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A taste of Ireland is all about friendly surroundings and an immediate sense of feeling right at home. Visit Galway Bay and discover how to find that atmosphere right in your own neighborhood. Come on in and fill up on Irish. Relax in a traditional Irish Pub, enjoy a family meal in the dining room or do both. Our restaurant can accommodate semi private functions and cater to rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, office parties, or any special occasion. We also cater private events at your location--please call or visit for details. Galway Bay Irish Pub is located on Maryland Avenue in downtown Annapolis in a beautifully historic building. Our pub and restaurant have a relaxed and happy atmosphere.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Irish, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't even bother coming unless you are vaccinated. I bought tickets for the Irish Fest for this place and was sent a email after I purchase them that I had to be vaccinated to attend and of course am seeking a refund but I also...tried to walk in here llast weekend and just have a beer to check out the venue and they weren't letting people in the door so it's not really anywhere I will probably try to go again even though I just moved here in May and I'm trying to find my favorite places. I guess it's not going to be one of themMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this on a whim. I ordered the potato boxy snd my husband got the avocado turkey club. We got the Irish curry sauce to dip our fries in. I can't say enough how delicious our meal was!!! For dessert We...got the bailey's chocolate mousse and the special for the day, strawberry-rhubarb tart ... didn't let us down for taste at all! Wonderful atmosphere and both!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 31, 2021 via mobile

Galway Bay is one of our favorite restaurants! Friendly, casual atmosphere, great service, and delicious Irish specials! We love the fish & chips with homemade tartar sauce, shepherds pie, and corned beef and cabbage. Well poured Black & Tans and the seasonal eggnog are amazing!...Also very accommodating for allergies.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 12, 2021

Stopped by during happy hour, sat at the bar and was ignored by the waitress. We had to finally stop a bar back to get a menu. When she finally did come to our table, she was rude and in a hurry so we had...to speed talk to get our order in as not to offend her. The happy hour items we ordered were MEH, the potato cakes were fried in old oil and were inedible and the corn beef cabbage rolls used the uncooked outer leaves of the cabbage (not boiled) and they were stuffed with mashed potatoes, no sign of any corned beef. I think the happy hour food is geared for tourists as it was all not good. I was hoping for a better experience but was happy to leave and go to a friendlier bar down the street. There are many MANY other Irish bars/pubs in Annapolis that have better food and friendlier attentive staff.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 6, 2021

I never get my hopes too high for pub food, but this place is amazing! First off, the staff is beyond friendly and helpful, and they were a joy to be around. Second, the food is delicious! I had the tomato soup and a sandwich,...and they were both delectable. My husband had a lamb sandwich with a side of lamb meatballs. Definitely try the tomato soup, its some fo the best I've had. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 19, 2021 via mobile

Tina our waitress was fantastic very knowledgeable about the menu, started with 9 ounce wines salad and the most delicious corn beef and cabbage, no fat best corn beef and cabbage ever !! Tina was an excellent waitress !! Thank you Tina !

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 15, 2021 via mobile

I had the lamb burger. Amazing! My wife had the beef burger. Amazing! We cut burgers in half and shared. The fries were awesome. Wife had blacksmith beer and I had whiskey. It's a Irish pub theme. Very friendly. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 17, 2021 via mobile

Great Central downtown location in Annapolis next to all the best shops and extremely convenient watering hole to drop by and grab a cold guiness and some traditional Irish food. The weekend was busy but all the staff were welcoming and attentive, there wasn't an...empty glass to be had. Great atmosphere with an authentic Irish feel for weiry shoppers. Looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 14, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I ate here this weekend. COVID restrictions in place, felt safe dining here. Food was terrific, would highly recommend the beef stew! Service was great as well!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 14, 2021 via mobile

Our 15th anniversary flight was cancelled so we ventured to Annapolis to stay the night so it wasn't a total wash. We stopped by Galway Bay to have some food and drinks while we waited for check-in. The food was beautifully presented and tasted authentic...and delicious. Felt like I was back in Galway! Service was great and the atmosphere made me Ireland so much more than I already do. If you can't be in Ireland, go to Galway Bay, it'll scratch your itch.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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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
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
July 31, 2015|
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Galway Bay

Yes, Galway Bay offers takeout services.

Galway Bay is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5