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3 Eyre Street | Wood Quay, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 917
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Roscommon, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here last weekend with my boyfriend and I thought the place looked really nice. Other than this I was really disappointed with the food and service all I really enjoyed was the chocolate brownie at the end. Expensive and dry food. Would not recommend.

Thank christine_turner86
watertown, CT
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381 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They may be great for lunch and dinner but the very limited breakfast menu is an inspired let down. Everything from presentation to seasoning and service for our breakfast was lousy. The server was polite though and he appeared to be doing many other things even though there was almost no one in the place so that might explain the... More 

Thank aaronds
Galway, Ireland
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Number of people: 2 What we ordered. Steak sandwich So this had to be the driest toughest steak sandwich i have ever eaten. No sauce or onions or mushrooms. The menu stated it should have tomato so i asked the server to bring some down. He brought down 3 slices of tomato (check pics). I thought it was a joke... More 

Thank IrishGalwayLady
Beachwood, New Jersey
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A cool, multilevel restaurant. They were able to accomodate 6 of us without reservations on a busy Saturday night, thanks! We had steaks that were amazing and included salad, veg and fries. €29 for filet mignon dinner is a bargain compared to the USA. Even though they were extremely busy, the service was fantastic.

Thank James P
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went here for a drink. Found the famous tree. Enjoyed the ambiance. Searched hard at the end to find someone to pay!

Thank Jake7471
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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668 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited midweek, really busy, large restaurant/pub in a number of rooms on a number of floors, v friendly staff, extensive and v interesting menu but limited beer choice, food superb - we ate stuffed chicken rolled in bacon and cod - v tasty and large portions. Would recommend and revisit.

Thank j w
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, I am biased because I live in Galway but this is one place to visit. Great food, lovely atmosphere. Super staff and excellent service. Don't miss it!

Thank PJL552
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to be recommended the restaraunt in McSwiggans by our hotel receptionist and it did not disappoint. We arrived at 7 pm without booking and thankfully they had room for our small family of 3. The restaraunt is very nicely laid out and the menu was perfect chicken fish and beef dishes with plenty of variety. The... More 

Thank Mark D
Limerick, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great old pub, with a mix of clientele: young & old, friendly staff - one of my favourite pubs including: JJ Bowles in Limerick, O'Donoghues in Dublin and Foxy John's in Dingle

Thank aengusd
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been to McSwiggans 6 years ago for our anniversary and ended going there both nights of our stay in Galway because it was so good. So we were excited to be able to come back with our friends that we were vacationing with. We had 10 people but they were able to get us a table. Our waitress... More 

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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
US$18 - US$32
Irish, International, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Eyre Street | Wood Quay, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 917
McSwiggans is a city centre bar and restaurant which has been open for over 30 years. We serve food in the bar from breakfast to early evening and casual dining in the restaurant on the top two floors until late. Specialities include steak, seafood and amazing desserts. We have a great section of wine, beers & cocktails with live sport on our big screen and live music at the weekends. With a labyrinth of rooms we cater to family gatherings, romantic nights out and groups of all sizes.

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