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Galway Hooker Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-5642
+1 704-895-1782
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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Naperville, Illinois
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited the pub between four and six for the half-price appetizers. The portions are extremely generous and make for a whole meal. We tried the calimari, mussels and French fries with cheese and bangers. Everything was delicious. The mussels are small but perfectly seasoned with just the right amount of spice. We could not finish everything... More 

Thank booklover93
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place and worth the 30 minutes I drove to get here. The fish and chips did not disappoint and the service was spot on. Love the ambiance of the place. The only thing that would make it better is a deck overlooking the lake.

Thank ynotravel
Cornelius NC
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432 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been one of my favorites since they opened many years ago. Great atmosphere, good food, good music at times and in general, a great place to go and relax over a good meal. It's been a good while since we dined here but decided to go after Church for Sunday Brunch. Walked in and were immediately seated at... More 

Cornelius, NC
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like it a lot. It's a solid traditional Irish-style pub/eatery - at least traditional by U.S. standards of Irish pubs! It's friendly, with a warm pub decor, and has good solid food and excellent draught. Correction: I haven't a clue about their draught (draft) in general - but they sure know how to draw a good Guinness!! And you must... More 

1 Thank JoelKrugler
Denver, North Carolina
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We went here on a double date. We saw lots of singles, couples and families. It was a little noisy as it was busy. Enjoyed the food- it came out hot and fresh. Good service. Reasonable prices. We are not 'bar people', but if you are, you'll love it! The courtyard outside was adorable.

2 Thank Ruth M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Fish n chips were amazing ..... Has a full bar . servers are very nice . will be coming back . they also have a huge upstairs for wedding parties ..

1 Thank sigmon2016
Cornelius, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited this place with several friends and were pleased with the variety of authentic foods and beverages offered. The service was pretty good and the atmosphere was great. Will visit again for sure.

1 Thank Guy P
Augusta, Georgia
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209 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I was truly surprised at the quality, taste and presentation. This hidden gem is a great place to eat. Hard floors and walls make it very loud inside so many be not good for a business meeting. We had corned beef and cabbage, and fish and chips. As an appetizer I had some of the best clam chowder I've had... More 

2 Thank Tootallal
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

The food is great(best fish n chips around!), but the ambiance makes this place extra special. Never been disappointed. Go when there's a fire in the fireplace!

Thank Patrick P
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

My beautiful girlfriend and I decided to make the trip to visit one of our favorite spots. The calamari is excellent and not to mention the wonderful selections of beers. Smithwicks is by far my favorite. I highly recommend this establishment!

Thank Scott B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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: +1 704-895-1782

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