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“Just ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Maxwells Restaurant

Maxwells Restaurant
14 Williamsgate Street, Galway PPS, Ireland
091 568974
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Ranked #86 of 355 Restaurants in Galway
Price range: $12 - $31
Cuisines: European, Irish, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Cork, Ireland
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“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The restaurant that we chose was fully booked, so we wondered here, only 2 other tables occupied which was a bit concerning, it was around 8 on a Saturday night and 2 other places close by were fully booked. There is nothing wrong with the food and it probably makes a good day time cafe, but in all honesty we found it bland, we had the noodles and burger with duck to start (which was very fatty, even for duck).

We may try this again when we are back I Galway but have a few other places to visit.

The staff on the other hand were first rate very friendly and on the ball. And is why we are rating 3 not 2

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Maxwells2, Owner at Maxwells Restaurant, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for writing this review though I didn't enjoy reading most of it. We are very busy at night as wells as daytime..not so much in January. We need to consider the points you raised and act on them. I appreciate the honesty.

Kind Regards

Paul O' Meara
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Glagow
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“You won't be disappointed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I always eat here when in Galway. I very much enjoy the chef's seafood chowder. This time I had a delicious hot ham roll, which was served with handcut chips. I didn't intend to eat those, but they were so delicious and irresistible that I finished the very last one!

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Maxwells2, Owner at Maxwells Restaurant, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back to Maxwells

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Paul O' Meara
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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“Delicious lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Just popped in for a light lunch on Saturday afternoon. I had salmon fish cake on tartare sauce which was gorgeous and hubby had the portobello mushroom open sandwich with peppers and gruyere cheese with a small bowl of chowder. Everything was so yummy and we will be back next time we are in Galway !!!

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Maxwells2, Owner at Maxwells Restaurant, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for your kind words. We are really pleased with the response of our customers to our new daytime sandwich& salad section.. Lots of more customers from the UK this year which is great. Happy New Year

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dublin
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“Avoid despite the lovely staff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Lovely staff who provided us with excellent service on a Friday night but unfortunately the food just wasn't to standard.
I had a fish pie which came in a bowl sitting on a plate without any garnishing or side dish. There are so many other better and cheaper options in Galway.

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Maxwells2, Owner at Maxwells Restaurant, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for writing this review and I am really sorry you were not impressed on your visit here. We have to take it on the chin . Thanks for the kind words on the staff . They are much appreciated.

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Dublin, Ireland
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“Best plaice in town!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Myself and my boyfriend were on a short break to Galway and decided to go out somewhere nice for dinner. Being on a budget this place caught our eye as it was €25 for a three course meal from 7 o'clock onwards and it was worth every penny! The food was beautiful especially the fish of the day which was plaice. It was served with simple potatoes and veg but it was all it needed. The starters and desserts were also delicious and the service was excellent! I would definitely recommend anybody to go!

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