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The Dail Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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42-44 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 777
10:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Limerick, Ireland
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269 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

fabulous food, excellent service,totally faultless as always. Lovely atmosphere on Sunday evening when we visited - a must for the casual diner

2 Thank Mags M
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went in for Sunday lunch I had the stuffed leg of lamb and my partner had the roast beef we got a bowl of veg to share with it , was very tasty tender meat with one huge roast spud and mash underneath . It nicely cooked with fresh crunchy vegetables too no complaints for the main . We... More 

2 Thank Bonnie M
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love your onion rings!! Really good food and service is amazingly good ! Would definitely recommend. And would be back if we travel here again.

2 Thank Majaa M
Dublin, Ireland
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for a few pints the other night and was delighted with the friendly atmosphere and staff.The crowd were a mixed bunch and in great spirits.The bar staff were excellent and had a craic for everyone.

2 Thank SeanH483
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were having a group couple trip and the 2 lads went into the dail bar to watch the football early on saturday morning (around 11:30), they seemed pretty comfortable when we arrived after shopping so we decided to have a bite to eat for lunch and stay and have a few drinks in the afternoon. I ordered a toasted... More 

Thank Sineadf123
Charlotte, NC
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice fireplace and also a great place to watch a match on TV. It can get a little crowded at popular times, but that can be said of all the good pubs in Galway.

3 Thank CharlotteTRAV
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got the steak sandwich special the steak was more like a rasher it was that skinny don't know how they could call it a steak. Said the same to the waitress and in fairness she got me another one which was slightly bigger. Staff were excellent just let down by the food i was served

Thank ifnotherethere
Dail B, Manager at The Dail Bar, responded to this review

Hi ifnotherethere, Thank you for your review and feedback. We're very surprised to hear the steak sandwich was unsatisfactory. It's been one of the most popular dishes on our menu for several years and we can't recall the last time we received any negative customer feedback. But we have taken your comments on board and discuss it with the chef... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we did not eat here but the food looked great. WE went here several evenings for a drink before or after dinner. Staff all very friendl, great drinks selection etc.

3 Thank LouiseB408
Maryland, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here after walking up and down high street and found a gem of a traditional Irish pub with very good food. We found the restaurant staff very friendly and accommodating. We were seated upstairs. Whiskey and Guinness were solid, as were the fish and chips. Perfect restaurant to wind down after a long day trip on the west... More 

3 Thank Todd W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a nice family dinner on the first night of our stay in Galway. Arrived close to the time the kitchen was closing but we weren't rushed. The food was very good. The waitress and bartender serving our table were friendly and most helpful. A "can't go wrong" spot for dinner and/or a pint.

3 Thank Bunkerhill4343

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42-44 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 777
The Dail Bar and Restaurant has already become a firm favourite to both Galway residents and visitors alike with its stunning decor that is both impressive and comfortable at the same time evoking a relaxed warm atmosphere that just draws you in like your favourite local. Situated on the intersection of Middle Street and Cross St right in the heart of the city it really is a beautiful bar to visit The Dail is decorated in a wonderfully traditional manner with beautifully carved oak bars, feature fireplaces ,stunning staircases and many a cosy corner to while away an evening. The downstairs bar has a warm inviting local pub feel where you can relax and enjoy your favourite drink in a comfortable environment, chat to friends, and get to know the friendly bartender or just absorb the atmosphere and many hidden features that the bar has to find!The Dail is also a restaurant serving top class food at Pocket friendly prices all day everyday. The varied and enticing menu really does go above and beyond a traditional pub menu. The Bar is open late 7 nights a week from 11:00am to 2:00am

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