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Raftery's Rest

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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Galway Road, Oranmore, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 796 175
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Portlaoise, Ireland
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Just on the roadside passing through Kilcolgan is situated a beautiful traditional Irish bar and restaurant. Ordered a chicken curry and boiled rice main course for €13.95 and received a huge portion. I was mesmerised! Such friendly staff and provide a great service. A very happy bunch of customers yesterday to say the least. Barely able to walk out the... More 

2 Thank Shelly1993
County Waterford, Ireland
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Travelling from Waterford to Westport this weekend, I needed something to eat so we stopped at the first place we saw, and I'm happy to say it was here! I was just expecting your usual pub grub, I was pleasantly surprised. The food was fantastic and the staff were even better. Would highly recommend

2 Thank LeeODonnell
County Limerick, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Myself and my friend stopped off here on our way to Galway we both had a lunch dinner I had the traditional bacon and cabbage it was one of the nicest dinners I had in some time lovely fresh green cabbage and the mash was to die for , I then had the homemade apple pie with ice cream which... More 

1 Thank Dara C
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Stopped here on a flying visit to Galway, the service was first class fast and efficient, I got the full Irish breakfast which included tea/coffee toast and brown bread all for €5.95 a bargain !!!!!! Cannot wait to try it again highly recommend.!

1 Thank Noel O
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I popped in on the long road home as I had heard good reviews of Rafterys. To be honest it was very busy with people watching the Galway/Mayo semi finals. I got a table quick which was good , helped by the bar man, who was quick and efficient. My main problem was the food. I ordered the half duck... More 

Thank Celine K
Limerick, Ireland
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2016

On passing through Kilcolgan this week, I observed a large sign at the side of the road stating that breakfasts, lunches and dinners were available at Rafterys. Now, in my book, breakfast is served in most places from at least 8.00 am or perhaps, worst case, from 8.30am. However, at 9.00am on a Saturday morning, this restaurant was still closed!... More 

3 Thank liam_mccaffrey
Marbella, Spain
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I dined here recently with my family I am the only vegetarian in my family so they all got meat dishes they all enjoyed theirs. Their was only one vegetarian option on the menu so I had to order what they had to offer. I had vegetable fajitas served with fries. It was very tasty. I also had dessert which... More 

Thank Louise B
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

How bad can food be,stopped here on way to the hospital in Galway ordered roast lamb ,tough ,dried up ,substandard microwaved veg and potatoes ,stay well clef or grab a sandwich

1 Thank eamon h
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Popped into Rafterys rest for lunch. The staff are friendly. The place is very clean and the food is very good. Well worth stopping in!

Thank Elwood L
Galway, Ireland
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2016

On our way to Galway city last month we stopped here for a bowl of seafood Chowder ,when we got the chowder it looked fine ,but no ,it was like glue too thick very little fish it was tasteless , Next time we need lunch when on the road to galway , we will go to the next village .

2 Thank glynn6

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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
Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galway Road, Oranmore, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Oranmore
  • Phone Number: +353 91 796 175

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