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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, , European
High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (18 reviews)
“steak sandwich” (23 reviews)
“nachos” (19 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 694 reviews

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

5 ladies had a wonderful 3 hours on a damp afternoon in this great pub. we had a very knowlegable barman who knew his gins-we sampled a few! A lovely big fire and a fabulous cosy bar with great company. On exploring we found different...More

1  Thank Caitriona D
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Spending a few days in Galway with family and friends . Received some really good news. Decided to celebrate the good news with my friend from spain with a drink. As we do when we live in Spain. We were told yes the jagermister is...More

Thank Ellie H
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Ellie H, Thank you for your TripAdvisor review, however we are surprised by your feedback. Your review doesn't say why you weren't served a jagermeister. The bar staff wouldn't just say no without giving a reason. I'm sure they would of explained if there...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017

The beers were reasonably priced for a pub in the centre. Probably one of the best looking pubs i've come across! Didn't have a meal though, so cannot review in that department. The service was great and all staff seemed friendly, most of them were...More

1  Thank Laurenmaree22
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here last night to watch the Ireland v Denmark game and have dinner. The food was excellent unlike the match result! The place is huge and very busy but nevertheless the service was first class. Our young waitress was fantastic. Extremely friendly,welcoming and...More

1  Thank NoelnGeraldine
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

If you fancy going to a bar with rip off prices,ignorant bar staff and even more ignorant bouncers then this definitely is the place for youMore

Thank Brendan D
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Brendan D, Needless to say your review shocked and surprised us. Our bar prices are perfectly in line with similar businesses in the area, and if you read back through reviews our staff are regularly complimented for their friendly nature. Your feedback has been...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped for dinner in early November. It was nearly empty in the restaurant. We had seafood chowder, shepherds pie and fish and chips. Everything was delicious. Especially the bread pudding for desert- soooo good!!!! After dinner went upstairs to other bar for some drinks. Staff...More

1  Thank DwyerJakeway
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Was in the bar on saturday night for dinner and drinks. Ordered the mega burger i have to say i have never had a burger as tasty!! It was something you could eat constantly. My partner got the steak sandwich which he really enjoyed and...More

1  Thank Ciara M
Reviewed 2 November 2017

As usual, we found this place by accident. What a great find ! Excellent selection of food, wines, beers and spirits. Just what you need, when hungry and wet in rainy Galway. Our party of 5 ate here one lunchtime, and found the food excellent...More

1  Thank VicandNic
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Had a good night here for Halloween weekend really enjoyed it in here, was absolutely rammed to the rafters

1  Thank Paula T
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had 3 different lunch dishes. The fish and chips were amazing. Extremely fresh fish ! Delicious. We choose this place becasuse it was wheelchair accessible, many of the other places we looked at were not. Having had the food I am very glad we...More

1  Thank gk-lommel
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7 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
no you dont need to make a reservation and it depends whats going on in galway but I have never been left waiting :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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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