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The Boat Inn

#106 of 350 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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Main Street | Oughterard, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 552 196
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Galway, Ireland
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for something to eat. Good selection on menu and this caught my eye. Very tasty. Staff were friendly but not overbearing. Pleasant pub eatery.

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Thank Widget2014
Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

On every visit to Oughterard we have a meal and drinks here and it is always good. The staff are very friendly and helpful as well.

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1 Thank GerryStan
Greenville, South Carolina
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I popped in to enjoy a Guiness and people watch as I was a solo traveler. The outdoor patio is in the heart of the town and is quite relaxing with the sunshine beating down. Bartenders were friendly, there was a constant flow of patrons, making the environment appealing.

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1 Thank CurlySevenSeas
1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Been their with the family,food was excellent,from main course to dessert,its absolutely perfect,the service is so professional,,

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Thank timskie323
Annandale, Minnesota
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

One of the best resturant/pubs we dined at while in Ireland. Something for everyone from traditional foods, pastas, or steaks.

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Thank Lam280
barrington, ri
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We had a good meal here, but our server told us it had been a busy day, and perhaps that is why our experience was good but not a standout. The interior had a different charm than our other two pub experiences in this village.

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Thank jenni g
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Good portions of really fresh salads. Wholesome deserts and friendly staff. Menu wide enough cater for all tastes.

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Thank rmacmahon
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Nice place to drink or eat especially outside if warm enough. Very popular with tourists and locals.

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Thank Glynla
Pittsburg, Kansas
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I really wanted to review the inn's accommodation, not its restaurant. Though we had breakfast, we had no other meals. The service was great: they made room for our bikes and helped us leave town on schedule. The location is excellent: right across the road from a grocery store and gift shop. The room is newly modern with access to... More 

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Thank John F
Essex, Connecticut
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Watching rugby with the really sweet and friendly locals was a highlight of our trip and to top it off there were 2 great musicians (2 sets) playing after the game. The fish chowder was delicious. Salmon yummy. Staff attentive, service quick.

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Thank irisbow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Oughterard, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 552 196

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