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The Dail Bar

42-44 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 777
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (57 reviews)
“wings” (17 reviews)
“irish stew” (10 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
42-44 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
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161 - 170 of 639 reviews

Reviewed July 31, 2016

Visited here twice for dinner during a week's holiday to Galway. A very busy bar with real character. Food on both occasions was great. We ordered chicken wings as staters on each visit and they were delicious. The main meals and desserts were also appreciated...More

3  Thank Pat M
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Good choice of starters, main and desert and drinks as well. Quick service, friendly staff. Food OK. Good value.

2  Thank Marc S
Reviewed July 26, 2016

I went in here with family expecting a very nice lunch as I had read good reviews about the place. But I must have been unlucky as the staff seemed under pressure for a place that did not look busy. Maybe a few staff called...More

1  Thank Liam C
Dail B, Public Relations Manager at The Dail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2016

Hi Liam C, Needless to say we are disappointed to hear your feedback. As you can see from our reviews, we usually receive so many positive compliments about our food and have so many repeat customers. It might have just been a busy day time...More

Reviewed July 25, 2016

Having read previous reviews, i think we must have gone in on the chefs off day, or he had already left for the evening. To start with, the vegetables were frozen, and had not been cooked properly. I had ordered belly pork, which is my...More

Thank max4max245
Dail B, Public Relations Manager at The Dail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2016

Hi max4max245, Thank you for your feedback, which we have taken on board and reviewed with management. As you have pointed out and as you can see from our reviews we normally receive such positive comments about our food. We work with local suppliers to...More

Reviewed July 23, 2016

I and my friends visited it 3 times during our stay in Galway since there is nice atmosphere, great staff and delicious dishes.

2  Thank v-alina-riga
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Just popped into the Dail for steak, yet again was fab.... Such good service from Ciara and all staff.... We had brownie for desert and it was well worth it ... Would recommend this bar for food and atmosphere ...

5  Thank CarolineJ8217
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Come in at 7:30pm nice crowd about busy staff tending to there needs good atmosphere had steak special nice wife had fish would come again when around this area

3  Thank Seamus M
Reviewed July 17, 2016

We came here for dinner after a long day of traveling. This place has a fabulous atmosphere. Warm and cozy and buzzing and happy. The service was top notch. We went to the upstairs bar and inquired about a table. We sat for a drink...More

5  Thank leex1203
Reviewed July 17, 2016

We had dinner at the Dail twice during our 3 nights stay in Galway as it was delicious. The staff were really friendly and efficient even though it was extremely busy. My daughter had the Irish Stew both nights as it was so good, I...More

5  Thank Peugeot0
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Called in yesterday for one drink while out wandering around the shops and were sorry we did. I don't know what was wrong with the female member of staff who practically threw the drink at us . She should of left whatever problem she had...More

2  Thank David C
Dail B, Public Relations Manager at The Dail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2016

Hi David C. We're very surprised to hear of your experience visiting the bar. As you can see from our reviews customer service is always an aspect that we’re complimented on time and again. Can you recall what time you visited? Rest assured we take...More

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September 2, 2017|
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Response from MerlineB | Reviewed this property |
if you have a large group, i'd recommend calling ahead and they'll hold tables close together for you & make sure the staff checks in on you often. They're very flexible though, and I agree with the other patrons, if you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $21
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42-44 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 777
  • E-mail
The Dail Bar and Restaurant has already become a firm favourite to both Galway residents and visitors alike with its stunning decor that is both impressive and comfortable at the same time evoking a relaxed warm atmosphere that just draws you in like your favourite local. Situated on the intersection of Middle Street and Cross St right in the heart of the city it really is a beautiful bar to visit The Dail is decorated in a wonderfully traditional manner with beautifully carved oak bars, feature fireplaces ,stunning staircases and many a cosy corner to while away an evening. The downstairs bar has a warm inviting local pub feel where you can relax and enjoy your favourite drink in a comfortable environment, chat to friends, and get to know the friendly bartender or just absorb the atmosphere and many hidden features that the bar has to find!The Dail is also a restaurant serving top class food at Pocket friendly prices all day everyday. The varied and enticing menu really does go above and beyond a traditional pub menu. The Bar is open late 7 nights a week from 11:00am to 2:00am
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