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Galway Bay

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Menu

SHELLFISH
Fried Oysters
Fresh oysters, hand-dipped, flash fried, cocktail sauce
USD 14
Chesapeake Oysters
Seasonal picks from our waters, fresh shucked, lemon, cocktail sauce
USD 11
Oysters Rockefeller
Seasonal picks from our waters, broiled with bacon, spinach, feta and parmesan cheese
USD 14
Top Neck Clams
1 lb. clams, pan steamed in seasoned butter
USD 10
Fresh Atlantic Fried Clams
Clam strips, hand-dipped, flash fried, cocktail sauce
USD 10
FRESH MUSSELS
1 lb. steamed P.E.I. Mussels in your choice of
Garlic and White Wine
USD 12
Irish Curry
USD 12
Tomato Whiskey Sauce
USD 12
HOMEMADE SOUP
Traditional Potato & Leek
USD 6
Irish Whiskey & Tomato
USD 6
Soup of the Moment
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SMALL PLATES
So Good! Who Knew? Smash Peas
Slow cooked peas, sea salt, black pepper, fresh mint, whipped butter
USD 4
Irish Curry Fries
Thin cut crispy steak fries, traditional Irish curry gravy
USD 6
Beef and Beer Cheese Fries
Ale and onion braised short rib, craft beer cheese, thin cut crispy steak fries, green onion and tomato garnish
USD 10
Lamb Ribs
Braised lamb ribs, orange whiskey glaze
USD 12
Pork Belly Pickups
Smoked and braised pork belly, goat cheese, arugula on caramelized onion flatbread with orange whiskey marmalade
USD 9
Curry Deviled Eggs
Housemade deviled eggs with a hint of Irish curry
USD 6
Great Lakes Smoked Whitefish Dip
Served with crackers
USD 9
Hot-Smoked Salmon Pickups
Mixed greens, hot-smoked peppered salmon, Bermuda onion, tomatoes, capers, lemon herb cream, caramelized onion flatbreads
USD 10
Lamb Meatballs
Handmade lamb meatballs with lamb, rosemary, pimento sauce
USD 10
Cabbage Wraps
Mashed potato and corned beef in cabbage leaf, creamed mustard dressing
USD 8
SALADS
Housemade Dressings: Cashel Blue Cheese, Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Green Goddess, Lemon Herb Ranch, Black Currant Port Vinaigrette
Tossed House Salad
Chopped Romaine, Bermuda onion, tomato, cucumber, carrot, choice of dressing
USD 5
USD 9
Seafood Caesar
Chopped Romaine, seared Ahi tuna, jumbo lump crab, grilled cold water shrimp
USD 19
The Chieftain
Chopped romaine, Cashel blue cheese, walnuts, craisins, black currant port vinaigrette
USD 10
Roasted Beet Salad
Chopped romaine, roasted red beets, walnuts, goat cheese, mandarin oranges, apple cider vinaigrette
USD 10
The Crunch Salad
Roma Crunch lettuce, Bermuda onion, tomato, Pork Belly, crumbled Cashel blue cheese dressing, balsamic glaze
USD 10
Hot-Smoked Peppered Salmon Salad
Roma Crunch lettuce, hot-smoked peppered salmon, Bermuda onion, tomatoes, capers, hard boiled egg, Green Goddess dressing
USD 17
SALADS ADDITIONS
Corned Beef
USD 7
Salmon
USD 6
Shrimp
USD 6
Chicken
USD 4
Pork Belly
USD 4
Crab Cake
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HAND HELDS
Gluten Free Rolls (Add $2). Please request when ordering. Great Lakes Whitefish has more Omega-3 fatty acids than pink or sockeye salmon!
Half & Half
Sourdough half sandwich, American, Cheddar, Dubliner cheese, pecan wood smoked shoulder bacon and tomato, served with a cup of tomato whiskey soup
USD 11
Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich
Hand pulled chicken meat, Irish curry spice, celery, golden raisins on toasted country white, with fries
USD 11
Ultimate BLT
Pecan wood smoked shoulder bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo on toasted country white, fries
USD 10
Tavern Lamb Cheese Steak
Thin sliced leg of lamb, grilled onions, garlic herb spread, provolone cheese, fries
USD 14
Reuben
Hand pulled corned beef 1 st cut, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Irish mustard dressing, grilled rye bread, fries
USD 14
Miss Peggy's Crab Cake Sandwich
Jumbo lump blue crab meat, potato roll, house tartar, fries
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Farmers Chicken Sandwich
Grilled all natural fresh chicken breast, Irish tomato onion chutney, pecan shoulder bacon, Dubliner cheese, shredded lettuce on Rustic Bread, fries
USD 12
Oh Boy! Fish Sandwich
Norwegian salmon, tomato, shredded lettuce, signature sauce, toasted rustic garlic bread, fries
USD 13
Omega-3 Whitefish Sandwich
Our Great Lakes Smoked Whitefish Dip served open face on toasted Rustic Bread, red onions, capers, tomato, chopped egg, shredded lettuce, served with smash peas
USD 11
MAINS
Shepherd's Pie
Ground chuck in gravy, peas, carrots, onions, topped with creamed champ potatoes
USD 15
Fish and Chips
Wild Atlantic cod loin hand-dipped in house beer batter, fries, house tartar
USD 17
Bangers and Mash
Chesapeake Old Bay sausage, ale onion gravy, creamed champ potatoes
USD 15
Vegetarian Boxty
Potato pancake folded over mushrooms, onions, peppers in garlic tomato sauce with cheddar and provolone cheeses
USD 13
Liver and Onions
Calves liver, grilled onion, shoulder bacon, creamed champ potatoes, fresh vegetables
USD 15
Traditional Beef Stew
Slow cooked angus beef, onion, carrot, celery, served with creamed champ potatoes
USD 14
Charred Orange Honey Salmon
Chargrilled Norwegian salmon, orange honey glaze, seasoned rice, smash peas
USD 21
Corned Beef and Cabbage
1st cut brisket, slow cooked in herbs and spices, braised cabbage, creamed champ potatoes, parsnips and carrots, Irish mustard
USD 19
Chicken Mac & Cheese
Chicken, Cavatappi pasta, white cheddar cream sauce, served with side salad
USD 15
New York Strip
12oz center cut choice angus beef, roasted garlic beef jus, creamed champ potatoes, fresh vegetables
USD 26
BURGERS
Galway Bay's Signature
Dexter Burger
Irish Dexter beef, pasture raised locally in Westminster, Maryland. Lean meat that's cooked medium (chef s "no exceptions"). Shredded lettuce, Spanish onion, American cheese, signature sauce, toasted brioche bun, fries
USD 15
Pub Burger
Certified Angus beef charbroiled burger, brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, fries
USD 11
Veggie Burger
House-made black bean and rice patty, lettuce, tomato, toasted brioche bun, fries. Vegan with bun substitution
USD 10
DESSERTS
Strawberry Rhubarb Tart
Baked in-house
USD 6
Add Ice Cream USD 8
Gluten Free Dessert
Ask your server for our seasonal selection
USD 7
Traditional Bread Pudding
House-made pudding, layers of bread, dried berries, Bird's Vanilla Custard
USD 6
Bailey's Chocolate Mousse
Rich chocolate mousse, flavored with Irish cream, topped with fresh whipped cream
USD 6
Guinness Cake
Served with mocha ice cream
USD 7
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

My wife and I call this our favorite place in Annapolis and we are locals. We have come to know the staff over the last 7 years and them all family. It can get quite crowded, but usually if you hang out for just a...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 14, 2020

We enjoyed our dinner and the whiskey selection. I really liked that they offered various whiskey "flights" so we were able to try a few new drinks. The manager was very friendly. He stopped by to learn which of the whiskey we most enjoyed and...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

While walking around old Annapolis I happened on this cool old Pub. I love old historic buildings and am ESPECIALLY fond of old bars,pubs and taverns. Galway Bay was a lot of fun, had music and made a pretty good Irish Mule!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

We were not looking for a big, heavy meal and the Galway menu was perfect for that. Between the small plate offerings and the lunch menu, we had lots from which to choose. So we solved the challenge of too many fascinating choices by having...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

One of the favorite places among locals and visitors. Good selection of beers and burgers. My choice is Dexter.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Had a good light dinner and a pint of Guinness. Good service and fun environment. Great pub environment.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2020

I almost didn’t want to tell, this place is in a side road and what a gem, great atmosphere, yummy food, we made it our Local for the time we were there. Richie the bartender was great.... let’s not tell too many people haha

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2020

On a busy Saturday night, we were able to grab a couple seats at the bar for an early dinner. Fast service and good pub fare. Nothing spectacular, jut a solid meal.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2019

I stopped in with a few members of my family on Christmas eve and found the place bustling with activity. Nevertheless, we were quickly and expertly served a round of Eggnogs - do not miss out on this during the season!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2019

We have been going to Galway Bay whenever we were in Annapolis. My husband is a sailor and he swears the best crab cakes are here. What is new to me, is that there are gluten free rolls on the menu. Don't know when they...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Ronald B
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Sean21401 | Property representative |
Hello Ronald. We do have a number of dished on our menu which are Gluten Free. Our menu is on our website and the specific items which are gluten free are marked with a blue GF symbol right after the name. We can make more... More
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RVandervoort
February 28, 2017|
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Response from KenC09 | Reviewed this property |
No, there is street parking on Maryland ave that has meters until 7. Other than that I would recommend parking in a garage and walking over
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baystone634
July 31, 2015|
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Response from clarevcm | Property representative |
Yes we usually can accommodate that type of function. If you can give us a call or stop in, we can look at your date and requirements to confirm we are able to on your specific date. We will work with you to set a great... More
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