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Galway Hooker Irish Pub

17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-5642
704-895-1782
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Ranked #28 of 83 restaurants in Cornelius
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Irish
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My family and I went here on a vacation to Lake Norman. There was no wait around 630 and seemed to be a delightful restaurant. I was wrong, many of the waitress were talking about customers from what we could hear and was not a professional restaurant. When trying to get our waitress or other staff members for refills, we... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great service, good selection of food including traditional Irish fare (Bangers, Shepard's Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Etc.) Lucked out by visiting on $ .50 wing night. Ordered way too many but enjoyed the selection nonetheless. The waitstaff was attentive, friendly and knowlegeable of the area also. Smiling faces are always welcomed at the end of a long travel day.... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We've been here a few times now so I figured it was about time to write about it. Each and every time we've been here we've had nothing but great service and delicious food. Only had to wait one time for a table and that was for only twenty minutes. Every other time we were seated right away by a... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The food was wonderful! My husband and I went to the Hooker for the Acoustic by Candlelight concert. The room was packed but that didn't stop the servers from doing a wonderful job. We really enjoyed our experience! Also, the bangers and mash are very close to what we had in Northern Ireland! The pub atmosphere is more an American... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place is very well known as an outstanding bar, but the food can’t be beat. We’ve eaten here a number of times and I like the fish and chips. The best in the area. Incredibly fresh. The last time we went, we were seated way in the corner even though the general dining area was wide open. Maybe because... More

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Urbana, IL
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8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This place labels itself an Irish pub. I ordered a Tully, and before I could say "neat" the bartender yelled at me (yes) for my phrasing. She commanded me to order things by their proper names. Now, I've been a bartender and I've trained a lot of bartenders. I approve abrasiveness. I think it's MUCH better to be abusive than... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Unique atmosphere, great food, excellent service! Highly recommend and will definately go back soon. Philly steak sandwich was awesome as was the calamari appetizer!

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Huntersville, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As a Scot I have found it very difficult to find a decent pub. The GH is the best place I have found so far. Good staff, good food and good beer. Also, there is a good number of TV screens that are usually tuned to different sports. On St Patricks day the GH is the place to be.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I have gone to the Galway Hooker a number of times in the past few years. However, in the past two weeks, the meals I ordered have been awful! A few weeks ago, the fish I ordered was mushy with the waitress saying, "Oh, I'm so sorry!" Three quarters of it was uneaten! Tonight I ordered the special-- prime rib--... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was the first, and in my opinion, the best of the Galway Hooker Pubs in the US. Great traditional Irish fare such as Shepard's Pie, Bangers and Corned Beef & Cabbage. They offer over 50 beers on tap plus a "boatload" of bottled beers from around the world. Though Guinness and Murphy's on tap are more than sufficient for... More

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