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All 351 Galway Restaurants

The Quays Restaurant

Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #225 of 351 Restaurants in Galway
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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Houston, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

After a long day's drive we went into The Quay to grab some food and it was the worst restaurant experience I've ever had. The food tasted like something you would buy in the Walmart freezer aisle, but only after it's been refrozen and reheated. I only give them one star because I cannot put anything lower. We left after... More

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Denver, Colorado
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152 reviews 152 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Staff is professionally polite, at best. They appear more occupied with operations than serving or selling. Generous portions of food don't compensate for so-so quality. If you're part of a group planning to talk, eat and drink the night away, go there. If you want a great meal, there are lots of great places in Galway.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had a great experience here. We each ate a dozen oysters, and I, who had been only drinking half-pints of Guinness, had to have another half-pint! Great oysters and great service.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went with several people and no one liked their food. The turkey was served with 3 starches. 2 potato dishes and stuffing. There was hardly any turkey just starches.The Spring rolls were so greasy they were inedible . The salads were not Fresh. The food when served did not even look good. I went to another restaurant afterwards to get... More

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Washington DC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Had read lots about this place both from Trip Advisor & Rick Steves, and my son had visited two years ago. Just went in for a Guinness & Galway Oysters and so glad I did. Like most of the places in Galway, the staff is amazingly friendly. Our bartender (I think it was Carl) confirmed my choices for craft beers... More

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Address: Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian

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