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The Quays Restaurant

Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #208 of 346 Restaurants in Galway
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
County Tipperary, Ireland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Ate here recently and have to say the quality of food was so poor. No variety of taste, everything tasted like it was cooked from frozen! Waitresses very friendly and helpful, just such a pity about the food. Sort it out guys, stop relying on the location!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a cool restaurant and bar/pub right in the heart of Galway. There is multiple levels and you can either sit in quiet dining or in the middle of the action near the bars. The food was delicious and we can't wait to go back!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The pub looked like it would be a good night out but the food here was awful. I had the chowder to start which was almost certainly from a tin. My main, chicken kiev, had no garlic butter in the middle and the potato it came with tasted like 'Smash'. My husband had fish and chips, the fish was breaded... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We didn't have food here, but we had some night out, a very good live band were playing, the place was buzzing, how ever if you are up stairs, get your beer from the front bar as it is pretty bad from the back bar,

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Galway, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

went for Sunday lunch . Ordered seafood starter , what I got was a scoop of blended fish thought it contained fish sticks, very little flavour .Horrible . Had Turkey and Ham for main , was very average , dried smashed potato dry turkey,Plenty of Veg though which was good .Over all a poor Sunday lunch . Wont go back.

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Somerset, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have been to the Quays bar/restaurant several times and it is always busy and full of atmosphere, there is great live music most nights. We have not eaten there but it is always very busy so I imagine the food is good. I would recommend the Quays for a great night out (may not be very good for young... More

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Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I went there on Thursday night and the live music was awesome! The bar was completely full and the atmosphere is excellent! A place to go if you stay in Galway!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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149 reviews 149 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Quaint restaurant featuring locally sourced seafood that could not get much fresher than the docks out back. Good, friendly service

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Levittown, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a blast at the bar. It does get crowded at night, however, there are a few levels and bars open to get a drink, listen to music, and enjoy the atmosphere. We had a blast. A good place for drinks at night with friends!

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Sioux City, Iowa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great little pub ... we had the oysters and seafood chowder ... the food is good -- the chowder is a GREAT choice -- and priced well. To sit in there is to be surrounded by church windows and church furniture salvaged from elsewhere. I love the atmosphere ... an ATM is tucked around a corner that... More

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