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O'Grady's on the Pier

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Barna, Barna, Galway 091 592223, Ireland
+353 91 592 223
12:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 12:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 22:30
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is what you hope for, a lot of old white paint, a place that has been assembled over time, a menu that takes it up a notch, and food that does not disappoint. We were staying nearby at the Twelve, and this seemed a world away, although it was a 5 minute walk. Easy to get to, easy to... More 

1 Thank FishMore
Westport, Ireland
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Had lunch mid july on a sunny day on the terrace. Had open crab sandwich, nicely dressed and presented. The most important part of any meal is the bread, the first thing you eat has to be right, and the bread at O'Grady's was so lovely we had to ask for more! Waiter was friendly as was manager on payment.... More 

Thank Mike M
Dublin, Ireland
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

This place is great. Brilliant seafood, few meat courses e.g. steak, but really only go there if you like seafood! Staff are so friendly. Service is good, not too fast to rush you out of the place. There's 2 floors, but it looks small & cosy downstairs. We got mussels, sea bass, hake - we eat a lot of seafood... More 

Thank JALDublin_Ireland
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31 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We visited O'Gradys on the pier last night. We had booked an early table (6.30) as we had our 3 year old with us, having had to assure them it would be back by 9.00. Firstly the food is average to good for Irish seafood. The starter of chowder was good but the special of silver hake was over cooked... More 

11 Thank SeamusBelfast
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

My wife and I were in Galway last week and went to O'Grady's on the Pier on both nights we were there. The food and service were excellent. Prices are reasonable for the quality of food. We ate fish on both occasions and we were extremely satisfied

Thank expert2006
Northern Ireland
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Just back from O'Grady's. It does not look that great from the outside on a dull day but please do venture inside. It's worth it. We had scallops as a starter and the whole sole for main. Both were excellent. The sole was lightly breaded with Parmesan and was the best that we've had in a long time. The place... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Lovely food, so fresh and heaps of choice and flavour. Gorgeous. Huge variety of seafood. Shame it is done in "sittings" (7:00pm or 9:00pm). Staff a tad on the curt / brusque side which is unusual for Ireland!! Efficient though.

Thank WenchOnABench
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Found the restaurant by chance at lunchtime. Enjoyed oysters, lobster and mussels. Food, service and atmosphere so good we returned for dinner and weren't disappointed! The black sole and hake were very fresh and cooked to perfection.

Thank JnSLondon
Krabi Town, Thailand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

I and my husband went to this restaurant in June 2012 for the first time and had a great meal there so we decided to go back for our dinner when we visited Galway. We went there on Saturday night the restaurant was busy. The staffs were friendly and the foods were yummy. The seafood was really fresh. we ordered... More 

Thank Rutairat K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

The best seafood restaurant in Ireland, FACT! Had the fish hake absolutely Devine, the hostess Mags was great as were all the Staff, a true gem in Galway.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barna, Barna, Galway 091 592223, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway  >  Barna
  • Phone Number: +353 91 592 223

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