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Galway Bay

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63 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It a great place, staff are friendly and the food is excellent!! Nice to get a little bit away from the main street crowds!!

Thank mbcyoga
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in around 5:30PM on a Saturday prior to attending an event at St. John's College nearby. Seated immediately (no dinner rush/crowd at that time). The walls/décor were interesting and tastefully done. The menu has a typical Irish Pub flair - with the addition of some very nice specials. I was surprised to see crab-cakes, and was told that... More 

Thank Z-Tripper8
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sunday afternoon, 4 to 8, an Irish lad or lassie stops in to sing a few ballads. Johnny I Hardly Knew You, Dirty Old Town, and pieces less familiar provided a musical trip to Ireland for an hour or two. We didn't eat, so I can't review the food, but the atmosphere is fine, the songs all on tune, and... More 

Thank Roger H
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tried this restaurant, mostly based on the recommendations here on TripAdvisor. Our food was just OK. I got the corn beef dinner. I knew it would be salty, but this was so salty I could barely eat it, and the vegetables, well they were not good. In addition, the food was served just lukewarm. We didn't complain, it was... More 

Thank Dolceduet
Arlington, Virginia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For over ten years this was our special go to place in Annapolis - no more. The signature corned beef and cabbage was once plentiful, moist, falling apart tender - no more - dried and tough. The side mustards were once three or four unique offerings - no more - a common commercial brand. The service was once impeccable -... More 

Thank V M
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a good vide. Food was alright. The server was informative. The brown sauce for the steak was amazing.

Thank Christen D
Mahwah, New Jersey
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218 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good brews and the best crab cake in Annapolis, really. Isn't it interesting how Irish pubs can be found everywhere in the world? This one is pretty authentic and offers really good food, too.

Thank cruising_kitty_57
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the fourth for an early dinner. They were able to seat a group of 9 quickly without reservations. They even asked if we wanted separate checks, which I will always appreciate. All the food was prompt and very good and cooked to request, the corn beef and cabbage was amazing. Only thing I wish is that they had... More 

Thank ccmizer6
North Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crab cakes were great as promised, the sides not memorable. What is worth the trip is to see this restaurant if you remember "The Little Campus Inn." The same brick walls you remember - great for nostalgia seekers like us.

Thank gleck
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a meal after spending the afternoon at the arts festival 4th of July weekend. Our waitress, Katherine, was friendly and very accommodating. She went out of her way to be sure we had a comfortable seating arrangement. The menu is as good as you'll find in an Irish pub/restaurant anywhere and the service great. I had the fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $24
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free
Brunch, 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
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, 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 Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • 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?