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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:30 - 22:30
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Had dinner here on Aug 22nd. I had the half-dozen oysters to start, fantastic. Seabass infused with lemon & coriander was beautiful. My wife's starter of feta cheese, followed by scallops also took some beating. Excellent wine, excellent view, would definitely revisit.

Gander, Canada
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Stopped by there this evening without a reservation. We were early but the waiter opened the doors and welcomed us in out of the rain. We found this place by seeing a sign just before the street leading to the restaurant. What a gem of a spot. The food was delicious, hot and nicely presented. The server was amazing. He... More 

Thank Cathy B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Love, love, love this place. We were so pleased to discover it and although we were only in Galway for 5 days we ate there three times! Crab claws were the main draw, but the view, the service and the best oysters I've ever tasted. A must for anyone visiting the area.

Thank Roxbur01
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This is the restaurant that you must visit if you are ever in Galway! We came for lunch and were so impressed that we came back for dinner and we were not disappointed. For lunch the linguine with seafood was superb and so was their fish and chips, crab claws and oysters. Dinner menu was slightly different and we ordered... More 

Thank Eric T
Hobart, Australia
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91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

we were greeted at the door and the service was so lovely, being warm and welcoming without being intrusive. Our food was all cooked to order and there was no problem for one of our group with dietary needs...the waitperson just consulted with the chef and came up with something delicious. We had a view over the water and my... More 

Thank ozzygal5
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

The place needs some tender loving care, lovely location, the pints were over price, the food was ok,

3 Thank Carmel F
County Galway, Ireland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

When I want a special celebratory meal and when I want to be sure of eating good, fresh food, I always head for O Grady's. I ate there on a Sunday evening, 30th of August. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday. As usual we were not disappointed. Of course it's location is picture perfect, looking out over Galway Bay towards... More 

1 Thank majella2015
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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
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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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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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
USD 87
Irish, Seafood, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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?