We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Quays Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 347
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

472 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 362: English reviews
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ordered a pint of pale ale (looked and tasted terrible!) gin and tonic for the wife (never tasted gin like it!) absolute bobbins will NEVER go there again...

Thank Peter D
Freehold, New Jersey
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here with friends. Food and service were excellent - fun atmosphere and good prices. Would definitely eat -- and drink -- here again.

Thank BellaFleur
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. We loved the atmosphere so much we returned for a night of music and drinks. The restaurant/bar has a lot of character and great for people watching. Good music and good drinks. Highly recommend.

Thank Lifeisgoodej
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Funny, smart, helpful and happy . So incredibly fortunate to meet this soul . He made the put whole night !!!

Thank Victoria R
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

My bother and I popped in for a nice pint and to listen to some live music. We arrive at 9 pm and by 10:45 we had to get the hell out as the band drove us up the wall. I have never been in a venue that allows the band to bang, strum and pick away at their musical... More 

Thank Declan S
Boston-south shore
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced food given the location. Cheery staff and although it is primarily pub food was good. Many local families there when we were there.

Thank jlaassoc
Lucerne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
750 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 546 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Quay and High Street are filled with restaurants and pubs. So, there's lots of choice....but is there? Most places cater to tourists and offer similar menus for similar prices (often 2-3 courses). So don't expect too much of it - like at this place. But why we chose it anyways? It's in the middle of the action, people had fun... More 

Thank Bandit-One
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant should be called "mayonnaise". Wow more mayo served than seafood. food was beyond bland & completely over priced. How you can make fish in chips in a seaside Irish town have zero flavor or flair is beyond me...This place is definitely one to miss. Good looking on the inside, but that's all it offers. Do yourself a favor... More 

1 Thank JenR73
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
432 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

If it is the music it is worth going back to at night time - also the food is great and you get the local blas.

Thank Anna N
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner as had heard it was a place to try but didn't find it great. We opted for the three course special; most meals were good, some disappointing but they were rushed through incredibly quickly that we were extremely full at the end. When we were ready to leave, staff had also reduced so we had... More 

Thank erin3131

Travelers who viewed The Quays Restaurant also viewed

Galway, County Galway

Been to The Quays Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 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: Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 347

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Quays Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?