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Riordan's

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7 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Riordan's twice for lunch during our time in Galway. The seafood chowder is what brought us back! Thick, creamy, chunky, and delicious. We sat downstairs both times, and you really feel like you're dining with and among the Irish. It didn't feel touristy or gimmicky at all. It was cheap, delicious, and had free wifi! Also, check... More 

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Thank mleweaver
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this cafe along with my family on the 20th February. We all had starters, the sea food chowder was great. For mains I had a delicious lasagne and my dad had a lovely shepherds pie with mountains of veg. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that the soft drinks menu was lacking a bit... More 

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Thank Techmaster1211
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch with a group of friends. The service was good and all staff were very friendly and accommodating but the food is poor. Cheap ingredients used, like the roll which was raw and doughy. It is however very cheap.

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Thank Mags D
Ashbourne
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked around for ages looking for breakfast on Sunday morning, could not find anything anywhere. We stumbled upon this little gem! Service was lovely, food was brilliant and the tea was so hot and warmed us up. It was the morning after the night before in Galway, so we were feeling abit worse for wear! The lovely waitress even let... More 

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Thank Leah M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great spot for a cheap lunch or all day breakfast. Would also recommend the steak sandwich. Service is always good and staff are friendly however I was charged 5.40 for a can of Bulmers which I thought was a bit ridiculous, especially since the can stated ''do not expect to pay more than 2 euro''. Had to take a star... More 

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Thank Kakes O
Melville, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Riordan's is small but the food is absolutely delicious! I had the shepherds pie and it is by far the best shepherds pie I've ever had. Same goes for the apple pie! The service was good and the atmosphere is charming. I highly recommend eating here if you get the chance!!

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Thank MandyMarie0214
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us at our hotel and it didn't disappoint. It was very inexpensive (I believe my bangers and mash were only about 7 or 8 euro) and the portion sizes didn't suffer because of it. I had the bangers and mash with a side of chips and it was one of the better bangers and mash... More 

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Ennis, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Riordans on Quay street in Galway city centre is a small pokey characterful restaurant with barely enough room to get in but once seated you will find the food traditional plentiful and good value. The all day breakfast €8.50 is amazing - two sausages two rashers an egg fried potato mushrooms tomato black & white pudding and beans served with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I travel to Galway quite often and always take the time to visit Riordans on quay street. It has a very nice atmosphere, very quaint and charming. Staff are always on the ball and the full Irish never disappoints.

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Galway, Ireland
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31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This place says that it serves traditional Irish food. The food we ordered was very basic and did not do justice to its name. The place was too small and it was very hot inside. The personnel was friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway

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