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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

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High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Ennis, Ireland
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264 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Sonny Molloys on High street in Galway at the front door is a quaint old pub that extends back to a restaurant with additional seating upstairs. The back door opens out onto cross street. It is a hive of activity busy all day with a lovely relaxed atmosphere. It has a characterful wood interior that is dark and cool. I... More 

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2 Thank MarOReilly
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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120 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This place was just what we were looking for, a good ol seafood chowder and irish stew. They had a great 2 or 3 course meal for a very reasonable price. Way too much food and i only got the 2 course meal. great food, service and unique interior design, you can get lost in there. Highly recommend! Place is... More 

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2 Thank Jason K
Vienna, Austria
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

my first time in Ireland, i end up here thanks to receptionist recom. and i really enjoyed the atmosphere, service, food and beer...i was not looking for much but i got it all, i would go again here once back to Galway

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2 Thank intrepidCRO
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I went to The Front Door with a couple of friends. It was the first place we went when visiting Galway. It's a really adorable place and is moderately priced. I got the margarita pizza and it was delicious! They hand make the pizza there and one pizza could feed about two people. I'd recommend checking this place out, even... More 

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2 Thank orangepizza
Galway, Ireland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Wat can i say love this place great service great food and always introducing new menus ray is very welcoming as a manager should be staff very friendly and efficent and thats y i always eat here and recomend to anyone

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2 Thank baby2251
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in a tourist spot. We showed up and had to ask if we should seat ourselves or wait. We felt that the staff were very rushed and after we got our food we were forgotten about. The food was not offensive, just standard and forgettable. I left there with a shrug and moved on.

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Thank Jennifer D
FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer D, Thank you for your feedback on visiting The Front Door. We are disappointed to hear that your experience fell below expectation. Usually we are commended for our customer service and attentiveness. Perhaps it was just a particularly busy day when you visited. If in Galway again, we'd love for you to call back and see that's it's... More 

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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Perfect meal e delicious beers! A traditional Irish pub...a perfect local to enjoy a nice evening. The hamburgers is big and good

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1 Thank McMirko
Boulder, Colorado
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130 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This bar in the medieval center of Galway was very yummy!! It is a huge place and seems to just go on forever! We got the shepards pie which was delicious! The falafel burger, the falafel salad and the bruschetta! All was very good and hearty portions!!

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2 Thank Kendra B
Tuam, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Have been here a few times now every time Food was Excellent with a very good selection on the menu i had catch if the day (cod) with prawns my wife had roast of the day (pork) plates clean

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2 Thank Martin L
Delft, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Chill and relaxing night in Galway. Nice atmosphere (Euro2016 was on tv) polite and quick service and decent food. 🖒

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 757

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