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Galway Hooker Irish Pub

17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-5642
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Ranked #29 of 84 Restaurants in Cornelius
Price range: $21 - $30
Mon 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Irish
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Waiter was thoughtless and careless. We asked for water. His on-the-fly style resulted in one glass of ice water for me which I shared w/husband. Appetizers, salad and entree served all at once although several items were missing like blue cheese dip for buffalo shrimp. Had to ask for these. Our requests were met by blank stare. Then, "oh, yeah.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My fiancé and I drove by and the place looked like a good authentic Irish pub, so we decided to drop in for an early dinner. Best choice we've ever made! I had the corned beef and cabbage-excellent! My fiancé had the beef medallions-even better! But the best part of our whole meal might have been the sweet potato fries... More

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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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107 reviews 107 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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