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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
11:30 - 02:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped into the Front door for an early dinner when passing through Galway. Service was very good, staff were really very obliging and nice. Had chicken wings to share for starters, was very tasty and good size portion, perfect for sharing. BBQ back ribs and steak sandwich for mains, both tasty but slightly disappointed with quantity of steak in steak... More 

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Guilford, CT
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although I understand that the meals here are very good, this has become an after dinner stop for us. The offer an excellent assortment of Irish Whiskies, along with all of the other bar standards, and there is usually a good local music act playing in one of the rooms. This place is enormous, with at least four bars, two... More 

1 Thank John K
Tabernash, Colorado
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was super cool and surprising! You think you are just going into the small bar, but the farther you walk the more rooms and bars there are! It was a just a cool place! Loved all the rooms! And the food was really good!

1 Thank TravelAgentAmyZ
County Limerick, Ireland
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had meals here for 5 people Sat, 11th March. Food and service excellent. Catered for coeliac, thank goodness. Best food we had in Galway the whole weekend. Bar didn't have Dark Rum, though, only spiced golden. :(

1 Thank kindredspiritIreland
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ended up here three nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) in a row with a group of friends. Good atmosphere, good tunes, friendly people and a great bartender, Mike, at the first floor bar made us feel at home each night. Place gets busy the later the night goes on. Get there early.

2 Thank teeterkeene
Armagh, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really great bar , as soon as you walk in you realise the place is different, welcoming fires , old world furnishing with high tech. Tv in every bar, as you turn each corner you encounter another immaculate bar , stocked with every drink known too man. The staff are very well trained, friendly and will gladly... More 

1 Thank CarrRobin
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here large group all else seemed to enjoy but what picked - nachos to start were over cooked and slightly burnt(the chips) we still ate most of it and then had steaks as main which were not great at all unfortunately wit a rather tasteless pep sauce Service great though as is the bar areas wont be back to... More 

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FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello DollySnr. Thank you for taking the time to review our bar and for complimenting our customer service. Needless to say we were disappointed to hear some of the group didn't enjoy their meal. Did you mention this feedback to your waiter on the day? Our team always check on customers while they are eating to make sure their food... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

was in galway last week and had lunch at the front door service was excellent and food was gorgeous had steak and asked for well done and its exactly what i got would highly reccommend

3 Thank patricia m
Galway, Ireland
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place. Staff are primo. This review is about the food. I had the penne Asian spicy dish. Man, it takes a lot for me go back to a restaurant to have the same dish but in this case I did. This place is consistently excellent!

3 Thank NKS2
Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Had drinks there last Saturday night and really enjoyed it the staff were so help full and friendly,we will definitely be back

3 Thank phil131

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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?