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“Good portions, great beers!”
Review of The Galway Arms

The Galway Arms
Ranked #753 of 9,602 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $7 - $31
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Description: Voted "Best Irish Pub" 4 years running! Come to Lincoln Park for our amazing food, drink and brunch. The grub at Galway Arms is authentic, fresh and delicious! Galway was carved out of two 90-year-old buildings on Clark Street, and the lived-in, weathered feel remains. With its two fireplaces, friendly staff and amazing dishes this is a great place to grab dinner and a beer. Come in to Galway Arms today!
Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good portions, great beers!”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Ordered corn beef & cabbage and was great portions (3 large pieces of tender, great tasting corn beef). Wife ordered fish & chips...same thing, good portions. Teenage kids ordered burger, mentioned large beef patty, but not enough bacon. Sat inside, which has a pub atmosphere. Outside seating is spacious. Would recommend!

  • Visited July 2012
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Atlanta
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“A real Irish pub in the heart of Lincoln Park”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

After going to Galway Arms for 6 years They deserve a review. And a great review because they earned it with excellent food, drink and service. A great place to hear real Irish music. What a Sunday bloody Mary !!! Food is always good; service has a smile. And a large list of Irish Wiskeys. Enjoy this Lincoln Park Classic

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LaGrange
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“BRILLANT”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

BRILLANT atmosphere and staff. Grand music session on Sunday nights.

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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The Embrace of the Galway Arms”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Just made my second trip to the Galway Arms, which features live Traditional Irish Music on Sunday nights. Love how the parking fees only run until 9PM on the city streets on Sunday nights...
Anyway, the Arms is an immensely comfortable place. Authentic architectural and decor touches throughout, inviting fireplace (which wasn't lit at the time due to the proximity of the musicians and their fiddles), real Guinness, Smithwicks and the like available at the bar. The owner and barman, Terry and Barry respectively, are fine Irish hosts. The appetizers are quite acceptable and I have heard great things about the rest of the menu.
The best element, to me, is the friendly atmosphere. It never feels like I am there alone; you're personally very welcome the moment you enter. Service is patchy, when the place is very busy, but always friendly and considerate. There's always room at the bar when your waitress is extra busy, and it never feels like it's any trouble to shoulder up rather than wait to be tended at the table.
If you love the feel of Ireland, you will want to wrap yourself up in some Galway Arms.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank RBerkowitz
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
621 reviews
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“Irish Atmosphere and Hospitality Pervades Galway Arms”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

This is a really welcoming Irish Bar in Lincoln Park on Clark Street not far north of Fullerton. The food here is kind of average, but you go here for the wonderful beer selection which features a page of draft choices and as many choices for bottles. We were there Friday night for the fish and chips special, which features unlimited fish refills for around $10. We drank Radeberger on draft, imagine this formerly East German beer in an Irish bar in Chicago on draft! On top of this they have a great selection of Irish brews and whiskeys, and a page of single malts with my fave Clynelish, hard to find single malt. The atmosphere in the bar area is absolutely like being in Ireland and the look is Dublin. It just smacks of sit back, have a few brews, eat some Irish Stew or Bangers and Mash and relax. Folks are friendly and the crowd is mixed made up of all ages and ethnicities. The fireplace in the bar area invites kicking back, and soccer plays on the tv's which are unobtrusive and the crowd just has a good time. Great place.
ZB

  • Visited February 2012
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