We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Galway Hooker Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-5642
+1 704-895-1782
10:30 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 10:30 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 00:00
Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 94: English reviews
Loretto, Minnesota
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for Happy Hour on 2/8/17. We sure were glad we did. Wednesday's Happy Hour include 1/2 price bottles of wine and 1/2 price apps. We chose our wine and order the Southern Fried Chicken Tenders. The wine was great and we Tenders were perfect. Could have shared them with 2 additional people. There were 5 pieces on the... More 

Thank grubka
Charlotte, NC
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very authentic Irish restaurant! Great menu, authentic Irish menu w American food options as well! You will want to come back. Dessert awesome, with great drink options as well!

Thank gerry a
GalwayHookerPub, Manager at Galway Hooker Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thank you Gerry!!! We are so happy to enjoyed the atmosphere and cuisine!! We hope to see you again soon! Have a great day! More 

Level Contributor
82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

WELL, WHAT CAN YOU SAY. ORIGINAL IRISH DECOR, GOD BAR FOOD, GREAT DRINKS, AND A LOT OF NOISE. A true Irish touch. Don't forget, they have the best St .Patricks Day event in Charlotte. A must go to bar. If you can , have Steve cook you the Tuna on spinach. Not on the menu!!!

GalwayHookerPub, Manager at Galway Hooker Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi TMJETS! Thank for your the nice review! May we ask, what can we do better next time to get all 5-stars, we are always looking to improve our business and appreciate the feedback! We'd love to get a 5-star next time. Thank you!! More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Galway Hooker has a wonderful sampling of Irish fare and the best fried fish in the area- generously sized fish and chips platter or large fish sandwich. The servers are friendly, accurate and eager to please. When the weather is cold and blustery , there is nothing better than sitting at a table by the roaring fire in the... More 

1 Thank SKJ66
Level Contributor
110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a great time. The food is good, service is decent, and they have a pretty good drink menu too! St Patrick's Day they put on a great show too!

1 Thank wiitravelots
Clemmons, North Carolina
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Sitting here now writing review...good atmosphere, good fish / chips...great, fresh tasting guinness. Would thoroughly recommend.

1 Thank oldbadger1960
Naperville, Illinois
Level Contributor
102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the pub between four and six for the half-price appetizers. The portions are extremely generous and make for a whole meal. We tried the calimari, mussels and French fries with cheese and bangers. Everything was delicious. The mussels are small but perfectly seasoned with just the right amount of spice. We could not finish everything... More 

1 Thank booklover93
Level Contributor
86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place and worth the 30 minutes I drove to get here. The fish and chips did not disappoint and the service was spot on. Love the ambiance of the place. The only thing that would make it better is a deck overlooking the lake.

1 Thank ynotravel
Cornelius NC
Level Contributor
509 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This has been one of my favorites since they opened many years ago. Great atmosphere, good food, good music at times and in general, a great place to go and relax over a good meal. It's been a good while since we dined here but decided to go after Church for Sunday Brunch. Walked in and were immediately seated at... More 

Cornelius, NC
Level Contributor
74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Like it a lot. It's a solid traditional Irish-style pub/eatery - at least traditional by U.S. standards of Irish pubs! It's friendly, with a warm pub decor, and has good solid food and excellent draught. Correction: I haven't a clue about their draught (draft) in general - but they sure know how to draw a good Guinness!! And you must... More 

1 Thank JoelKrugler

Travellers who viewed Galway Hooker Irish Pub also viewed


Been to Galway Hooker Irish Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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$9 - US$20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius, NC 28031-5642
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: +1 704-895-1782

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Galway Hooker Irish Pub and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Galway Hooker Irish Pub staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?