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22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 565 001
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you are looking for a quick bite of seafood, then try this venue. It is quite basic and reminds of a chipshop on the non-restaurant side. The menu is fairly limited on that side (not sure what the restaurant is like) but it is honest. Great fish and mussels which are served in generous proportions. Do beware that it... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

Unadorned tables in down to earth atmosphere, but delicious seafood, super fresh. To eat in the restaurant, you have to walk past the long line waiting for take out, and you also have to get there early to get a table. We ordered the shellfish platter and seafood chowder and both were great.

Thank Oakesque
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

The guys and I headed up to Galway for a night on Quay Street. Having lived in Galway as a student I knew McDonagh's was a good choice for fish n chips. Definitely good quality and great choice of different fish. I think the value was also a bonus. We were all delighted.

Thank DaaniChien
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

The most Fantastic fish and chips best I've ever tasted! Can't wait for my return visit to Galway and to mcdonaghs in particular

Thank Paul S
Galway, Ireland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Simply the best fish n chips I've had. Portions are large especially for children so make sure you are hungry.

Thank Rena M
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

All my friends visited here on our trip to Galway best Fish and chips ever tasted. On our next visit we will for sure be back

Thank Lucyvec
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Four generations in serving Galway the best fish & chips & still going strong ! On a dry (sunny preferably ) day eat outside & people watch on the busy street , service is great ,friendly staff & great prices . It does get very busy so be prepared to wait for a table or better still get a takeaway... More 

Thank jackie f
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

always a pleasure to eat the Fish and Chips here , my problem is I don't get to go often enough these days

Thank caggles
Bremen, Germany
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

Because of recommendations on Tripadvisor I tried the fish and Chips at McDonagh`s as I wanted just a quick meal. It was v e r y busy but it did not take long to be served - maybe a little longer would have been better, because the chips were not well done, so I had to leave half of them... More 

Thank L B
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

100% every time, always fast, always friendly always great food, on our last visit our little man was looked after like a vip, mash, not on menu at the time was cooked up for him, and anything we needed was no problem! Always a great place to visit, great atmosphere and front windows perfect for those who like watching the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $28
Irish, Seafood, Fast Food, British, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 565 001
Mc Donagh's have been tantalising the taste buds of both Visitor
and Local for four generations.
The Family knowledge of Fish and dedication to their customers
has earned them the reputation of being one of Ireland's
best Seafood's Houses.

Mc Donagh's is divided into two sections:

In the Seafood Restaurant you will find a great variety of fish dishes on our menu.
From native Clarenbridge Oysters, Salmon, Crab, Scallops,Prawns, Hake, Lemon Sole, Plaice, Haddock, Wild Mussels and Ray.
Smoked Salmon from Connemara and whatever else the Fisherman
can get his hands on.
A new addition to our menu is Irish Rib Eye Steak from Mc Geough's
Butchers Oughterard Co. Galway.

In our Fish & Chips Bar the fish is cooked to order, and you are
guaranteed the freshest of Chips, as our potatoes are peeled and
cut on the premises.
Our Fish & Chips can be eaten on the premises or taken away,
we also have outside seating during the summer months.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?