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Galway Hooker Irish Pub

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17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-5642
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 25
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    Very good
  • 8
  • 4
  • 6
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

This pub has a good atmosphere and great food. I especially like to go in the winter time when they have a roaring fire.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Linda S
Cornelius, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Charlotte, NC
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

LOVE this place. They have a HUGE outdoor patio, great items and antiques hanging all over inside, a gorgeous fireplace and a outdoor sitting area. The food is the top quality and cooked to order. My husband and I go there whenever we can and enjoy everything about it! Great entertainment, usually Friday & Saturday nights.

Thank Nana62charlotte
Boukedes, Owner at Galway Hooker Irish Pub, responded to this review

Great to see the review and thank you for the support of the Galway Hooker. We recognized you only had a 3 out of 5 on service and would love to know more about your experience with the service issues you may have had. Any information helps us perfect our trade and we continuously stride to train and educate our... More 

Cornelius, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This pub has a good atmosphere and great food. I especially like to go in the winter time when they have a roaring fire.

Thank Linda S
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I have been here twice and can't wait for my next visit! The decor is reminiscent of Ireland (which makes it different that any other dining experience) and the food is fantastic! The fried calamari is the best i have ever had and the bread pudding is a must!

1 Thank Kimberly G
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Dined on a Monday night not so busy. No hostess at door but they were slow, understandable. Nice table very good menu, specials not offered had to ask ordered a bottle of wine brought one glass. Appetizers came no silverware or napkins. Got up asked for silverware when I found staff. Entrees served great pasta. All finished okay bad start.

Thank John F
Cornelius, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Have eaten there several times but I was cravin a burger and fish and chips was on the burner as backup. The bacon bleu cheese burger sounded delish and the waitress asked how I would like it cooked which let me know they grind in house. Medium please, if that. Burger was juicy and very flavorful. It tasted like a... More 

Thank Jon M
Huntersville, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Took the family for dinner and it was not worth the money spent. Very disappointed in the food and ho-hum service. The nachos were over-baked, the Ruben was bland and the sweet potato fries which I did not order were soggy and not good. Good place for maybe a beer but that is it. Hate to waste $$ on this... More 

Thank scscobb
Leominster, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Stopped by after shopping around corner at Birkdale one evening. Special that night...1/2 price all appetizers...great to sample the menu options. Comfortable atmosphere & food was good...great price too. Waitress was attentive and knowledgeable during our visit.

Thank newby41641
Charlotte, North Carolina
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I rewarding my little brother after he helped me do some mechanic work on my truck. He had just moved to the area and I didn't know any restaurants in the area but knew I wanted some fish. He suggested this place and I'm glad he did. The young lady hostess opened the door and welcomed us in and another... More 

Thank Talonrock
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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 

Thank Jon F
Cornelius, North Carolina
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Thank Angela K

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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: Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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