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Galway Hooker Irish Pub

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17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-5642
704-895-1782
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun Atmosphere, Good Food, Reasonable Price

The hotel staff recommended this place, so I walked up there, not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere (lots of wood, Irish historical pieces/renditions, brick, etc.) Very Irish-bar like. Good menu with lots of options, including some authentic Irish dishes, like Bangers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Jon F
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The hotel staff recommended this place, so I walked up there, not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere (lots of wood, Irish historical pieces/renditions, brick, etc.) Very Irish-bar like. Good menu with lots of options, including some authentic Irish dishes, like Bangers & Mash. I opted for the fish tacos, which were delicious. I think I devoured... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I am no expert on Irish cuisine. However, I have a good palate and know when food taste good. So, we always go there for their bangers and mash. Also, it is a cool restaurant with beautiful outdoor seating. I always see lots of people at the bar so I guess it is a great hangout place.

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Phoenix
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I went here with my mom for a fun new place to try. They have a great menu with many traditional options. I've got to admit my favorite thing here were their nachos. They have a happy hour price til 6pm Monday to thursday for only $3! Along with a few other things they offer for a great deal til... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Eddie Z here again.my wife and I have wanted to come here so we took our family here last night For dinner.We ordered the Bavarian pretzel,calamari,and nachos for appetizers of which the nachos were the better of the three.the calamari was soggy and undercooked.the dinners were a mixed bag of baked cod,flounder, Fish& chips,all which were very greasy with limp... More 

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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387 reviews 387 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday although we did not let them know. Nice Irish pub with a boat (hooker) hanging from the ceiling. We had the Calamari for an appetizer. I had the tomato basil soup and my wife had a Caesar Salad. For our main entree we both had the fish and chips. All of... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We've dined at Galway Hooker several times and enjoyed all the food and most of the service. It's a great looking place, nice atmosphere inside. Not too loud, not too quiet IMO. Perhaps a more unusual menu for an Irish Pub than one might expect (menu currently includes Jamaican inspired dishes among others), but they do have Shepard's Pie and... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The pub was built in Dublin, Ireland and shipped by boat to Charleston, SC. Then trucked to Lake Norman, Cornelius, NC and assembled. You have outside seating, seating with an arbor covering it and inside seating. The choices have a pleasant, friendly feeling. The menu includes the usual pub offerings like fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, but there... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Loved the atmosphere and food . Good service and choice of dining tables (next to fire, inside , outside) Price is good for the quality of food ,service and friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this Tavern.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Although haven't tried a lot on their menu...their Guinness is perfectly poured and their corn beef sandwich is to die for! We will definitely go back soon, been too long between visits

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The atmosphere, especially the outside seating, is wonderful. The service is always solid. The food is incredible. The corned beef and cabbage is amazing. I mean the kind of meal that you wake up craving. Our young kids love the place also. I honestly looked at this place for a long time as just a bar. I recently discovered that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-5642
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: 704-895-1782

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?