquestionably friendly and helpful people. Until, that is, we went to The Quays. We had reserved seating for upstairs for 11:15pm and arrived late. We were told that the seating had gone - fair enough, we were late, after all - but the attitude of the Brian May... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

In the Quays youll get decent pub grub and a good pint of Guinness. If the weathers good id recommend sitting outside, otherwise a spot by the fire or a table deeper - all good spots.

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kerry i
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

this old fashioned pub does a great chowder and toasted special you can sit outside in the street and watch all the crowds go by and see the different entertainment on quay st

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a pleasant lunch at Quays. The food was tasty and the service was efficient, friendly, and attentive. We would return on our next visit to Galway.

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

my husband an i went to this place only to be refused entry,the doorman said my husband was drunk, they looked at his eye which has a dropped eyelid,(my husband has a dropped eyelid condition from an accident yrs ago which can make him look tired!! ) they wudnt even let me explain an wer quite rude, we were goin... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Visitors here recently. Have to say food was average and adequate. Wouldn't rush back for the food,but the bar was a different story. Great music and Irish craic. Would definitely recommend calling in for a drink or three.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

dropped by on our recent visit, had two nice pints and took in the vibe, a nice galway bar well worth dropping into

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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: Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?