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The Quays Restaurant

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Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 568 347
10:30 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate there and it every single plate we asked for were terrible. We orderes some quiche and irish stew but it came with chips, pasta, salad, many cold things, and a tiny liece of what we ordered. Everything was frozen and bad quality. However, at night it was a very nice pub wit an awesome alive group concert!

Thank Leila G
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

In a city with many good pubs, The Quays stands out for being spacious and particularly welcoming. Reasonable prices. The food looked good, but we didn't eat there.

Thank CharlotteTRAV
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start off with the positives first... The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the service is good with a real feeling of old school Irish banter. However the food is way below average and the cost, well when you consider €17.95 for fish and chips with a tasteless side salad and coleslaw that's frozen is taking the pi$$! Go... More 

Thank vanishingchef
Philly PA
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see - even if only for a drink. A really neat bar with architectural delight. Can be touristy because if local - you will enjoy if full or empty.

Thank Kim M
Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here before when I last had a visit back home to Ireland so this time I wanted to show my husband. This place has lots of little nooks to sit in upstairs and downstairs , fabulous character and great atmosphere they always have live music every night.Its like one big party in your living room.

Thank Jynxie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I was in Galway but a little less than a week, and found myself coming back to The Quays a few times after dinner for some drinks with friends. It had great live music and while it was always busy, there was always space for our group. The Quays had a very nice casual and fun atmosphere for conversation and... More 

Thank Tiffany H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I always come here for a drink when in galway but this time was the worst. I love the layout of the bars and the bands here. This time around i arrived with another couple after a meal for a drink. Had 2 drinks in the bar and couldnt wait to leave. There was a bar man that was there... More 

1 Thank Brian F
Colchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a long standing family favourite. It's quirky, serves good Guinness and lunch. The place it worth a visit just to see it but as you're there you may as well enjoy lunch and a pint.

Thank mglrowan
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderfull place to enjoy a New Year's Eve with familly and friends. Good atmosphere good live music and better pints 🍺

Thank Héctor H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We have been travelling around Ireland for the past ten days and decided to give The Quays a go for dinner for our only night in Galway. What a disappointment. We decided to have the two courses for 20 euro each option. Starters were below average at best - a handful of fried mushrooms sitting on a huge pile of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
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: Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 568 347

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