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Galway Hooker Irish Pub

Irish, Bar, Pub
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17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-5642
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a late lunch, but we're not really up for breakfast type good, so we sat on the lovely covered patio, had a few drinks and then ordered lunch. My wife ordered the meatloaf and I had the shepherds pie. Both were wonderful. Caitlyn was a great waitress, always aware but not intrusive. The $5 Bloody Mary was pretty... More 

Thank ken h
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great pre-concert meal here the other day. We arrived right after opening (at 4pm) and had a great meal taking advantage of the half-priced appetizer promotion they were running. Servings were a little on the large side (which isn't a bad thing!), and everything was really amazing. Serving staff was super friendly as well and I would definitely... More 

Thank JessLynn84
Omaha, Nebraska
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We checked in to a nearby hotel on our way to Hilton Head and decided to try the Galway Hooker because it was in walking distance. The food was decent - the service was great. Besides, we were intrigued by he name!

Thank Elaine C
Madison, Alabama
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136 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful pub highlighted by a warm friendly atmosphere. Being a lad whom likes his Irish grub a few more items on the menu would have been nice. That includes some appetizers & soups ....but none were to be found. However, the Corned Beef & Cabbage was very tasty and the bread putting just put me to very the top.... More 

Thank RLB53
Charlotte, North Carolina
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122 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We enjoyed a spur-of-the-moment dinner with family on a busy Saturday evening, and have found a new go-to place in Huntersville. We’d looked at Galway Hooker previously as an Irish Pub featuring beers and bar foods, but found the dinner menu to be varied and a restaurant of consideration for a night out anytime. Our kids enjoyed standard fare from... More 

Thank Louis59
Charlotte, NC
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405 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Met a friend at Galway Hooker Irish Pub...first time visit for both of us. It was a very pleasant evening so we opted to dine out on the patio. Our server, Jenna, was very efficient, professional and personable. We both had a 'traditional' Irish dinner - mine - bangers and mash with a side a wonderful greens beans, a bit... More 

1 Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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115 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to Cornelius, NC and to Galway Hooker, an Irish Pub named for Galway Bay in Ireland. Dora here. Actually, the entire pub was deconstructed and shipped from Ireland. Cool, huh? And it fits so well in this mixed use neighborhood. We visited on a Sunday for brunch. By the time we left,... More 

1 Thank Ernie and Dora H
Saint Augustine, Florida
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on the advise of Trip Advisor. Excellent service right away. Nice crowd at the bar. 1/2 price apps until 6. We had the buffalo shrimp and the Irish Egg Roll. Delicious. We were full but after hearing about some of the other food my husband had the open faced meatloaf sandwich with mashed potatoes and sauté spinach. I... More 

1 Thank CaptainKim
Cornelius, North Carolina
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We have always had great meals but Easter brunch was disappointing. For the price, the prime rib table was very good but the rest of the food was limited. We were there early in the day and many selections were cold and dried out. We were looking forward to their fantastic bread pudding, but most disappointing, it wasn't offered.

Thank Kathy W
Boukedes, Owner at Galway Hooker Irish Pub, responded to this review

Kathy - Thank you for the review and i want to personally apologize for your less than satisfying experience at the restaurant. We pride ourselves on touching each and every customer correctly and on these days where it gets to be tremendously busy, its difficult to do that. However, when i get to actually reach someone that is not 100%,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

A great Irish Pub, great decor, service and food good, great beer selection. I had the corned beef & cabbage, I've had better, the corned beef was shredded and not much of it but was flavorful. My wife's corned beef Rueben was good, the Irish egg Roll Appetizer was the best thing we tried.

Thank dstew7003

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-5642
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: 704-895-1782

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