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“About as Irish that you can get in the States”
Review of Galway Bay

Galway Bay
Ranked #7 of 357 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed October 25, 2013

My Tour company often drops off our guests at the end of a Tour at Galway Bay and have done so for the last 3 years. We've never gotten a bad comment about their experience. The restaurant is owned and operated by actual Irish folks who have come to our shores to bring their concept. They offer a cabbage roll and a Tomato and Wiskey soup that is an extraordinary way to start your meal. In fact the Food network did a spot there on its show Diners, Dives and Drive Ins and they gave it a thumbs up review, as well. Often Irish oriented bars will have a good selection of draft/bottle beers, but the food is a secondary effort. That is NOT the case at Galway Bay, meaning the food is right up there as the primary reason to frequent this spot when visiting the Historic District of Annapolis.

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Thank George P
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

this was boat show weekend, so you would think there would be staff to cover. Not the case and the Manager, a female swinging her long hair around our table lamented on how her staff was all sick and she whined to us to have patience as she was doing her best, which included having us wait over 15 minutes to get a glass of water and a menu. The disaffected youth greeting everyone at the door clearly needed some EMO time to himself. We left.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

The pub is located in a wonderful old block of Maryland Ave in old town Annapolis. The décor was that of an Irish Pub. The wait staff was helpful although very busy serving both the tables and bar. The best part, however, was the food. We started with cabbage wraps a wonderful mix of corned beef, cabbage, and mashed potatoes rolled in a cabbage leaf before being steamed and then served hot with a wonderful mustard sauce poured over them. We agreed that we would return just for the appetizer.
But then we had our main courses which were outstanding. The traditional lamb stew was served piping hot with lots of lamb chunks, onions, potato chunks, and carrots in gravy with mashed potatoes on top. The Irish Reuben was quite remarkable! The sandwich was served grilled. A wonderful fresh rye bread lightly served with a mustard sauce and containing shredded corned beef and braised cabbage. My wife rarely eats fried potatoes but the Reuben was served with them and she made an exception as they were fresh cut and not greasy. For sure we will return for more of this wonderful Irish fare (and for the Irish beers on tap).

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Thank Martin M
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Our son chose Annapolis for his wedding and we held the rehearsal dinner at Galway Bay. They let us pick several selections from their menu and created our dinner menu for guest to choose from. The crab cakes were awesome! Reports from others said the Shepherd's Pie was very good as well. Thanks to the owners and staff of this fine restaurant for making our rehearsal dinner a success!

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Thank Larry G
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Went to the Annapolis boat show over the weekend and wanted a great place to eat. I read all the reviews and decided this was the place. I would highly recommend this pub for a beer and musical entertainment, but the food was only OK. We ordered Corned Beef and Cabbage which was very dry (over done) and Sheppards Pie which was good but not great. I'm giving it a three star and would have given it a three 1/2 if possible as the service and entertainment was very good.

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Thank Shally33
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