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“Excellent steaks, once you get past the downstairs pub” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of McSwiggans

McSwiggans
Ranked #35 of 466 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $32
Cuisines: Irish, International, European, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Cleveland, Ohio
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167 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Excellent steaks, once you get past the downstairs pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were confused at first, because the restaurant is upstairs from a pub. Once we got to the right place, everything was great. We were in the mood for steaks and were well rewarded. I had a 16 oz t-bone and my husband had a sirloin steak. Both were cooked perfectly and served with a brandy peppercorn sauce and accompanied by an excellent Malbec. Service was great.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A late dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We arrived into Galway late in the day with four kids, 10 years old and younger. It was after 10pm, (still feel like we are in a different time zone) and Mc Swiggans was one of the very few restaurants open that late. Our waiter Dermot was very gracious and good humored towards the kids. The food was quite delicious, too. Flavorful and nicely presented. And going up into the restaurant was a surprise as the street front was a bit sketchy. The upstairs is quite charming. And, truly, our waiter was awesome!

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Galway
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Consistent!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I was in Mc Swiggans recently & hadn't been there in a long time. To say I was impressed would be an understatement.
Our waiter was very friendly & informative. The menu hasn't changed in years but there is a huge choice. Everything we ordered was delicious & reasonably priced!
I will definitely be back very soon

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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101 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Simple unpretentious food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great location and friendly staff. The pub has many nooks and crannies which can be handy. The food is simple, unpretentious and not too pricey. Service was efficient.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ronan O
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Armagh
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wow wow wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

First time eating here. From the front it seemed like a nice quiet Irish pub/restaurant, but when you get inside and start climing up the stairs through rooms and rooms of fabulous decor and tables you are quite surprised.
The Food was top class, with great service and very prompt service too. Big portions served so if your hungry go for starters and mains, but be careful as there is a lot served, but it is all good.
Well worth a visit if you are in Galway and it was very reasonably priced too.

Visited June 2014
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