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Galway Bay

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63 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401-1629
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Laurel, Maryland
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155 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a quiet street in Maryland's Capital, a great Irish pub for a nice sit-down meal. Parking can be a challenge, but it's worth the effort.

Thank Patrick S
Stafford, Virginia
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the restaurant for lunch. The food is very tasty and the atmosphere is quiet. The wait staff is friendly and very knowledgeable of their menu.

Thank bjolds
Darien, Illinois
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy Galway Bay, although it was a quiet weekday afternoon, so no raucous pub atmosphere. I had the crab cake sandwich and it was delicious. Typical pub food. Very glad I went...thanks to Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives!

Thank Jdmay29
buffalo, ny
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit here and we were again satisfied with food and service. This is not fine dining but rather an Irish bar with a comfort food menu that is both varied and generally tasty. Six of us ate here for about $30 pp with apps, beer, tax and tip. Will go back.

Thank golfer328
Bronxville, New York
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No wi-fi. No TV. But that's not why you'd hit Galway Bay anyway! What you will find are a solid menu, great conversation, and well-poured Guinness (Smithwick's too!). Sometimes, you'll even find live music. I've been to Annapolis twice now, and both times included at least one stop into Galway Bay. Great spot close to the State House, the USNA,... More 

1 Thank EPBOL
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've read great reviews for this restaurant, but I viewed it as a typical, or average Irish pub. I had fish and chips and my husband had liver and onions. Fine food, but not the best I've had. The atmosphere and service were good.

Thank Lisa R
Ocean City, New Jersey
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Irish Pub with good menu of bar food and Irish stables. Bartenders are friendly and servers attentive.

Thank Steven A
Houston, Texas
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197 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunched. Loved the old building, food was good . Beef stew, cottage pie, salads all good. Bar scene at night. Hope to go back before we leave

1 Thank Joseph B
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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290 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a Guinness draft in a nice pub like the Galway Bay is always fun. All of the food looked great and we heard many nice comments about it (we just stopped in for a beer). The bartender was a pleasant young lady, the pub was very busy because of a Festival outside the door on Maryland Street, and everyone... More 

1 Thank William S
Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are local and have been here many times and the food has always been great. We prefer to eat in the bar side for the atmosphere. The restaurant side is good, not too noisy, a little bright, but lacks the appeal of the bar. Nevertheless the food is always great. Fish and chips, burgers, lamb stew, and shepherd's pie... More 

1 Thank William D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $24
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401-1629
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 14102638333

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