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22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 565 001
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Weston, Connecticut
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fish and chips were good and a great value. The vinegar must have been diluted or something because we had to keep adding more to get the flavor of it, at which point everything was quite wet. Fish was fresh and tasty. Just not as amazing as I had hoped based on all the great reviews.

Thank WestonHockeyMom
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Honest service and food. No frills and nice so. The fish is fresh and probably mostly actually caught locally. Go there for seafood.

Thank Gil P
Tracy, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to Galway many, many times and always go to McDonagh's for fish & chips. They never disappoint. There is a counter to order at or you can eat in the small restaurant to the right of the entrance. Note, that if you want to eat in the restaurant at dinner time there is almost always a line.... More 

Thank Tracy S
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great fish chips mushy peas had by all. Very tasty. Staff need to up their game though. Could be more welcomming and polite

Thank Neveragaineven
Wicklow, Ireland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in here early evening,it was nice and quiet then.It is at the bottom of quay st only steps from jury's where we were staying.All reports we heard about this place were all good and we thought we'd give it a try.On one side is a cafe kind place with big communal kind bench tables,and the other a restaurant... More 

Thank GOLFERS115
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

McDonagh's is World Famous,You don't come to Galway and not try McDonagh's,Galway has a great selection of Fish and Chip places and along with Hooked i would say McDonagh's is top of the pile,Located in the very busy quay street area surrounded by restaurants and bars McDonagh's always seems to be the busiest place,It has a massive reputation but it... More 

Thank Willie G
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The old adage 'If it aint broke don't fix it' is certainly the best attribute for McDonagh's. I've eaten fish 'n' chips at establishment for years and the one constant is that it has remained the same. Same friendly staff, same seating and décor, and above all the freshest fish available in Galway.

Thank tcpEire
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous fish and chips, definitely try the onion rings and they have the nicest garlic mayo around.

Thank patsb
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Galway August 2016 and every time we passed by McDonagh's it was packed. That always seems like a good sign to us when we travel. The food was so delicious and the service was friendly and fast. If you have one meal in Galway, I recommend highly that you try to stop in and have the Fish... More 

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

Famous for fish and chips, always consistent quality,, good portion size, staff very pleasant and helpful. Recommend the garlic sauce. A Galway institution!

Thank Beanicag

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 28
Irish, Fast food, British, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 565 001
Mc Donagh's have been tantalising the taste buds of both Visitor
and Local for four generations.
The Family knowledge of Fish and dedication to their customers
has earned them the reputation of being one of Ireland's
best Seafood's Houses.

Mc Donagh's is divided into two sections:

In the Seafood Restaurant you will find a great variety of fish dishes on our menu.
From native Clarenbridge Oysters, Salmon, Crab, Scallops,Prawns, Hake, Lemon Sole, Plaice, Haddock, Wild Mussels and Ray.
Smoked Salmon from Connemara and whatever else the Fisherman
can get his hands on.
A new addition to our menu is Irish Rib Eye Steak from Mc Geough's
Butchers Oughterard Co. Galway.

In our Fish & Chips Bar the fish is cooked to order, and you are
guaranteed the freshest of Chips, as our potatoes are peeled and
cut on the premises.
Our Fish & Chips can be eaten on the premises or taken away,
we also have outside seating during the summer months.

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